Sunday, May 8, 2016

Donald Trump: Lying, Secrecy And The Widespread Presumption That He "Tells It Like It Is"

Alan: I predict that when Trump's substantive net worth is revealed, it will be between a tenth and a quarter what he claims, somewhere in the 1 - 2 billion dollar range. Similarly, the Trump University case (which is now going to court) will reveal the (barely) billionaires as the coarsest kind of snake oil salesman.

Trump Is Famous For "Telling The Truth" But Legally Binds Wives/Employees To Total Secrecy

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Compendium Of Pax Posts About Donald Trump

Alan: Those Americans who think Donald "tells it like is" are the very people most inclined to lie to themselves, people who have lied to themselves so long and so completely that they have lost the ability to resonate with Truth.

"There are two ways of lying, as there are two ways of deceiving customers. If the scale registers 15 ounces, you can say: "It's a pound." Your lie will remain relative to an invariable measure of the true. If customers check it, they can see that they are being robbed, and you know by how much you are robbing them: a truth remains as a judge between you. But if the demon induces you to tamper with the scale itself, it is the criterion of the true which is denatured, there is no longer any possible control. And little by little you will forget that you are cheating." Denis de Rougemont

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