A Very Confident Ignorance
There are four stages of competence and our president is still stuck at stage 1: Unconscious Incompetence. This is the stage where you don’t even have a clue that you don’t have the prerequisite skill or knowledge to perform tasks. While the presidency itself allows for some semblance of legitimacy by decree the reality is starkly different, for Mr. Trump is clearly unaware of his deficits.
The next stage is where you gain consciousness, where you become aware that you are actually making mistakes. It would be a waste to display the remaining stages because we will be stuck on stage 1 for the remainder of this piece. That said it would be wishful thinking for some of the Republican leadership that their party’s optimus primus would enter stage 2 at some point in his presidency, but the odds of this occurring for Trump calls for him to be hit by lightning twice. It is clear that Trump has already been hit by lightning once based on the monumental title that he has attained as POTUS.
The Four States of Competence Explained
Initially known as the "four stages for learning any new skill," the 4 States of competence was a learning model…
Once again the president deflects from any notion that he may be unconsciously incompetent. Mr. Trump accomplishes this feat with the utmost credulity from widespread idiocies within his loyal base of support of whom grant him this superiority complex. There is but one single profundity about our President and it is in his ability to stoke and inflame divisiveness and irrationality with a competency so rarely coveted — unless you aspire to be a super villain.
Mr. Trump’s ultracrepidarian style of governance is more befuddling than simply different or unconventional politically. A lingering example of the President’s rationale on journalism — something he despises when what is reported is not flattering, not fallacious, or simply not even wrong is vastly approaching twilight zone territory.
The term “not even wrong” is borrowed from the world of science, in particular by an Austrian physicist named Wolfgang Pauli, who critiqued the hypothesis of a fellow colleague by stating “This isn’t right. It’s not even wrong." This inability or more precisely the powerlessness to prove rumination like these as falsifiable leaves little room for attenuation. I think that the Scientific American can also agree with that logic.
In science, if an idea is not falsifiable, it is not that it is wrong, it is that we cannot determine if it is wrong, and thus it is not even wrong.
Wronger Than Wrong
In belles lettres the witty literary slight has evolved into a genre because, as 20th-century trial lawyer Louis Nizer…
Most of us are simply too confused to even bother. But the Asimov’s axiom clarifies this quite succinctly for us.
Mr. Trump only impresses with his wronger than wrong reasonings as seen here via Twitter.
Yeah I get the wrongness of the political media complex in general — although not so much when it comes to calling you out on your incompetence Mr. President, clearly, but when you say it is driven by Trump Derangement syndrome…