Market Hits Another Record High
Trump supporters and admirers see Trump’s presidency as some sort of shake things up performance. It serves as vindication and acknowledgement of their populist or anti-elitist say and representation in this country as revealed by Trump the Conjuror or Trump the Sorcerer.
They feel like their day has finally come and are thoroughly entertained by this.
They mostly get a kick out of getting a rise out of us because Trump can cast an angry spell on us with a tweet here and a tweet there and poof 😡. That’s because most of Trump’s ideas are utterly unavailing, ineffective, shortsighted, unproductive, cruel, inequitable and pointless.
But that’s okay. When rational people react in horror or in disappointment of the ineptitude of rather unconscionable reasonings or policymaking from this administration, the schadenfreude (or just the look on our faces) they enjoy is priceless to them.
Trump only has to run on this slogan: Vote for me so we can piss them off more! That sort of misdirection works to perfection evidently.
Baser instincts would suggest that he wins reelection, again another magic trick. Common sense (a misnomer because it is indeed in short supply and not common at all) however, would prevail if the factitious identity they embrace reveal a transformative shame in such self-deluding mob mentality. Trump need only to tell them what they want to hear and drown out what they ought to hear.
Clearly, the market makers and their participants can conjecturally produce a rally to produce another stock market record high, then lobby the government officials some more for affect to induce favorable economic sentiment. An illusion. Meanwhile underemployment and automation invisibly hands them what appears to be a win-win economy — like magic.
Willful blindness makes Trump seem like a very good magician.
This piece was inspired by Mike Meyer’s The Juxtaposition of Misery and Wealth, and the awesome illusion of record stock market highs that were hit yesterday.