The Art Of The Scam
Trump’s professional charlantry is accredited by the United States government
All of us (Americans) are so taken in by Mr. Trump and his racist charm. We are all drawn to it like moths to a flame. Some of us with a rational sense do manage to avoid getting drawn in too close. But others are bedazzled by their knight in shining armor and they will get burned or poked alive. This special group of Americans who enjoy the medieval or real evil show fail to recognize that they are being drawn in by a con who is using one of the oldest of tricks to con them just like their forebears were conned centuries ago by aristocrats.
Racism was manufactured by aristocrats in our own government and this particular administration have seen fit to widely distribute this nuanced model as a freemium for its real life zero-sum games it makes us play against each other.
Racism, as a cultural crisis is less a distraction because it has always been there, but more so in many instances an emotive tool made to make whites (and susceptible non whites) feel that the acculturation proffered within the confines of and in compliance with the racial hierarchy is necessary to their socioeconomic outcomes for success simply because it is wholly subsidized by the aristocracy now known more fittingly in this era as the plutocracy.
The thing is racism plays a pivotal role in the art of this scam with the cunning con man-in chief acting as their demagogue. What Trump has bestowed unto him is almost unlimited power to gain your confidence. So what does this actually mean? Well it means that for your confidence (which is your vote of confidence in him ultimately) gained by some combination of emotives like naïveté, greed, compassion, vanity, and equally important — fears, the con man will voluntarily grant you something that is not mutually beneficial in the exchange.
In this mandatorily proposed zero-sum game, the victims or should I say the marks, comprising mostly of self-described racially white Americans — as ascribed by the U.S. census — along with opportunistic minorities have come to dominate Trump’s support. Even though Trump is one half misogynistic and one half sexist, the American women in particular who are again mostly racially white tend to submit, or should I say, consent to Trump’s unpresidential behaviors and are okay with his messaging. It is unclear what that message says or means to them actually outside of his brash narcissism but as per the WHYY article it apparently warrants their adoration and affection.
Women accounted for more than 50 percent of individual contributions for Trump’s re-election campaign in the first quarter of 2019 — something speakers pointed as proof women would hand Trump a 2020 win.
It is worth noting that in exchange for the feel good racist rhetoric proffered by the president, whites get nothing of plausible value in return. For example Ms. Iovacchini is so impressed with the con that she hates programs that are actually mutually beneficial in terms of closing the wealth gap and ensuring equitable access to the nation’s resources without social stratification. WHYY cites that…
Iovacchini specifically criticized proposals from Democratic candidates to create a single-payer Medicare-for-all program or federally-subsidized free college.
“We all took care of ourselves, that’s what America is about — climbing the ladder to success, and that’s what socialism isn’t,” she said.
Really she thinks that the interests of whites are being best served in this divisive capacity and dangerously racialized way and they imagine climbing the proverbial social ladder of the racial hierarchy this way. 🤔
Anyway, it doesn’t matter what Democrats are offering because they too play this confidence game and some of these Americans who are affiliated with the party are on to the game and are openly critical to House Leader Pelosi’s style of leadership. While republicans imprecisely see victory in what the national media carelessly deem a party that is split or vulnerable because of 4 congresswomen, people are being taken in by a small part of the same con.
Whether Trump wins reelection or not we still are losing (ourselves) as Americans.
These four Democrats out of 235 members statistically have very little pull or push in the party, especially as newcomers, but the unsound connotation lends itself to the appearance of certain reelection for Trump. This really serves to confound and confuse you in to despair — a very useful emotive for the cons and their shills to exploit.
The administration is filled with shills that work with this con artist to keep the con going. The con conspicuously using a Trumpian plutocratic card game espouses racism to make the victims or the marks decide emotively to grant the con the control he needs to pull the caper off.
Cons succeed [by] inducing judgment errors — chiefly, errors arising from imperfect information and cognitive biases. In popular culture and among professional con men, the human vulnerabilities that cons exploit are depicted as ‘dishonesty,’ ‘greed,’ and ‘gullibility’ of the marks. Dishonesty, often represented by the expression ‘you can’t cheat an honest man,’ refers to the willingness of marks to participate in unlawful acts, such as rigged gambling and embezzlement. Greed, the desire to ‘get something for nothing,’ is a shorthand expression of marks’ beliefs that too-good-to-be-true gains are realistic. Gullibility reflects beliefs that marks are ‘suckers’ and ‘fools’ for entering into costly voluntary exchanges. Judicial opinions occasionally echo these sentiments. — wikipedia
So here is what he has manged to pull off thus far.
- Making whites believe that they are real Americans and are more entitled and should have these perceived privileges.
- According to Trump us Americans on average should have gotten a bigger refund. More people filed but less refund given.
3. Here is probaby Iovacchini’s favorite one on the list here…the rollback of regulations that offer debt relief to students misled by scam schools. Did you know that Trump University was considered a scam school?
4. Vox has an an exposé about white collar prosecutions that made the list — “significant drop over the past two years in both the number of white-collar prosecutions and the scale of corporate fines and penalties.”
5. Anti-union agenda is in the works with Trump’s new acting secretary of labor.
6. Yuuge tax cut for the rich of whom are believed to create jobs when in fact this is a ruse within a ruse.
There’s more but I need to make this article short. Someone criticized my piece titled “Dear White People Please Do Yourselves a Big Favor and Break Out of The Existential Shell You Crawled Into” to essentially tell me that “not all white people” and to explain a tired clichéd narrative to me that this has nothing to do with racism and all to do with class. This sort of lazy presumptuous reasoning is irksome, because it is meant to undermine the real, consequentially negative, effects of racism and how it warps the mind and is instrumental to the con.
To dismiss racism in favor of “class” being the root of America’s problem is an oversimplification in transference that is motivated by some degree of ignorance. The crux of the issue lies with an absurdly corruptive existential world that uses religiosity, aristocracy (now seen as the plutocracy), Darwinian, and ideological sorts of ism schisms to justify divvying up humanity.
They all are represented by shills that are in on this generational con game.
Many mouth off without offering a real solution to what they allege as the real problem, when in fact they cherrypick some data which is merely a problem beneath the problem. That’s because they have no clue as to the complexities of what the problem really is and what it entails. The problem is this summarily: we are afflicted with corruptible existentialism that ignores our humanity. My solution is to stop playing this game. Stop participating in this vicious cycle of cons.
Individually, as well as collectively in our little sub-groupings, we are human first, and in the end we will expire as human last.
Rather this much more absurd appeal to racializations with all this bigotry, discrimination, and hatred is what makes this con one of the biggest scams ever pulled off and this is what history will show as President Donald J. Trump’s greatest achievement in becoming the greatest con artist ever.