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hay rick

(7,587 posts)
9. I agree.
Thu Dec 7, 2023, 02:26 AM
Dec 2023

He doesn't know or care about issues. His bluster is a defensive mechanism to insulate himself from the need to engage in serious discussion about anything.

My speculation is he doesn't think about climate change and fossil fuels as an issue so much as labels that identify groups of people who may or may not be useful to him. Part of his fear of the fossil fuel people is that they are highly focused and capable propagandists. If he can't get their direct support, he wants to signal that he is not a threat to their profits.

I also don't understand Trump's appeal. I believe a lot of the people that express support for him publicly or in polling actually dislike and disrespect him. Supporting him is a way of rejecting the burden of responsible adult citizenship.

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