Monday, October 10, 2016

Complete Sentences

In the cacophony that is the presidential campaign I have not seen any discussion how candidate Trump seems unable to formulate complete sentences and coherent paragraphs. His speeches and now his debate responses are more like a poetry slam than political discourse. It is interesting to transcribe the words and see how disorganized the communications are.

Language is a function of thought and I have to conclude that such disorganization is a reflection not just of Mr. Trump's thought patterns, but reflective of the personalities he draws around him. His staff and close supporters either are not concerned about this or do not notice. These are the personalities that would implement his policies if elected and this is troubling as well. A president fills something like 7,500 appointive positions who are selected for their political loyalty. These positions can do a lot of good and a lot of damage.

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