Scott Adams examines the permutations of power and empathy.
ADDED: "Over time, more people will learn that Trump always makes a huge first ask in any negotiation, so he can control the conversation and protect his flexibility to negotiate. Most voters are still not aware of this pattern. And if you don’t know his pattern, it looks insane.... My hypothesis is people who understand the consistency of his patterns lose their concerns over his empathy."
AND: Scott Adams identifies with Trump. Their backgrounds are "weirdly similiar." And:
I already made all the money I will ever need for myself. But I still work seven days a week because my unique skill set can produce an outsized benefit for the rest of you. That’s the point. I’m already done with me. The rest is for the world.That is: ego. Ego for the benefit of the world.
ALSO: I'm going to start paying a lot more attention to Scott Adams. Frankly, I've avoided him because I've never needed the succor of "Dilbert," since I don't work in a cubicle, and I feel sad for people who do. And I have worked in an office, years ago. I don't enjoy the humor in suffering I don't share. I could never enjoy the excellent TV show "The Office" for this reason. But I'm getting the message at long last that the Scott Adams blog is for everyone. He's got a newer post up now, analyzing "candidate supporter stereotypes":
For Trump, we have the “angry white male racists” stereotype for his supporters. As with all stereotypes, it has enough grains of truth to hold it’s shape, but it isn’t an actual truth.I've got a problem with an apostrophe, but I think he's an excellent writer, and homophones plague those of us who type and publish without an editor.