During the 1890s, Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov was conducting research into the response of salivation in dogs when they are about to be fed. He inserted a small test tube into the dogs’ cheeks that measured the amount of saliva they produced when they were about to receive food.
The good doctor accurately predicted the dogs would salivate in response to the food being placed in front of them, but he also noticed the animals would begin to salivate whenever they heard the footsteps of the assistant who was bringing them the food.
He then discovered that any object or event which the dogs learned to associate with food would trigger the same salivation response. He would ring a bell when they were about to be fed and soon the ringing of the bell alone would cause the predicted response. Thus the important physiological and psychological field of “conditioned [Pavlovian] response” was discovered.
What does any of this have to do with the current price of dog food, or the upcoming Presidential debate you might ask? Just this: Right before the very eyes of a troubled nation and the entire world, tRump is experiencing a complete psychological meltdown. As he sees the election slipping further and further away — and for once in his conniving life he can’t bullshit or bully his way out of the outcome — he’s on the verge of a complete break with reality.
He’s about to go total “ziggity-boo.”
Need proof? He’s now taking to publicly fighting with the most knowledgeable infectious disease expert in the entire country, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the man who has served six presidents and whose counsel, opinion and advice on the coronavirus is trusted by two-thirds of the American public. Now how dumb is that?
Of course tRump is playing to, and pinning his hopes on, that other one-third of complete American idiots — and even many of them are beginning to desert him like rats jumping off a sinking ship — similar to what Republican senators from various states also are doing.
This stupid move is akin to him picking a fight with Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Mother Teresa all on the same day simply because the good doctor went on 60 Minutes and told the nation the truth: The reason this madman won’t wear a mask is because he views doing so as a sign of weakness. So this clown would rather appear strong (and stupid), even if his stupidity costs thousands more Americans their lives.
But back to the upcoming Thursday night debate: tRump has unknowingly conditioned himself in a manner similar to one of Pavlov’s dogs. If he hears the name “Dr. Fauci” he’s going to go off like a Fourth of July Roman candle. If Joe Biden keeps bringing up “Dr. Fauci,” no matter what the question is, tRump just might blow a gasket and start snarling, howling and raising his leg to pee on the podium.
The moderator might ask, “What’s your position on global warming, Mr. Biden?” Old Joe just says, “Well, I talked about it to my good friend DOCTOR FAUCI …” and BOOM, tRump will show the world what a raving lunatic looks like. By the third or fourth time Biden says “Dr. Fauci,” tRump will be pulling that weird thing he wears on his head out by the roots.
Not to brag, but weeks ago I predicted this sucker would unravel before the race was over; that he would come apart at the seams. But this was an easy prediction for me to make. I’ve known conmen and shysters of his ilk and stripe all of my adult life and every one of them — to a man or woman — is as soft as doctor’s cotton on the inside.
This orange-skinned ogre has single-handedly all but destroyed the Republican Party. However, since our nation wouldn’t last very long without a two-party system (personally I prefer a three or four-party system), when conservatives reconstitute themselves as a political entity they should never forget how they once threw away their dignity and personhood — indeed, almost throwing away the Republic — to grovel at the feet of a certified fraud. The “new” Republican Party (whenever it comes into existence) needs to be composed of men and women with more character and integrity than this current crop of losers.
And to think, all of this came about — we were almost turned into a totalitarian state — over something as silly and juvenile as the different skin pigmentations among our citizens, the need held by some citizens (who view themselves as a “warrior class”) to continue to dominate persons of color since such behavior is embedded in our ugly past.
Under the guise of “Protecting and Defending the Constitution” (which few of them have actually taken the time to actually read), they are justifying arming themselves to the teeth, all the while hoping and praying the shooting starts so they can live out their twisted fantasies of becoming local heroes, simply to bring some kind of meaning to their empty little lives.
And all the while they dare to call themselves “True Americans.”