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James Fallows: If Trump Were an Airline Pilot

 

James Fallows 
Aug 22, 2019 
If Trump Were an Airline Pilot 


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But now we’ve had something we didn’t see so clearly during the campaign. These are episodes of what would be called outright lunacy, if they occurred in any other setting: An actually consequential rift with a small but important NATO ally, arising from the idea that the U.S. would “buy Greenland.” Trump’s self-description as “the Chosen One,” and his embrace of a supporter’s description of him as the “second coming of God” and the “King of Israel.” His logorrhea, drift, and fantastical claims in public rallies, and his flashes of belligerence at the slightest challenge in question sessions on the White House lawn. His utter lack of affect or empathy when personally meeting the most recent shooting victims, in Dayton and El Paso. His reduction of any event, whatsoever, into what people are saying about him. 

Obviously I have no standing to say what medical pattern we are seeing, and where exactly it might lead. But just from life I know this: 
 

If an airline learned that a pilot was talking publicly about being “the Chosen One” or “the King of Israel” (or Scotland or whatever), the airline would be looking carefully into whether this person should be in the cockpit. 

If a hospital had a senior surgeon behaving as Trump now does, other doctors and nurses would be talking with administrators and lawyers before giving that surgeon the scalpel again. 

If a public company knew that a CEO was making costly strategic decisions on personal impulse or from personal vanity or slight, and was doing so more and more frequently, the board would be starting to act. (See: Uber, management history of.) 

If a university, museum, or other public institution had a leader who routinely insulted large parts of its constituency—racial or religious minorities, immigrants or international allies, women—the board would be starting to act. 

If the U.S. Navy knew that one of its commanders was routinely lying about important operational details, plus lashing out under criticism, plus talking in “Chosen One” terms, the Navy would not want that person in charge of, say, a nuclear-missile submarine. (See: The Queeg saga in The Caine Mutiny, which would make ideal late-summer reading or viewing for members of the White House staff.)



Yet now such a person is in charge not of one nuclear-missile submarine but all of them—and the bombers and ICBMs, and diplomatic military agreements, and the countless other ramifications of executive power. 

If Donald Trump were in virtually any other position of responsibility, action would already be under way to remove him from that role. The board at a public company would have replaced him outright or arranged a discreet shift out of power. (Of course, he would never have gotten this far in a large public corporation.) The chain-of-command in the Navy or at an airline or in the hospital would at least call a time-out, and check his fitness, before putting him back on the bridge, or in the cockpit, or in the operating room. (Of course, he would never have gotten this far as a military officer, or a pilot, or a doctor.) 

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https://www.theatlantic.com/author/james-fallows/

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Trump is too stupid, too cowardly, and too intemperate to ever be an airline pilot.

He couldn't understand how to operate the controls (it takes knowledge), he's too afraid to fly by himself or he would have done it by now, and he would panic at the first sign of trouble or air current vibrations.

The only thing Trump is fated for is prison, where he can "pilot" prison food into his gaping mouth.

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9 minutes ago, benson13 said:

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There would be a lot more time before his TDS induced heart attack came.

 

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10 minutes ago, benson13 said:

James Fallows: If Trump Were an Airline Pilot

 

James Fallows 
Aug 22, 2019 
If Trump Were an Airline Pilot 


snip// 

But now we’ve had something we didn’t see so clearly during the campaign. These are episodes of what would be called outright lunacy, if they occurred in any other setting: An actually consequential rift with a small but important NATO ally, arising from the idea that the U.S. would “buy Greenland.” Trump’s self-description as “the Chosen One,” and his embrace of a supporter’s description of him as the “second coming of God” and the “King of Israel.” His logorrhea, drift, and fantastical claims in public rallies, and his flashes of belligerence at the slightest challenge in question sessions on the White House lawn. His utter lack of affect or empathy when personally meeting the most recent shooting victims, in Dayton and El Paso. His reduction of any event, whatsoever, into what people are saying about him. 

Obviously I have no standing to say what medical pattern we are seeing, and where exactly it might lead. But just from life I know this: 
 

If an airline learned that a pilot was talking publicly about being “the Chosen One” or “the King of Israel” (or Scotland or whatever), the airline would be looking carefully into whether this person should be in the cockpit. 

If a hospital had a senior surgeon behaving as Trump now does, other doctors and nurses would be talking with administrators and lawyers before giving that surgeon the scalpel again. 

If a public company knew that a CEO was making costly strategic decisions on personal impulse or from personal vanity or slight, and was doing so more and more frequently, the board would be starting to act. (See: Uber, management history of.) 

If a university, museum, or other public institution had a leader who routinely insulted large parts of its constituency—racial or religious minorities, immigrants or international allies, women—the board would be starting to act. 

If the U.S. Navy knew that one of its commanders was routinely lying about important operational details, plus lashing out under criticism, plus talking in “Chosen One” terms, the Navy would not want that person in charge of, say, a nuclear-missile submarine. (See: The Queeg saga in The Caine Mutiny, which would make ideal late-summer reading or viewing for members of the White House staff.)



Yet now such a person is in charge not of one nuclear-missile submarine but all of them—and the bombers and ICBMs, and diplomatic military agreements, and the countless other ramifications of executive power. 

If Donald Trump were in virtually any other position of responsibility, action would already be under way to remove him from that role. The board at a public company would have replaced him outright or arranged a discreet shift out of power. (Of course, he would never have gotten this far in a large public corporation.) The chain-of-command in the Navy or at an airline or in the hospital would at least call a time-out, and check his fitness, before putting him back on the bridge, or in the cockpit, or in the operating room. (Of course, he would never have gotten this far as a military officer, or a pilot, or a doctor.) 

more... 

https://www.theatlantic.com/author/james-fallows/

If the dog didn't stop to dump a load, it would have caught the rabbit.  This is all you ever had, what if projections to lure malcontents into a group think mob mentality.

 

You are so brave with the we against any i.

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27 minutes ago, benson13 said:

 

 

"I'm like.....like.......smart........very very smart"

 

 

"I know how to win. You can't win unless you have a great temperament".

Intinctive awareness is so much smarter than people swarming around concepts of "we believe anything else is possible.". When people are able to fool themselves first and drag others with them to their own self destruction even when it doesn't happen in 20 reproductive cycles of changing the population alive now., how smart is that really?

 

How much larger is life than understanding how lifetimes are eternally separated as reproduced so far?

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Poor beanie.

 

He FINALLY found a MEME he can relate to.

 

beanie tells EVERYONE how he "USED TO BE an AIRLINE PILOT", when the TRUTH is a far different thing.

 

Right, beanie??? *wink*wink*.

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You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

 

 

and here's the WV Opoid HIck,,,,3 votes LandSlide LOSER

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11 minutes ago, benson13 said:

You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

 

 

and here's the WV Opoid HIck,,,,3 votes LandSlide LOSER

You ignore why you exist at all, so you saying you ignore someone not following your ideology really is a compliment, not a discrediting of the person you are ignoring.

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Just now, benson13 said:

OhOh rednecks...

Right-wing activist David Koch dead at 79: reports

so what.

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You've chosen to ignore content by MidnightMax

You've chosen to ignore content by sole result.

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I think David  was the main political action guy, and Charles was removed from executive decisions a year or so ago. This could be a REALLY BIG DEAL.

Of course, there is no mention of Nostradamus, so sole says "so what",

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They would surely have busted Captain Trump abnd taken away his wings long ago

The ignorant sunbitch is a danger to us all.

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He wouldn't have EVER gotten hired to begin with...there's psychological testing Pilots have to go through...and Physical Exams. Tramp wouldn't have made it through the fist day of the hiring process

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4 hours ago, benson13 said:

"If Trump Were an Airline Pilot"

 

 

Trump is not an airline pilot.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Persepolis said:

Trump is too stupid, too cowardly, and too intemperate to ever be an airline pilot.

He couldn't understand how to operate the controls (it takes knowledge), he's too afraid to fly by himself or he would have done it by now, and he would panic at the first sign of trouble or air current vibrations.

The only thing Trump is fated for is prison, where he can "pilot" prison food into his gaping mouth.

 

Trump owns a Boeing 757.

Do you?          😊

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I wouldn't trust Trump to clean the carpets, let alone pilot a plane. 

 

 

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