The candidate’s rise stumps Stephen Hawking, exposing his blindness.
What stumps Stephen Hawking? The candidacy of Donald Trump!
The media is reporting this as if it actually means that Donald Trump’s rise is inexplicable or mysterious. But doesn’t it indicate rather that, no matter how smart you are (or claim to be), wishful thinking, prejudices, and assumptions still overwhelm the facts in leading one to conclusions?
Of course, Hawking didn’t like admitting he couldn’t understand the Trump phenomenon. He immediately adds that, “He is a demagogue who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator.” Well that is a convenient belief for Hawking since it affirms his own moral virtue. But the “lowest common denominator” has always been there, so why hasn’t someone else appealed to it and won record victories before now?
It seems straightforward that Donald Trump has simply put together a large coalition—mostly those who felt misused by both parties. They were people who are fed up with managed trade deals, immigration law-breaking, and unnecessary wars. Their discontent has been growing as their interests have been ignored or even sacrificed by politicians.
The only reason Hawking couldn’t see this is because he relied on the mainstream media which fed him the fantasy that he wanted to believe.
In fact, Hawking’s politics are merely self-serving rather than astute in any noticeable way.
According to Newser,
Hawking also made a plea for British voters to choose to remain in the European Union in the June 23 referendum on the matter, saying it’s important not only for economic and security research but also to further scientific research, the AP reports. Hawking says, “Gone are the days we could stand on our own, against the world. We need to be part of a larger group of nations, both for our security and our trade.”
In other words, he wants more taxpayer funds to go to him and his friends. He’s lobbying for his own increased wealth when he calls for “scientific research.” And he shows no awareness of the fact that being “part of a larger group of nations” merely puts you at the mercy of a more distant and more powerful group of oligarchs.