a lesson i'd like to draw from obama last night, obama in general. it's something that you already know. sheer optimism and hope is empty, not useful, non-transformative. politicians like obama never lose hope; or, they sell a sheer generalized emotional condition, without any connection whatever to reality. it is empty. it is stupid. it is counter-productive. the point of life is not to have positive emotions no matter what; that's just psychosis. 'i leave this office more optimistic than when i came in.' dude are you serious? are you conscious?
i swear, we're still a dale carnegie society, and we think that expecting the best helps it happen. that is a supernatural belief system, some kind of half-assed religion. and if obama ever believed stuff like that, he surely has come face to face with reality. don't try to reinstitute a hope with no connection to reality: you can probably get that better from celexa(tm). people attacked trump for his sheer emotional tone, which according to ideologically deluded people amounted to fear and resentment. no, and this level of hyper-generalized emotional jive is completely empty.
we make the reality we expect! expect the best! if you, in your actual life and world, haven't learned that that is bullshit, you are unteachable, alright? we are the stories we tell, so tell a nice story! and as your eyes lose focus, you get thoroughly blackjacked. the amazing thing is that when you regain consciousness, you try again. you could have started instead by trying to be alert to your actual environment.