Posted by: SandPen | April 8, 2018

Trumpigence

Intelligence

Intelligence has been defined in many different ways including the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving. It can be more generally described as the ability to perceive or infer information, and to retain it as knowledge. (Wikipedia)

Trumpigence can be generally described as lacking the capacity for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, and problem solving. (Sandipedia)

Intelligence is most widely studied in humans but has also been observed in other animals, computers and even plants. Trumigence appears primarily, but not exclusively, in political circles and only in animals having eaten locoweed or fermented silage.

Intelligence can be difficult to find. Trumpigence inundates us with a seemingly never-ending avalanche of fresh examples. In my serial novel, Emma McEwan, I am scrambling to catch up and hopefully get a little ahead of events cascading down on us.

In its predecessor, Ickee Mushta, it was satisfying to accurately see the writing on the wall and forecast what actually took place. Admittedly, I took advantage of avoiding personalities in the presidential race. Today, that pleasure eludes me because trumpigence is running rampant. I am unable to talk about gun control before a trade war is created nor that before immigration idiocy emerges.

Though I am now endeavoring to post a new installment weekly (on http://www.sandpen.info), that won’t solve the problem. I think the solution is to deal with the larger underlying issues we face with this administration and with the split in American culture. Can the chasm be bridged? Would we have been better served by allowing secession rather than embarking on the Civil War? And how far down the road to dictatorship are we? Can citizens in all states rally together to stop the destruction of democracy? These are more significant issues for Emma to chew on.

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