Centrist News: July 4, 2019 Understanding how politicians and trusted sources can trick us through Sophistry; Trumps Fake Campaign Ads; Cryptocurrency and sophistry; Unemployment Fake News and US employment data; N. Korea and Trumps interesting change of heart; Foreign influence of the President of the United States.

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:32 Sophistry: How to understand trickery.
  • 01:00 Definition of sophistry
  • 01:32 Examples of False Logic and False Equivalence
  • 02:10 Fake News & Trumps Fake News
  • 02:32 Trumps Fake News ‘Campaign Ads’
  • 03:08 Fake Thomas: From Turkey
  • 03:46 Fake Tracey: The Mediterranean Model
  • 04:26 “Actual Testimonial, Actor Portrayal
  • 04:58 Trumps Fake Ads Sophistry
  • 05:55 Intro to Plato’s ‘The Sophist’ A deeper look
  • 06:38 ‘Theaetetus’ discusses sophistry with the ‘Stranger’
  • 07:38That special kind of Stupidity
  • 09:00 ‘The imitative art of reasoning’
  • 09:36 Caution & Conservatism
  • 10:00 Christopher Chabris and Dunning/Kruger
  • 10:28Trusted Sources’ and populist argumentation
  • 11:04 It’s not all fake news, but some is fake and some is dramatized
  • 12:14 Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, & Libra (Zuckerca$h)
  • 12:35 The Libertarian argument
  • 13:43 Crime & Cryptocurrency
  • 15:13 Facebook, Libra and artificial inflation
  • 16:44 Usery and cryptocurrency
  • 17:46 Cryptocurrency, corruption & criminality.
  • 18:15 Unemployment context
  • 19:03 Relative comparison between President Obama and Trump on unemployment.
  • 20:42 Employment in America
  • 22:45 ‘Capitalism’ verses ‘Corruption’: Buckley v. Valeo
  • 25:00 Buckley v. Valeo, Capitalism & Fraud
  • 25:50 Trump promised he would show us his tax returns…
  • 26:30 Trumps N. Korea Fake News: foreign influence of the president
  • 27:20 Trump makes the worst deal ever with N. Korea
  • 27:30 Trump is under the influence of Vladimir Putin, Mohamed Bin Salmon and the King of Saudi Arabia, and Kim Jong Un
  • 27:45 Trumps attacks on the 1st Amendment
  • 28:00 Trumps breaking the 25th Amendment
  • 28:17 Trumps Treason assertions regarding anyone saying negative things about him. – END REPORT