Now, as a professional science fiction writer, I appreciate the skill required to create alternate realities. I work hard to give my readers an immersive experience that allows them to feel as if they have stepped into a different world. But the alt-right has left us sf authors far behind. They do not try to make one feel as if one is in a different world. Rather, they persuade the reader that their alternate world is the actual objective world in which we all live. Readers of sf, when they put their book aside, return to reality. Those who embrace the alt-right, when they leave their web browser, think the alt-right world is the one in which they continue to work and play and pontificate.
How satisfying it must be to be able to create your own truth! One of my uncles has been forwarding me a stream of alt-right emails so that I can study and use their techniques. If we think of all the strategies used by news media to distort reality as a set of recipes in a cookbook, we can think of the following essay as having been written using the Truth Inventor's Cookbook, Alt-Right Recipe #1.
My next blog entry will detail the ingredients in the recipe used below, so you can see how these elements blend together into a harmonious and delicious new truth. Then you too will be able to create your own alternate realities. Of course, the recipe is a secret. I can't wait to reveal it.
But for now, let me present the first new truth in the Alt-Marcs reality bubble. I hope you will share it with me.
Does Donald Trump's Attention Deficit Disorder Make Him Unfit to be President?
As is well-documented, Donald Trump has high cholesterol and takes a statin to control it. Statins sometimes have side effects; the most common side effect is temporary muscle weakness. However, one in a thousand statin users suffer one of several more serious side effects. While the drug companies have successfully suppressed the following fact, one of those effects is an irreparable cognitive change resulting in attention deficit disorder, i.e., the inability to concentrate on any one topic for more than a few moments. Tragically, Donald Trump is one of these sufferers. As a consequence it may be that Donald Trump is unfit to be President.
For a while Trump took Adderall, a standard medication to alleviate attention deficit disorder. He stopped taking it when he decided to run for President, for fear that discovery would lead voters to conclude he is unfit to be President. This is proven by his refusal to disclose his financial records, which would reveal his regular purchases of Adderall, a clear admission of the truth.
Because people like Donald Trump with attention deficit disorder cannot focus for long periods, their math skills are severely impaired. You may have noticed that, when Trump holds a rally with thousands of adoring attendees, he is confused when he hears he is still behind in the polls that extrapolate the choices of millions of voters. This inability to discriminate between thousands (of fans) and millions (of voters) is the result of his math impairment. It's an important reason why Donald Trump is unfit to be President.
Donald Trump's attention deficit disorder also explains his four bankruptcies. Since he cannot do the math to warn himself when he's overextended or overleveraged, he has gone bankrupt more times than any other presidential candidate in history. This is another reason Donald Trump's attention deficit disorder makes him unfit to be President.
Donald Trump's attention deficit disorder was first exposed by Tony Schwartz, the ghost writer for Trump's best-selling book "Art of the Deal" (Schwartz's name is on the cover of the book, which Donald Trump seems to have forgotten -- indicating intellectual impairment beyond what can be explained just by attention deficit disorder). While publicly apologizing for making Trump sound more honorable and more reliable in the book than Trump really is, Tony Schwartz also detailed the difficulties in writing the book caused by Trump's inability to pay attention to anything for more than a few moments. Later, when it was announced that Trump had engaged the most formidable debate coach of our era, Tony Schwartz reaffirmed Trump's attention deficit disorder by pointing out that Trump would never be able to sit still long enough to learn much about debating. Trump confirmed this diagnosis by announcing that he considered too much coaching detrimental. This was really the only decision he could make given his impairment.
So in the light of this news, we must ask you, the reader, does Donald Trump's attention deficit disorder make him unfit to be President?
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