Calling Wolf

About: the revolt of the judges: what happens when the judiciary doesn’t trust the president’s oath - lawfare

But there is another possible approach to Trump on the part of judges, and it so far seems to be the majority response and the prevailing one. (Remember, after all, that Bybee is in dissent here). And that is the one we hypothesized in our piece on the presidential oath of office:

Imagine a world in which other actors have no expectation of civic virtue from the President and thus no concept of deference to him. Imagine a world in which the words of the President are not presumed to carry any weight. Imagine a world in which far more judicial review of presidential conduct is de novo, and in which the executive has to find highly coercive means of enforcing message discipline on its staff because it can’t depend on loyalty. That’s a very different presidency than the one we have come to expect.
It’s actually a presidency without the principle that we separate the man from the office. It’s a presidency in which we owe nothing to the office institutionally and make individual decisions about how to interact with it based on how much we trust, like, or hate its occupant.

The question is whether the revolt of the judges we are currently witnessing is the beginning of this world.

By Benjamin Wittes, Quinta Jurecic Thursday, March 16, 2017, 9:24 PM 

When you #CallWolf all too frequently people loose #trust in what you say. 
Not something that we want to happen with our president.

Which #RingingTrue … and yes that is what the #MSM is saying too … even many #republicans
But i note if there is any truth to #Trump’s allegations,  which somebody we can #trust says as well, then things switch around and #Trump gets even more power to make up things the way he wants them to be. 

We will be #molded. 

#guck, i hate it when that happens.

tag: #MakeShitUp


  1. CallWolf
  2. MSM
  3. Trump
  4. trust
  5. guck
  6. RingingTrue
  7. molded
  8. republicans
  9. MakeShitUp
  10. btw
  11. liar
  12. wolf
  13. hmmm
  14. honesty
  15. authenticity
  16. insides
  17. outsides
  18. SocratesCafe
  19. karen
  20. lie
  21. against
  22. snowden
  23. aaron
  24. ParentChild
  25. Bullshit
  26. ThomasMore
  27. BuhBye
  28. BrianStelter
  29. information
  30. biases
  31. war


Si says
It is amazing how you still keep looking for frameworks to frame Trump with. There is only one that applies to Trump. “What people are thinking about”. That is all that matters in ANYTHING he does.

The cry wolf phenomena is something that happens, but compared to the phenomena of engineering what people are actually thinking about, it’s peanuts. So have been all the other frames.

The bottom line is it doesn’t matter at all what Trump does or how he does it. The only thing that matters going forward is what Trump gets people to think about. That’s it. And that’s all you ever have to figure out when analyzing Trump.

Seth says
The only thing that matters is what happens when America and the rest of the world looses #trust is what the president of the United States says. 

Your priorities make no sense to me at all.

Seth says

Seth says
and #btw i agree with you, further analysis of trump is not necessary to explain and predict what he will do …
yes, attention mongering is his strategy, that is what he is actually doing.

This is between me and him (me and the world, relative to you), i am telling #Trump that America and the rest of the world is starting to loose #trust  in his leadership – which was also the message in the about link. 

But notice that i am hedging my bet here … if the previous administration actually did cause (or profit from) surveillance of #Trump, and that becomes the narrative, then the opposite will happen.  Then it will look like there really was a wolf there.  Then America will #trust his word even more.  #guck i hate it when that happens with a #liar.

Si says
Okay. I’ll buy that.

Though I think it is only a pet peeve of yours to so venomously keep harping on Trump being a liar. Trump may be a deliberate liar, and for certain Hillary Clinton was a pathological liar and probably lied more deeply and often than Trump has … same for most Presidents. The least in my time was probably Regan.

Calling Trump a liar as if it means something is like calling a stove “hot”. You are just noticing it more because he doesn’t try to hide it.

Seth says
i said what i said not to call #Trump a liar … that is, as you have so poignantly depicted, redundant null

i said it to say that i suspect he #CallWolf’s.  
America will #trust him less, unless
“there actually is a #wolf” becomes the narrative .

Si says
I got the point. I said my “Though” only in respect to your “ i hate it when that happens with a #liar.” because that ending comment was personal and not a determinative part of the rest, which I said “okay” to. That last was just you getting in a personal jab due to your #liar pet peeve.  

Seth says
okay point taken. 
i love honesty null … it is good for humanity. 
it is what i am into … it is what i do. 
i am sorry if you are not.

Si says
I never said I wasn’t. Noticing you taking a jab at someone does not in any way mean I don’t have the same value, or even that I wouldn’t do the same, it is just noticing.

Seth says

Si says
However, I place more value in authenticity than honesty, to be honest.  

Truth is simply something a person thinks until it is so … i.e. navigates to that particular set of circumstances via their beliefs.

Authenticity is who someone is and how they behave … it is where they have been and where they are.

Seth says
#hmmm … i do not draw that distinction … i do not think it makes a difference.

to me #honesty and/or #authenticity means that my #insides are telling the same vibration as are my #outsides appropriately in context.

#btw  the condition, i called “appropriately in context”, was discussed at the last meeting of the #SocratesCafe with the question:  How much truth do we need? … there being cases, as pointed out by #karen, where being honest can cause more harm than telling a #lie.

Si says
Karen’s point is but one of many where there IS a difference between truth and authenticity.

Truth is relative too. Authenticity is absolute. It is exactly what you are in this moment, and independent from the circumstances you find yourself in. As Karen points out, you can be authentic and not tell what you believe is the truth, in that moment and circumstance.

To be authentic is to follow your inner guidance, to know how to follow your YES, and to realize that truth is only a point of perspective and which reality you actualized for your senses, in this moment, to perceive … which may or may not align with others depending on what beliefs are shared between you.

Seth says

Seth says
well we may well be saying the same thing … the only difference being the language in which we say it …
but drilling down anyay ....

There is a case where one’s “inner guidance” is already at odds with the world …
and to compensate one lies. 

To me that would be a case of not being honest … and/or not being authentic (same thing).

Si says
A #LIE is saying something “you believe is not true, and with the intent to deceive another”. See the definition under #LIE.

… and a person can lie and still be authentic, for instance Karen’s case.

Truth is based on beliefs. Authenticity is based on beingness. They are different things when you understand the place of each in the cosmos.

Seth says
seems to me you are just squiggling around with the language here.

can you talk about the specific case i brought up above?

Si says
… and, the reason you think I am pointing to the same thing is because you don’t make distinctions in this area … exactly because you are not allowing your perception to travel outside of the container where they appear to be the same.

I’m sorry. I can’t help you see something you always left turn before you get to the vantage point where you can see it from. And I don’t think this case above is going to help with that. We have been over this many more ways than this one, including this one, before. You will have to actually complete the journey to that vista where you can see the distinctions I am talking about here, before talking about what you can see from there will be useful. My continuing to describe to you what you can see from that vista point is never going to let your eyes actually see it. Once you go there and see it, then we can talk about what we see.

Seth says
nathan this is not about me … this is not about you … this is not about me and you.

Rather this is about what being honest … and/or being authentic… means.  I don’t get any distinction there.  And yes i am using your definition of lie. 

To get us around the differences in language only, i introduced the term “honesty” … deep honesty , defining it as where one’s #insides … even down to what you call “inner guidance” … are telling the same story as their #outsides.  That may well be what you call “authenticity”.

For specific examples of people’s honesty #against the world try #snowden, #ThomasMore, or even my friend #aaron.   Those are life and death stories … not little trivial games. 

… or maybe just avoid the inquiry into what to do when one’s inner guidance is at odds with the world … and instead  turn this into a #ParentChild transaction from you to me … or maybe some mirrored #Bullshit from me to you.

#btw … and this part is about me …

my “inner guidance” (intuition) is not at odds with the deepest part of the world of which i null.


Si says
seth, this is about you. Because you won’t go to the vantage point where you can see the difference. You simply turn before you get there. That is you. Not everyone does that. I was taken there myself, and one time I did not turn. I have taken many people back there since. Nearly every one of them made it the first time due to my attentiveness as a guide.

You don’t go. That is about you. This is not about authenticity and truth. This is about going to the place where you can easily see the distinction between them. It’s like seeing in black and white, verses seeing in color. No amount of words will suffice until a person who sees in black and white chooses to go to the place where they can see in color. And yes, even that is a “choice” … some have made it, most think it is only physical and genetic, so they don’t even try.

Seth says
you are repeating yurself and you are confused … or you think you can confuse me … to be honest i do not know what you are doing.  i know what i am doing, however.


Si says
… and that, my friend, IS the left turn.

Yes, you are very good at that left turn. You know how to do it well, no matter what options are available, no matter who is showing you otherwise. You have that left turn down so well nothing can shake you from making it.

Seth says

Seth says

Si says

Seth says
its interesting to see where #Trump is getting his information … i trust #BrianStelter and this hangs together well …

Seth says
i like the way #BrianStelter drills down to the source of  #information … and discloses its #biases.  

in this case it appears that  #Trump got information from judge Napolitano who got it from a broadcast on Russian TV. 

Seth says
here is some more background on this from the NYT.

Fox’s Andrew Napolitano Stirred the Pot for Trump’s British Tempest

Seth says
i will be listening for what part of this comes out in the congressional public haring about this tomorrow.

Seth says
and if you doubt that #Trump will start a #war … just listen to his late night phone calls …

See Also

  1. Thought Bullying is decay of what we are being together with 982 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  2. Thought Did Putin blackmail Trump? with 611 viewings related by tag "trump".
  3. Thought Moving from 2 to 3 dimensions with 561 viewings related by tag "outsides".
  4. Thought Trump's moral confusion with 508 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  5. Thought #Trump #Putin with 491 viewings related by tag "trump".
  6. Thought Media Equalizer with 436 viewings related by tag "Bullshit".
  7. Thought The psychology of Inside Outside Story with 423 viewings related by tag "insides".
  8. Thought War in Syria - 2017 with 392 viewings related by tag "war".
  9. Thought Being, cause, experience & Change with 383 viewings related by tag "information".
  10. Thought What is happening in Sweden? with 382 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  11. Thought (clone) Should presidents tweet? with 337 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  12. Thought Seeking Information with 329 viewings related by tag "information".
  13. Thought Hillary and Uma Aberdeen with 329 viewings related by tag "insides".
  14. Thought Socrates Cafe Question: Should presidents tweet? with 316 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  15. Thought The 2017 White House correspondents’ dinner with 271 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  16. Thought [title (23251)] with 262 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  17. Thought The Medium is the Message with 225 viewings related by tag "btw".
  18. Thought Outside/Inside VS Belief/Facts with 222 viewings related by tag "insides".
  19. Thought Trumps Inauguration Address with 221 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  20. Thought Socretes Cafe Tuesday May 2 2017 with 207 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  21. Thought Is Trump's internal filter all fucked up? with 201 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  22. Thought What Trump means by "fake news" ... with 201 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  23. Thought War with North Korea with 194 viewings related by tag "War".
  24. Thought Enforcement enacted. with 191 viewings related by tag "MakeShitUp".
  25. Thought Accepting responsibility for every thing in your life causes joy and power. with 179 viewings related by tag "btw".
  26. Thought Trump at Nato meeting with 176 viewings related by tag "trump".
  27. Thought Sensing ... with 169 viewings related by tag "insides".
  28. Thought nathan's distinction between authentic and honest with 160 viewings related by tag "honesty".
  29. Thought PM musings with 154 viewings related by tag "information".
  30. Thought The ego bubble plane with 154 viewings related by tag "information".
  31. Thought Socrates Cafe March 1 2017 with 146 viewings related by tag "socratescafe".
  32. Thought Socretes Cafe Tuesday April 18 2017 with 142 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  33. Thought Socretes Cafe Tuesday May 30 2017 with 141 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  34. Thought [title (21932)] with 141 viewings related by tag "btw".
  35. Thought Copy of - An agreement to avoid an unthinkable war with 139 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  36. Thought Socretes Cafe Wednesday June 21 2017 with 128 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  37. Thought Why my trains of thought break ... with 127 viewings related by tag "btw".
  38. Thought Example of a misassociation with 126 viewings related by tag "hmmm".
  39. Thought Agreements are vunerable to lies with 126 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  40. Thought So which is it? with 123 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  41. Thought Watching our indexing at Google with 121 viewings related by tag "btw".
  42. Thought Socretes Cafe Tuesday April 25 2017 with 109 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  43. Thought new days with 108 viewings related by tag "btw".
  44. Thought about: mark's thought about Trump's Ghettesburg Address with 106 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  45. Thought Trump: Everyone At The G20 Is Talking About Podesta with 104 viewings related by tag "Trump".
  46. Thought Where am i informed? with 99 viewings related by tag "information".
  47. Thought about: Unhacking Wars with 92 viewings related by tag "insides".
  48. Thought Socrates Cafe meeting 2/22/2017 with 90 viewings related by tag "SocratesCafe".
  49. Thought about: full text of the inaugural address | with 87 viewings related by tag "trump".
  50. Thought testing with 86 viewings related by tag "btw".