TWEETS FROM PARROTS
FED WITH CARROTS

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Application: The Bellman’s Rule

#! /usr/bin/haskell
import Data.List
statementList :: [String]
statementList =
  ["BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"I am a stable genius!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"1+1=2"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"I am a stable genius!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"I am a stable genius!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ,"BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!"
  ]
atLeastThrice :: [String] -> [String]
atLeastThrice sL =
  [head grp | grp <-
    group $ sort sL, length grp >= 3]

Result (if loaded and executed in GHCi):

*Main> atLeastThrice statementList
["BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!","I am a stable genius!"]

Interpretation: “BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!” and “I am a stable genius!” are true, because both assertions appeared at least three times. Actually, “BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL!” is double-plus-true, because all letters have been capitalized and because the assertion ends with an exclamation mark.


The Divide

Trumps parrots his theme as @realDonaldTrump. But he also claims that it is the theme of the Republican party. Due to the difficult relation between Trump and truth, you better check with @GOP how true that is.

 

In 2014, Trumps spin doctors chose “wall” as a mnemonic device designed to help Trump to polarize and divide US voters. Poisoning the discourse helps Trump and his party to avoid to give reason for their claims. Today Trump and the GOP play the media quite successfully with this toxic tool.

A strange interview shows how GOP communicators try to control the usage of language. The GOP communication seemingly doesn’t feel to comfortable with the term “wall” anymore. While Trump, the Republican President, is using “Wall” or “WALL” ad nauseam, Kellyanne Conway in an Orwellian attempt of speech control doesn’t want journalists to use that term.


The WALL, a Mnemonic Device

 


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Trump’s Memes

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“The Power of Illegal Immigration to Manipulate Popular Sentiment”

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is credited, along with fellow political consultant Sam Nunberg, in coming up with the idea to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border did not come from security analysts following years of study or through evidence that a wall would reduce illegal immigration. Amazingly, for something so central to the current U.S. president, the wall came about as a “mnemonic device” thought up by a pair of political consultants to remind Donald Trump to talk about illegal immigration. […]

Inside Trump’s circle, the power of illegal immigration to manipulate popular sentiment was readily apparent, and his advisers brainstormed methods for keeping their attention-addled boss on message,

writes Joshua Green, author of Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising. []

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 2019-01-04

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