Am reading the NYT article about how Donald Trump countered a speech by Mr. Khan (whose Muslim son died for the US in 2004) and Trump seems unmoved. With all sincerity, what a strange world it must be to live in Donald Trump’s head, where the specific purpose in life seems to be getting attention with no other consequence or purpose whatsoever. He seems completely impervious to public opinion, and when told he is wrong there is nothing that will convince him he is not right. Honestly, I can’t imagine what that is like, or what runs through his head, and I don’t mean that as a criticism but as a genuine question. The world must look very different to Donald Trump than it does to me, just as it looks different to spiders and dogs and sharks and birds and serial killers than it does to me. It is fascinating, but honestly I wouldn’t want to spend one minute inside his head, just like I wouldn’t want to spend a minute in a fish’s head.
We — the 99% of the word’s population — are allowing too many of the stubborn and self-centered 1% make decisions that imperil the 99% for the benefit of the 1%. But such is true of most of human history.