History and Etymology - from Greek moros meaning foolish, stupid
I want to start by saying that I am more of a Republican than I am a Democrat. Like Trump, I do not like the media and believe there is a lot of fake news going on all the time. It is all designed to have a purpose good or bad. It's all spun to fit an opinion or to make a point. I just want the facts and I will decide - a problem I have with Trump. I have no quarrel with many of the things Trump has done while in office. I even like that he wants to "drain the swamp" and is openly harsh with entities that screw up. I think there was some wrongdoing against Trump becoming president by the Democrats and maybe even the Obama administration - maybe. That is about as far as reality goes for me.
I watch 3 primary news agencies. I try to get a good cross section of the news. Those news agencies are the BBC, FOX, and CNN. Many of the clips that demonstrate Trumps oddities are produced by CNN. I did not use CNN's videos because they are CNN but rather, I used videos that did not have a lot of advertisement or commentary. For my purpose, those tended to be by CNN. I just wanted Trumps words so we could make decisions from them.
Trump has way more problems than just being a moron. It is just easier for me to sum all that he is up into one word. Other descriptive words that describe Trump's behavior would be narcissistic, insecure, ignorant, all knowing, royalty, ... I just wish we could get a sane Republican in office.
Trump has publically stated that he thinks he is "an extremely stable genius and really smart". He has written it and he has said it. He was not joking. He offers no proof. So, we must decide for ourselves if what he is telling us is true.
Trump the weather man?
What in the world is the president of the United States doing predicting and sensualizing a hurricane?
And then is still defending his wrong forecast a full week after the hurricane turned north as most do. Notice the black pen extension of the storm path indicating the storm would affect Alabama as Trump had initially forcasted. He initially indicated it would go over Florida and into the gulf striking Alabama. There is an indication here that Trump believes he is incapable of being wrong.
This is a person who is pretending to know something without knowledge as to how stupid his ideas make him look. Trump often says things and then tries to repurpose what he said to have a different meaning later.
At this point I am thinking - "you can't fix stupid" ergo moron. I also find this person to be woefully not believable. I think he makes most of this shit up. More of a joke than anything serious. Unfortunately, his behavior is pathetic, often embarrassing, and not funny at all.
Trump claims he know more than anyone about just about everything! Do you agree with him? You can't make this stuff up. Watch the videos and hear it from his own mouth.
This sounds like a person who is a narcissist to the core - and he believes every word of it. Do you? It – everything – is literally about him. At least it appears he thinks so. If you disagree with him you are stupid and a looser. It is all out there on video. Over and over again. How many chances does a person get before he reaches moron status?
According to body language specialists ‘Crossed arms’ is perhaps the most common body language gesture that we come across in our day-to-day lives. Crossing arms across the chest is a classic gesture of defensiveness.
This defensiveness usually manifests as discomfort, uneasiness, shyness or insecurity.
When a person feels threatened by a situation, they cross their arms over their chest, creating a barrier that helps them protect their vital organs- the lungs and the heart.
In a group, the person who doesn’t feel confident is usually the one who has his arms crossed.
When someone suddenly hears a piece of bad news, they instantly cross their arms as if to symbolically ‘protect themselves’ from the bad news.
You’ll also observe this gesture when a person feels offended. Defense is a natural reaction to an offense. When someone is humiliated or criticized, they’re likely to cross their arms to assume the defensive mode.
If you see two people talking and one of them suddenly crosses their arms, you can safely assume that the other said or did something that the first person didn’t like.
If the arms are crossed and the fists are clenched then this indicates an attitude of hostility in addition to defensiveness.
We clench our fists when we’re angry and are about to punch someone, literally or symbolically. This is a very negative body language position that a person can acquire. You should try to figure out what’s bothering the person before continuing your interaction with them.
The typical defensive position also signifies a submissive attitude. The person crosses his arms, the body becomes stiff and symmetrical i.e. the right side is a mirror image of the left side. They don’t tilt their body in any way.
However, when the arms-crossed position is accompanied by a slight tilt or twist of the body such that the right side of the body is not a mirror image of the left side, it shows that the person is feeling dominant. They may also lean slightly backward as they take this position.
When high-status people pose for a photograph, they may assume this gesture. Being clicked makes them feel a bit vulnerable but they hide it by slightly twisting their body and putting up a smile.
Picture a standing policeman posing for a photo with arms crossed and shoulders parallel to you- the observer. It looks a bit odd because there’s just defensiveness. Now picture him with arms crossed but at a slight angle from you. Now, dominance enters the equation.
During interrogations when the suspect, though feeling insecure, wants to piss off the interrogator, he might take up this gesture.
Some people claim that they cross their arms habitually or just because it feels comfortable. It could be true so you have to figure out what’s really going on by looking at the context of the situation.
If a person is alone in a room, watching a funny movie, then it surely doesn’t indicate defensiveness and the person may just be trying to make himself more comfortable.
But if the person crosses his arms while interacting with particular people but not the others, it’s a clear sign that something about those very people is bothering him.
We don’t cross our arms when we’re feeling good, having fun, are interested or excited. If we’re ‘closing up’ ourselves then there has to be some reason behind it.
Avoid this gesture as much as you can because it decreases your credibility. Tell me, will you believe a speaker’s words if he talks with his arms crossed? Absolutely not! You’ll probably think that they are insecure or hiding something or misleading or deceiving you.
Also, you may end up paying little attention to what he has to say because your mind is preoccupied with the negative feelings that you developed towards him due to his defensive gesture.
I have spent a lot of time listening to what this person has to say. Often, I am amazed about what he chooses to talk about and how he chooses to say it. Often, I find what he says to be unintelligible or out and out nonsense. He never produces and sources or fact but rather requires I believe him without question. I am convinced that there is something terribly wrong with this individual. There is much more evidence but the aforementioned, for me, is enough. If you think this is normal behavior - If you can understand this man’s gibberish - If you can believe anything he says - If you relate to him - then you are ...
I am convinced that there is something wrong with this person. He is not normal. He is probably not a genius. He gets easily confused. He says unbelievable things. He often deviates from the truth.
I will determine how good someone is, how trustworthy a person is, and how smart someone is in my own mind by my own opions and observations. I will never make these determinations because someone told me so.