Hi, I’m David Broke, and I just heard the news about the unprecedented action by the FBI to search the home of ex-president Donald Trump. Whoa, unprecedented, is that really smart? Maybe it is, I’m just asking questions here. Is there any way to know if Trump is even capable of doing something to trigger this? It really wouldn’t be fair for me to even look at his history.
But one thing I do know is that rushing to judgment is terrible. Sometimes. Jumping to conclusions based on no evidence whatsoever is totally fair when I think it’s right. For instance, did you know that the January 6 hearings failed? One smart guy decided that before they even began and didn’t bother to follow up to admit he might have been wrong. Why would he?
And now the FBI has raided Mar a Lago. Do we know whether this is based on a long trail of public actions by the federal government to recover classified documents taken by Trump? Do I have any way of knowing if Trump has a history of blabbing about top secret information? I sure have no idea. Reading stuff is work, and I’m busy blaming America’s problems on a sandwich. Or secretly raising money for my own nonprofit from people I write about. Or leave out of my columns. Funny how that works.
Now, I could draw a straight line from Trump’s past to conclude that even more damning information will continue to explode into view and erode his support, and that the Mar a Lago raid is just one step along the way. Instead, I think I’ll just imagine based on no evidence whatsoever what will happen over two years from now.
That’s right. I’m saying the FBI has ensured what will happen in November 2024 – the Ohio Cavaliers will win the World Series. Possibly. But definitely a strong likelihood for sure.
Now, I am clueless about sports, so I may be confused a bit about what sport gets played then, or what the name of the base-ball team in that state out there is. I guess I could look it up, but since I have a fraught relationship with researchers who have worked for me, that sounds like too much work.
But one thing is clear — rushing to judgment is bad, except when I feel like it, in which case it’s fine to ignore all evidence and just jump to conclusions.
David Broke is definitely not a thought leader who writes for a non-self absorbed paper which never deserves any criticism by some people who probably slow down the line for sandwiches with Italian names at the Union Square Greenmarket. OK, it seems crazy to worry about Italian sandwich names, but think of all of those vowels. Who can say all of them right? Just one more opportunity for people who want to shame Broke and don’t want him drawing money on the sly from the Aspen network. Anyway, Broke can best be described as a parody of a serious thinker.