I’ve been reading a lot of Scott Adams lately; the husband and I even watched an interview between him and Mike Cernovich last night, which is saying a lot, as I normally don’t have the time or mental energy for podcasts or Youtube videos. Afterward, my husband told me I should read Scott Adam’s book, How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big, for inspiration. He has not read the book, but is talking it up to me lately.
In any case, I did a search on Scott Adams, checking out his book (maybe I will buy it), and reading his Wiki entry. Other than his comics and his blog, I was not that familiar with the man. I’m not sure I’m better familiar with him, as I was reminded of why I don’t trust Wiki articles. They are often dishonest — intentionally so.
Compare these paragraphs:
(From the Wiki) In 2015, he stated that he would not endorse a candidate for the 2016 elections, but he has been offering praise for Donald Trump’s persuasion skills, especially on his blog. Adams has predicted that Trump will win both the Republican nomination and the general election in a huge landslide. After Trump lost to Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucus, rather than achieving a landslide victory as Adams had forecasted, Adams said that he suspected election fraud was committed and suggested that the caucus results were fixed by Republican Party elites. Part of Adams’ views on the Trump campaign stem from his background in hypnosis. However, Adams officially announced his endorsement of Hillary Clinton in June 2016, stating that Clinton had paired “…the idea of President Trump with nuclear disaster, racism, Hitler, the Holocaust, and whatever else makes you tremble in fear” and that he would be “…a top-ten assassination target” because he “…wrote about his (Donald Trump’s) persuasion skills in positive terms”. 
(From Scott Adam’s blog) I’ll start by reminding readers that my politics don’t align with any of the candidates. My interest in the race has been limited to Trump’s extraordinary persuasion skills. But lately Hillary Clinton has moved into the persuasion game – and away from boring facts and policies – with great success. Let’s talk about that.
This past week we saw Clinton pair the idea of President Trump with nuclear disaster, racism, Hitler, the Holocaust, and whatever else makes you tremble in fear.
That is good persuasion if you can pull it off because fear is a strong motivator. It is also a sharp pivot from Clinton’s prior approach of talking about her mastery of policy details, her experience, and her gender. Trump took her so-called “woman card” and turned it into a liability. So Clinton wisely pivoted. Her new scare tactics are solid-gold persuasion. I wouldn’t be surprised if you see Clinton’s numbers versus Trump improve in June, at least temporarily, until Trump finds a counter-move.
The only downside I can see to the new approach is that it is likely to trigger a race war in the United States. And I would be a top-ten assassination target in that scenario because once you define Trump as Hitler, you also give citizens moral permission to kill him. And obviously it would be okay to kill anyone who actively supports a genocidal dictator, including anyone who wrote about his persuasion skills in positive terms. (I’m called an “apologist” on Twitter, or sometimes just Joseph Goebbels)….
…So I’ve decided to endorse Hillary Clinton for President, for my personal safety. Trump supporters don’t have any bad feelings about patriotic Americans such as myself, so I’ll be safe from that crowd. But Clinton supporters have convinced me – and here I am being 100% serious – that my safety is at risk if I am seen as supportive of Trump. So I’m taking the safe way out and endorsing Hillary Clinton for president.
In the Wiki article, the author/editor makes it appear as if Adams himself equates Trump with Hitler, and does not quote the satirical double-speak about Scott choosing to vote for Hillary because he is afraid of Hillary supporters. Oh, and re Trump not winning the Iowa caucus in a landslide, will someone please remind Wiki that as they update on the pro-Hillary propaganda, they might also want to update the fact that Trump did indeed win the Republican nomination in a landslide, just as Adams predicted?