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Ivanka Blows Socrates !

PostPosted: October 17th, 2018, 7:36 pm
by toucana
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Yesterday, Ivanka Trump posted the motivational Tweet seen above which she apparently thought was an apothegm of Socrates (470-399 BC).

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/ivanka-trump-socrates-quote_us_5bc5bfc3e4b055bc9479dce2

Unfortunately Ivanka’s Google search had misled her. The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates never said or wrote any such thing. (He didn’t actually leave any writings - period).

The quote Ivanka had stumbled on belongs to an entirely fictional Socrates who happens to be a gas attendant character in Dan Millman’s best-selling fictionalized memoir, Way of The Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives published in 1980.

Stung by the ridicule and mockery that descended on her head, Ivanka promptly deleted her original Tweet, and then reposted it, this time with the correct attribution in the hope no one would notice.

Re: Ivanka Blows Socrates !

PostPosted: October 18th, 2018, 12:39 pm
by TheVat
The Trump family is a living diorama of the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Amusing thread title.