Monday, 28 November 2016

Bad Losers

Fake winner

Bad Loser
I couldn't help but notice the similarity in the responses of Lewis Hamilton and Donald Trump when someone piqued their self interest yesterday. Lewis Hamilton has an ego and vanity of Kardashian proportions. When Nico Rosberg won the Formula 1 championship yesterday, despite Hamilton's infantile spoiling tactics, he could hardly bring himself to congratulate his teammate. Hamilton could only utter a terse comment to the effect that if only he had had a car as reliable as Rosberg's.

Maybe its something to do with Hamilton's driving style, despite being ferociously quick he has never managed to beat any of his team mates by many points over the season. Button, Alonso and Rosberg have always been his equal as they competed in the same cars. He crashes more often, is hard on tyres, gearboxes and engines. Despite being lucky enough to drive for the outstanding team in 6 of his 10 years in Formula One, he has won only two championships. Schumacher, Prost or Senna would have won 4 or 5 championships in similar circumstances. More recently Vettel has won three out of three.

Meanwhile Trump has responded to the call for recounts in three states in the Presidential election by saying that he would have won more easily had it not been for all the illegal voting. No evidence was given other than a tweet from one of his supporters. This despite the fact that he lost the popular vote by 2.9 million and there does seem to be some voting anomalies in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that would count against him.

It was the similarity of responses: making excuses for failure and the need to win at all costs. They lack empathy for others, they are intolerant of challengers and insensitive control freaks with an anger laced with vengeance and retribution. Could it be that they suffer a narssistic personality disorder. They certainly were both born to rage against the machine.


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