Originally Posted by Reggs
Oh, hey Fredo. I'll never leave SF. I'm staying here forever.
This could either mean:
1) You take up my stupid IQ challenge and are confident that you will win. (Which is absurd because you're an imbecile.)
2) You refuse to take up my stupid IQ challenge. In context, this refusal amounts to the following:
Trump creates more asinine fake publicity by issuing a stupid IQ challenge that he knows no respectable official (i.e., the newly elected mayor of London) would take up. Imbeciles like Reggs think this is awesome good fun! Which is ironic since an imbecile like Reggs doesn't particularly want to take up an IQ challenge either.
This irony isn't just a contradiction. It's indicative of the way the intensity of support for Trump is entirely commensurate with how logically ass-backwards this support is. (E.g., we need a president who's a great businessman, so let's support the guy who inherited much of his wealth/position, is famous for getting himself bankrupt, and continues to inflate his actual success! Or, we need a candidate who is committed to reforming an ostensibly corrupt political system, so let's support the seedy real estate and casino developer with documented mob ties!)
When the believer has faith, the absurd is not the absurd--faith transforms it, but in every weak moment it is again more or less absurd to him. The passion of faith is the only thing which masters the absurd.