Friday, February 15, 2019

When Freedom Isn't

Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness. The solution to the problem the Buddhists wisely identified as “dukkha.”
Freedom is insufficient to provide happiness to most people, because they are unprepared to be happy within the conditions of human existence. The next thing you want or must have will not provide happiness, any more than the last one did. This, by the way, is the opposite of the lesson that commercial television is employed to teach you. That sells freedom, or rather the illusion of freedom.

Down the Evil Road to Socialism

I do love it when old right-wing parasites, busy collecting their taxpayer-paid Medicare and Socialist Security, start twitching and moaning about “socialism.” These venerable sponges seem to be suffering from the delusion that they’re Daniel Boone.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Is Trump a Good President?

Yes, Trump voters are the salt of the earth, in the "Blazing Saddles" sense of the term.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Why Trump Voters Are Stupid Children

Umair Haque: “Have you ever wondered why you can’t 'reason' with a Trumpist? Why a Brexiteer will simply just ignore reality? It’s because erotomania is occurring — what psychologists might call an ‘erotomanic transfer.’ They have bonded so strongly to demagogues, they feel about them like they would surrogate parents — Trumpists and Brexiteers believe, just like little children, that mommy and daddy will always look after them, even until the end of the world. There is nothing you can say to convince them otherwise because there is nothing that can be said at all to convince them otherwise. 
"They are operating at a level below words, at a level of pure feelings. The pleasure of erotomania grips them in a kind of delusional mania — and you can see it on the rapturous, ecstatic faces at Trump or Brexit rallies: can you see the same note of fervent exhilaration I do? It’s the look of infantile regression — when an adult has become an infant, and feels perfectly cared by an ideal mommy and daddy again. This pattern of collective delusion — delusions of grandeur, which feed persecution fantasies, held in place by an unbreakable erotomanic bond with a demagogue, which operates far below the level of the adult mind — we’ve seen it before.”

Friday, February 8, 2019

And Trump Will Forever Stain the Fascist GOP

An Apology in U.S.-Occupied Wherever...

Look for any members of society who are so mythologized that their actions and motives must never be questioned — priests, coaches, soldiers. There is where you'll always find the worst corruption. It is inevitable.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Donald Trump: A Joke Too Obvious to be Funny

Gee, you'd think picking a serially bankrupt con artist and lying "reality show" goon to run the country would turn out better, wouldn't you?