|The relentless fascist propaganda peddled by Fox News builds up societal fury like a pressure cooker. The lid has to blow off sometime.|
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Friday, December 6, 2019
Thursday, December 5, 2019
I find it amusing that the other world leaders are actually laughing out loud at the so-called president of the United States. That should help remind Donald Trump that he’s actually filth.
Of course, Trump has always secretly known he's nothing, emptiness, really just filth. That's the impetus for his ludicrous grandiosity and constant lies. It's so transparently a desperate attempt at psychological compensation.
Since I first became aware of Donald Trump decades ago, I recognized him as merely a pitifully damaged human being, nothing more. The fact that so much of his damage is self-inflicted merely makes his situation — and now, by extension, ours — that much more tragic and stupid.
Trump has never interested me, and he still doesn’t.
What interests me very much is finding out exactly how a purportedly democratic political system erodes to the point of putting something like Trump in charge.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Yesterday, I noticed something odd.
A friend had posted detailed Democratic poll data and left out Bernie Sanders, who was in second place. I added that information, and he informed me that his page was a "No-Sanders Zone." I remarked that his post — which left out the second-place winner of the poll — was intellectually dishonest. He unfriended me.
You know, Hillary Clinton was showered with corporate millions to run TWO presidential campaigns, and lost both times. Bernie Sanders didn't do that to her, and this lingering hissy-fit bitterness from some of her supporters is childish.
By the way, the person I'm talking about is a librarian. A librarian who censors relevant public information in a fit of political pique.
Monday, November 25, 2019
“Most of the time we are inside our own ego and completely identified with it. We believe that we know who we are. We are the one who is having all these reactions to everything around us. The ‘I’ that gets offended, upset, angered, resentful. The one whose feelings get hurt. The one who feels threatened or jealous or, conversely, pleased with oneself, the holier-than-thou one, or the superior one. That’s all our ego and it is possible, by appointing one ‘I’ as an observer, to step away from all that, and that first step is huge. Once you practice that step over and over, and see yourself as you are in reaction, that very seeing, without judgment or name-calling, just plain seeing, is the beginning.”
— Ellen Burstyn