It's been five long years of blogging the Trump years. We've laughed, we've cried, we've pulled some of our remaining hair out, but we've made it. It is almost done and our democracy, nation, and souls are still largely intact. Unfortunately, we're not through.There is much more to come as we stitch ourselves back together like some kind of common Frankenstein monster as we recover from the PTSD that Trump gave us and the needless deaths and suffering from #COVID19. We also have to #BidenHarris honest, oppose Republican obstructionism anti-democratic tendencies, and whatever other black swans await us. All of which will be addressed using good old-fashioned snarcky, sarcasticky, profaney fun and psychological insights.
There are several shocking findings here: Trump supporters are much more Islamophobic & Transphobic than other Republicans, they are more pro-white than other Republicans, and all Republicans are very very anti-black. Who woulda thunk that they would be so deplorable?
Clinton has fumbled the pneumonia thing. She’s been heavily criticized for not being transparent, but what if it is more ?fundamental? What if she really struggles with mindblindness
Feeling gaslighted? Feeling lost? Alone? Unsure? Hating the previous blog post that brought all this up again? Well help is right here…
Suddenly, we’re all talking about how crazy and different this election is. Why is that? Could it be that one of the candidates is gaslighting America?
Who would you want in the White House in another 9/11-type event?
Originally posted on Sarah Kendzior:
I have been writing and tweeting about Trump’s relationship with the US media for over a year. Now I have written a summary of the fiasco, appropriately published in a Canadian newspaper, where I can speak freely. An excerpt: Some have accused the media…
What would Trump look like at the negotiating table with Iran, North Korea, China, Mexico? How does cheating defector work? Game theory & the Prisoner’s Dilemma give us some clues!
We all love personality tests, right? We want to know the types of ourselves and the ones we love. Well, let’s speculate wildly and irresponsibly about the personalities of Trump & Clinton!
Take the challenge! Take the Harvard Implicit Bias test and bare your biases to the world! It will be fun! It will be illuminating! You will find out something — perhaps even surprising — about yourself!
We all want to intervene and stop the abuse of another in public. How many times have you seen a person being the recipient of verbal abuse? Here’s a great infographic to guide your response!
Why can’t Clinton connect with people in a sincere, warm, human, semi-normal way? What is wrong with her? Why does it seem like she’s lying, dishonest, and insincere? Why is she seemingly flushing the election away? Well, it may have to do with theory of mind! Read about it here on my blog post.
Trump is a racist! Clinton is a bigot! Whatever Kaepernick is doing! Race and racism is seemingly every where right now, but where does it come from? What drives whites to be racist?
Originally posted on The Carrot Conspiracy:
The ban the burkini debate has caused a lot of news worldwide. Warning strong satire and absurdity in use. Mickey; 29-8-16
How do we get Trump to quit? Use his narcissism! John Oliver is brilliant and shows us the way! Read about it here on my latest post to the Psy of Life!
Trump is encouraging people to assassinate Clinton. He might have been joking. He might not realize what he’s done. Read about how his narcissism causes this kind of dangerous rhetoric and about why it is so hard to pin him down in my quick thoughts post.
Originally posted on Michael Sandberg's Data Visualization Blog:
Source: Jim Taylor Ph.D., Six Reasons Why Politicians Believe They Can Lie, Psychology Today, Sep 24, 2012, https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201209/six-reasons-why-politicians-believe-they-can-lie. NOTE: Full Biography of Mr. Taylor can be found at the end of his article below. Do politicians really think they won’t…
How will Trump’s missteps affect us on election day? It all depends on memory. Find out why we are less likely to remember many of the events of the election and why they may not affect us on election day.
My thoughts on Solution Sundays an idea that two Republican senators are promoting to overcome the racial divide in the country. Spoiler: the idea needs to be tweaked. Find out how.
This week Apple announced some changes to its line up of emojis available through its operating system. In addition to the popular change of the pistol to the water gun, it is making emojis of women and people of color doing a variety of things and single parents […]
That Trump is a narcissistic personality disorder is a foregone conclusion. His thin-skinned “counter-puncher” routine is a direct result of his narcissism, which should be fairly clear to us. What may not be clear is his inability to reach out to voters outside of the committed few. He […]