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CalicoJack

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.

James "The Amazing Randi" Randi Debunker of Psychics and Hucksters

James Randi Outed Some Truly Heinous Frauds, And For That We Should All Be Grateful – Wonkette


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We’ve lost an icon of our times: James “The Amazing Randi” Randi whose dual claims to fame, stage magician and paranormal debunker are near and dear to our hearts. The Wonkette provides a fitting tribute to the man. He will be missed.

Dopamine of Trump Rallies

The Dopamine of Politics: Trump Rallies


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What on earth could compel someone to attend one of Trump’s superspreader events? Why on earth would Trump hold one? Other than the obvious, he’s a narcissist, and they’re all gaslit, there are powerful brain circuits involved in compelling these self-destructive and foolish behaviors.

The Narcissistic Wounds of Trump Trump's Narcissistic Wounds

The Narcissistic Wound Of Trump’s #COVID19 Pneumonia, Losing the Election, And The Multitude of Investigations


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Is it me, or does Trump seem to be loopier, lieier, boastier than usual. I mean just listening to him at his superspreader rallies and calling into news shows and reading his tweets leaves you scratching your ass and wondering where the stink went, right? Well, I think I got a piece of the puzzle, right here. Narcissistic wound.

Trump is Dangerous Trump's Lack of Empathy

Trump’s Lack of Empathy Makes Him Dangerous And Not Just As a #COVID19 Superspreader — Part 2


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The real danger of Trump is that he has no idea of the harm he causes. When he does realize that he’s causing harm, he enjoys it. It boosts his ego. His followers don’t see non-MAGAs as people. It is why they injure and hurt people over masks. It’s why they parade around with guns. They enjoy the fear they inspire. Trump’s lack of empathy is the root of his failure and a very real and present danger to us all.

Psychological Causes of Trump

Gaslighting, Groupthink, and Cognitive Dissonance: The Perfect Storm resulting in Trump’s #COVID19 Infection


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How could anyone, much less an entire political party and their supporters, be so stupid so as to deliberately spread the coronavirus during the middle of a pandemic? How can we possibly explain this behavior? Extreme behaviors take extreme psychological phenomena to explain. Here’s the perfect storm of cognitive and social psychological explanations.

The Truth Has Never Been Clearer

The Truth about Autism and how Autistics have been given some enhanced traits!

cas d'intérêt

Reflections of a Francophile

OU Psychology and Counselling

Blog for the School of Psychology and Counselling at the Open University

Tales from the Conspiratum 3

Understanding the sinister agenda being forced upon us

The Psy of Life

Understanding the psychology that drives our politics

Homeless on the High Desert

Burn the flag? Hell yes... the Confederate Flag

FairAndUNbalanced.com

Seldom Balanced - Usually Fair

Scotties Toy Box

The Many Things In My Toy Box ....my view may change due to verifiable evidence