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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 keep #BidenHarris honest & progressive, 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.
What a week! But, Trump’s ideas on fighting terrorism stand out. What is the impact of his vague emotional appeals on terrorism or why are we so stupid?
I’ve collected my four posts concerning gaslighting and Donald Trump into one post for your convenience.
The amazing example of gaslighting that Trump’s birtherism circus! Nothing is clearer!
Okay, trumpery shouldn’t be used to refer to a person, true, but this situation is special, amirite?
Who knew Trump so perfectly embodied a word like cockalorum?
Trump Supporters Have Cooler Feelings Towards Many Groups, Compared to Supporters of Other Candidates
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!