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Sociologist, Arlie Hochschild, describes MAGA Nation and the Insurrectionists as the elite of the left behind. I describe them as seeing democracy as too much of a risk that a Black or Brown will be elevated, minority-rule autocracy is a sure thing.
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There is a film that explains the fascification of America that echo all of the analysis that Ye Olde Blogge has produced over the years. See how well it all matches up.
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The most salient feature of Trump is his mental illness, specifically, his narcissism. It explains his authoritarian urges, attempts, and aspirations as well as his plunge in the presidential polls and his approval ratings.
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Ever wonder what drives voters for the Ol’ Pussy Grabber? What could the appeal of the most prolific liar in the country be to his voters? It never really made sense until you realize that he is following the most basic of all of the conservative playbooks: psychological threat and the predictable defensive reactions of those who are feeling.
Reading time: 9 minutes!?! OUCH! There are lots of heading, though, so you can skip around and find the juiciest most interesting parts.
Climate change news just keeps getting worse. And, until we reach some kind of happy equilibrium — that’s a population of about 500,00 human beings, BTW — with planet earth, it probably will just keep getting worse, too. I mean, as bad as it is right now, when billions of people begin dying, that will be worse. So, what happens when the worst happens? Unfortunately, even more bad stuff: violence and cruelty
A re-blogging of an interview of March Hetherington by Exra Klein on Vox.com. They discuss Hetherington and Weiler’s theory that the political divide between Repubes and Dems is based on how each side views the world. The Repubes view the world as fundamentally dangerous, the Dems as safer. I add that makes Repubes risk averse and Dems risk tolerant. Let me know what you think in the comments.
I’ve been home sick with a nasty cold or flu thing that has been going around. It’s that cold-flu that leaves you anxious… or maybe it is just the times that we live in. Anywho, I went to bed last night at about 5:00 PM, was up from […]
We are a country divided and the distinctions are becoming more distinct. Evolutionary psychology says we treat each other like foreigners with fear, suspicion, and disgust.
Bickering Dems to the left of us! Bickering progressives to the right of us! Bickering leftists all around us! So, let’s focus that bickering on the GOP and the 2018 elections instead, hunh?