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America was founded on discrimination, white identity, and racism. It all started with those damned Puritans and Calvinists in the 13 original colonies, and it ain’t been excised yet. Understanding just how entrenched racism is in our deep culture should help us get rid of it, maybe, and understand the strength of the dog whistles.
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What is wrong with white voters? A LOT! How could anyone in their right minds vote for four more years of Trump? Well, 57% of white voters did. There is a lot wrong there when you see 270,000+ needless deaths and want four more years of that shit.
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In times of psychological distress — and boy are we all distressed — we become risk averse and start looking for safe bets. No matter how you slice it, Ol’ Handsome Joe comes up as the safest bet on the Democratic side.
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The GOP is using the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as a wrecking ball to destroy our democracy and replace it with a single-party pseudo-democratic authoritarian regime like they have in Russia! They aren’t even trying to hide it any more. Just listen to his lawyers argue his case in the Senate. He should just be able to do what he wants. If it’s good for him, it’s good for the country, right? This crap is straight out of the enlightened despot’s playbook.
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s narcissistic delusion is beating our democracy into submission.
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Okay, it’s really long, but it’s a deep dive into deep culture. To borrow a phrase from Ricky Ricardo, there’s a lot of ‘splaining to do.
Do our deep cultural beliefs still support democracy? That’s a sobering and serious question. And, the answer is terrifying.
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OMG! Has the derp been extra deep and thick since the El Paso and Dayton mass shootings! The desperation of the Repubes to use illusory explanation and the illusion of truthiness to stop us all from thinking about the causes of mass shootings has been palpable. No one has laid it on as thick or as deep as Kellyanne Conway who has her own way illusions of derpiness. Here’s all you need to know about how necessary it is for us to understand “depraved evil” and unite against hate.
Ever wondered how Fox News does it? Persuasive Design goes a long way to explaining how they keep your parents, friends, and neighbors enthralled. Don’t fear, though. I have divided the post into three successive parts: the Quick Dip, the Shallow Dive, and the Deep Dive. Each is an extension of the last so you can read as much or as little as you like and still get something you can use.
Why does the appeal to racism work so often in politics? Why are so many people vulnerable to the racist appeal? Terror Management Theory gives us insight into the politics of racism and hope in countering it.
The Dems presidential candidates were debating on day 2 of their first debate. It was Rock ‘Em, Sock ‘Em Robots for much of the debate. There is but one question, though, who won? Get the psysplainer for how to interpret the outcome of day 2’s debate!
It has become popular to say that The Ol’ Pussy Grabber has radically changed the culture of the United States that the longer he is in office, the greater the change will be. But, is he really? I think, it is more that he has changed our direction, […]
The 2018 mid-terms are mostly history. We’re still waiting on a couple of recounts and mail-in votes to be counted to determine a few outcomes. While the Dems did not win as much as our fevered dreams had hoped they would, and the Repubes won more than what […]
Senator John McCain passed at age 81 yesterday. The entire nation and world grieves a man of his accomplishments and contributions. The media of all stripes are filled with obituaries, remembrances, and memorials of the man. And then, of course, there is the reaction of the Ol’ Pussy […]
Laura Ingrahm’s recent racist screed made me all nostalgic for the times when my establishment mother would tell us rebellious teenagers, to love America or leave it, The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they […]
White conservatives are angry! Those ding-dang dumb liberals are lettin’ in more and more immigrants and Muslims and promoting blacks and queers over the interests of god-fearing good white Christians! They just ain’t gonna take it no more! They are WHITE RAGED! They’ll stop those liberals from turning […]
With the rise of the New Cruelty come all kinds of ugly usually racist misogynistic ugly. Aaron Schlossberg provides the latest installment as he goes off on a racist rant in a Manhattan coffee shop following the example set by the Ol’ Pussy Grabber.
With so many proposals for arming teachers and suggestions that good guys with guns can stop bad guys with guns and then actual mass shootings where unarmed good guys stop the armed bad guys and violent arrests of young women because of plastic cutlery, you gotta wonder, would I shoot an unarmed black man if I had the chance? This implicit bias game helps you figure it all out.
We all have seen the vacuous and willfully ignorant trolls on social media. Ye Olde Blogge is no stranger to them. Here are a couple exemplifying the most ridiculous trends in social media trolling and commenting.
Real science is the basis for some real suggestions for what non-rapey men should do during this time of accusation, denial, and faux apologies. The advice that results might even surprise #MattDamon!
White people who insist that they should be able to use the n-word, too, have gotten it wrong. The analogous term to the n-word being used by black people is cracker being used by white people. To be completely fair and equal, they are welcome to use cracker any time they want.
White privilege means that white needs, wants, and sensitivities are all assumed. Non-whites know how to act white. White people only know how to act white. White people need to end racism. We can make a down payment on that by relinquishing any and all claims to the n-word.