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The fourth and final post inspired by Tim Snyder’s “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.” This time I outline the five most important lessons for the #Resistance in America today.
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We know that much more is going to be required of us if we are going to keep our democracy. Trump and the GOP will not lose this election even if they have to personally sue every Democratic voter to have each and everyone one of our votes disallowed! You know that there will be all kinds of high jinks played to rig the elections. We should be preparing now for mass non-violent protests. We will need organizations, training, and commitment. Here are Gandhi’s thoughts on non-violent protest to help get us started.
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What could possibly drive people to refuse to wear masks, social distance, or stay at home as much as possible? It just defies all logic and reason, right? Here are the three psychological factors that combine for the perfect storm of conservative resistance to containing the #COVID19 pandemic
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Holy mother this is your Sunday deep dive news read. The Mother of All Explainers! How does the Ol’ Pussy Grabber turn so many otherwise sober rational people to his twisted conspiracy-driven paranoid interpretation of the world? In other words, how does gaslighting work? Why are human beings so vulnerable to it? And, most importantly, how do we resist it? I explain it all right here in six minutes.
Every now and again a little silly cute humor is needed to pull the soul back from the dank darkness of our political abyss. Luckily, we have the First Dog on the Moon drawing Raccoons of the Resistance over at The Guardian to help us with that. Have a read of their comic about saving us all from fascism! It’ll do you good, especially if you read it while drinking a #MoscowMitchMule
How do we resist the assault on our democracy? How do we prevent the further erosion of our democratic institutions and ideals? It is clear that the fascification of America is continuing unabated, so how do we resist? We use our democratic institutions to roll-back the spreading fascism.
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, […]
As I sat at my dining room table fretting over the coming vote on Boof K, I was struck by a story on ABC News about the women of Maine and Alaska who had traveled to DC to meet with plead with Senators Collins and Murkowski, respectively. I […]
We’re now embroiled in the outrage du jour: should we tolerate child torturers in our midst? After all, it is just politics the hand wringing both sides pundits would have us believe. It is a disagreement between honest brokers of opposing political philosophies and policies. Or is it? […]
Social Media connects us and helps us organize, but it also traps us in a false sense of accomplishment stopping us from taking more direct and effective action. #HashTag+ From now on, no social media posts without direct action.
Since 1964, the GOP has been about one thing and one thing only: white supremacy. It is as true as the Civil War was fought over slavery. People will argue with you, but that’s all they got. Nixon’s Southern Strategy has been used by every GOP candidate since. Reagan kicked off his campaign in Philadelphia, Mississippi for god’s sake. Recharge those righteous indignation batteries to continue the #Resistance!
How you viewed the condition of the country probably determined your vote. If you saw the country as doing OKAY, you probably saw the Ol’ Pussy Grabber as too big of a risk. But if you saw the country has going in the wrong direction, you were tempted to take a chance on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. What does behavioral economics, loss aversion, and risk seeking tell us about 2018?
It is clear that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is ginning up reasons to dismiss Robert Mueller. But only a narcissist would believe that a six year old dispute over a golf fee would be a conflict of interest. #Resistance
The news out of the WH in the last two weeks has been absolutely extraordinary. Everyone is AMAZED that the admin is so inept, clumsy, obvious. But, should they be amazed? We have a NARCISSIST running the executive branch of the government! What did anyone expect?
Just when you thought it couldn’t get much worse, the Ol’ Pussy Grabber out does himself… and he’s not even trying! The only important question coming out of the exposing state secrets scandal is, Will this be the straw that breaks the GOP’s back?
There is no question in my mind that the Ol’ Pussy Grabber is an ineffective malignant narcissistic personality disorder. Ineffective because of his incredibly weak executive functioning skills. They are amazingly weak. He barely has any control at all over his impulses and emotions. Malignant because of his […]
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber is getting desperate, so he is pushing his lies, exaggerations, intimidations, and coercions faster and more furiously now. I review the seven signs of gaslighting written as the sonnet, “How Do I Love Thee?” Please don’t hate me.