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Why does it seem like racially motivated extremism and violence and hate crimes are increasing in the US? Probably because they are. The right wing is fomenting anger, resentment, and violence among white people against non-whites.
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Given the accepting attitudes towards political violence by those polled and the amount of violence in general in our country, we’re likely to see substantial political violence surrounding the 2022 election.
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All fascist and authoritarian movements need a scapegoat. It is clear that #COVID19, the Delta Variant has upended their plans to run on anti-immigrant fear mongering, so they are just making everything bad is because of immigrants and by extension the replacement theory. Here’s an example.
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You’da thunk that with everyone. — okay all the progressive liberal thinking types — at home most of last year, there’d’ve been no crime to speak of much less murder and mayhem, but no, violence, murder, and gun sales all increased last year. Why? You know why. Trump.
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We’ve had so many police shootings of Black people since the Chauvin trial started it is almost like the police are acting out! Since Chauvin clearly was a psychopath, it got me wondering just how many of the police murders we witness are caused by psychopaths. We take a deep dive into psychopathy to find out.
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As if we needed any more evidence that the GQP no longer wants to be constrained by elections. They are working towards creating a single-party pseudo-democratic minority-rule authoritarianism. But, it still needs to be seen to be believed. It is scary and difficult to read because it makes it all so real. We need to fight for our democracy.
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
Long-time friend of Ye Olde Blogge shared this post with me in the comments of the “illusory explanation of ‘depraved evil'” post the other day. He published it way back in 2015, but it is — sadly — still relevant today.
Human beings evolved to work best in groups. And, like all other mental disorders, we can take that group effort into the realms of madness. The GOP and conservatives have done just that. Luckily, the counter-weight to their madness is also rests in our efforts as a group.
Vox’s Eliza Barclay interviewed Bandy Lee, the Yale psychiatrist making all the noise about the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s mental health posing a threat to the country and he needs a psych eval. I offer some commentary on her thoughts.
I love it that the biggest audience of a beauty pageant are men who already have a low level of empathy towards women.
The Ol’ Pussy Grabber is ending DACA… sort of. Everything about his announcement from handing it off to Jeff Sessions, to delaying it for six months, to threatening to revisit it if Congress can “legalize” it smacks of needless cruelty and actual institutional and structural violence.