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About literarylew

I am a retired mental health counselor in El Prado, NM near Taos. I have a life-long passion for the liberal arts and a deep spiritual commitment. I will utilize my voracious appetite for the written word in this blog, delving into literature, psychology, religion, philosophy, and linguistics.

Consensually-validated Reality Can Become a Prison

Here is an early-morning Tweet from Trump yesterday, “The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American … Continue reading

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Isis Has a Perfect Solution for Dissent!

Kierkegaard famously declared, “Purity of heart is to will one thing.”  I understand what this famous philosopher had in mind but he might have appended a caveat, “Don’t forget to use that Shakespearean, ‘pauser reason,’ here and there.”  To illustrate, … Continue reading

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Trump, “We’ll Go it Alone…”

Trump has recently taken his assault on reality to the world stage, threatening havoc to Nato and issuing an ultimatum, “We’ll go it alone,” if you don’t submit to my (our) demands.  This phenomenon of “go it alone” plays very … Continue reading

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Deep State Conspiracy Buffs Are Becoming More Brazen

The “deep state” conspiracy madness has reached new heights with brazen attempts to force the government to release “evidence” that would validate their fears.  See the following link to note just how absurd this paranoia has developed. (https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/qanon-conspiracy-real-life_us_5b54bbafe4b0b15aba8fe484) I agree … Continue reading

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Trumpian Lunacy Continues Unabated!

Earlier this morning Trump concluded a two-hour tete-a-tete with Vladimir Putin behind closed doors with only translators present.  Ordinary protocol would have included a close advisor being present but Trump wanted to be free to talk privately with the leader … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt, Totalitarian Thought, and Trump

Trump has been caught again in the swamp of mendacity which he calls home.  (I would have called him a bald-faced, full-of-shit liar…but he is the President of the United States and deserves my respect!!!)  Specifically, he was very critical … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Steps to the Plate!

Paul Ryan declared this morning, “Separating children from their parents is wrong.”  It has been so frustrating to watch this man, occupying the important position of Speaker of the House, stand lamely by and not stand up to Trump.  There … Continue reading

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