Category Archives: group psychology

Why do We Hate Trump so Much?

Simply stated, Trump is an expression of the deepest part of our unconsciousness.  Some of us are unified by our repulsion of what we are seeing in him, others are delighted with what he represents.  The end result is that … Continue reading

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Trump and Lack of Self-Awareness

Paul Manafort, under indictment already and out on bail, almost immediately had the audacity to contact the Russian media to arrange an editorial in the American press favorable to himself.  This was clearly contrary to the terms of the bail. … Continue reading

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“Manifest Destiny,” National Hubris, and Trumpism

Axios reported this morning that the Trump administration is now arguing that the President cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice because the constitution declares he is the chief law enforcement officer of the land.  Early in the Trumpian onslaught … Continue reading

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Is Alabama’s Governor Ivey Stupid? Answer: No.

Alabama’s Governor Kay Ivey has demonstrated the mind set of many conservative Republicans in announcing her support of controversial Senate candidate Roy Moore.  Though she “has no reason to doubt” the numerous women who report his inappropriate sexual advances on … Continue reading

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Speciousness and Identity Politics

Doubling down.  When threatened, double down.  Whatever you have put on the table, regardless of how critically it may be viewed by “them”, double down with it and affirm your convictions more boisterously.  The fervency of your affirmation will appeal … Continue reading

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Will Trump Fire Robert Mueller?

Trump will fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller.  He will do so because the heat is really increasing with today’s indictment AND Trump knows by history that he can get by with anything.  During the campaign he declared he could shoot … Continue reading

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Boundaries are Important in Politics

The United States is in the midst of an identity crisis.  The turmoil that we are mired in is akin to the throes of adolescence when teen agers decide what is “in” and what is “out,” what they will be … Continue reading

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