Category Archives: rationality

Politics, Thinking, and Rumi

The problem in politics is thinking.  The problem is human experience is thinking.  If thinking could be banned, we could all live in harmony…though the harmony would be that of a vegetative state!  We would still be just one step … Continue reading

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Trump and His “8th Grade Girl” Bullying

“Somebody stop me!!!” This comical, wicked, smirky quip by Jim Carrey in the movie, “The Mask” beautifully illustrates what Trump is crying out to the world today. (see video clip below)  As outgoing GOP Congressman, Dan Donovan said recently, Trump … Continue reading

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Presidential “Tone-deafness” Strikes Again

“Tone-deafness” beset our president again yesterday.  In taking a traditional Christmas call from our country’s children, he not only posed the question to a caller as to “whether or not Santa Claus is real” but included the notion of the … Continue reading

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“Crazed and Stumbling Lunatic,” huh???

Trump today labeled one of his critics,Tom Steyers as, “a crazed and stumbling lunatic.”  I can only imagine his handlers looking nervously at each other, seeing how anyone in his position should be aware of his own frailty and know … Continue reading

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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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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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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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