Category Archives: rationality

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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“Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave When We Practice to Deceive”

Scott Peck in the mid-eighties wrote a best-selling book, “People of the Lie,” which explored extensively the subject of evil and how that it creates and perpetuates a web of deception.  In the last few days we have seen two … Continue reading

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Power in Social and Political Arenas

Power is intrinsic to our human-ness though it is so subtle that we often don’t see it.  For example, a psychiatrist I once worked with in a hospital noted about one of his patients, “She is as much determined to … Continue reading

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Boundaries, Boundaries, Boundaries!!!

Wisdom from Ann Coulters:  All that matters is immigration. It’s all that matters to the country, and it’s all that matters for winning elections. “Build that wall!”  The immigration issue might be the issue that best illustrates what divides our country … Continue reading

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Is it True,”The Center Will not Hold”?

E.J. Dionne has a very good op-ed in today’s Washington Post about the Alabama Senatorial election next week. His presents the notion that definition is on the table again in our country, the meaning of words and ideas, and that … Continue reading

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