Category Archives: Republican Party

David Brooks, “There’s Something ‘Rotten’ in the Gop, not in Denmark!”

There is so much internal criticism arising within the Republican Party.  But the divided soul of the party is, like with all divided souls, incapable listening to dissenting voices from within its own ranks.  Sure, Progressives like myself see the … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, mental illness, populism, Republican Party, Spirituality and politics, Trumpism | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in extremism, group psychology, Republican Party, Donald Trump | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

T.S. Eliot, “Oh the Shame of Motives Late Revealed…”

The Roy Moore spectacle in Alabama is put a spin-off of the block-buster series now showing world-wide, The Trump Show.  But like all spin-off tv shows and movies, the Roy Moore saga is cut from the same bolt of cloth … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, Fundamentalist Christianity, psychology, religion and politics, Republican Party, Trumpism, U.S. Constitution | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Collective Unconsciousness, conservatism, extremism, Fundamentalist Christianity, group psychology, religion and politics, Republican Party | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

“Standin’ by Your Man”

In the past decade or so there has been an increasing number of Republican politicos that surface who cause an embarrassment to this “Grand Old Party.”  I’m thinking of Christine O’Donnell, Sharon Angle, Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, and Todd Akin … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, extremism, rationality, Republican Party, Trumpism | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Gun Control and Mental Illness

Another mass shooting yesterday, this one is Sutherland, Texas at a Baptist Church, and once again my country’s national denial kicks in—Trump has declared the matter is not a gun issue but a mental health issue.  On this occasion I … Continue reading

Posted in conservatism, mental illness, Republican Party, Trumpism, U.S. Constitution | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in conservatism, Donald Trump, group psychology, Republican Party, Spirituality and politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment