Category Archives: Spirituality and politics

Any Idea Can be Dangerous!

Yes, even “noble” ideas can become dangerous as I have often noted.  Even “Jesus is the Light of the World” can become ignoble if one becomes so intoxicated with himself that he feels he has to hammer others with a … Continue reading

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Trump Continues to Not Understand Irony

Trump told students at Liberty University yesterday that there is “nothing more terrible than being a critic.”  Now, I can’t help but wonder why he would be so critical of critics???  His saying that would be like accusing the media … Continue reading

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Greek Drama, Truth, and Our Political Mess

For months the Trump administration has refused calls for an independent special prosecutor to investigate Russian influence in the U.S. election last November.  With Trump’s firing of James Comey yesterday, the FBI director who was investigating the matter, there is … Continue reading

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Fox News, Sexuality, and Power

Fox News is showing its ass again, and in a sense even more graphically than before. While sexual harassment is wreaking havoc in the organization, one low-level unimportant talking head with a background of obnoxious behavior recently felt the liberty … Continue reading

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Negative Capability, Psychosis, and Politics

Several weeks ago I blogged about negative capability as viewed by a psychotherapist, Diane Voller.  She applied this literary term to describe the need of a therapist to become “involved” with the patient on a level that is not the … Continue reading

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Ignorance of One’s Ignorance is Dangerous

A recent New York Times op-ed was entitled, “When the President is Ignorant of His Own Ignorance.”  Thomas Edsall was addressing Trump’s arrogant assumption that he is always “in the know” and does not need anyone’s advice.  This was demonstrated … Continue reading

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“Carthage Must Be Destroyed!” and the GOP

  In ancient Rome, Cato the Elder (234 bc-149bc) was a predecessor to modern day American Republicans.  He woke up every day, scratched his eyes, shook his head and then asked, “What can I be against today?”  One of his … Continue reading

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