How can you support such a hypocrite? One strange correlation – one of many strange correlations in modern U.S. politics – is the relationship between many Christians and Donald Trump. Non-believers complain: “How can his supporters call themselves Christians and support such a sleaze-ball as Donald Trump?” Let me apply my dysfunctional mind to this mystery and see if I … [Read more...] about Trump and Jesus (8/19, updated 9/20)
Projection Freud’s concept of projection is now part of the everyday English language. The average person is somewhat aware that everyone projects to some extent. One way of understanding this phenomenon is to take the word project literally and see an imaginary movie projector inside a person’s personality. The inner phenomenon of the person can be seen as the film, and … [Read more...] about Projection (updated 9/20)
8/29/20 The dialectic and Trump The dialectic is hard to fight. President Trump gave a wonderful speech on the last night of the Republican convention. He stuck to the script and sounded Presidential. (I had the temporary illusion that “maybe if he was re-reelected in 2020, he would “grow into the job” and use his considerable political skills to be a good … [Read more...] about News Blasts: The Dialectic and Trump; Black Lives Matter; and Todd Tells the Truth
(Note: this article was written in 7/16, when the onslaught happened. It has been updated in 8/20 because, like many of RG’s articles, the importance of understanding what happened and why is relatively timeless.) In his response to a Muslim terrorist killing 50 gays in a gay nightclub, President Obama didn’t mention Islam. However, he did condemn hate, assault rifles, … [Read more...] about Muslim terrorist kills 50 gays in Orlando night club. 1/16, updated 8/16.
Note: this article is based on a New York Times Op Ed essay in July, 2016. As if we didn’t have enough troubles already. On this Op Ed page, a knowledgeable writer in the field stated that we’re running out of sand. I never thought of sand. He said that virtually all the new construction in the world uses sand, since most of the buildings use concrete. Also, roads … [Read more...] about No Sand – 7/16, updated 8/20