The hatred of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, can be explained by the ego defense mechanism Reaction Formation. Let's get into it. Reaction Formation is simply the hatred of that which you fear you need, or want. It is a Freudian, psycho-analytic concept. It combines repression of unmet desire with projection. … Continue reading The Hatred of Donald Trump
Sunday's writing prompt from WordPress was: Are you seeking security or adventure? Which is a good question worth thinking/writing about. However, it reminded me of a chapter in my last book Election 2016 wherein I titled a short chapter "Thunder Pass". Because, as I saw things then, that was one way of looking at the choice … Continue reading Security or Adventure: Thunder Pass
is the way James Reed's Netflix documentary (April 2023) begins, and ends. Does the four-hour series answer the question? That depends on who and what you believe. For me it does a very good job. We are the The Naked Ape (1967); or as Jared Diamond wrote, The Third Chimpanzee (1992). Robert Wright called us The Moral … Continue reading CHIMP EMPIRE: Who Are We?
Book tropes are many. As also is the trope in film. But how-about in real life? This post was inspired by Sheri Dye's post at Read Betwixt Words. Of course I've twisted it because that's who I am and have always been. I'm incapable of following directions or answering questions without adding something of my … Continue reading Book Tropes In Real Life
is Maggie Haberman's: Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. Because it, this book, is representative of what has broken America. It is the descent of Journalism and Media into a confabulation of confirmation bias and rationalization, "humble bragging", gaslighting, and all other manner of self-serving distortions and delusion. Or as Consent … Continue reading Worst Book of the Year 2022
Yes it's true - they're linked. I've always been a huge fan of Neil Young. For over fifty years, and it's also true that I kind of take offense about all the jokes going around. About how we Boomers don't have a clue about Spotify, because we're so old and the streaming music service is … Continue reading Neil Young, Spotify, Joe Rogan, and Donald Trump
If you've a mind to understand human nature? non-fiction may not be the best way to understand it. Or, for that matter, human behavior in general. Fiction might be more accurate. However, there is some value in science and history; and reading. Non-fiction books just might be (in some cases) more fiction, fantasy, or delusion … Continue reading Set Yourself Free: Twelve Books to Read on Human Nature
is an idea I agree with. In essence it is: What happened could not have have happened in any other way than it did. I first encountered it in a personality theory class. Raymond B. Cattell, an English/American Psychologist (1905-1998)) devised a theory, a formula, for why individuals do what they do. He was a … Continue reading The Perfect Storm Hypothesis
Recently my friend Billy asked me if I was working on anything, meaning writing. I answered: What's the point? Because, why bother? When I explained the why - he concurred. The Evidence is the data on YouTube's product. I learned, ironically, while watching a Joe Rogan podcast on YouTube, that the latest statistics are: 500hrs … Continue reading What’s the Point: Playing or Winning?
The best gift ever would be the much promised but never realized, peace on earth. Towards that goal I offer, as a gift for family or friends, or to yourself, Election 2016: The Great Divide, The Great Debate. If you're on the Red Team, give it to those you love who are Blue. Be you Blue, … Continue reading Best Gift Ever