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For What It’s Worth…

Something’s happening here…” The ultra-right doesn’t care how they secure political power—vote, don’t vote, or sing homages to the f***in’ fairies—just so long as they achieve power…

When ultra-right conservatives lie, cheat and steal at every level of their social and political lives, they do so because they utterly and completely believe that that’s what everyone else is doing. It’s all they know; it’s all they were taught in their formative youth. more…

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The Sociopathic 1%…

The 1% are comprised of a disproportionate share of sociopaths who will only relent their current pursuit of total profit, privilege and power if (1) they perceive it to be in their self-interest, or (2) they are introduced to Monsieur Guillotine. Justice favors for the latter.

In pursuit of this discussion, allow me to introduce Joseph E. Stiglitz and Dr. Martha Stout.

Stiglitz is the former Chief Economist of the World Bank, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, and a professor at Columbia University.

Dr. Stout, a psychologist, was on the clinical faculty at Harvard University for 25 years, and authored several books, including The Sociopath Next Door (2005). more…

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Austerity, Marraige & That Old Time Hate…

I guess I’m jaded… I spent enough time in the Old South (1959-65), including a hell-hole rock-quarry, chain-gang, to give me a bitter taste as to who and what they are: rabid racist dogs (at least many of those who own and police the place).

After another eight years in the “new” South (2001-09), it was clear to me that one need not scratch the surface far to find that ol’ redneck clay still there. more…

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Ideology: A Class Act…& then there’s the Pauls…

When I was six years old in the summer of ’48, I recall listening to the presidential election on the radio while my mother ironed.

Eileen Elizabeth McHugh was a 23-yr-old former World War-II, Rosie-the-Riveter (welder) in the Narragansett Shipyards, Rhode Island. We lived in a winterized near-beach cottage.

The post-war rise in the working and middle classes was still in its infancy, and this was before most people had TVs or telephones. I know we didn’t have one.

I asked her what they were talking about on the radio…Democrats and Republicans? more…

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Morality & Pathology…

On it’s current course, conservative hypocrisy may well become America’s most lasting legacy. Ironically, if they did nothing, perhaps that would be their greatest good.

FBI Director and "Partner" 1939...

A mature personality is one that has attained consciousness of the basic rights and integrity of others.

An adult that has become pathologically fixated at an earlier developmental stage, is at best relegated to perception in technical terms—not having the real capacity to consider and judge others empathetically. more…