Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Maybe there's Method in the Madness

I've started wondering if Trump's feud with a Senator and war hero who has been dead for seven months, and his feud with George Conway, husband of KellyAnne, who has strongly indicated that Trump has a mental disorder, are related. Trump does strike me as a malignant narcissist and he's certainly gone off in speeches and on Twitter before, but it seems really extra of late. Maybe a little too extra?

Insanity defense as a last resort, anyone?


Ten Bears said...

First time I've ever seen anyone fight a dead guy, and lose.

Formerly Amherst said...

Vixen, as a Vietnam vet I can tell you that we have enormous respect for John McCain as a warrior and a military leader when imprisoned in one of the worst hellholes on earth. At the same time most of us were disappointed with McCain as a senator and a political leader.

I agree that Trump's denunciation of McCain after his death is not Trump's finest hour.

At the same time, bad blood between these two goes back a long way. And McCain used the opportunity of a big Trump rally to characterize Trump supporters using the usual shibboleth of basically a bunch of uneducated hicks who do not have the ability to think our way to the truth.

Aside from the fact that it's absurd , Trump was attempting to protect his voters. Everything is always more complex than simpletons would like to imagine.

As you know, I am not ideological. My interest is in policy. And as a consequence I'm unconcerned about how someone else feels about a candidate. I put my 1960s activism to bed years ago, and so I'm happy with figuring out how I feel about it, and I'll let the next person do the same.

Incidentally, in the past we have had some conversation about whether or not science can demonstrate the veracity of a lot of esoteric assertions. Interestingly, a man name Mark Gober has written a book called An End to Upside Down Thinking. This is a short read that basically collects all the date accumulated by different universities and science departments who have investigated para-psychological subjects. It's written from this scientific perspective, but is an easy read. The ultimate conclusion is one that we esotericists have been saying for years – not only do these subjects have validity, but it is demonstrated that consciousness precedes the development of matter. We have always asserted that consciousness is not an epiphenomenon of the body. (Bob also believed this.) And now there is an easy way to start thinking about this without recourse to heavy scientific tomes that do not lend themselves to popular consumption.