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Category Archives: justice
Is Trump our first female president?
My essay is inspired by Toni Morrison’s claim that Bill Clinton was the first black President[i] and Adrienne Rich’s essay Women and Honor: Some Notes on Lying (1975).[ii] I came to her work to understand Donald’s Trump lying. We often … Continue reading
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How the documentary Hoaxed manipulated Black Lives Matter.
The film Hoaxed claims to be a documentary that tells the truth about the media and fake news. One part of the film looks at how the media covers racial violence. The directors and Mr Cernovich, though, want to look … Continue reading
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Initial review or thoughts on the documentary Hoaxed.
Arrogant, resentful people believe deception works. –Jordan Peterson, minute 94, Hoaxed (2019). Know thyself. –Delphic Oracle “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” … Continue reading
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Did Sarah Sanders lie to the Special Counsel?
To serve Trump, Sarah Sanders lied repeatedly about James Comey having lost the confidence of the rank and file FBI. Despite her claim that it was a “slip of the tongue” utter in the “heat of the moment”, it was, … Continue reading
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Trump and Miller are too timid about immigration.
Dear Readers, I am honored to have a guest blog by the world famous scholar Joanne Swift. She has taken time out from her busy schedule to provide a short proposal on how Trump and Miller should deal with the … Continue reading
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Journalists wrestling Trump for the truth: Fake News and a Post-Truth society?
Jay Rosen in his article (“The Trump White House has turned into a kind of playground for the press.”) has hit upon two important truths about the Trump presidency, the press and the problem of “fake news”. First, Trump like … Continue reading
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Trump, supremacism and political extremism
“As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.”– Abraham Lincoln Donald Trump has made America … Continue reading
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Thoughts on Michael Anton and Leo Strauss’ Machiavelli
In a recent interview, Mr Anton said that he knew “Nick”, his short hand for Niccolo Machiavelli, for over 30 years. He qualified his support by saying he followed the Leo Strauss’ Machiavelli. For his interviewer, this made sense. Leo … Continue reading
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Milo, nihilism, and conservatism’s decayed soul (revised)
Recently, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) withdrew their offer to Milo Yiannapolous to speak at their event. They withdrew their offer after a video was found that showed him explaining how sex between an older man and a 13yr … Continue reading
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Trump, Murdoch and digital tabloids: from media bodyguards to Praetorian Guards
For I know that some human beings are like horses—the more they get what they want, the more unruly they are apt to become.  The way to manage men like that is to put the fear of the bodyguard … Continue reading
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