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Tag Archives: Donald Trump
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
Posted in good writing, justice, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged 1922 Committee, Breitbart, Donald Trump, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, Rupert Murdoch, tyranny, United Kingdom Comments Off on Trump, Murdoch and digital tabloids: from media bodyguards to Praetorian Guards
Obama, Christie and Trump: a study in statesmanship (revised)**
(This is a revised version of the post. For the reasons see the bottom of the post) In ancient Greece, the statesman was often contrasted with the tyrant. A statesman ruled for the common good; the tyrant ruled for a … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, education, philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged Chris Christie, Donald Trump, New Jersey, Plato Comments Off on Obama, Christie and Trump: a study in statesmanship (revised)**
Five Presidents: A picture tells a story
(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) In the photographs (the one above and the one below) the various presidents provide signals of their status. Although no analysis is definitive since the context and … Continue reading
Posted in Government, statesmanship, Uncategorized Tagged Barack Obama, Donald Trump, Jimmy Carter, Oval Office, White House 1 Comment
Trump is only a symptom; he is not the problem.
We are outraged at Donald Trump’s private remarks. He spoke of his attempt to seduce a married woman. In his crude language, he said he tried to fornicate with her or at least make clear his intention to do so … Continue reading
Posted in Government, philosophy, privacy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged Barack Obama, desire, Donald Trump, eros, Republican Party United States, Rudy Giuliani, tyrant Comments Off on Trump is only a symptom; he is not the problem.
When facts don’t matter, democracy dies.
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts. – Daniel Patrick Moynihan The reason people think facts are subjective is that facts are not self-evident, they require context to be understood. We could say that Belgium … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship Tagged brexit, Donald Trump, Donald Trump presidential campaign, Hannah Arendt, Hillary Clinton, Nigel Farage, opinion, truth, United States Comments Off on When facts don’t matter, democracy dies.
Mike Cernovich, propaganda and the Truth
In an interesting film, Mike Cernovich (hereafter MC) says that he is tired of mainstream media propaganda. He does not believe that the media covered the conventions correctly. He sets out to the tell the truth about the conventions, the … Continue reading
Posted in censorship, corruption, public opinion Tagged DNC, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, loren feldman, Mainstream media, Media, mike cernovick, opinion, propaganda, RNC, truth Comments Off on Mike Cernovich, propaganda and the Truth
Tyrants, Incest and the Trumps (revised)
We know from history, that tyrants display a disordered eros, an erotic longing, to rule others. The tyrant’s desire to rule others is often accompanied by other appetites for food, drink, drugs, and sex. In particular, their sexuality and its … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, philosophy, public opinion Tagged Donald Trump, election 2016, ivanka trump Comments Off on Tyrants, Incest and the Trumps (revised)
Why Andrew Sullivan is wrong about America, Trump, and extreme democracy
In a provocative essay, Andrew Sullivan suggests America is an extreme democracy ripe for tyranny. America’s multiculturalism, sexual freedom, disrespect for any authority or expertise and intolerance of any inequality whether earned or natural characterise its extremism. These characteristics challenge … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, justice, philosophy, public opinion, statesmanship, surveillance Tagged andrew sullivan, Donald Trump, elections, extreme democracy, Hilary Clinton, Trump, tyranny 2 Comments
Should Caitlyn Jenner be Donald Trump’s Vice President?
On the surface, the pairing seems improbable if not impossible. What, if anything, do they have in common? They appear to share little except their celebrity status. Beneath the surface, though, they are animated by the same thing, a disordered … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, philosophy, republicanism, statesmanship Tagged Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, President of the United States, Republican Party United States Comments Off on Should Caitlyn Jenner be Donald Trump’s Vice President?
Donald Trump’s imperial origins: a response to Eliot Cohen
Donald Trump is causing a stir. His success has unleashed the expected counter attack from the political establishment. In many ways he represents the final logic of the political establishment where its political immoderation is masked as effectiveness, fairness, and … Continue reading
Posted in corruption, Government, justice, philosophy, statesmanship Tagged Affordable housing, Barack Obama, Democratic Party (United States), Donald Trump, Republican Party United States, Ronald Reagan, United States Comments Off on Donald Trump’s imperial origins: a response to Eliot Cohen