If we crave security and freedom – security of living with people we trust, and freedom to live without interference from others – why do we not gravitate toward institutions that embody live and let live principles?
Politics is a realm of beliefs, opinion, vision, premonition, duplicity, dissimulation, chicanery, persuasion, perception, and force. It is form of warfare, or a type of conflict that substitutes for war.
Have we really reached the point where the president’s narcissism, hubris, arrogance, rage, ego, immaturity, and unstable idiocy make him responsible for an error someone made at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency?
That’s what America First means now. It means America Last. We not only relinquish our leadership, we now aspire to descend into our own shithole of ignominy, incivility, thoughtlessness, and weakness. Thank you, Donald Trump, for your service. You say you want to make America great again. Just like you are.
“That feeling when you parody a guy [Wolff] making up shit about Trump, but people believe it so you become part of the problem… It’s more credible than most of the shit I make up.”
We have reached a new level of prevarication in the Never Trump movement. From the moment election results came in …
If you perceive the state’s activities as patriotic efforts to protect all of us, then Snowden is indeed a traitor. If you see state secrecy – and everything the state does behind that veil – as self-serving efforts to preserve both autonomy and influence, then Snowden and others who drop the veil are heroes. I don’t see any other way to look at it.
Play the position on the board. Find the best move. If you lose the current game, you can set up the pieces and play again. Many players have won when they thought they might lose, if they just find the best move at each turn.
The audience doesn’t get it at first, until they realize the performers think they’re into serious work! They don’t think they’re funny! No one even told them they’re in a circus, so they all think they’re doing a good job!
The part of Trump’s presidency I like the best is his feud with the intelligence community. It’s fun to see …
Bush is not our first bad president, nor is he responsible for everything bad in American culture at the moment. Yet for him to set himself up as a critic of current morals is hard to abide. If he had brought such a critical eye to his own behavior, and most importantly to his own decisions, he might see less to dislike now. He might have been able to stop himself from leading his country into ruin.
If he wants to force them to behave a certain way during public rites like the national anthem, why doesn’t he simply line up a bunch of dummies at the sideline during the music? If he puts helmets on his dummies, television cameras and fans can’t tell the difference.