Trump Crime Family Realm of the Envious Gods…

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

Asuras are hyper-competitive and paranoid. They are driven by a desire to beat their competition, and everyone is competition. They have power and resources and sometimes accomplish good things with them. But, always, their first priority is getting to the top. I think of powerful politicians or corporate leaders when I think of Asuras.

I think of the Trump Crime Family

Chih-i (538-597), a patriarch of the T’ien-t’ai school, described the Asura this way: “Always desiring to be superior to others, having no patience for inferiors and belittling strangers; like a hawk, flying high above and looking down on others, and yet outwardly displaying justice, worship, wisdom, and faith — this is raising up the lowest order of good and walking the way of the Asuras.”

One thing we are pretty sure of … psychology is closer to astrology than astronomy in terms of scientific rigor

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

And what of the buildings in the vicinity?…

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

This ‘solution’ isn’t one. It moves the energy from Mighty White Building A to everywhere else. Just a high tech ‘sexy’ NIMBY.

US’s Shittiest–National Guard Officials

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

Assistant Adjutant General Doug Paul and the chief of staff, Colonel Charles Beatty,

US’s shittiest– ICE… creating victims

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

Lyin’ George

April 28, 2021 § Leave a comment

Dehumanizing to Demonizing: Critical Discourse Analysis of George Bush’s Speeches for Exploring the Influence of Dehumanizing Metaphor in Political Discourse.

  • Source: FWU Journal of Social Sciences . Spring2021, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p154-168. 15p.
  • Author(s): Ali, Syed Shujaat; Khan, Siraj
  • Abstract: To legitimize US invasion of Iraq, Bush fabricated fake intelligence reports, and depended solely on propaganda; he manipulated language in a well-calculated manner; most particularly, the metaphors chosen and devised for his speeches were such that convinced the US citizens about the legitimacy of the invasion, elicited financial support of the European allies and moral support of the majority of the world community. This research work used discourse analysis to study the metaphors that were used by George Bush in the speeches he made on 8 different occasions, and the theoretical framework used in it is the combination of critical discourse analysis CDA with postcolonial theory concept of orientalism. It utilized both qualitative and quantitative data collection tools. It found that most of the task was accomplished through the linguistic manipulation in the shape of metaphor used to dehumanize the enemy, which first made the US citizens feel as victims to the jealousy of rogue Muslim states for intending to completely annihilate them; then, it made appeal to their sense of justice, sense of security, and right to self-defense. By grouping the world citizens into Us and Them groups, the innocent, peace-loving and the war-mongers, the angels and the devils, and then by placing themselves and the rest of the world among the first group and placing the powerful Muslims states among the second group, the US exploited the feelings and thoughts of all. Despite the UN and the rest of the world having come to know the sheer lies of the US now, the US still has managed to flog a dead horse and blind-fold majority of the world through this linguistic manipulation in the form of using dehumanizing metaphors .
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Zionism, Nazism… same thing

April 25, 2021 § Leave a comment

Douthit, or doofus? Confused and confusing conflates reactionary with conservative

April 25, 2021 § Leave a comment

Values are conserved, not people in office or certain “kinds” of people in office. If conservatives “believe” in representative as in if I am on the hook to pay taxes I am entitled to representation, they they must oppose, gerrymandering which is bigotry; the way the Senate is elected because it is discriminatory and unrepresentative, the resetting land mine of the electoral college because it is dangerous.

One wonders if the Confederates err I mean “Republicans” believe in “the emancipated negro” being allowed to vote.

April 25, 2021 § Leave a comment

For the “emancipated” Negroes, the American South is a kind of prison where they are hemmed in, isolated and
deprived of fresh air.

Lenin 1915

United Statesian Chaos

April 22, 2021 § Leave a comment

A country whose government cannot control either its own capital or the police is mired in chaos.

And why can’t the police just throw a net over someone and wait it out. Why shoot it out every time?

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