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Trump is an Arsonist

People who whip crowds into an angry frenzy and then bask in the mob violence that ensues are arsonists.  Like arsonists who start physical fires, they crave the rush that comes from sparking such a large destructive force.  This insight isn’t … Continue reading

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Being at Peace With Morons Part 2 – The Deep Magic

The previous post dealt with the suffering that buffoons in the white house are likely to cause others.  Today I want to talk about a more subtle kind of pain — the pain we feel within ourselves just because crude, immoral, … Continue reading

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Being at Peace with Morons

As I reflect on the conspiracy nuts, racists, imbeciles, and out-of-touch elitists that Trump is inflicting on our republic, I’m caught in an old dilemma. How do you both care about the state of your country and yet not be … Continue reading

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Who Deserves a Good Life?

People throughout history have had the habit of only counting some people as people.  I owe this observation to something Robert Anton Wilson wrote decades ago.  There are the people who you are willing to help and defend and then … Continue reading

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Are Decent People Weak?

People who treat others with kindness and respect, who put the well-being of others ahead of their own, are sometimes patronized as much as respected.   Their virtues are thought of as only appropriate for school rooms and Sunday church.  Once … Continue reading

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Buddhist POV – Is Trump a Good Leader?

In the Pali Canon, there is a list (of course) of the ten qualities that a good ruler should exemplify. Trump fails every point.  He is uncharitable, immoral, self-centered, a spouter of obvious and pathetic falsehoods, ridiculously arrogant, painfully undisciplined, as provocable as a tired … Continue reading

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