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Presidential Politics on the Ancient Savanna

It’s not news that people often behave irrationally. In many cases it’s not just random greed and fear that we see, but well organized bouts of instinctual group foolishness that follow fairly specific patterns. I’m proposing that the pattern we’re … 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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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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