Shattered walls of rainbow light
Now glow infernal.
Recent events in Paris triggered ruminations on how art can transcend its contextual origins to affect us a primal level. Let us take comfort in that art, and remember how, once upon a time, craftsmen played with light to create a glimpse of Heaven down on Earth.
With the Mueller report completed but remaining unknown to Congress and the nation at large, we sit in a purgatory. Where some Americans sees proof positive of a witch hunt, and other Americans see a cover up of gross criminality, the truth probably lies somewhere in between those two poles. I thought I’d share some of my musings on the limits of what we know and why none of this so far should be surprising.
In the final installment of my series for Torchlight Media about Trump as a narcissistic bully, I talk about what such behavior from the top means for our society and ways we can address it.
“The national edifice is on fire. Every man who can carry a bucket of water, or remove a brick, is wanted.”
-Frederick Douglass, 1861
Some thoughts on Trump’s recent declaration of national emergency to build his border wall.
Calling President Trump a narcissistic bully means little if we don’t understand how to apply the terms to our analysis of Trump’s behavior. The media keeps falling down in this area, although it may in part be because they are also the bully’s victims here. Hence, part 2 of my series talking about Trump as a narcissistic bully at Torchlight Media:
Please take a look. In understanding how the media is not properly applying the narcissistic bully analytical model to Trump’s behavior, we better understand the model ourselves.
Narcissism and bullying, and stupidity fueled ignorance; that’s was Donald Trump is made of.
We are fast approaching an important personal anniversary for me. I find myself today bubbling over with jumbled emotions and thoughts, so I thought I’d share a few.
Nearly a year ago, on February 14, 2018, students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida were gunned down by a young man using an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle. Seventeen people died, and seventeen more were injured. In the shooting’s wake, I found I could not go on as I had been. It clearly wasn’t enough.
Just a few words. Trump responded to something like he always does. The media responded like it always does. But something got overlooked in the kerfluffle. Trump provided some crystal clear evidence regarding himself.
Let’s take a look at that, and finally put to bed questions of Trump’s competence.
Let me tell you a little story.
A report came out from the commission investigating the Parkland shooting today.