Monthly Archives: January 2017

More Dumb Anti-Trump Strategy

The idea that boycotting the inauguration will hurt Trump’s legitimacy (or prove to the American publica that his election was illegitimate) is completely bass-ackwards. The meta-message sent out by politicians boycotting Trump is: Trump is a danger to the established … Continue reading

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My Syria Post

I have no idea what is going on in Syria and have little real idea who the players are. The main difference between me and many others who write about it is that I freely admit that. That said, the … Continue reading

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The Fizzle that is “Fake News”

Propaganda began as a descriptive term for a certain kind of information processing (emphasizing the positive, minimizing the negative). Over time it came to label the content. The same thing also happened to Conspiracy Theory as it changed from a … Continue reading

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From the Mountains to the Sea…

I checked out of the Israeli-Palestinian thing a long time ago and no longer have any real emotional or psychic investment in how it plays out. I know better than to keep digging in a dry well but French politicians … Continue reading

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The Two Faces of the Donald

What’s going on now with Trump is new territory for the country (at last post WWII). I can think of two possible scenarios. The Deep State feels threatened by him and wants to sabotage him and doesn’t care who gets … Continue reading

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More on Academicish Clarityness

I kind of disagree with this. Specialist terminology is a separate issue from stylistic clarity. The following sentence is an example: “Every self-homeomorphism of a product of two pseudo-arcs is a product of homeomorphisms of the separate factors, composed possibly … Continue reading

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Trump’s Best Enemies

This is what I mean when I say that unhinged Trump enemies are working to get him re-elected. All that all the drahma and hysteeeria are accomplishing is lowering the bar for Trump’s performance. All he has to do now … Continue reading

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Keepin’ it Real in Academe

There is, I think, a general principle of academic writing. The less consequential an article or books is the more likely the author is to try to conceal this through ornate verbiage. Good ideas, or ideas that are liable to … Continue reading

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Maybe… Let’s Rethink This?

I know! Let’s put a lot of unvetted young Middle Eastern men on a military vessel capable of wreaking great havoc and destruction….. What Could Possibly Go Wrong? If I didn’t know better, I’d think that European governments are just … Continue reading

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Pussyhat Psychology

Many people dislike the idea of Evolutionary Psychology but it can be a fun game to play. Find a current situation and then create a self-referential “explanation”. Take this for example. My inner Evolutionary Psychologist would theorize thusly: Women are … Continue reading

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