Many of Trump’s hard-core supporters are like CULT MEMBERS.

June 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

This two-part article explores the mindset of a typical hardcore Trump supporter. Part 1 of this article is here:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2018/11/26/exploring-the-mindset-of-a-typical-hardcore-trump-supporter/ Part 2 is here:  https://www.nationofchange.org/2020/01/03/exploring-the-mindset-of-a-typical-hardcore-trump-supporter-part-two/ “Other-blamers” — Psychology expert explains how Trump hijacks voters’ brains with his abusive personality style: https://www.alternet.org/2019/07/other-blamers-psychology-expert-explains-how-trump-hijacks-voters-brains-with-his-abusive-personality-style/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=531   When a racist mass shooting occurred in the summer of 2019 experts and lawmakers said we should call it what it was: ‘Trump-inspired terrorism’: https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/experts-and-lawmakers-say-time-to-call-racist-shooting-what-it-was-trump-inspired-terrorism/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1012   Conservative journalist George Will says the Republican Party has ‘become a cult’ of Trump: https://www.alternet.org/2019/06/veteran-conservative-journalist-george-will-the-gop-has-become-a-cult-of-trump/?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=297   Trump’s true believers are hard to deal with: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/1/5/1823854/-WHY-THOSE-WHO-LOATHE-TRUMP-FIND-IT-SO-HARD-TO-ACCEPT-HIS-SUPPORTERS?detail=emaildkre   14 distinct cognitive flaws leading people […]

Trump’s re-election goal is to keep the pandemic danger high and prevent voting by mail. Then sensible people STAY HOME and his loyal cult followers will turn out and vote.

June 30, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Put these few facts together: Democratic candidates are more likely to win when large numbers of people vote. In a number of states ruled by Republicans, those states do several things to reduce voter turnout — and to make it hard for racial minorities, young people, and poor people to vote, because those people tend to vote for Democrats. Voting by mail significantly increases voter turnout.  Trump and Republicans strongly oppose this, because they want to SUPPRESS voter turnout. The Coronavirus pandemic makes it dangerous to vote in person (in the 45 states that do not have voting by mail). […]

What Erich Fromm wrote about Fascism in 1941 pertains to the U.S. under Trumpism now.

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

In 1941 Erich Fromm wrote this about the Fascism that had emerged in Europe: “When Fascism came into power, most people were unprepared, both theoretically and practically. They were unable to believe that man could exhibit such propensities to evil, such lust for power, such disregard for the rights of the weak, or such yearning for submission.” Fromm wrote this about the Fascism that had emerged in Europe by 1941. He could scarcely have imagined that Trumpism would repeat those evils in the U.S.A. with the 2016 election. See this blog’s section on “Trump and Trumpism.”  

Trump, Republicans and conservatives keep making the pandemic WORSE AND WORSE!

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Republicans are NOT “pro-life.”  They keep sacrificing people’s lives to the Coronavirus pandemic in order to help businesses produce and sell. Trump, Republicans and conservatives show horrible negativity and denialism against the honest science that we need in order to save our lives. Here are just a few examples from late June 2020: This article explains the late June 2020 surge in new Coronavirus cases: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-us-s-new-surge-in-coronavirus-cases-explained/ar-BB162ob2?ocid=spartan-ntp-feeds   Trump’s crazy psychology: Zero empathy for victims. Coronavirus victims are simply “losers.” And more … Although we know a lot about Trump’s bizarre psychology, this article provides more information: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/25/1955974/-Trump-believes-anyone-who-dies-from-Covid-19-is-a-loser?detail=emaildkreicymi   New COVID […]

Informative handouts for OCANW’s course: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do”

June 28, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons offers a 4-session course (2 hours per session) titled, “Nuclear Weapons:  What You Can Know and Do.”  It provides solid information, including background and recent updates.  It addresses the serious problems and what we can do to solve those problems.  To sign up, contact Joanne Dufour at (206) 550-1841 or jdufourhc@msn.com.  Each of the four presenters (Joanne Dufour, Mark Fleming, Jim Manista and Glen Anderson) offers handouts for these sessions. Here are Glen’s handouts. Session #1: IMPORTANT: “Fact Sheets for 6 Myths” — These fact sheets correct 6 common misunderstandings about nuclear weapons […]

Voters are much more progressive than the institutional Democratic Party and its timid Joe Biden.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Public opinion polling shows majorities of the public — especially Democrats but also large numbers of Independents and Republicans — urging VERY BOLD public policies, such as: Getting big money out of political campaigns Providing a nationwide system of good quality health care for every person Strong actions to protect the climate Protecting ordinary people from big business’s abuses Sharply reducing police violence And much more … During the 2020 primary election season, Bernie Sanders campaigned on boldly progressive issues, and he won huge numbers of votes from many kinds of people, including the working class, minorities, and other segments […]

These interesting items show that the U.S.’s democracy and government are NOT functioning adequately.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The U.S.’s government and democracy are SERIOUSLY DYSFUNCTIONAL in several ways. Ordinary people need to understand the problems and organize from the grassroots up to solve these SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS. Both political parties have been negligent and have caused the problems, and neither political party is solving them.     See this information about problems with the U.S.’s democracy, and how to solve them: See this article — https://thefulcrum.us/big-picture/american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences — and see this thorough 84-page report:  https://www.amacad.org/ourcommonpurpose/report     Instead of “checks and balances” — and instead of accountability — Trump is FIRING THE WATCHDOGS that we need in order to […]

Death Penalty system is horribly broken. Many innocent people are on death row.

June 23, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

For every 9 persons who have been executed in the U.S. since the 1970s, one person on death row has been PROVEN INNOCENT AND RELEASED. This shocking rate of error sows that our death penalty system is horribly broken. Our death penalty system is the enemy of truth and justice. See information at the “Death Penalty” part of my blog, www.parallaxperspectives.org, and contact me for referrals to several non-profit organizations that are working to abolish the death penalty.  Glen Anderson (360) 491-9093 glenanderson@integra.net     Watch “Just Mercy,” an excellent new film about the death penalty and racism. Just now […]

Military weapons could NOT save us from Coronavirus! We must REDUCE weaponry and care for people instead!

June 21, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

If your only tool is a hammer, you will treat every problem as if it were a nail. The U.S. is SO HEAVILY MILITARIZED that our REAL SECURITY is SUFFERING!!! Congress keeps wasting our tax dollars on military weapons that DID NOT PROTECT US from Coronavirus. Trump eliminated two federal offices that had been planning to deal with pandemics because he wanted to spend that money on militarism. Read this one-page article that I wrote a few days ago: Military weapons could not save us from Coronavirus Ordinary people need to organize a powerful grassroots movement to SLASH the Pentagon […]

Racial Justice Insights for White Folks

June 20, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

A few people (a few whites along with a few others) try to promote “white guilt.” But that approach misses the mark and only makes many white people feel defensive so they fail to work on solving the problems. For half a century I have said that instead of “white guilt” we need to promote “white responsibility.” That puts the emphasis where it needs to be – recognizing that racial injustices benefiting white people have existed for centuries – and taking responsibility for solving the problems that have given us unfair advantage and privilege. Too many white people are negligent […]

Trump’s seriously dysfunctional psychology keeps getting worse — with VERY DANGEROUS implications.

June 16, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

I keep seeing more and more information about Trump’s serious psychological problems.  Trump’s bizarre, reckless, hate-filled rhetoric and behavior are alarming — and DANGEROUS for our nation and for the world.  Also, many psychologists and psychologists keep writing and speaking about his psychological disabilities and dangers. He is absolutely obsessed with bragging about himself and what an excellent job he is doing as President.  He said his performance regarding Coronavirus would rate 10 on a 10-point scale.  Even when he is supposed to be honoring somebody else, he exploits that occasion and focuses largely on praising himself.  He wasted taxpayers’ […]

SIGN UP NOW for a fascinating, informative 4-session ONLINE VIDEO course: “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do”

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Coalition to Abolish Nuclear Weapons invites you to SIGN UP NOW for our fascinating, informative, empowering 4-session course through Zoom video on your computers for people ANYWHERE in the nation! The course title is, “Nuclear Weapons Nowadays: What You Can Know and Do.” The Cold War ended three decades ago, but nuclear weapons have persisted ever since and remain a threat to the world. Many recent and current actions by the U.S. government have sharply increased the danger of nuclear war in the “new Cold War,” so now the “Doomsday Clock” is the closest to midnight it has […]

We can recognize our political angers and frustrations — and harness them to SOLVE the problems.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Much of our nation – across the entire political spectrum – is very angry right now. This is a reality. Instead of escalating in back-and-forth escalations (or circular firing squads), we can recognize the reality that much anger exists. If we recognize that reality we can harness our own anger and move toward solving the underlying problems.  See the practical information below. (FULL DISCLOSURE: I myself have been angry about political matters for more than half a century. But instead of wallowing in anger and cynicism, I keep learning, keep sharpening my analysis, and work with other people to actually […]

Locally and nationwide, we must CHANGE THE POLITICAL CULTURE. Sign up for these practical workshops.

June 15, 2020 GlenAnderson 0

Governments are the LAST to figure things out. (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.) They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed. Recent history has proved this a number of times. (In the 1960s Congress passed civil rights legislation only because the Civil Rights Movement forced them to. President Obama opposed LGBTQ rights to marriage until the grassroots movement forced him to support equal rights. The list goes on and on.) Our local community includes a number of people who want to protect the environment – and protect […]