The crumbling ruins on the hill

Filed under: Donald Trump, Economy, Politics, Society

There aren’t too many things that I agree with President Reagan on.  One thing I did agree with him on was the idea of America being the “shining city on the hill”. Sure, we have rarely lived up to that ideal.  We spent most of the last half of the 20th century destabilizing democracies in […]

Why Trump should be Time’s person of the year

Filed under: Donald Trump, Politics, Society

Trump’s latest lie of self importance/delusion is that he turned down Time magazine for the person of the year award because they said he “probably” won it. Time magazine quickly refuted this as a lie. This is typical of Trump and barely news worthy. Very few days go by where he doesn’t tweet something, usually […]

Football, protests, psychology, and inertia, Oh My!

Filed under: BlackLivesMatter, Society

What does psychology tell us about the differences between conservatives and liberals in relationship to BlackLivesMatter (BLM) and Colin Kaepernick? Conservatives place a very high value on tradition, sameness (both congruity of group and congruity of situation), and loyalty. Liberals place a high value on things like social justice and equality. That doesn’t mean that […]