Required reading for all Americans: https://theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/06/underlying-conditions/610261/
Trumpism: Government by the rich for the rich duping the minions. If you doubt, ask a soybean farmer—any smaller-scale farmer.
From Erik Hoffer’s The True Believer: Thought on the Nature of Mass Movements: “nationalist movements revive or invent memories of past greatness”! “Make America great again!” Oh my god! Can you believe this? Trumpism or what?
I vow to disengage from this Trump nonsense, then something happens or someone says something and, like a dumb catfish, I grab the bait.
In a May 8 call to former staffers, President Obama called President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic “an absolute chaotic disaster.” Responding, Presidential Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany calls “President Trump’s coronavirus response . . . unprecedented and saved American lives.”
I’m reminded that on Feb. 28, after two months’ warnings, President Trump underscored his concern for COVID 19 by famously predicting, “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” Today, May 10, with 1.3 million COVID 19 cases and 77,000 American lives lost, Trump’s concern and response, Ms McEnany, is indeed and tragically unprecedented!
men and women.
“History will treat me kindly, for I shall write it.”
Today will treat me kindly, for I shall live it kindly.
A time to remember:
Whatever happens I will create no more problems; I will create no more pain for myself. The Power of Now
If we don’t look into hope and fear, seeing a thought arise, seeing the chain reaction that follows, if we don’t train ourselves to sit with that energy without getting snared by the drama, then we are always going to be afraid.
When Things Fall Apart
Practicing mindfulness I can recognize what is happening in the present without grasping or aversion. I can practice mere recognition of what is going on within me and around me without judgment or reactions. This helps me to keep stability and freedom alive within myself.
Touching the Earth
Thich Nhat Hanh
The goal of psychoanalysis is to make unconscious process conscious.
Never give up
No matter what is going on
Never give up
Develop the heart
. . .
Not just to your friends but
to everyone, be compassionate
Work for peace in your heart and in
Work for peace, and I say again
Never give up
His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama
Every American should read a true leader’s wisdom at Google: usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/10/27/coronavirus-Donald-trump
Despite over two months’ warnings, on Feb. 28 President Trump famously announced, “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” This inexplicable refusal to face reality accounts, in large measure, for the fact that today, April 28, America shattered the world record with 1,000,000 cases and over 55,000 COVID 19 deaths!
We can’t survive four more years of this man.
How about this Mr. President, Clorox injections and Drano enemas? That’ll get to the bottom of it.