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More thoughts on mass hysteria – “social media-induced mass hysteria”, the problem of the “people”, female hysteria, the creation of a “cause”, and other things

Recently, I was talking about mass hysteria and some of its traits.  In addition, I spoke of some new aspects of mass hysteria that have appeared in this century.  As part of this I also began to speak about the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the hidden contempt of politicians in a democracy . . . a quality brought out in the Trump presidency – the dilemma of a “leader” with remarks about the “pretend democracy” and the “democratic Regency”

I often get a kick out of things that President Trump says.  He is very blunt, direct, and to the point, often to the point of being offensive.  Some of what he says he probably shouldn’t say but, personally, there’s … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Democratic vanguardism” and the need to force things to happen – revealing a failing of the democratic condition

Here is a thought I had: There is something which I often jokingly call “Democratic vanguardism”.  Basically, this amounts to trying to force things to happen so that they will go according to the theory of Democracy.  In this way, … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “other equality” – taking the idea of equality to the point of ridiculousness

Here’s a thought I had: Something that I think is getting out of control is the idea of “equality”.  What’s happened is that equality is being used for other motives than what it was intended for.  As I have said … Continue reading

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Thoughts on some effects caused by democracy – the illusions and problems caused by having no one in charge, with remarks about the “leader”

I started this some time ago.  I think its still relevant to record: I’ve always said that the fact that there is no one in charge, or no “leader”, in democracy creates many illusions and many problems, such as: Since … Continue reading

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I do not believe the Constitution says . . .

I wrote most of this some time ago.  It still seems relevant: Recently, I have greatly emphasized the importance of what I often call the “cold war interpretation of the Constitution” (see my articles:  Thoughts on the cold war interpretation of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a remnant of feudal society: “legalism”

Here’s a thought I had: I have often said that we are still in a reaction to feudalism.  But, to be more precise, its not really feudalism we’re reacting to but an aspect of it:  legalism.  This is something that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘rights pit’ – using the principle of rights, politics, and the law, for personal problems

I found this article, most of which I wrote a long time ago, and which is rather interesting.  At first I wondered about it but I can see that there is a truth in it.  What its basically saying is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on my statement: “I’d rather have a government that listens than a vote”

I started this article a long time ago which has an interesting thought- Recently, I made this statement: “I’d rather have a government that listens than a vote.” Personally, I’ve never felt voting was that big of a deal.  A … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a sign I saw in a store that appalled me, with some remarks about American ideals

While walking through a store called “at home” I noticed a sign that appalled me.  It said: “The future is female” I have heard this before.  It was said by Hilary Clinton (see On how I was insulted by a … Continue reading

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