To my FB friends inspired by Bernie’s American Revolution vision and off put by Hillary’s many deviations from perfection(I voted for Bernie): Trump manifests many personality traits of the worst of the 20th century communists, fascists, and homegrown demagogues, as well as 21st century jihadists. To sit out this election and allow him to become president, not only brings to a screeching halt the progress Obama has made, not only denies us Supreme Court allies of gun control and campaign finance, not only adds fuel to the worst angels of our white men, it puts the US military and nuclear forces under the control of an egomaniac with a short fuse and a need to bully and show off power. Al Gore would have been much better for the world than George Bush. Hillary Clinton will be much better for the world than Donald Trump. The enemy of the good is the perfect.
Please, please know…THERE IS A DIFFERENCE OF ENORMOUS CONSEQUENCE. Don’t sit this election out. Hope my children Rachel Godsil Meghan Megan Jeyifo Brydie Wines will reach out to their friends and help us develop Bernie Sanders Barrack Obama enduring wing of the democratic party and a united anti-fascist front. I also call upon all graduates of Jesuit High Schools and universities across the country to do their best to push back against the Trump movement , which is in direct contradiction to the social teachings of the church and the Pope’s most recent encyclical calling for the marriage of environmental with social justice what’s a Norm Thomas, Joe Cavato Jim Moore?
Sorry to introduce politics into our conversations, but I am haunted by rumors that some of our conservative brothers of Ignatius might either sit out this election or, God forbid, cast a vote for a guy who embodies something vastly more horrific than the worst CBC racist bully from our SLUH days.
Support Jesuit Trained Tim Kaine Now And Prepare For 2020 or 2024
In accepting a VP place on Democratic ticket Jesuit trained Tim Kaine
mentioned impact of Jesuit education and values with pride and humility. I would like to team up with a few of the Class of ‘63 to advance Tim Kaine’s campaign to become VP this election, and presidential candidate in 2020 or 2024; and inspire him to help introduce the Papal Encyclical Laudato Si.
Save The Republican Party!
Many an Irish American has been handed down a tradition defining the Republicans as the party of the rich, the Dems as the party of the working man and woman. Now that many of us are rich and Republican, the Grand Old Party must be saved from their current candidate. Don’t let the Trump movement take over your party!
Top Conservative, David Brooks, On Donald Trump
He is a morally untethered, spiritually vacuous man who appears haunted by multiple personality disorders. It is the “sane” and “reasonable” Republicans who deserve the shame — the ones who stood silently by, or worse, while Donald Trump gave away their party’s sacred inheritance.
This is a unique moment in American political history in which the mental stability of one of the major party nominees is the dominating subject of conversation.
Psychologists wonder if narcissists are defined by extremely high self-esteem or by extremely low self-esteem that they are trying to mask. The current consensus seems to be that they are marked by unstable self-esteem. Their self-confidence can be both high and fragile, so they perceive ego threat all around.
Maybe as Trump has gotten more successful his estimation of what sort of adoration he deserves has increased while the outside criticism has gotten more pronounced. This combination is bound to leave his ego threat sensors permanently inflamed. So even if Candidate Trump is told to make a normal political point, Inner Boy Trump will hijack the microphone for another bout of resentful boasting.
Suddenly the global climate favors a Trump candidacy. Some forms of disorder — like a financial crisis — send voters for the calm supple thinker. But other forms of disorder — blood in the streets — send them scurrying for the brutal strongman.
If the string of horrific events continues, Trump could win the presidency. And he could win it even though he has less and less control over himself.
But Trump could not keep his attention focused on this through line — since the subject was someone else — so every 30 seconds or so he would shoot off on a resentment-filled bragging loop.
If you had to do a rough diagram of the Trump remarks it would be something like this: Pence … I was right about Iraq … Pence … Hillary Clinton is a crooked liar … I was right about “Brexit” … Pence … Hillary Clintons ads are filled with lies … We’re going to bring back the coal industry … Christians love me … Pence … I talk to statisticians … Pence is good looking … My hotel in Washington is really coming along fantastically … Pence.
Ghostwriter For Trump’s “Art of the Deal” On Donald
Shwartz decided that if he kept mum and Trump was elected he’d never forgive himself. In June, he agreed to break his silence and give his first candid interview about the Trump he got to know while acting as his Boswell.
“I put lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I feel a deep sense of remorse that I contributed to presenting Trump in a way that brought him wider attention and made him more appealing than he is.” He went on, “I genuinely believe that if Trump wins and gets the nuclear codes there is an excellent possibility it will lead to the end of civilization.”
If he were writing “The Art of the Deal” today, Schwartz said, it would be a very different book with a very different title. Asked what he would call it, he answered, “The Sociopath.”