Tag Archives: Donald Trump

National affairs

Republican lawmaker denounces Trump’s tweet predicting ‘civil war’ if he’s impeached

This indicates he’s “out there” with the looniest of the loons,
and summarily unfit for office.

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Appeals

Late in the composition of last week’s post, I came across an unexamined feature of Trump’s sway over the nation’s soul.

Emotions come first.
Ideas come later.

Continue reading Appeals

Donald Trump isn’t helping.

From last week’s post:

Decades ago, I conceived The William Tell Show in response to the pain I heard on the airwaves in the world of talk radio. If we can cast aside all theories, opinions, beliefs, ideologies and value judgments, and attend instead merely to What Is, we may be able to begin from a state of agreement.
What Is is indisputable.

Until now, I’ve paid no attention to Trump’s tweets.  It’s clear that I could spend all my time deconstructing them according to the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook.  But this is not my only task in  life.

Two recent ones, however, caught my eye.

He points people directly away from What Is. Continue reading Donald Trump isn’t helping.

Who built this country?

Is the Balkanization of public thought inevitable?  Can anything be done about it?

“Who built this country?”  One black guy asked another black guy this question.  Only black people ask it, and they only ask it of other black people.  They normally won’t ask it if any white people are around.  The shelter population is 75% black; otherwise I’m pretty sure he’d not have asked it.

Continue reading Who built this country?

False prophets in the Bible

Working on the post “Other Jesus sayings,” which will probably appear in December, I must soon deal with Jesus saying, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country,” etc. (Mt. 13:57, Mk. 6:4, Lk. 4:24).

Those whom I regard as false prophets today are trolls.

Continue reading False prophets in the Bible

Fareed Zakaria

BK keeps the TV tuned to CNN.

On Sundays, Fareed Zakaria’s GPS comes on when I’m there in the mornings before church, and is rebroadcast when I’m there in the afternoons after church.

His voice makes me feel anxious. Continue reading Fareed Zakaria