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"The World is My Oyster" (Not)

I hardly know where to start.  This Donald Trump demon that has been unleashed on the American psyche has tripped all of my triggers too and “literarylew” has “more offenses at my beck than thoughts to put them in.”  So I’m reaching into my stuffed “beck” and pulling out, “The world is not my oyster.” 478 more words

Poetry

Political Extremism

The dictionary defines extremism as “the condition or act of taking an extreme view” and “the taking of extreme action” (-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc.). 1,119 more words

Politics

Also in Media -Retrospective (2014)Look at American Policy and Language Associated with (Islamic) Extremism

In October 2014, Katharine Gorka of the Council on Global Security published a white paper on how language was developed and finessed by the American government to cultivate the moderate and discourage extremists.   547 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology

Dems? Asses Lead the Masses; GOP? Great White Elephant - A Note on Political Extremism and Moscow in America's Latest Election Cycle

Americans have seen the American and Israeli flags burned outside of the Democratic National Convention.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-07-27/american-flags-burn-outside-dnc-after-anti-hillary-march

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/72734/sanders-supporters-burn-israeli-flag-at-democratic-convention-watch/#oFPRGB3t4xlg2K4g.97 – 7/27/2016

Americans also have seen a stink raised about potentially high value State Department e-mail allegedly mishandled by candidate Clinton — and they have witnessed Trump spin the same story into an attack perhaps facetiously wishing that Moscow would recover the cache, despite the possibility of the same containing state secrets — and the opposition has picked up on that to throw the mud pie right back at him. 495 more words

Conflict - Culture - Language - Psychology

RIP Jo Cox

On Wednesday, I returned back from a few days in Britain. It’s fair to say I was becoming bored and demoralised by a campaign that was turning increasingly ugly and nasty. 769 more words

Paranoia-Rama: Far-Right Reactions To Orlando Edition

Via Brian Tashman (Right Wing Watch)

RWW’s Paranoia-Rama takes a look at five of the week’s most absurd conspiracy theories from the Right. 775 more words

Conspiracy Theory