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The Musings of Mike Spindell

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May 2017

Trump’s Republican Supporter Engenders NAZI Flashbacks

We've become so overwhelmed by the peripatetic pace of the Trump insanity that sometimes we need to step back slightly and look at the gestalt of our evolving national tragedy.  From early on in the Trump candidacy I have been raising... Continue Reading →

A Memorial Day Meditation on Ritual

Memorial Day is a national holiday whose purpose is the remembrance of all those who died while in military service to this country.  The purpose of our national holidays is to unify the national culture by celebrating significant people and... Continue Reading →

The American Two Party System is Flawed, But America’s Two Parties Are Not At All Equivalent

One of the biggest problems for people with strong political views is the tendency demand "political purity" from those politicians to whom we give our support. As a "Left Wing Radical"I have often found myself condemning a "Pol" because they... Continue Reading →

Damn the “Goldwater Rule”, Trump is Mentally Unstable

Donald Trump is a mentally unstable person, whose flawed persona is a threat to our country. I am a trained, certified and experienced psychotherapist,  though in retirement.  Many throughout the psychological professions would see my characterizing Trump as mentally unstable... Continue Reading →

A Southern Politician Talks Truth On Racism and Cultural Diversity

Mitch Landrieu,  the Mayor of New Orleans made an epic speech on racism and historical revisionism in New Orleans, that applies to all of America. Landrieu made this speech in the context of the protests he is getting because of... Continue Reading →

America’s Trump Complicity

"Trump and other would-be tribunes of American greatness have come to resemble Captain Renault from the movie Casablanca, who was “shocked, shocked” to find gambling in the café, even as he served a system whose force and fraud made that vice... Continue Reading →

That Was The Wacky Week That Was: 5/15 to 5/21

Have you lapsed into apoplexy yet over this disastrous President,  or is the constant plethora of  Trump contretemps exhausting your mental faculties?  Rather than abating as time has passed from the inauguration,  the rapidity of the expanding scandal is metastasizing... Continue Reading →

Nobody Asked Me But………..Saudi Arabia Visit

Nobody Asked Me But............. It is instructive how well Conservative tweeting pundits know their President: Last words from @POTUS before deplaning Air Force One: "I catch one American bowing here and you're on the next Saudia flight home"… — Steve... Continue Reading →

Authoritarian Aristocrat: The History and Significance of Donald Trump: Part Three

Despite the jeers of America’s pundit class Donald Trump got the Republican Party's nomination. The Democratic Party establishment had believed that Hilary's victory was inevitable in the sweep of history. This belief was rooted in taking for granted that the... Continue Reading →

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