Clarice wrote: ↑
Sat May 11, 2019 1:11 pm
Speaking of "the Russia narrative", this is the most brilliant and refreshingly deep analysis of it - well worth your 27 minutes. After listening, it dawned on me that any political analysis, especially regarding the madness of crowds, is a psychological analysis.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR07OtE ... e=youtu.be
Thanks for linking that. Definitely a new perspective, although I think concluding that people who voted for Trump did so because they were traumatized, that Trump is the way he is because he was traumatized, and those who invested in the "hoax" did so because they were traumatized, is a bit overly-simplified. Still, very thought-provoking.
My first vivid political memory was my dad making me sit in front of the TV to watch Nixon resign. There's a strong civil libertarian streak in me. So I'm hung up on, politics aside, how could such a false narrative have been conceived and distributed from the highest levels of the executive branch of government. Prior to all the resulting hysteria and emotional component, there was a sequence of events that took place, premeditated (they precede the traumatizing event of Trump's election), with increasing evidence of illegality, that have largely been downplayed or ignored. The talk linked below touches on the tip of the iceberg with the opinions of someone who knows a little more about the business than the typical cable news analyst. It's scary stuff for those of us who believe there is such a thing as too much power vested in the federal government.
Drifting back on topic, Tulsi seems to have fallen by the wayside in the Democrat field. It's a head-scratcher to me that Biden could step in and despite a series of gaffs right from the outset, hold such a wide lead in the field.