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Braindead 0

At Psychology Today Blogs, neuroscientist R. W. Fields takes issue with Donald Trump’s casual dismissal of traumatic brain injuries potentially affecting soldiers in the field.

Aside:

Trump spoke as only one whose closest brush with battle was an episode of Combat that he watched as a kid.

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All That Was Old Is New Again 0

Donald Trump repeating

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War and Mongers of War 0

What’s more alarming: That Trump lies all the time about everything or that the Trumpettes willingly believe him without question?

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The Lies of the Land 0

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Gaming Out the Stragety 0

Image:  Donald Trump playing tic-tac-toe with a rooster (and losing).  GOP Elephant says,

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Drums along the Potomac 0

Title:  Life in the Stupidverse, Special Sort-of-War Edition.  Frame One, captioned

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Monumental Flailure 0

If one does not understand know have awareness of value grasp appreciate one’s own culture, one likely will not appreciate that of others.

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The Blame Game 0

E. J. Montini invites you to play.

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Deja Vu All Over Again 0

Title:  The Big Dumb War.  Step One:  Hawks itch for battle.  Step Two:  9/11 falsely invoked.  Step Three:  Boosters of previous war all over TV.  Step Four:  Millions protest around the world and are ignored.  Step Five;  Patriotism of opposition questioned.  Step Six:  War a bloody disaster without end.  Step Seven:  Convention wisdom forms that war was a mistake, but non one held accountable.  (Return to step one.)

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In a similar vein, David Niose discusses the conditioning. A snippet:

Through a combination of cultural forces, some overt and others subtle, Americans are taught from a young age to accept their country’s militarism without question. This conditioning has numerous ingredients. Themes of nationalism and militarism are frequently injected into public life through the media and other institutions, for example, as is a sense of righteousness, a rarely challenged belief that the country is almost always a force for good.

Fear is also a major element in conditioning minds for war. Americans of all ages are often reminded, by their government and the media, that perceived enemies pose a constant danger. The Soviet threat was used to justify military spending and adventurism around the globe for much of the latter twentieth century . . . . More recently, through constant reminders of the “war on terror,” Americans are effectively conditioned to see evildoers as always looming.

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Pep Talk 0

Donald Trump to massing U. S. troops:  As you go off to fight my war, don't forget, I like people who aren't captured.

Via Juanita Jean.

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Reunion Tour 0

Newscaster says,

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The Uniter 0

Couple looking at television showing crowds of persons demonstrating.  Man says,

Via Job’s Anger.

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2003 Reprise 0

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The Ascent 0

Donald Trump, watched by a crowd from below, rides up a gold-plated escalator beneath a sign pointing to

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Global Threat Assessment 0

The official global threat level is “not pretty.”

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The Lies of the Land 0

Will Bunch points out that it’s starting all over again once more. A snippet:

And the shocking events of the last 100 hours or so — beginning with the provocative and impulsive President Trump-ordered assassination of an Iranian general — have been like a PTSD flashback on acid of blatantly lying government officials and chest-thumping warmongering TV pundits, on top of the dull ache of realization that that for six decades now you’ve watched the United States and its leaders learn absolutely nothing.

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The Tree Looks Different from the Other Side 0

Explorers “blazed a trail” because the tree looks different from the other side.

Noz looks at the other side of the tree and discovers some true equivalences.

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War and Mongers of War 0

Shorter PoliticalProf: Beware of false prophets (and their false prophecies).

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The Quest 0

Nancy Letourneau attempts to make sense of for Donald Trump’s decision to attack Iran.

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The Grand Stragety 0

Tiny hand sticking up from large sleeve labeled

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Trump’s Iran “policy” seems to be one of beating plowshares into swords.

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