a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein
While that's a funny way of putting it - I laughed - Clinton just doesn't do
as much as Trump, which means the observer needs to add
something to what Clinton is actually projecting.
Do you see the difference here? The Ecological psychologist James Gibson spoke about the relationship between the object and observer in terms of the
concept of affordance
. If Clinton actually doesn't afford
i.e. actually do things, but instead, merely has things said about her,
you come to a situation of having 'feelings' about her of distrust, but feelings which actually do not have much - and certainly, and absolutely, not
anywhere as close as Donald Trump - objective evidence to afford the sort of 'equivalence' you draw between Clinton and Trump.
Do I completely trust Clinton? No. This society we live in is so demented - so duplicitous, so machiavellian, that its intensely easy to stereotype
every politician you see as 'one of them'. But that's not true - as conscience, and life, and need, and being a Human, and having a biology which
knows what is good for it, mean there are politicians with decidedly different agendas: people who work and function from soul, from morality, from
love, care and sincere representation of the interests of others.
Life is complex - so nothing irritates me more than baseless and, frankly, traumatically-sourced feelings of distrust of government and politicians
when reality accommodates the existence of morally strong minds.
I am someone who acknowledges the existence of bohemian grove, and tends to see the evils of the world lateralized more to the right-republican and
conservative viewpoints. This is because elitists can more effectively execute their aristocratic goals at the expense of naive and poorly educated (a
bad thing), but morally and ethically interested (a good thing) Christians, than secularists committed to the scientific or post-modern program of
I see much good in the right (family, marriage, a profound wonder at the order of things) and in the left (skepticism, questioning, a compassionate,
systems-perspective on things). Humans are humans - right or left, were still humans.
Yes, it is astounding to me how evil some people can be - Donald Trump and Fox News being the clearest examples - but the majority of people are
responsible - or try to be responsible - i.e. to respond to the voice of their conscience, which is to say, to respond to the feeling of love,
goodness and care.