So how does it feel to live in a world where Donald Trump controls the most powerful economy and military? lol
It's surreal. Watching him win, and then inferring that he'd win; going to bed and trying to fall asleep with the knowledge that Trump was likely
going to be president. Waking up to see that it was a certainty.
Most people are describing it as "dream-like". And it is: lunacy often feels like a dream.
If one lesson could be learned about this election, I pray to God it will be this: Trump won because he was a reality TV star which the mind-brains of
too many Americans had structurally and functionally internalized - in a very superficial and performative way - as a "fun" and 'cool guy". The
retarded media in the United States (CNN in particular) was flippant, glib and condescending in its surety that Trump wouldn't win because the "2012
statistics" i.e. Romneys performance in 2008 and 2012, didn't show it.
This sort of analysis was and is completely pseudo-intellectual i.e. not an actual rational or reasonable way of thinking. Yet it was spewed
ad-infinitum by people like CNN's John King, who, following a Trump victory, kept saying to his fellow pundits, "the facts didn't say this" - to
which, mouth wide open, I yelled out "because they AREN'T FACTS YOU DOUCHE!!!"
If anyone has followed or appreciated my posts at this website, the primary theme of them has been the singular issue of dissociation. If Trumps
election horrifies and demoralizes you, this explanation lies at the heart of what happened, and how culture, T.V, media, and a $hitty education
system, conspired to put him into power.
What is dissociation? In it's simplest sense, it means " to focus on the WRONG INFORMATION". When we dissociate, we dis-associate from something
which is causally connected. So, for example: if you ask me a question, and I respond with an irritated look, and then you say "whats your
problem?", and I reply "nothing, what are you talking about, why are you being sensitive?!", this sort of reply is dissociative because it doesn't
acknowledge the cause-effect relationship between a negative look, and the intrinsic sensitivity of the evolved him mind-brain to negative looks from
other faces. Now, this sort of thing is everywhere - and has likely happened, or happens, very often in everyones life. You yourself may be guilty of
this sort of behavior, and indeed, this is what the mind-brain does: it automatizes interpretations of the world according to how others have related
to us in the past.
So what was dissociative about CNN's coverage? The singular fact that human beings are structured by what they do, and, if they work all day, come
home and watch T.V, and Donald Trump happened to be a person they've had a "personal" i.e. brain-relationship with, that information-energy and the
feelings which they generated in the past, would be activated, and in so doing, all the celebrity and superficial charm which Trump radiates could be
used "excite" the average - poorly educated - American voter into an idealized image of what, in reality, is likely never to materialize.
Lets look deeper at why this explanation is THE explanation for why Trump won. I present figure 1:
Human beings are dynamical systems - objects just like other objects, but objects created out of FEELINGS with other Humans. Thus, feelings - and the
context of the culture we live within, determines how information-energy is processed through the Human mind-brain (I always write mind-brain to
convey the fact that mental processes are simultaneously embodied as neural-fibers, synaptic connections, myelination patterns, i.e. a constantly
changing physical structure.)
In simple terms, Hillary Clinton represented the chart on the right: green, with information flowing from the conscious to the unconscious, which is
to say, in a country presided over by a person with a nurturing temperament
, she would have supported the creation of a society that was more
empathic. Safety - or positive responses - underlying an individuals capacity to address aspects within itself which a competitive or aggressive
culture consigns to the unconscious. Thus, feelings of safety with others allows a more complex organization of mental contents - a more clear flow of
energy and information throughout the brain, and thus, a smarter, saner society.
But we didn't go in this direction. The Strong-man has wanted, and once again, it was the white conservative who wanted it that way. Even though
science, genetics and human development show a creature that is intensely plastic, we may be ruled by a man who has essentialist ideas about race.
This, of course, merely reminds people that Donald Trumps father - his own personal hero, in his own words - was a member of the KKK. His recruitment
of Steve Bannon, himself a promoter of radical conservative views, adds additional concern that Trump is simply a self-serving demagogue.
Under Trump, who believes people need "to get tougher", America's university system - and its progressives and liberals - could be under threat and
attack just as Hitler attacked the progressives and liberals in Germany. Could a mass-exodus be under-way? Will climate scientists continue receiving
government funding as they have under Obama? Will Trump attempt what Steven Harper did in Canada, and censor climate scientists? What about human
development scientists? What about a liberal media that simply hates Trump i.e. see Late Night with Steven Colbert, Last Week Tonight with John
Oliver, or Full Frontal With Samantha Bee, for examples of the "jewish media" that may be under direct threat.
Were talking here about a man who started a twitter war with Rosie Odonnell. What on earth is he going to do when he has the means and power to do it?
Notice what gets into the "conscious mind" for the Trump voter. Only "idealized images of Self'", which, in the expressive behavior of Donald
Trump, it finds its most "salient exemplar". It's quite simple: if you like Trump, its because Trump activates your idealizations, which is to say,
also speaks to those dissociative dimensions of your self-experience which you yourself cannot acknowledge. If you cannot 'own your shadow' i.e.
your fears, insecurities, and experiences of weakness, you will project all those hated attributes on the Other: on Hillary Clinton, for example, who,
in being a woman, was fundamentally more likely to be a nurturing, caring person. So what was being dissociated and so easily projected? Those
feelings which the Trump voter structurally dissociates from his experience i.e. feelings of vulnerability, and weakness, which, in order to be
metabolizable and made conscious, requires the presence of an other who will not respond - as the culture of the Trump voter always responds - "oh,
you're being too sensitive". This Machismo - or idealization of ego, and honestly, the phallus, as Trump so proudly painted on his frescoed ceilings
(see my "Is 2020 the end" thread) always leads to the same thing: we are feedback processes, and so, if you put more energy into a system i.e. a
racist, hateful bigot like Trump, it will by necessity spur the hated group to up-the-ante. In this case, Trumps election will spur homoegrown
Islamism and be a book to ISIS worldwide.
Americans have decided what they want, and it appears to be war. But the war, as in all wars, happens on the inside just as much as it happens on the