VIRAL COUP D’ETAT

We don’t have a word for the type of coup d’etat where democracy is dismantled using its own tools and its accumulated weaknesses and fault lines. But this is exactly what happened in the USA in the 5 weeks since the Trump’s inauguration. With the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the coup d’etat was sealed. In the days …

THERE IS A MUCH GREATER AND ENDURING DANGER THAN TRUMP

THE FOCUS IS NOW ON WHAT TRUMP SAYS AND DOES, BUT THERE IS A MUCH GREATER AND ENDURING DANGER There is no doubt that Trump is both a narcissist and a psychopath. He is a demagogue, a compulsive lier, distorting reality to serve his narcissism; he is extremely impulsive and immature, and yes, very dangerous. He is appointing to the …

IT IS IMPERATIVE TO UNDERSTAND THE NATURE AND POWER OF DEMAGOGUERY

Like with tsunamis and Ebola, people in the US think “it’s not going to happen to me, to us”. Just as it has taken Western civilization more than three centuries to start realizing that emotions control people’s thinking far more than rationality does, there’s been in the US the unconscious belief that demagoguery can only affect marginal populations in their …

VIRAL COUP D’ETAT

We don’t have a word for the type of coup d’etat where democracy is dismantled using its own tools and its accumulated weaknesses and fault lines. But this is exactly what happened in the USA in the 5 weeks since the Trump’s inauguration. With the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the coup d’etat was sealed. In the days …