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Barry’s Blog # 363: Creative Etymology for a World Gone Mad, Part Three of Three

How powerful are the words we use? How have they influenced the narratives we tell ourselves about ourselves? To really understand, we need to know how Christianity arose. Only monotheistic thinking, with its simplistic dualisms, sees difference as a threat … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 362: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Twenty-Three

Conclusion with Three Questions First Question: Why was Joe Biden nominated? Long before the primaries it was clear that Biden had no charisma, no base of voters, and no chance of beating Trumpus. But as I argued throughout this essay, … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 361: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Twenty-Two

Welcome to 2021, or 2020.2 Be there, be wild! – Trumpus I beat the socialist! – Joe Biden This election will not be over until the Bidens move into the White House. Prior to that event, with its possibility of … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 360: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Twenty-One

Part Twenty-One: 2021 Ah yes, America. The country where Republicans spend all day screaming that socialism is happening and Democrats spend all day making sure it never does. – Caitlin Johnstone The eternal mystery of Trumpus. Of course, he’s a gross … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 359: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Twenty

Winter Solstice I’m very, very concerned that if you solicit votes from typically non-voters, that you will affect and change the outcome. – United States Senator Rand Paul, 12/17 Republican Corruption: Timothy Noah asks: “How can you tell that the … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 358: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Nineteen

Mid-December Some people take, some people get took, and they know they’re getting took, and there’s nothing they can do about it. – Shirley MacLaine, in “The Apartment” The Supreme Court rejected the Texas lawsuit. Supported by 17 Repub attorneys-general … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 357: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Eighteen

December 8th Republican corruption: There are still a few days until the Electoral College meets. We itch with uneasiness as we watch Trumpus flailing about in his tragicomic, slow motion coup, and there are some forty days of non-specific crazy … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 356: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Seventeen

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people – H. L. Menken As freedom grows, the need to coerce and control opinion also grows if you want to prevent the great beast from doing something with its … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 355: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Sixteen

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it. – Mark Twain Our government wasn’t set up for one group to have all three branches … Continue reading

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Barry’s Blog # 354: A Mythologist Looks at the 2020 Election, Part Fifteen

How Many Elephants can fit into this Living Room? Democratic Corruption: I don’t follow each section on Repub corruption with one on Dem corruption (or incompetence) to provide balance. I’ve had plenty to say about how the media constantly engage … Continue reading

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