- I feel the leash of decency and civility I was indoctrinated with when I ask:
- What would conservative and evangelical Christians and Catholics think of their imaginary friend white white white Jesus and his bearded dad in the sky should bearded dad in the sky off Trump days after nominating the Supreme Court justice of conservative and evangelical Christians' and Catholics' dreams*
- and of course he'd be lionized and martyred, hounded to his death by forces of naked evil with nothing but nothing but contempt for conservative and evangelical Christians and Catholics, bearded dad in the sky bringing Trump home as reward for his sacrifice so he can rest
- Meanwhile, professional Democrats who claim Trump a fascist, a racist, and an existential threat to the fabric of American culture, sending thoughts, prayers, and care packages to Trump and wishing him a speedy recovery and return to being the best fascist, racist, and existential threat to the fabric of American culture
- Buckingham seventy-one today
- *Trump nominated the Supreme Court justice of shotlords' dreams first and only, the Christers and Catholics a happy also too as part and parcel of the scam
- And the humanizing of post-Covid Trump has started
- The problem of surplus white men, types this white man
- Americans who are old, white, uneducated, unemployed, and live in someone else’s house at no cost to themselves are especially unlikely to wear face masks.
- A weaponized nostalgia and a constructed world held together by oppression
- Reminder: the Supreme Court is about nothing but protecting shitlords now that shitlords will enact greater and greater shittiness
- UPDATE! I hyperbolized here once or twice that shitlords could poke Trump in the calf with an umbrella-sprung poison orb any time they wanted to (if someone could vouch, please, cause I'm not doing the research, thanks)
- Motherfucking Democrats
- Compare and contrast a motherfucking Democratic propagandist's reactions to Sanders' heart attack versus Trump's rona
- Debate travesty
- 2020 October 2
- UPDATE! On the above link
- On turning 60
- I completely forgot October is Nobel time, latest odds on Lit, I vouch for Anne Carson but an American won't (and shouldn't) get it
- Jake Marmer
- I am stupid for Lindsey Buckingham's music, people can vouch
I lost loads of time
pills in the ship’s abdomen—
we called it “the library”
(as a joke)
until one evening, in the back
of a bar on a desolate, backwater moon
I was introduced to methods
of ingesting vacuum
and felt cosmos not beer
running through me
in knowledge’s stead
“consciousness,” I called to the librarian,
“consciousness is a ritual,
not an organ
and intergalactic history
is a contracting theater
of shadow puppets
performed by my own hands
which keep opening
like goddamn eyes”
1)assume that everyone you meet is asymptomatically infected, and wear a mask -ReplyDelete
advice from a physician speaking on cnn moments ago
2)Marmarosh, C. L., Forsyth, D. R., Strauss, B., & Burlingame, G. M. (2020). The psychology of the COVID-19 pandemic: A group-level perspective. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice, 24(3), 122-138.
Objective: The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) threatened not only people’s physical health but also every aspect of their psychological well-being: from their struggle to avoid contracting the disease, to their coping with the disruption of the normal course of their lives, to the trauma they endured when the virus took the lives of those they loved. The objective of this article is to consider the group-level processes that sustain people’s physical and psychological well-being during COVID-19.
Method: Applying group dynamic and group therapy theory and research, we explore why COVID-19 spread so rapidly. We also explore how people cope with prolonged social isolation, distress, and social inequities, as well as how people deal with the psychological trauma of the disease, which includes heightened levels of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and complicated bereavement.
Results: Researchers and theorists suggest that human beings are fundamentally social, and the need to gather with others is extremely important, especially during times of distress. The need to belong as well as the importance of reducing loneliness during uncertain times often encourages people to connect, despite recommendations to remain socially distant.
Conclusions: Group treatment options developed by group psychotherapists are effective at reducing depression, anxiety, complicated grief, and stress.
Yes, Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov was killed by a poison dart fired from an umbrella in London in 1978. See https://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/europe/01/07/terror.poison.bulgarian/ .ReplyDelete