Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

A Bit Disjointed

I'm not saying it's a good thing- this victory of Trump's- but it's definitely a Thing.

It seems to have cost me a important friendship. But, no, lets not make this about me....

Brexit was a harbinger- and I expect other events to follow after. Like Marie Le Pen taking France.

I understand there are moves afoot to impeach Trump even before he takes office. Well, good luck wth that.

You impeach Trump and who do you get? Pence? Trump's more extreme,but less charismatic younger brother. Smart move.

When I say it's a Thing I mean what Carlyle would have called a world-historical event. The world soul turning in her sleep, making adjustments...

Think you can stop that by bringing in the lawyers?

This is the sort of Thing that only gets stopped by a war.

The feelings Trump has ridden to power on have been suppressed, stifled, tamped down.  He's the pimple through which they've found egress. There's a hell of a lot of pressure behind them.

Repressed feelings are bad for the individual, also bad for the body politic. Healthier to let them out.

In Freudian terms this is an eruption of the id. In Jungian terms it's an emergence of the shadow.

I know it's a stretch, but let's consider whether this sort of eruption may not be necessary.

A form of mental hygiene.

Better out than in.

And lets keep proportion. Trump isn't Hitler. The id of America in 2016 is less murderous than the id of Germany in the post-war years.

Nice picture this morning: Trump and Obama in the White House, going knee to knee. Where's there's talk there's hope.

Two choices really; there's talking and there's fighting. I expect there'll be a bit of both. Obviously talking is the better option.
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