Category Archives: Hannah’s views

The old LA neighborhood

Hard to believe, but the house on 39th street is still there and so is the Catholic school I attended in 1949.

39th Street is within a block of a major redevelopment project to introduce 148 affordable apartments into the neighborhood.

The Narcissist, aka Hollow Man


Andrew Sullivan writes well. However, he’s a bit of an authoritarian and cannot give up the idea that, in considering Trump, there is still a there there. That the Dude is loony is inconceivable. Nevertheless, it has been pretty well established that Donald John Trump is a narcissist and suffers from a permanent cognitive disability that is very likely endemic—i.e.he was born that way. So, there are no rational policies being held. Trump is a bundle of irrationalities. The only question now, IMHO, is how so many people were/are deceived into thinking he’s a rational person and the answer I propose is that, much like illiterate people inventing “work-arounds,“ some of which involve recruiting unwitting helpers, the narcissist relies on mimicry to disguise that there is no there there. Close observation shows that when he’s with miners, he acts like a miner; when he’s with teens, he acts like a teen; when he is contradicted, he becomes irate. Actually, it was that interaction with the handicapped reporter, whose handicap he mimicked even as he scoffed the man’s profession, which provided the best evidence of how he responds to prompts without thinking. There are no principles nor policies. Trump is perceived as erratic because he is surrounded by many people with different agendas and his attention keeps shifting. Imagine being in front of a set of fun house mirrors each of which distorts your image differently. Trump sees other people as a self he does not recognize. You cannot really call what he does “projection,” because there is no self to project. Perhaps he is the quintessential hollow man.

Barr and the Narcissist

Just in case it needs to be stated: innocence is a presumption, not a conclusion. It flows from the presumption of probity, fundamental to the Constitution, that the individual natural person is moral/good. It is this presumption with which religious fundamentalists, who are convinced that all men are sinners and need to be saved, disagree.
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In a nutshell.

The Constitution presumes that the individual natural person is moral and his behavior good. The presumption of probity is the foundation for “innocent until proven guilty.” It sets up the risk that evil behavior will occur. But the opposite presumption that all men are evil would result in a state of distrust in which no social interaction would be possible. Of course, modern day christianity counts on a compromise which argues that man’s evil proclivities can be effectively countered by submitting to religious authorities.
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For the record

This is the communication that was provided to a complainant after he was contacted by telephone and informated that he had been ordered to appear in court the next day. Service by the Sheriff’s deputy was never completed. This is of some interest because the Sheriff was just authorized to acquire more vehicle to facilitate the delivery of subpoenas and summonses.
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Selling

I have to give more thought to selling since it isincreasingly obvious that the motivation to consume is not very strong. If it were, wwe would not have so much garbage.