“Free Press” Looks to Military As Source of “Stability” for Trump

Ever eager to introduce psychobabble into what passes as analysis of power politics, leading liberal newspapers are relieving their anxiety about Trump’s erratic behavior by comparing Trump’s immaturity to the “adults in the room”, the military. The military is also characterized as a “center of gravity” compared to Trump’s “weightlessness”. The press ignores that when the military swings into action, it reveals the irrationality of capitalism to solve its economic problems with reason.

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About Bruce Lerro

Bruce Lerro has taught for 25 years as an adjunct college professor of psychology at Golden Gate University, Dominican University and Diablo Valley College. He has applied a Vygotskian socio-historical perspective to his five books: "From Earth-Spirits to Sky-Gods: the Socio-ecological Origins of Monotheism, Individualism and Hyper-Abstract Reasoning", "Power in Eden: The Emergence of Gender Hierarchies in the Ancient World" (co-authored with Christopher Chase-Dunn), "Social Change: Globalization from the Stone Age to the Present", "Lucifer's Labyrinth: Individualism, Hyper-Abstract Thinking and the Process of Becoming Civilized", and "The Magickal Enchantment of Materialism: Why Marxists Need Neopaganism". He is also a representational artist specializing in pen-and-ink drawings. Bruce is a libertarian communist and lives in Olympia, WA.

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