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On the State of Political Rage, Part 8: Antidotes in Real Things

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Perhaps there has been enough analysis pointing out the bottomless pit of rage (in this case political) that, as it pulls peace, sanity, and hope down into its darkening morass, appears to not be a Gordian knot … Continue reading

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Addendum to Part 7–On the State of Political Rage (Assassination Signaling)

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila A commenter on Part 7 expressed  the hope that the post goes viral. I realized that my response, with a few additional words, might offer added perspective on the current state of the rage that many now … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 7: “Assassination Signaling”

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila It seems as if  “assassination signaling” has just ramped up to the next level of gore, this level actually deadly. Assassination signaling is akin to “virtue signaling” only not for any sense of  the “conspicuous expression of … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 6: Resist!–“Gray Rock” AI and Unplug!

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila “Emotient, Inc.’s (AI) technology analyzes facial expressions to measure emotions like joy, surprise, fear, anger, disgust and contempt”.–CNNMoney Gray Rock (becoming as boring as possible by engaging as little as possible) is primarily a way of encouraging a … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 5: On the Reptilian Brain, the Reprobate Brain, and the Holy Spirit Brain

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. –Franklin D. Roosevelt Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 4: When the Rage Becomes the Message–Remain Calm and Carry On

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila Anger is useful only to a certain point. After that, it becomes rage, and rage will make you careless. ― Lauren Oliver Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you … Continue reading

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On the State of Political Rage, Part 3: “Headline Stress Disorder”–What They Said

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila WHAT THE THERAPIST SAID Therapist Steven Stosny, Ph.D. has come up with a new category of the kind of rage of which I recently wrote in parts one and two of this series. Stosny calls it, “Headline … Continue reading

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