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retired educator who grew up in the southern bible belt, but row totally rejects that biased culture. Profoundly influenced by several years in Berlin, Germany at the height of the Cold War. As I believe in a multidimensional approach to issues in grad school, I did some work in political science, intellectual history, sociology, social psychology, human development, human cognition and learning, and philosophy.

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“The past is never dead.
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
Pure reeking horse manure.
New from The Lincoln Project. [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
That rings with me. I am 83. That is a GOOD one!
Kansas - Dust in the wind (Lyrics) - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
I really like this one ,too Having lived in Kansas for 17 years and having been through two Kansas dust storms, it feel like it just fits reality.
Mom of alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse got ‘standing ovation’ at GOP event in Wisconsin
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
The Wisconsin GOP is condoning murder.
Fox News commentators want Mike Bloomberg prosecuted for helping Floridians regain voting rights | ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
Par for the course for the Fox propaganda machine.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo calls Trump's tweet about withholding a vaccine from New York 'a threat'
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
The imbecile Trump is capable of any nefarious act.
Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (from The Concert in Central Park) - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Sep 26, 2020:
One of the greatest musical duos iof all time.
Trump Doing the Hitler Dance!: [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
This cretin is rotten to his core.
Trump: Blacks have themselves to blame for inequality, and Jews 'are only in it for themselves'
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
That lying sociopath always projects the worst in himself to others.
My husband passed away in July, 20, just five months, to the day, of coming down, literally ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
No. You will do what is right for you. As time passes, those decisions may change.
After promising to unveil a health care plan, Trump delivers a joke
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
The imbecile Trump is a bad joke, himself.
[youtu.be] I hate jim carrey but this is creating such a response from fox I love it
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
Now, that is great, tasteful satire!!
Venting: this is a day 3 of sleepless nights and intractable pain.
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
I am sorry for your pain. I have been a diabetic for 40 years and knew what the illness could do for me. I changed my diet, have been an exercise rounte for over 30 years, and have changed my entire lifestyle. I am sorry that you did not take precautions, and I am sure that you are, too.
In the early days of the pandemic, the government had a plan to mail every US household cloth face ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
That is exactly how self-serving and uncaring the imbecile Trump is.
Facebook Busts Russian Disinfo Networks as US Election Looms The campaigns primarily targeted ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
Of course;. What else do you expect from Putin and his operatives?
The role of death anxiety in police culture.
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
A policeman who is afraid is a clear and present dander to public safety. Officers need to we cautious and aware and to be ware of the risks.
Report: Trump Campaign Actively Discussing Radical Measures To Bypass Election Results
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
The FBI needs to be investigating this as it is happening.
Republicans try and point back to Hillary Clinton
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
Hillary is not running for office Trump is and they cannot deny the damage that he has done.
DeJoy Says Mail Sorting Machines Were Stripped For Parts And Can't Be Reinstalled | HuffPost
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
DeJoy should be prosecuted for destroying government property
'Armed and Dangerous' White Supremacist Killed After Ambushing Police in California
wordywalt comments on Sep 25, 2020:
One less.
AG William Barr: “Militant Secularists” Don’t Understand Church/State Separation | Beth ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Indeed.
A Trump-thing Under Oath!: [occupydemocrats.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
He will not be able to keep from lying. He will be indicted for perjury.
The president is unambiguously practicing fascism.
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
There is a passing similarity with fascism. Bur, the imbecile Trump's tactic is entirely self-serving. He wishes to be the absolute dictator within a society controlled by oligarchs. He has no real aspirations of national glory.
The reason there is a conflict between science and religion is that science keeps disproving the ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Not really. The real reason is that religion requires almost blind acceptance of an ideology, and absolute adherence to the dogma. Science pursues an unending pursuit in our definition of reality. Science does undermine much of the ideology.
Racism has cost US economy $16 trillion in 20 years: Citi report
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
It has cost the country an almost unimaginable amount. . Which part of the country is the most racist? And which part of the country is the most economically backward. The answer to both is the same. The racism not only hurts Blacks, but also those holding onto and expressing the racism. Somehow the culture of the region keeps whites from seeing the truth.
BRIBING SENIORS TRUMP?
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Many of us will be happy to take the money while voting the cretin out.
Found Jesus.
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
I am an atheist, but your post is tastelessly vulgar.
People of Praise: Former Member of Group Tied to SCOTUS Front-Runner Amy Barrett Calls It a ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Too many Republicans are linked to either ideological extremists and/or the culture of greed.
The global warming ppl must be a little perplexed at this.
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Off base. Weather is not climate. There will always be extreme variations during a climate trend.
9/23/2020 The roller coaster of our times continues.
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
I am not sure that makes any sense. We should always be able to talk about any significant matter, focusing on reason and evidence.
Do all Americans have their heads buried in the sand like the proverbial ostrich?
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Assange is no hero,, but a self-serving provacateur.
Because you need to know.
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
Typical methods of Republicans which should all be illegal.
Lou Dobbs Humbly Quotes Himself: No ‘Possibility’ Trump Loses in 2020, He Is ‘Among the ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 24, 2020:
A blithering idiot supporting a blithering idiot.
CIA assessed Putin likely directing Russian effort to discredit Biden, say officials
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Of course. Trump has been in Russia's pocket since we started laundering money for them in the 1980s.
Dolt 45: If you don't vote for me, you ain't white. Me: Cheeto, please.
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Oh, really? If Trump ever speaks coherently on his own, he won't be an idiot.
WaPo: Trump Told Aides Black Americans Suffer Inequality Due To Laziness
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Is that surprising? Trump has always been a bigot.
Michele Bachmann Warns Christians That Biden Will Turn U.S. Communist In 100 Days | Michael Stone
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Bachmann has always been a loony. It is astounding that she was ever elected to public office.
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wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
I don't see the point.
Ted Cruz is a piece of shit. [texastribune.org]
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
The fool Cruz is a moral patriotic disaster.
Americans Who Identify As 'Spiritual' More Likely To Engage In Politics, New Study Finds
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
I do not consider myself spiritual at all, but engage heavily in politics. So, I tend to be suspicious of the findings.
Right-Wing Pastor Says His Prayers Killed Ruth Bader Ginsburg | Hemant Mehta | Friendly Atheist | ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
This vicious idiot calls himself religious?????
Anchor Brutally Grills Sarah Sanders on Trump’s False Statements: ‘Was That a Display of Lying, ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Tear her sorry ass to shreds. She deserves every bit of it!!
I thought it would be useful to put these three videos together.
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Continue hitting Trump from all sides until the persona crumbles, revealing that there is no real person behind the persona.
You'd think this was a religious website.
wordywalt comments on Sep 23, 2020:
Like you, * left religion behind long ago, and do not wish to be bothered by it in any way.
Luxury cars, MAGA flags and Facebook invites: How an unknown Idaho family organized the Portland ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
Trump attracts some of the most treacherous and vicious people in our country.
PSL weather
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
Florida Fall doesn't start for another four weeks.
New from the Lincoln Project [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
Whoever produced the ad, it tells the truth.
‘Sledgehammer to permanently silence opposing voices’: Outrage over Florida Gov.
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
DiSanis is so bad that, even in state where Republicans are strong, he will be a one-term governor.
Makes no sense to me
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
Yeah. They are kinda dense, aren't they.
Of course, without his father's "love", he also might not be a sociopath
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
# He would probably be on welfare, medicare and medicaid today, as he is lazy and has no productive knowledge or skill.
The Bastards always Have an excuse! [npr.org]
wordywalt comments on Sep 22, 2020:
Not even a vestige of moral fiber in the entire damned lot of them.
Under GOP Pressure, U.
wordywalt comments on Sep 21, 2020:
The military has always tried to infuse the troops with religion. I can remember having to attend "character guidance" sessions delivered by chaplains 60 years ago.
I won’t vote Trump! [facebook.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
No reasoning and moral person can vote for the idiot.
Your "Mind" Isn't Confined to Your Brain. Isn't this an interesting idea?
wordywalt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Your mind is confined to your living being. When we use our minds to build cognitive structures and schema, we use those to see possible links in fact and theory by intuitive "filling in the blanks." That is a cognitive process occurring entirely within our minds.
Politics and religion are evil... Anarchy!!!! Just kidding I'm not an anarchist but a Marxist :)
wordywalt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
If you are a Marxist, you do not understand Marxism and how it plays out in the real world. You should read Milovan Djilas's THE NEW CLASS. Djilas was a Marxist who became vice president of Yugoslavia under Tito. In that role, he came to see the reality of communist ideology in theory and action. He then wrote the book and was sentenced to 20 years in prison for doing so. Marxism is deeply flawed, and will NEVER achieve the goals it proclaims that it will.
The United States is backsliding into autocracy under Trump, scholars warn - The Washington Post
wordywalt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Sad, but true. The idiot Trump and the Republican party MUST be stopped!!!!!
Somewhere I saw a supposedly biblical story from the OT -- young David was being chased by King Saul...
wordywalt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
Just manufactured and stolen mythology.
Pastor Rick Joyner Claims God Wants Christian Veterans to Lead Good Militias Right-wing ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 20, 2020:
And the right wing talks about sedition. What a horrible hypocrisy.
Potential SCOTUS Pick Amy Coney Barrett Has a Church/State Separation Problem | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 19, 2020:
She must be blocked. We must put a huge amount of pressure on Republican senators to make sure that at least 4 of them show the mettle to act with morality.
RBG has died.
wordywalt comments on Sep 19, 2020:
Let's hope that there are a few Republican senators with a sense of dignity, honesty, and morality.. If not, damn the whole lot of them.
I posted this in music, but think it really fits in with Religion and Spirituality as well.
wordywalt comments on Sep 18, 2020:
Are you aware that the band's name means "crazy"? The band, music and dance fit the label.
A good source.
wordywalt comments on Sep 18, 2020:
II wish that more people like him, who have had contact with the idiot Trump would express themselves as honestly.
Assuming Trump loses, will he leave the White House? [aol.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 18, 2020:
Yes. s He will leave or will be imprisoned for inciting insurrection.l The military will refuse to support him.
Michigan Pastor Faces Backlash After Racist Email Tirade Against Journalist | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
Too damned many "Christians" engage in hating and crucifying others with whom they disagree.
Atheist read the Bible, Christians go to church to have the Bible read to them...
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
Not an accurate statement. As a Christian adolescent, I read the Bible from cover to cover three times. As an agnostic , then later atheist adult, I have never read the Bible again.
Atheist religion
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
Atheist religion is an oxymoronic phrase.
Watching Religion Die - CounterPunch.org
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
I hope he is right, but am not sure that he is.
She's not a christian - youtube
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
A vicious person.
What do you all think of Pascal's Wager?
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
For a person who is not sure if there is a god or not, and who is concerned about the issue, accepting Pascal's wager is a safe bet.
Unconscious learning underlies belief in God, study suggests. What do you think about this study?
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
Looks like junk science to me.
Just when you think more crazy can't possible pop up I see this.
wordywalt comments on Sep 17, 2020:
He and his ilk are the reasons that I believe that assault weapons and even all semi-automatic weapons should be banned. I say that as an old vet and former hunter.
Trump Claims CDC Director Mistaken About Vaccine Timing President Trump repeatedly contradicted...
wordywalt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
Trump is absurd!
More Tapes Show What Trump Really Knows About Coronavirus That He's Not Telling Americans | MSNBC ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
The idiot Trump has the mental ability and flawed reasoning of a self-centered and spoiled elementary school brat.
Does God want Christians to be a ‘good guy with a gun’?
wordywalt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
This guy is not Christian, pro-democracy, pro-real law and order, moral, or patriotic.
Unfortunately hes got lots of help with the digging.
wordywalt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
Well depicted!!!
Let's get that scheduled
wordywalt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
Tomorrow would be great, but not in Arlington.
A little reality check
wordywalt comments on Sep 16, 2020:
Behind closed doors and with people he can hire and fire, he says what really thinks.
When someone says they are spiritual and also agnostic-atheist, I always wonder, "Do they believe ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 15, 2020:
I never use the word spirit or spiritual. There are much better descriptive words for describing human drives and emotions.
WHAT ARE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS GOING TO DO?
wordywalt comments on Sep 15, 2020:
It is going to take years to undo the damage that the idiot Trump has perpetrated! Much of it is clearly criminal!! He must be prosecuted after he leaves office.
Trump escalates the signals to his followers: Use lethal violence to help me hold power | Salon.com
wordywalt comments on Sep 15, 2020:
Trump is a lethal malignancy which must be excised.
Why Are Right-Wing Conspiracies so Obsessed With Pedophilia? – Mother Jones
wordywalt comments on Sep 14, 2020:
Lust filled evangelicals have always had a love - hate relationship with sex.
When and how do you reveal past mistakes to new romantic interests?
wordywalt comments on Sep 14, 2020:
One cannot establish a truly close relationship without revealing our real selves. As we come to trust and care for a person, we begin to trust and then begin to make ourselves vulnerable by revealing more, including our mistakes.
Is There a Black Hole in Our Backyard?
wordywalt comments on Sep 13, 2020:
It is possible. We live in the midst of a vast array of physical systems beyond our knowledge and control.
The Trump administration considers the Center for Disease Control (CDC) part of the "deep state" ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 13, 2020:
The Trump cabal considers anything and anyone who that speaks and publishes truth part of the nonexistent "deep state."
Rototilled the "graveyard" garden to test the soil.
wordywalt comments on Sep 12, 2020:
Try tilling in cottonseed hull mulch.
Yes how many
wordywalt comments on Sep 12, 2020:
You bet!!
the latest from the LP [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Sep 12, 2020:
Why do his followers seemingly refuse to see the truth?????
I am at a loss as to how the DOJ can represent tRump in the rape trial of E.
wordywalt comments on Sep 10, 2020:
I am sure that the court system will dismiss the intervention of Barr and the DOJ.
Caught on Tape tRump Knew how deadly the Virus was [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Sep 9, 2020:
He knew! An, it has already cost us over 190.000 of us Americans. What do you call that.
Do you think these people have the slightest clue what they're singing about in this "modern ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 9, 2020:
This is not a modern spiritual. It is a junky country song.
That sure didn't age well
wordywalt comments on Sep 9, 2020:
He sure as hell got that one wrong -- and we are paying for it. That can be said for most of the decisions he has made as president
Language Expert: Donald Trump's Way Of Speaking Is 'Oddly Adolescent' | The 11th Hour | MSNBC - ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 8, 2020:
I have said before that, having been a student of human psychological development, that Trump has not progressed cognitively, beyond a pre-adolescent level. He has no ability to connect complex idea and/or facts to build an inter-connected "big picture. He sounds -- and will always sound -- like a somewhat challenged seventh grade bully.
Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Is Now Linked to More Than 250,000 Coronavirus Cases – Mother Jones
wordywalt comments on Sep 8, 2020:
The amount of damage that stupid, amoral and self-absorbed would-be thugs do is beyond belief. And people put up with this crap just to make a buck?
Stephen Fry has a good explanation of the Trump problem: [youtu.be] Pass it on.
wordywalt comments on Sep 8, 2020:
None of that is new.
Latest from the LP! [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
The Lincoln project has taken so many good bites out of his corrupt ass that the it must be covered in bandages by now.
Trump treats campaign funds like a "piggy bank"- $58.4 million used for legal fees.
wordywalt comments on Sep 7, 2020:
Typical of his corruption and criminal actions.
"I Only Hire the Best"....Unscrupulous Bastards: [commondreams.org]
wordywalt comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Fire him and convict him!!
How far they have strayed
wordywalt comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Today's Republican party is DEFINITELY not the party of Lincoln and Teddie Roosevelt!!!!
I constantly watch/listen to this at least once a week.
wordywalt comments on Sep 6, 2020:
Personally, I find that being an atheist frees me from many, many sources of stress. Much more relaxing independence.
I was listening on the radio to a bit of a philosophy last evening where the person being ...
wordywalt comments on Sep 6, 2020:
No. The power comes from total commitment to a total system ideology (an ideology which purports to include and explain everything), from "true belief" in such an ideology, and from being lin the midst of a cohesive group of such believers.