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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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Communist wins , small business dies
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
You do not know what communism is and is not. All that it is to you is a convenient term with very negative connotations that you can use is disparage other when they disagree with you. That being the case, you are no patriot, but simply reactionary non-thinker We need people who really know what communism is all about and what its weaknesses so, so that we can defeat it Your behavior serves no patriotic or rational purpose.
Sarah Palin Crosshair Map Did This - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
Bringing the ambitious airhead into the political spotlight was th worst mistake that McCain ever made.
Christian Website: The Bible Says an Asteroid Will Crash Into Earth in 2029 | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
The number of religious predictions of doom made over the many centuries is huge. Yet, here we are.
I'm legally blind due to macular edema and the vision in my eyes is twice as bad in the left than in...
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
As a man who is 83 years old, and has multiple limiting conditions: We do what we have to.
Excuse Our Coups! [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 26, 2021:
Not a chance.
6 Level 6 View Perks 4,000 Points 7 Level 7 View Perks 10,000 Points 8 Level 8 Perks Hidden ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2021:
What is this all about?
Christian Liar Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Run for Governor of Arkansas | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2021:
If Arkansasans elect her, they deserve her.
This is going to be good. [youtube.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 25, 2021:
It really is tragic that there are no professional standards for conduct and content on the media -- particularly the right wing media.
There is so much shouting out about FREEDOM.
wordywalt comments on Jan 24, 2021:
You are right. Librertarians and the reactionary right falsely use the word "freedom" to mean license tio do anything they want to, rgardless of the consequences.
50 Years of Tax Cuts For The Rich Failed To Trickle Down, Economic Study Says.
wordywalt comments on Jan 23, 2021:
Thre decline of the middle class in America started under Reagan and his supply side economics, which was only a glorified trickle down scam.
Biden claims “there is nothing we can do” to halt mass death from coronavirus {In the three ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 23, 2021:
I am incline to doubt the veracity of your post.
Christian Who Spread “Prophecies” About Trump’s Victory Says It’ll Still Happen | Hemant ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 23, 2021:
I hope that he is stupid enough to try make it happen.
Rand Paul Says Joe Biden's Speech Was 'Innuendo Calling Us White Supremacists'
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
No. Instead Paul's statement is a damnable lie!!!!
Ga. Republican files articles of impeachment against Pres. Biden
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
What a crazed farce that woman is!
Anyone ready to start a McConnell Pinata group? [alternet.org]
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
Count me in.
Letters From An American 01/21/2021
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
Something we had not from the White House in 4 years -- truth.
Baseball legend Hank Aaron dies at age 86
wordywalt comments on Jan 22, 2021:
I can remember Aaron, fondly, all th way back to the time when he was a minor leaguer in Jacksonville, Florida.
I'm : B 1 C How about you?
wordywalt comments on Jan 21, 2021:
My perfect breakfast would be untoasted, heavy European style whole grain bread with butter and strong coffee with sweetener -- nio cream
Would you say that agnostics are likely to be more intelligent than theists or atheists?
wordywalt comments on Jan 21, 2021:
No I would say that they are just trying to hedge their bets.
Dump has said he will be seen again.
wordywalt comments on Jan 21, 2021:
He will be seen again -- in a prison jumpsuit.
On “True Democracy” - CounterPunch.org
wordywalt comments on Jan 21, 2021:
The pursuit of true democracy is critical to our nation and our people. We will never get completely there but it is the pursuit that makes our nation what it is and should be.
Not a meme but note the serene look on my face as I drink my first post-Trump beer this afternoon.
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
I am almost tempted to have some Berliner Kindl Stark Beir sent from Berlin to celebrate the occasion.
FAREWELL
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
An incompetent sociopath.
A supposedly forgotten but important issue has resurfaced. [huffpost.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
This criminal needs to be brought to justice.
Local Crazy Train I am trying to refrain from posting anything on Facebook that might cause ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
If it had been me who heard that, I would have felt compelled to say to the man" :You are out of your damned mind."
I KNOW THIS VIDEO IS IN SPANISH BUT THE IMAGES SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
What is the point y9u are trying to make?
Is agnosticism an example of epistemic skepticism which wonders whether any knowledge is possible?
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
No.
Time for you liberals to do some serious self reflection: why do i support big government?
wordywalt comments on Jan 20, 2021:
As usual, you are dead wrong. Being a true believer in a total system religious ideology is the opposite of belief in strong democratic government. I do not understand how you can so persistently get things so wrong.
Noam Chomsky on the Beer Hall Putsch, and MORE to come: [truthout.org]
wordywalt comments on Jan 19, 2021:
That is true. But the social and political circumstances are very different. In Germany in the mid 1920s the first German experiment in democracy, the Weimar Republic, was failing, and there were no established institutions or history to support it.
Hit The Road Jack. Military band plays away the Donald. [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Jan 19, 2021:
He should have been required to slink away in silence.
Why Conservative Christians Fear the Joe Biden Presidency - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Jan 19, 2021:
Dobson has always been a vicious demagogue.
North Korean escapes and says you socialists should go to North Korea, its not that far ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 19, 2021:
By the way, i in th interest of truth and accountability, in your bio, you stated that you attended graduate school. What degrees did you achieve, from what colleges or universities, and what was your major? Your comments lead me to doubt your educational claims.
North Korean escapes and says you socialists should go to North Korea, its not that far ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 18, 2021:
Tell us what you mean when you use the term "socialist" to describe American people. Tell us what socialism is and is not, as you understand it. Do you the integrity and guts to do that? I have a strong hunch that you are simply at it again. mis-defining and mis-portraying things to make a point that does not exist. We honest, patriotic members on this site are watching you and will hold you accountable for any falsehoods.
Lindsey Graham asks Chuck Schumer to dismiss Trump impeachment trial - Business Insider
wordywalt comments on Jan 18, 2021:
Graham just can't find either his backbone or his conscience.
Nostalgic review of tiny fraction of Donald Trump's truth deficit disorder.
wordywalt comments on Jan 18, 2021:
It is painfully true. I see nothing funny in Trumps depravity.
Why ForceTheVote Was Important To Understanding POWER. - YouTube
wordywalt comments on Jan 18, 2021:
Crap not worth responding to.
Republicans Call for Unity While Refusing to Acknowledge Biden Won Now that they’re on the ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 18, 2021:
There can be no unity until Republicans acknowledge the immorality and unpatriotic nature of their behavior.
This makes a lot of sense.
wordywalt comments on Jan 17, 2021:
Neither is perfectly true. Most, but not all, would do more if they had a real chance.
Sam Sanders: 'This Isn't America'? The Lie We Have To Confront To Get To Truth : NPR
wordywalt comments on Jan 17, 2021:
A sad truth which we must face , admit, and overcome.
Are we now allowing domestic terrorism on this site?
wordywalt comments on Jan 17, 2021:
All ideological groups on this site need close examination from Admin to rid it of threats, vicious conduct, disrespectful and abusive behavior, and spreading of misinformation. ,
Just posted this on the politics page.
wordywalt comments on Jan 17, 2021:
That market value will come back. Trump is but a troublesome pustule that has burst and will go away.
This huckabitch asshole needs to STFU! [dailycaller.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Huckabee has lost all semblance of being an honorable man.
I'm starting to think Trump might not release his healthcare plan.
wordywalt comments on Jan 16, 2021:
Aw. I am disappointed.
Damnit! He made it on TV again! He had to revert to legacy technology.
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
The SOB is now running scared.
On Eve of Insurrection, Pastor Mark Burns Fired Up Crowd To Fight For Trump, Insisted Biden Would ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
What an evil man!
The first time I heard "A Whiter Shade of Pale", I was in a head shop in Pipers Alley, in Old Town,...
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Beautiful!!
Should an elected leader represent the interests of his or her own political party, or is it better ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Th great ones find a way of doing both.
How did the treatment of Native Americans leave a moral stain on the United States?
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
There caqn be no doubt of that.
Cory Doctorow: Past Performance is Not Indicative of Future Results [locusmag.
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
I have often said that just because something is, does not mean that it must be.
PELOSI STRIKES AGAIN AND I LOVE IT Pelosi tasks retired Lt.
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Eventually, Trump, his cabal, and his mob will learn: Don't mess with Nancy!!!
Speaking of "white privilege," does the fact I'm living in a shack in the middle of nowhere on ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
Do you live in Jennings, Florida? If so you live in a culture which over 200 years old and constructed to create and maintain white protestant dominance and privilege. I know that is true, as I grew up in Madison County, the county just west of Hamilton County. But,l the irony is that in building that culture, a white culture of undereducated, near poverty white people was also created.
This is the first time I am beginning to like Nancy Pelosi [foxnews.
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
They desreve it and I hope that they are prosecuted. That includes Gaetz and Jordan.
Franklin Graham compares Trump’s impeachment to Jesus dying on the cross / LGBTQ Nation
wordywalt comments on Jan 15, 2021:
If i were a Christian, I would condemn Graham for absolute blasphemy!!!! His comparison is nothing short of totally disgusting.
Tweety has so many qualified helpers now that he's come out as a Q Anon supporter.
wordywalt comments on Jan 14, 2021:
How did this vicious, treasonous reactionary nut ever get elected????
Jim Bakker: “I Know I’m Not Wrong” That God Will Soon Destroy a Bunch of Cities | Beth ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Anyone who listens to Bakker is a damned fool.
After Impeachment 2, Will Evangelicals Back Away from Trump?
wordywalt comments on Jan 14, 2021:
No. They are too morally bnkrupt to do that.
Capitol Building CCTV showed the House Republicans who gave pre-coup ‘reconnaissance’ tours to ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 14, 2021:
They should be expelled from Congress and investigated for a criminal offense.
NYC axes all contracts with Trump as business backlash snowballs.
wordywalt comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Justice.
Is this mean?
wordywalt comments on Jan 14, 2021:
Ditto. He is the only person I hav ever hated.
Man accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Whitmer, says god gave him permission to kill...
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
What an absolutely evil man!!
Mr. Spencer and the Great Machine by Auberon Herbert politics politicians
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
To quote Reinhold Niebuhr, "It is the good in man which makes democracy possible. It it the evil in man which makes democracy absolutely necessary." Chew on those words.
Ciphers are individuals lacking in moral autonomy, deficient in critical thinking and incapable of ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
If you are saying that every person should have the complete freedom to make any choices he or she wants in the name of "morality", you are calling for amoral anarchy.
politics politicians
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
More self-serving libertarian horse manure. A totally libertarian society is barely controlled anarchy leading to domination by an authoritarian oligarchy.
Inside Job? [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
If this is true, those members of Congress should be expelled -- forthwith!
Freedom vs. Force - The Individual and the State [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
You come close to playing a dangerous semantic game. There is no such thing as absolute freedom. To buy the idea of absolute freedom means allowing people to take advantage of others, to treat them with a lack of dignity and respect. To do so denies the basic tenets of democracy. Yes, we need to act and make choices within the bounds of morality and rationality, but we should never create a governmental situation which allows and encourages the debasing and exploitation of others. Your posts lean toward self-serving libertarianism.
The government had ONE job, protect people from initiatory violence and fraud.
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
Government security agencies and people failed because Trump and the Republicans set them up to fail. They have cut funds to those agencies, placed incompetent and obsequious people in leadership roles in those agencies. That is what we get when we let them do that.
Be prepared. Your world is about to change violently...again
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
I don't think so, unless the reactionary rabble is suicidal. This time, they would meet heavy, organized resistance -- and would pay a deep price.
So, what is the viability of Trump pardoning himself and fellow family members?
wordywalt comments on Jan 13, 2021:
Pardoning himself is unconstitutional. I am not sure about pardoning his family members.
In a Nutshell: [thenation.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Wow! Do we ever!!!
Clarence Thomas’ Wife Cheered On White Supremacists At The Capitol | NewsOne
wordywalt comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Lowlife in high places.
Krystal and Saagar: Trump Faces MAJOR Post-Presidency Issues As Banks Cut Ties, Belichick Rejection...
wordywalt comments on Jan 12, 2021:
It would be such sweet justice if the Trumps go bankrupt and go to jail.
Rep Nunes calls for racketeering probe into Big Tech over Parler ban [youtube.
wordywalt comments on Jan 12, 2021:
Nunes is soooo corrupt.
Colin Powell says he no longer considers himself a Republican - CNNPolitics
wordywalt comments on Jan 11, 2021:
More and more honorable Republicans are deserting what has become a corrupt cause.
How to Be Free in an Unfree World [youtu.be]
wordywalt comments on Jan 11, 2021:
Typical extreme libertarian heifer dust. Libertarianism is nothing more than self-indulgent disguised anarchistic ideology.
Trump’s Faith Adviser Invokes “Superior Blood of Jesus” to Defend Trump’s Lies | Beth ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 11, 2021:
White is just as corrupt as Trump is.
Someone else posted about Pelosi questioning a general on the president's ability to launch a ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 9, 2021:
Une the current circumstances, the military will not obey any such order.
MyPillow Loon: The GA Senate Seats Were Stolen and Trump Will Remain President | Hemant Mehta | ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 9, 2021:
This turkey is a deranged nut.
Trump's Parting Gift?
wordywalt comments on Jan 8, 2021:
Won't happen. The military brass is quite aware of how unstable the idiot Trump is, and would not follow any such orders.
Twitter permanently bans Trump [theverge.com] KAPOW!!
wordywalt comments on Jan 8, 2021:
About time!
Dominion sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation, seeks $1.3 billion
wordywalt comments on Jan 8, 2021:
I hope that they win a judgment that bankrupts her.
How did you feel when MAGA rioters breached the Capitol building in a major coup attempt?
wordywalt comments on Jan 8, 2021:
I felt sheer anger.
Why are there atheist conservatives? What's the logic?
wordywalt comments on Jan 8, 2021:
They are not conservatives. They are irrational reactionaries.
Spread the blame
wordywalt comments on Jan 8, 2021:
Don't make him famous. Make him infamous!!!!
Buckle up DC, it's not over.
wordywalt comments on Jan 7, 2021:
It is truly terrible how these stupid, ignorant asses want to steal our nation from us. One side of me says that I hope that they don't try. The other side of me would not be unhappy to see them try and our nation be prepared for them. That way, a lot of them would die and a lot more would go to jail for many years. Then the strength of that scourge would be greatly diminished.
No one can say that we weren't warned in 2017 in the book "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump" which...
wordywalt comments on Jan 7, 2021:
Any of us who have any background in psychology could see abundant evidence of serious psychological deficiencies and problems in Trump's behavior.
‘This Is A Coup’: Michele Bachmann Baselessly Blames the Left for Storming the U.
wordywalt comments on Jan 7, 2021:
If she ever had any credibility, (and sanity) it is long gone.
The spineless traitors Cruz, Rubio and Brawley should be expelled from the senate. [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 7, 2021:
Don't forget about Rick Scott.
Is Trump calling for Civil War?
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
O course he is. That is the only way that he can stay in office.
We Need to Know where Trump Will Be, So We Can Thank Him: [rawstory.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
Not more damage to Georgia, but damage to Georgia Republican politics cs and racism.
COVID Outbreak in Boston Linked to In-Person Christmas Eve Church Services | Hemant Mehta | Friendly...
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
Religiosity in a person often trumps his or her reason and wisdom. There are prices for such stupidity.
The Proud Boys Are Raking In Donations from a Christian Crowdfunding Site
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
That so-called "Christian " site is abominable!!!!!
Friendship
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
It depends entirely on the people involved and on the nature of their relationship. Some relationships are toxic and should be ended.
Meghan McCain gets owned for saying liberals need to be more tolerant of other people’s ...
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
The intolerant need to learn that there is a price for such behavior.
Att'y General Merrick Garland? Oh, the Law of Unintended Consequences!!!!!!!!! [dailykos.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
Delicious and justifiable payback!!!
So you want to cuddle? Get a dog!
wordywalt comments on Jan 6, 2021:
Meine Katze hat eine andere Meinung. Sie immer will kuscheln.
By all means!
wordywalt comments on Jan 4, 2021:
To take full charge, the Democratic party must do several things: (1) freely use legitimate righteous indignation to label and attack corruption, hypocrisy, and behavior which threatens our constitution and the rule of equal justice under the law; (2) make it clear to working people and to rural Americans that they have been sold a bill of goods and played like fiddle by manipulative Republican politicians -- and are worse off for it, (3 Attack every attempt to falsely attach and misuse the labels of "communist", "Marxist", "socialist" " and "extreme left wing" to legitimate and constitutional Democratic attempt to make government serve all of our people We cannot let the Republicans claim sole ownership of American values and symbols, and use those against he majority of the American people.
Do you think they'll take him? [lancastercourier.com]
wordywalt comments on Jan 4, 2021:
Does Scotland have an extradition treaty with the USA?
[huffpost.
wordywalt comments on Jan 4, 2021:
It would be no loss to humanity if Assange did commit suicide. He is an arrogant, often deliberately hurtful self-serving being.
Fact check: 14 congressmen expelled in 1861 for supporting Confederacy
wordywalt comments on Jan 3, 2021:
We would need a 2/3 majority in Congress to accomplish that today by expelling all of the Trump attempted election stealers.
Can you be scientifically based and follow astrology?
wordywalt comments on Jan 3, 2021:
No.