the "Base"

▶︎Janice Sunderland

from “Health Care CEO: ‘People Don’tHave a Real Clear Understanding’ the Services Made Possible by ObamaCare”

Ellis: And you have said to me many people don’t even understand where this health care is coming from.  You told me the story of one woman who was helped who was a Trump supporter.  What was her reaction to the fact that she was able to get this health care?

Sunderland: Well, she was able to qualify for the Medicaid expansion, and she said to me, “Thank goodness I didn’t have to get Obamacare.”  And I looked at her and I said, “ Guess what?  This is Obamacare.”  And she was kind of taken aback; and said “Uh!  Well let’s just keep that between you and me.”  So people don’t have a real clear understanding of what types of services have been made possible by the Affordable Care Act passing Medicaid expansion.  This site here has now medical, dental, pharmacy services—that’s all because of Medicaid expansion.

▶︎Tina Johnson

Roy Moore Accuser Tina Johnson: ‘He Scarred Me For Life’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY

Moore accuser speaks to CNN (full interview)

John Cantin's Speech at Mayors Against Illegal Guns Rally
July 18, 2003

May 2018 corner of Woodward and 9 Mile Rd

young man (20s?)

wanted signature to get on ballot for local office
I was about to simply sigh his petition, but figured I should at least go through the motions of asking him at least one question (which is what I said to him).

So I said, “ The big question today is Trump, no doubt about it. (he seemed to agree, as we all do, whatever we think about Trump).  What do yo think of Trump?

answer: I would follow him anywhere (more or less, that is what he said).

me: what if Trump asked you to kill the Jews?

answer: no.  I wouldn’t do that.

me: what if he asked you to kill al Muslims?

answer: “I’m a veterans . . . .  and they have this Sharia . . .

Feb. 22, 1919: telephone conversation with an insurance provider south Texas. 

from “End Times” — Election Results Reflect Biblical Republican Paranoia
11/02/2010 05:12 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The evangelical/fundamentalists/Republican Far Right — and hence, from the early 1980s until the election of President Obama in 2008 and now in the mid-term lashing out, the Religious Right as it informed U.S. policy through the then dominant Republican Party — are in the grip of an apocalyptic Rapture cult centered on revenge and vindication. This End Times death wish is built on a literalist interpretation of the Book of Revelation.

Why Trump Reigns as King Cyrus
The Christian right doesn’t like the president only for his judges. They like his style.
By Katherine Stewart, NYT Dec. 31, 2018
Ms. Stewart writes regularly about the political activities of evangelicals and other religious groups.

A lot of attention has been paid to the supposed paradox of evangelicals backing such an imperfect man, but the real problem is that our idea of Christian nationalism hasn’t caught up with the reality. We still buy the line that the hard core of the Christian right is just an interest group working to protect its values. But what we don’t get is that Mr. Trump’s supposedly anti-Christian attributes and anti-democratic attributes are a vital part of his attraction.

I have attended dozens of Christian nationalist conferences and events over the past two years. And while I have heard plenty of comments casting doubt on the more questionable aspects of Mr. Trump’s character, the gist of the proceedings almost always comes down to the belief that he is a miracle sent straight from heaven to bring the nation back to the Lord. I have also learned that resistance to Mr. Trump is tantamount to resistance to God.

This isn’t the religious right we thought we knew. The Christian nationalist movement today is authoritarian, paranoid and patriarchal at its core.

Racism: Simondon

 I demonstrate that racism itself is a complex phenomenon involving (1) a specific genetic ontology of the subject (ressentiment and the mechanisms of defense--paranoid-schizoid position) embedded in (2) an associated milieu resulting in (3) a metastable configuration of cognitive and characterological performativity. 

This configuration unfolds within theaters of ressentiment

Put in context of Bronfenbrenner diagram)That is, the term racism, which in use is more of an epithet than a concept, points the problematic of the emergence of specific ontological modalities.

The  inner logic of the text I call the Lacan-Atwater Signifying Chain.  This inner logic generates virtually all mass-oriented GOP rhetoric, including of course Trump's campaign rhetoric in the 2016 election.  The problem of decoding the performative as distinct from the merely ideological dimension of mass politics is the subject of another page: Semiotic Regimes; RMD; Stupid Party.

The core problematic of racism is is given by Nietzsche’s central diagnosis of that which leads to racism: repression and its consequences.  BUT THIS IS ALSO A PROBLEM OF MASCULINITY.

Male violence

Cesar Sayoc, Mail Bombing Suspect, Found an Identity in Political Rage and Resentment, NYT 10-27-18

Here's what we know about Robert Bowers, the suspected Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, Bloomberg
Versailles borough of Pittsburgh, BloombergNews

Performativities; theatrical context; stochastic processes;