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I Am Thankful for Texas and Abhor It.

I have always been a slow bloomer. Thus I take comfort in my being more than one flower and bold enough to tackle the writing of a book on how to switch immediately to any one of Jung’s sixteen personality types. I long for the day when all sixteen will bloom.

Until then I have be grateful for what Texas has meant to my life.

I left home, Memphis, when I was 13. I was going to Texas to be a cowboy. I know. At 13 I not only did not know how to choose places but, my ability to choose professions had not blossomed either.

But because I struck out for Texas I got a ride with a kind gentleman headed for Texas. We stopped in Little Rock, speaking of loser places, and he took me to a movie. The Caine Mutiny. I became forever a Bogie fan. (OK, I can’t choose actors either, you are probably saying.)

Because of Texas I knew what battle BM’s bloggle was referring to. Because of Texas I read my favorite story of the Alamo (Poplar tree). It was actually about Jim Bowie (bowie knife) who died at the Alamo. I forget the author but, the title was The Iron Mistress.

But most of all, Texas was the cause of my writing one of my favorite songs (by me or anyone else). It is called Long Way Across Texas.

But, the other side of the coin is that I hate Texas most of all because it started the chain of states that Mexico lost to the US in The Mexican American War. What is bad about that? Well, I am now a Californian (the NINTH largest GNP in the world). California is also referred to as Califia, and Nueva Espana (New Spain). I cannot help but conclude that had California remained part of Mexico, it would eventually have, by sheer weight, (or earthquake) have broken away from Mexico with no hard feelings, and as such would have become a great country, probably the greatest on this continent. And probably the only country to have two official languages, and the common sense to appreciate its heritage.

And heritage makes me think of a previous girlfriend, Palma Ortiz, whose family came from Spain to California with the explorers and settled. Palma never heard her parents speak Spanish. They did not want her to know a language that would cause her discrimination. Palma, requerdos! And that’s the funniest part of this bloggerel. I, the non-hispanic know Spanish because I had to learn it to remain in Spain and be able to communicate. But, Palma does not know Spanish.

Arriba Califia! Jodete, Texas!

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The Big Ahh Hah

TheBigAhhHah  (audio – adjust volume before clicking)

The Big Ah-Ha   ---by Jack Mothershed

It can come with the rain
condescending heavenly hygiene
easily detached droplet shells
Who knows?

It can come in out of the blue
maybe a subtle hue
falling down that shaft
between your iris and your brain
that tunnel of light years
just a nanosecond's travel time
before it rolls into your soul
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“Be Nice” and “Let’s Get to Work”

POTUS’s victory speech was the best he has ever delivered IMHO. Two things stand out for me. Both were near the end. They were, “Be nice” and “Let’s Get to Work.”

The gist of “be nice” has two variants. One is done in the way one places the silverware precisely on the place setting. The other is “nice to the hilt.” Id est, be ever so nice until you get the ‘other’ precisely and inescapably in the line of delivery of the dagger. The former is, at best, precursor to the latter and always poor cultural conditioning. Being ‘nice’ to the loser is an insipid bit of propriety. It is perilous silliness non pareil.

Obama’s speech remarking as to the wonderful qualities of Romney and his family invites the knock at the door that reveals not the policeman come to warn you a serial killer is about but the serial killer himself whom you are too embarassed to confront directly so you invite him in for a drink. He accepts and you cannot help but think that when he finishes that drink he is going to slaughter your entire family. So, “just how long?” you ask the God of Etiquette, “must I be nice?”

Why not be nice to the voters, Dear POTUS, and simply say, “I think we have learned a lot from this political battle. The most important thing I learned came suddenly in the first debate. I learned I had been conditioned to be nice all my life. And there I was in a world wide arena in a battle to the death. I was being nice and he was shifting for a position to slit my throat in the approved Mormon ritual blood oath manner. I have studied that moment of realization at length and I have come to the conclusion that Mitt Romney is a psychopath, without remorse, without guilt, without conscience, incapable of compassion, incapable of fairness, determined to be deadly. And I am telling you now, dear voter, we have escaped death by a hair and we have come too close to losing all that we hold dear.”

Had the election gone the other way we would not have noticed immediately that the dagger had pierced the skin but with each denuding of a layer of our rights we would grok a little more that the aim of the psychopath’s dagger was to plunge to the hilt leaving us not a fig leaf to cover the core of our legitimate propriety. And then demand we pay for our own burial.

I am really not being so hyperbolic here. Cults are or become superlatively plotted. Romney’s bunch is historically more dangerous than Scientology (Dianetics). The plotting is on a more visceral, animal cunning, level and perpetrated by a far less educated bunch.

In the year prior to the Mountain Meadows Massacre, Brigham Young executed an incomparable reign of terror in Deseret (Utah)which by the way was part of Mexico when the Mormons settled there. Young’s gestapo hunted down and slit the throats of any Mormons who decided to opt out, especially those who tried to leave Utah. The year following the massacre the Mormons, like overcrowded rats were so crazed they were anxious to attack the US military that was being sent to straighten things out.

The treatment of women and the thorough conditioning, compare the number of GOP women voting for Romney, had to be a major reason for the women of my novel, Nine Elevens to develop as strong minded capable, women of reason in each of the settings spanning 1100 plus years. They taught me a thing or two and I am so pleased with them.

Let’s get to work.

I have probably written as much relative to the 2012 election of BH Obama as I wrote relative to the 2008 election of the president.

Since the election of 2008 I have criticised the president a great deal. Those criticisms are not forgotten. It is now time to freshen them and try to ensure they are considered.

In 2008 I was just getting to know the president. The unfavorable things about his personality were at that time just guesses.

By 2012 I know far more and some of my guesses became frighteningly real.

But, it is well worth taking a breath and appreciating the difference between a psychopath and a person of tremendous executive capability who is, I trust, willing to learn.

Some books helped me to understand some things.

If the demagogues waving the “he ain’t amurrican” flags had read [not likely] Janny Scott’s A Singular Woman they would have learned enough about Obama and his heritage to know that challenging his birth rights, loyalties, and capabilities were consummately silly, tawdry, and unnecessary and would ultimately fail and turn to rotten eggs in their faces. The book taught me a lot. Having spent some time in Indonesia myself I understood Obama’s mama and thus Obama himself a lot better.

Recently I have been reading Ron Suskind’s Confidence Men. The president had his hands full at first not knowing and then trying to resolve the problems he had with some bad choices in selecting his administration. He was fortunate that not quite all of his choices were men. Suskind get’s down to detail born of incredibly patient and painstaking research in illustrating how much those choices had to affect his growth as our national CEO.

Michael Lewis’s description of Obama’s decision making processes are significant and ‘right on’, a term that certainly came along before Lewis’s time and Obama’s too. But, I think that term is the correct one.

Much of what Obama needs to do he already understands and must have on his calendar. He has learned a lot. He was serious when he said, “Let’s get to work.”

I’m ready. Are You? I am sharpening my criticisms on my side and I hope the president is evolving action responses that make an old man look like a second childhood amateur.


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Apply the DSM Checklist on Psychopathy to Mitt Romney

Dr. Hare is introduced in Psycho Paths and Con Trails as the probable most expert witness regarding psychopathy. His studies and work are the primary source of reasoning for this subject’s presentation in the DSM, or approved bible on psychopathy.

SO, Relative to Mitt Romney, HERE IS Hare’s Checklist:

1. GLIB and SUPERFICIAL CHARM — the tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything. A psychopath never gets tongue-tied. They have freed themselves from the social conventions about taking turns in talking, for example.

“No, No, just answer the question, Mr. Obama!”

See item 15.

2. GRANDIOSE SELF-WORTH — a grossly inflated view of one’s abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart. Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.

From an article entitled The Meaning of Mitt in Vanity Fair,

“Mitt is always the star,” said one Massachusetts Republican. “And everybody else is a bit player.” [I think I would have been unable to avoid saying “[sic -Mitt player]]

“I know how to fix that.” repeated in almost every speech
Examples of fixes: none that are not self aggrandizing.

3. NEED FOR STIMULATION or PRONENESS TO BOREDOM — an excessive need for novel, thrilling, and exciting stimulation; taking chances and doing things that are risky. Psychopaths often have a low self-discipline in carrying tasks through to completion because they get bored easily. They fail to work at the same job for any length of time, for example, or to finish tasks that they consider dull or routine.

Romney’s comment on his wife’s being on a flight that had an electrical fire.

“I appreciate the fact that she is on the ground, safe and sound. And I don’t think she knows just how worried some of us were,” Romney told the LA Times. “When you have a fire in an aircraft, there’s no place to go, exactly, there’s no — and you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem. So it’s very dangerous. And she was choking and rubbing her eyes. Fortunately, there was enough oxygen for the pilot and copilot to make a safe landing in Denver. But she’s safe and sound.”

Later reports from Romney people attributed the comment to Romney’s sense of humor. But searches for genuine Romney humor have turned up miniscule amounts of such substance …

4. PATHOLOGICAL LYING — can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest.

Rather than list the times Romney has told a lie, it would be easier to list the times he has told the truth. It would be harder to list the times he lied in which the truth was not easily determinable or distinguishable.

“Lying for the Lord” in Mormonism is OK if the lie is in defense of the church as in, “Oh, no, mormons do not allow polygamy.”

While the “Lying for the Lord” provision of the Mormon ‘faith’ could be suggested as a legitimate cause of habitual lying, that provision has been in use in Mormonism long enough to become genetic. Psychopath is in a different category of psychological malady than neurosis or psychosis. And in that category it stands alone given that the other members of that category are considered variants of antisocial behavior. Psychopathy is said to be a result of either genetics or nature-nurture breaks with the mother when the child is an infant.

5. CONNING AND MANIPULATIVENESS- the use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #4 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one’s victims.

Career wise, corporate cannibalism, is the appropriate profession for psychopaths. That is what Psycho Path and Con Trails is all about. Consider all the stories of Romney’s buying control of viable productive corporations, then having them go bad and gutting them and throwing it all in the waste bin along with the ruined lives of employees many of whom had given their careers and lives to those corporations. Those stories are not fabrications.

6. LACK OF REMORSE OR GUILT — a lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, coldhearted, and unempathic. This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one’s victims.

Lack of remorse in the treatment of his dog. Lack of remorse and lying about it with regards to the bullying incident. Lack of any remorse towards the many people whom he fired.

7. SHALLOW AFFECT — emotional poverty or a limited range or depth of feelings; interpersonal coldness in spite of signs of open gregariousness.

He has little patience for idle chatter or small talk, little interest in mingling at cocktail parties, at social functions, or even in the crowded hallway. He is not fed by, and does not crave, casual social interaction, often displaying little desire to know who people are and what makes them tick. “He wasn’t overly interested in people’s personal details or their kids or spouses or team building or their career path,” said another former aide. “It was all very friendly but not very deep.” Or, as one fellow Republican put it, “He has that invisible wall between ‘me’ and ‘you.’”

8. CALLOUSNESS and LACK OF EMPATHY — a lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.

The 47% tape.

In The Sociopath Next Door, Psychopathy expert Mary Stout states that psychopaths often show their hidden selves by how they treat their pets.

9. PARASITIC LIFESTYLE — an intentional, manipulative, selfish, and exploitative financial dependence on others as reflected in a lack of motivation, low self-discipline, and inability to begin or complete responsibilities.

Well, wouldn’t you prefer a life of leisure on the French cote d’zur to going to war in Viet Nam? Romney has never wanted for anything. He has never worked. Creating schemes of abuse, subjugation, and pillaging is not work for a psychopath. Work would be not doing it.

10. POOR BEHAVIORAL CONTROLS — expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.

In every recorded interface Romney has exhibited this trait. When one exercises this behavior before the Commander in Chief as in the first debate, consider the tolerance and detachment of the president as a strength and that made him the real winner of the first debate.

11. PROMISCUOUS SEXUAL BEHAVIOR — a variety of brief, superficial relations, numerous affairs, and an indiscriminate selection of sexual partners; the maintenance of several relationships at the same time; a history of attempts to sexually coerce others into sexual activity or taking great pride at discussing sexual exploits or conquests.

Well, consider the “binders of women” incident as a token exhibit of Romney attitude toward women. And isn’t that attitude equivalent to promiscuity because isn’t promiscuity about detesting women and not about loving them?

12. EARLY BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS — a variety of behaviors prior to age 13, including lying, theft, cheating, vandalism, bullying, sexual activity, fire-setting, glue-sniffing, alcohol use, and running away from home.

Lack of input. But a backward extrapolation of the shearing and bullying would seem indicative of a long before established pattern.

13. LACK OF REALISTIC, LONG-TERM GOALS — an inability or persistent failure to develop and execute long-term plans and goals; a nomadic existence, aimless, lacking direction in life.

Lack of input. Life style, however, is important isn’t it. Ceteris peribus, the lives of the rich and famous are conducive to the existence of this item. You don’t have to have a direction in life when all directions are rewarded by more luxury. And aside from the subject being a psychological condition, is it not understood that being rich is unlikely to develop character.

14. IMPULSIVITY — the occurrence of behaviors that are unpremeditated and lack reflection or planning; inability to resist temptation, frustrations, and urges; a lack of deliberation without considering the consequences; foolhardy, rash, unpredictable, erratic, and reckless.

This item is easily seen in Romney’s general behavior as exhibited over this entire election year as well as prior ones where his life has been center stage.

15. IRRESPONSIBILITY — repeated failure to fulfill or honor obligations and commitments; such as not paying bills, defaulting on loans, performing sloppy work, being absent or late to work, failing to honor contractual agreements.

Bain bane. Bain bane. Bain bane.

Seamus enjoyed being up on the roof of the car in an “air tight” kennel.

16. FAILURE TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR OWN ACTIONS — a failure to accept responsibility for one’s actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.

Accepting responsibility for his own actions to other people or institutions is as rare for Romney as any glimmer of understanding a common responsibility to the care of the planet.

17. MANY SHORT-TERM MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS — a lack of commitment to a long-term relationship reflected in inconsistent, undependable, and unreliable commitments in life, including marital.

Lack of input. I would suggest that one long relationship with the wife he has indicates a total lack of interest in romantic relationships.

18. JUVENILE DELINQUENCY — behavior problems between the ages of 13-18; mostly behaviors that are crimes or clearly involve aspects of antagonism, exploitation, aggression, manipulation, or a callous, ruthless tough-mindedness.

Again I would submit that the known bullying incident has to be exhibited as indicative of all the unknowns.

19. REVOCATION OF CONDITION RELEASE — a revocation of probation or other conditional release due to technical violations, such as carelessness, low deliberation, or failing to appear.

No info.

20. CRIMINAL VERSATILITY — a diversity of types of criminal offenses, regardless if the person has been arrested or convicted for them; taking great pride at getting away with crimes.

Corporate cannibalism is a crime Romney has pursued in a number of ways. The situation a dozen years or so ago where Romney controlled a software package that created reiteratively companies that should losses and avenues for tax deductions and his use of the mormon church represent what is said to be the biggest tax fraud case in IRS history.


I know what you are thinking. You are wondering if the average corporation has more psychopaths than the street. So, you have to ask yourself a question. Do you really prefer the psychopath in front of you to be a CEO instead of a serial killer? Well, do you, punk?

One of the outstanding films on the subject of psychopathy, although I don’t think that is said anywhere, certainly not in the film, is “Beyond Reasonable Doubt” which starred Michael Douglas as a crooked DA, come governor.It is discussed in my book. But be warned, that film’s story leaves one almost as ready to retch as Mitt’s life as presented on the TV’s of the world this year.

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What do you mean I can’t vote????

Do you really think I have I have stood by your side as we have studied conditions and humans who have caused them, humans who have endured them and prevailed against them just to hear you say I can’t vote??? 47% of the people who will vote do not have my IQ, not to mention cultural awareness, sensitivity to the human condition, vision to imagine a society born of a sufficient compassion to make authority unnecessary. And you know I am talking about the 47% who are GOPPIES and not the 47% percent whom Mr. Numbers imagines pejoratively. You know well if this psycopath is elected not even you will be allowed to vote next time unless you are in the inner circle of MOReMONey or have a chip in your head. Forget that inane Bushit the Lesser, or McInane who was amont the bottom ten of a graduating class of more than 800. You know when the polls say the race is close. Doesn’t that tell you  that the next election will be under a mormon theocracy if Mr. Numbers is elected. Just tell me one thing. How is  it that Michelle Bachmann can vote and I cannot?? Get  real, Jack!