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Discussion of Daniel Shaw's book on narcissism

Reading a bit of Daniel Shaw's work (his book), there seems to be confusion as to why exactly he would believe Trump must be understood as swaying a whole nation into becoming sadists. He is arguing that children come to agree with their unloved parents' (he can reference the existence of monstrous mothers -- on his facebook page, he insists on there being "many" of them for instance -- but through what portions of the book I was able to read, it has to be drawn out of him... not his preference) perception of them as bad when they don't fulfill their emotional requirements of them, that they develop inner persecutors and inner protectors that lord over their psyche, watching over their "sinning" in this direction, but doesn't conceive that this "badness" associated with attending to one's own needs, one's own growth, could eventually lead to them USING "leaders" like Trump to execute punishment against people understood a…

Discussions about Al Franken at Clio's Psyche Discussion Group

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Another case of it's-not-actually-trauma,inflicted trauma by Al Franken.   The former staffer said she mostly kept the encounter to herself, not even telling her boss at the time. But she started to talk more openly about it to close friends after the “Access Hollywood” video was aired in October 2016. In the now infamous tape, Donald Trump is recorded saying his fame gives him carte blanche to grab women’s genitals. “When it really started impacting me in more of a ‘I’m really angry about about this’ way was last fall when the Trump tape came out,” the former aide said. “Hearing Donald Trump say essentially the same thing that Al Franken said to me, which was ‘It’s my right as an entertainer,’ that was a real trigger,” she continued. The former staffer says she was particularly shaken after seeing Franken on TV responding to the Trump tape last year. Franken dismissed Trump’s excuse that he was just engaging in “locker room talk” and joked that mayb…

Conversations about Richard's Best 2017 List at the NewYorker Movie Facebook Club

Richard Brody shared a link.Moderator · December 8 at 2:46pm It's that time of the year—the time for the best-of list, and, because it's been a good one for the art of movies, it's a long list; I've added a word about the state of the business (rather, the sorry state of the business's culture) and how it relates to the state of the art—now as ever:…/2017-i…/the-best-movies-of-2017… The Best Movies of 2017 The best movies aren’t only ones that include new voices; they’re also ones that include voices in new ways. NEWYORKER.COM Like
John Biers Is it that time of year? It seems early for “Best of” lists now instead of the end of December? I don’t understand why it has shifted.
John Salvatore Because critics have already seen all films slated to be released by year end
Suparna Sharma A long list of must-watch asap!! Delighted. Thanks