Entries by Linda Goudsmit

The Riddle of Climate Change

The Riddle: What climate does climate change change? The Answer: The political climate of course. Let me explain. Pollution and climate change are two separate issues. Environmental pollution is a man-made problem that humans can and should remedy. Taking responsibility for our behavior is a necessary part of civilized life and eliminating environmental horrors like […]

Coups, Cover-ups and Context

After much media hype and online snippets the prime time CBS News interview of Andrew McCabe finally aired last night 2.17.19. It was a well-choreographed editorial hit-piece masquerading as journalism worthy of study by any legitimate journalism school if any still exist. 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley interviewed McCabe for the show. Pelley handled McCabe […]

The Furies in Congress

In ancient Greek mythology the Furies are the three goddesses of Vengeance, Jealousy, and Anger. They are the daughters of Mother Earth Gaia and her son Father Sky Uranus. The Furies are infamous for taking vengeance on men and punishing all crimes including breaking the rules of society by striking the offenders with madness. The Furies in […]

Medical Jihad Means Death to the Patient

Islam has been at war with competing ideologies since the time of Muhammad. The objective was and continues to be the establishment of a worldwide Islamic caliphate. In 1928, after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Egyptian cleric Hassan al-Banna founded the Muslim Brotherhood which continues to be the voice of Islamic expansionism and a […]

When Harry Cheated on Sally

When Harry cheated on Sally he accused Sally of cheating. What? It is called projection. Psychological projection is a “psychological defense mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities by denying their existence in themselves and attributing them to others.” Projection is a method of blame shifting – Harry blamed Sally for […]

The Betrayal of America: Who Do You Trust?

“Who do you trust?” is the foundational question in human relationships. Social relationships, family relationships, business relationships, romantic relationships, intimate friendships, professional relationships, political relationships – human relationships rely on trust. The existence of trust or the absence of trust defines human relatedness. Parents tell their children when they are very young, “Whatever you do […]

The Socialist, the Jihadi, and the Tooth Fairy

What do socialists and jihadis have in common? They both still believe in the tooth fairy. This is not funny. Like most groups, socialists and jihadis are divided into leaders and followers. First, we will discuss the leaders. Socialist leaders promise social justice and income equality to their followers in this life. Jihadi leaders promise […]

Shattering the Obama Myth: A Wolf in Presidential Clothing

The Fabian Society, a British think tank founded in London in 1884, is named after the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus whose battle strategy was one of harassment and attrition rather than violent military battles against the Carthaginian army under general Hannibal. Fabius had much in common with the great Chinese warrior and strategist Sun […]

Blaming the Victim in the Digital Age

Consider the following scenario: A murder investigation is underway to determine the identity of the shooter. The detective questioning the suspect accuses him of shooting the woman he robbed. The suspect indignantly retorts, “BUT SHE WOULDN’T GIVE ME HER PURSE!!” WHAT? The robber is blaming the victim because she refused to give him what he […]

The Problem With Capitalism

I am a capitalist. I believe in capitalism because it is foundational to upward mobility, the middle class, ordered liberty, and the individual freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution. So, what is the problem with capitalism? Capitalism is driven factually by supply and demand but artificially by the marketing and advertising industries that hawk its products. […]

The Rape of Lady Liberty

There has been much talk about rape lately. Wikipedia tells us that “Rape is a sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person’s consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of […]

I am a Woman

I am a woman. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault allegations made for political purposes. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault allegations made for political purposes to influence elections. I am a woman outraged by sexual assault allegations made for political purposes to […]