Category Archives: Self-Delusion

The Seductive Lure of Total Nonsense

Americans have been known to embrace nonsense, as there were all those somewhat tongue-in-cheek Superman movies over all the years. You weren’t supposed to take them seriously – like Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) from Richard Donner. They were … Continue reading

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The Fraud Nightmare Becomes Reality

Al Franken, before he loosed his inner policy wonk and became a senator, used to mock the self-esteem movement – see Daily Affirmations by Stuart Smalley – “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And doggone it, people like me!” Yeah, … Continue reading

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Self-Delusional Ambition, Hope and Daydreams

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards tried to explain it to a whole generation – “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometime, yeah, you just might find you get what you need.” No one paid attention … Continue reading

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