Election

Coping with Post-Election Stress

By |2017-03-21T10:46:05+00:00November 17th, 2016|Categories: Resources and Support, Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  It has been a little over a week since Donald Trump lost the popular vote but won the electoral college delegates needed for the 2016 Presidential election.  Civil rights groups have reported hundreds of hate crimes against women, racial minorities, and Muslims.  Trump supporters have also reported harassment and violence against them.  (I highly recommend [...]

A Call to Activism

By |2017-03-21T10:48:19+00:00November 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

From Combating Cult Mind Control (2015) I am still recovering from shock and dismay over the results of the 2016 American presidential election.  I still stand by my appraisal of Donald Trump as a person who holds the stereotypical characteristics of a cult leader. Now that he is America’s President-elect, we have an even greater opportunity [...]

Does Trump Display the Stereotypical Profile of a Cult Leader?

By |2017-04-06T17:49:57+00:00October 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  There are many reasons to be saddened, disgusted, confused, outraged, scared, and even traumatized by Trump’s presidential campaign. He has just declared a “scorched earth policy” and is saying there is an “international conspiracy that is persecuting him” and he is just a “martyr for the cause of America.” In studying cults and their leaders [...]

Roger Ailes, FOX News, Right-Wing Talk Shows, and Undue Influence Techniques

By |2017-03-21T11:04:45+00:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Media Reviews, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

    Fox News channel boss Roger Ailes was recently forced to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment.  The suit, filed by Gretchen Carlson, has opened up a window into what was apparently a pervasive work culture of discrimination, intimidation, and harassment.  Back in 1996, Roger Ailes teamed up with Rupert Murdoch to create Fox News [...]

Donald Trump Is Not Fit to Be President of the U.S.

By |2017-02-06T12:20:28+00:00July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Donald Trump is now the official Republican nominee for President of the United States. A year ago, his run for office seemed like a practical joke. However, now it is clear beyond all rationality, that there are powerful, wealthy, influential people backing him. I am worried. As an expert on cults and other high-control groups, [...]

Donald Trump and Narcissism

By |2017-03-21T11:09:40+00:00June 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog, Current Events|Tags: , , , , |

By Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably aware that Donald Trump is running for president of the United States. When he first started campaigning, many blew it off as a joke. As a public figure over the past decades, Trump has shown [...]