From: "Andrew Phelps" <math_anxiety>


Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] Tyranny. What should we be doing now about tyranny?

Sent: Friday, January 12, 2018 11:35 PM


Spr, et al.:

In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: "History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people."

I appreciate your presentation of the "bully" analytic, and in the client/survivor movement (and elsewhere), that constitutes an important dialogical complexity.

Thus, your mention of the CA representative of the 14th A.D., Jackie Speier, would remind me of lived experience, how strongly she has defended "bully behavior" in supporting the polity of "behavior management" based oppression that prevails in her home area (mainly in San Mateo County).

The times are much more dangerous now, and she, like many, now reaches "inside" - psychologically speaking, I'd imagine (can't say for sure) her violent experience at the Jonestown event (1979) brings back a deeper reflection.



Andrew Phelps

who supports the work about upgrade of the climate change struggle.:



On Tue, 12/26/17, Spr wrote:

Yesterday, Jill Mc Manus showed me a small book called "On Tyranny" that tells the history of tyrannical governments and suggests that it is dangerous to not push back when a tyrannical leader tests to see if he can get away with tyranny. This behavior is very similar to any bully. A bully tests people to see how strongly they will stand up to him. If they don't stand up strongly, he is emboldened.

Today, I heard a very similar message on MSNBC when State Assembly member Jackie Speier (D CA) was interviewed about Trump (see link below). I wondered what we should be doing now to prevent him from feeling even more emboldened:  HERE.


Should we be demanding more climate change coverage by the progressive media? What else?  Are we, Americans, doing enough to stop him?

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