The holiday season is stressful for everyone. But for many with Complex PTSD and dissociative disorders, it can be the absolute worst time of year. While there are often bright spots, there are unique struggles that trauma survivors undeniably face as the year comes to a close. Whether out and about, or gathering with family, the holidays can be so loud and busy and overstimulating – in other words, a nightmare for anyone with a posttraumatic condition. But there are countless hidden things survivors can often struggle with that many may not even realize – including survivors with a different history. Many of you will have to face family or extended family that were the source of your trauma. Others will have to gather around unsupportive or toxic family/friends who don’t value your mental health or personal wellbeing. For many survivors, the holidays are actual anniversaries of past trauma or violence…
I assume the term ‘firehose’ refers to the use of the firehose as a means
of crowd control.
What does it mean to live under a firehose of lies?
The RAND Corporation: “Russian propaganda is produced in incredibly large volumes and is broadcast or otherwise distributed via a large number of channels.”
The Russian propaganda model is high-volume and multichannel, and it disseminates messages without regard for the truth. It is also rapid, continuous, and repetitive, and it lacks commitment to consistency. Although these techniques would seem to run counter to the received wisdom for successful information campaigns, research in psychology supports many of the most successful aspects of the model. Furthermore, the very factors that make the firehose of falsehood effective also make it difficult to counter.
President Trump ended a chaotic first year by achieving his most convincing legislative triumph on Wednesday, making good on his promise to deliver what he called a “big, beautiful” tax cut before Christmas and finally demonstrating the political power of unified Republican control in Washington.
It’s this need to deny the core issue that I find baffling.
Most commentators say the tax cut is amoral; the most savage criticism from Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC who describes the GOP as pigs at a trough.
Yes, the GOP tax bill cruel and deceptive.
So is Vladimir Putin and his Oligarchy.
We are almost a year into the Trump administration and Trump is never
going to see the light of liberty; he is a small man with a small mind
and his only job is our destruction.
Donald Trump is not an American President.
“Putin is committed to undermining our system, our democracy, and our whole process. And to try to paint it in any other — any other way is, I think, astounding and, in fact, poses a peril to this country.”