Who says I’m a journalist? My background is in philosophy, and philosophy isn’t about reporting surface facts while feigning neutrality. Philosophy is about getting to fundamental, potentially disturbing truths.

Also, I don’t just call Trump bad names. I link to my other articles where I justify my use of them, by explaining the nature of evil and of authoritarianism, the recent history of the Republican Party and of the American culture war that led to Trump, how people of good will should deal with the appalling spectacle of Trumpism, and so on.

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/the-full-monstrosity-of-trump-b85ff51257a3?source=friends_link&sk=b2370e83a129c0136ddd6c4c5529093a

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/trump-the-reality-of-evil-and-the-lesser-villainy-of-democrats-4e1310b07423?source=friends_link&sk=81f81c08e748ca54e6716c8694671272

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/is-president-trump-a-tool-of-tribal-america-67cbf9d52f13?source=friends_link&sk=f6081dc61ae3fdeff5d2b1c23f375cdc

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/atheism-and-the-power-vacuum-in-trump-8a55cd193911?source=friends_link&sk=5850da1fd1d1e68fa0886b10f70fc1e3

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/why-president-trump-cant-be-totalitarian-9060c2a6705d?source=friends_link&sk=0db17ce620a17da35025c136b6992ab8

https://medium.com/bigger-picture/why-hasnt-trump-started-a-war-2cd3bcd5c1af?source=friends_link&sk=50e461eb5c8ed3759eb63713bd35144c

https://medium.com/@benjamincain8/the-enlightened-use-of-donald-trump-9069770c72b?source=friends_link&sk=e442b3890ca5fdaeff255aa7cd77e979

https://medium.com/bigger-picture/grim-theater-the-greater-rationality-of-reelecting-trump-321584d2a938?source=friends_link&sk=90e28d239164bad3b16ac63b157e2fd1

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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