The narcissistic slant of US life and its geopolitical price.
One of 2 videos on the meaning of our politics [USA], the nature of ourselves, and the net result. A talk about psychological personality traits and experiences which generally determine how we interpret events around us including what we choose to see and how we feel about it.
Talk begins at 17:23 minutes into video as Dr Mroczek first spends some time on environmental concerns.
One of 2 videos about psychological personality traits and experiences which generally determine how we interpret events around us in our politics and political style including what we choose to see and how we feel about it.
Dr Mroczek delivers a lecture about oil in the USA. She begins with an overview of oil in its extraction, oil on exchanges, variables affecting price, the effectiveness of non-collusive markets, the entrenchment of major and highly profitable oil based corporations, gov’t benefits given to oil, the great leverage of major oil corporations, the need to arrest any increase of deregulation, pollution associated with oil, harm to animals and the environment, and harm to human health. Dr Mroczek supports that gov’t be out of businesses. She stresses conservation, decreased consumption, better ways of building to decrease energy consumption, least high consuming vehicles, ingenuity in public transportation, and protection of human and animal habitat. D Mroczek also notes negative realities of nuclear power.
Dr. Mroczek discusses the stealth and not so stealth shift toward communism by the 44th President of the USA, increasing executive control of the life of the nation, and heavy handedness that deprives US citizens their personal liberty and responsibility: Media control and protection of the administration from being take to task, indefinite detention, attack on religion, and overwhelming burden to the Treasury, selective law enforcement, etc. (2012)
Misrepresentation, subversion, and the betrayal which characterize presidency #44 of the United States of America. (Nov 2011)
The misdirected and poorly understood direction and disorder of US president #44; the racial daze of disciples and the unobserved truth. (July 2011)
Dr Mroczek talks with Vietnam veterans who tell how they feel now and what their experience was in Vietnam and since that time. They describe being young, naïve, believers in stepping up to do what a person should for country, being totally unprepared for what they would face, having no way to escape their circumstance once in Vietnam, admiring the Vietcong for their determination to save their country, and becoming hardened by death and the ever present threat of it all around. They talk about what it is like to kill, how they developed personal strategies to increase the probability of coming back alive, how they came to believe in the central role of corporate money in what was occurring. They describe what it is like to have PTSD. They also describe their great shock and dismay to come back to a country that they experienced as hating them, their painful “isolation” and aloneness once home in dealing with ostracism (and it being the ‘reward’ for their service), and the never ending harrowing condition of PTSD which continues unabated for them. They say the Veteran’s Administration has been unconcerned and ineffectual, and that the government just wanted them to effectively go away, disappear, once they returned to the USA
The first 9 min of this talk refers to the scandal of Pres B Clinton & M Lewinsky plaguing the country via an investigation being done about it at the time including the treason in trying to overthrow a duly elected president. It then moves to the period of the 60’s, the generational legacy from which the then-president derived, to describe what the “60’s” was about and what US citizen-afforded rights are all about. The 60’s are described as a time unique to history, a time of expanding consciousness and some attempt
at brotherly love, a political generation trying to disavow materialism, and a generation educated in the liberal arts with a desire to understand who they were and the depths of what it means to be human. Barriers between persons were coming down, subcultures were mixing, and rock music was the voice and philosophy.
Dr Mroczek talks with Dr David Himmelstein, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Care Program, PNHP.org. The discussion took place several years before Obamacare was instituted. The issues discussed here and their relevancy remain, if not more so, post Obamacare.
An outline of character narcissistic qualities of the 44th President USA. (Nov 2010)
On the stealth agenda of the 44th Pres USA to put the “State” in control and management of the people. (May 2010)
Ongoing subjugation of democratic principles, freedom, and facilitation for citizens to make their own way, with a corrupt, ruling, now radical elite. Watch not what is being said in the country, but what is being done. (Aug 2009)
The knitpicking dogged research to find out who Barack Obama is by background in the glossed-over professional history of the early 1980’s to present. (2008)
Demystifying/clarifying who’s who and why in the contest between the last two Democratic candidates left standing, election 2008; weighing comparisons of platforms and substance vs rhetoric, underlying approach, liberation theology, perspective on country.
An ongoing accounting of how and why President 44 is and has been bad for the USA: psychiatric issues, communistic policy, destructivism.
Evidence on the national destruction, disingenuousness, vagary, disorder, inaccuracies, and self aggrandizement of the 44th President of the United States. (Feb 2011)
Sins against the US: The Nixonian President on steroids: A president and his pathology. Lecture covers Boston terror attack, malfeasant action of president #44 against the US and the world, militarization of US domestic law enforcement, deference to interests of Islam and disdainfulness to Christianity, dereliction at Benghazi, Dr Ben Carson, and more.
The lies, deceptions, reckless and destructive comportment – including by words – of President #44. Wittingly and unwittingly loose and fast play against accomplishments of USA; blind narcissism and vainglory; resolute underlying communism; ignorance and neglect of broad, deep, and nuanced understandings and complexity; unwillingness to do nitty gritty work required of a President. In other words, a fool for the country, a fool whose queerness and personal pathology is inflicted on all of us.
The US as it undergoes economic and general intervention to unbargained-for ends. Attention to the deleterious influence and effect of corporate control, objective(s), and thrust on the individual and society. Uncooperative attitude of the ‘Left’ now in power. Bailouts and crimes against the people.
Filling out the difficult-to-determine picture from what is known of nominee Barack Obama’s politics and policy in the years before the presidential quest. (2008)
Demystification, tendency, confluence, and predilection into the future as Barack Obama becomes President of the United States. Suggestion of a tectonic shift for an exasperated country. Implications for a vague media-promoted, background-unknown, ‘hope and change’ President 44. Review of socialist-communist predilections around the new government.
Swindle and spending to extreme, illogical excess. Overall designed, as well as serendipitous, hazard to the health and welfare of the system of the USA. Damaging the beacon and land of the free.
Liberalism and Freedom
Dr Mroczek provides a philosophic conceptual background for a meaning of “liberal(ism)” and its consort – (individual) freedom. She talks about absolute and relative morality, cognitive discipline in thinking and feeling, freedom of will and of the individual, secularism, punition as a cultural force, some history of the evolution toward liberalism and freedom, and , finally, how these ideas pertain to the question of impeachment of Bill Clinton which was a matter roiling the USA at the time of this lecture.
A look into the heart of Havana from a musician traveler point of view, not skewed beforehand; an objective telling of the personal experience. (2010)
Dr Mroczek describes Nidal Hasan, the lone shooter at the Fort Hood massacre in 2009, based on material gleaned from writings and accounts about him post his horrific action. She describes who he seemed to be as a human and how he was motivated to do as he did. The video, as well as a comprehensive essay Dr Mroczek wrote about him called Massacre at Fort Hood (2009), gives us a window into the genesis, etiology, and consequences of the complex problem of the radical divide of ideology and practice between East and West and the problems of terrorism against the US and problems of the US war in the Middle East.
Dr Mroczek talks with Hilda Silverman of Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine. Ms Silverman provides rich and bountiful historic, contemporary, and overall detail about the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, often referred to as being about territory that is occupied.
Further lectures available by order, not yet online:
Piggy Problems: Energy Fundamentals Part II
Serious “energy” influences from self interest to gluttony.
Some Concerns of the Greater Roxbury Community
Residents speak their minds.
The “greening” of “America” and the world.
White House ’98
W J Clinton: Sex, Law, History, Women, & Culture.
On the Lewinsky-Clinton matter, President Clinton’s difficulties.
Sex Vigilantes: Who’s Got the Problem?
Regarding President Clinton’s Difficulties.
None Dare Call It Treason
Children of the ’60’s and White House under seige 1998-1999
Who Are You?
Women in the context of Monica Lewinsky.
Legislative deception and menace to due process, freedom, and individual right 1998-1999.
For the following lectures – Update 2014: Vapid and scarred record as Secretary of State; Update 2013: Legend tarnished after 4 years as Secretary of State – legend now compromised by highly circumscribed and narrow role allotted to normally very prolific and powerful Secretary of State position. Some long months in, Hillary revolts and makes her presence and view more tantamount. On the other hand, she takes some positions seemingly out of character with her past; also, she is delegated nowhere near such visible spokesperson status as a Christopher Warren, Madeline Albright, George Shultz, Condoleezza Rice, or Colin Powell.
Fat-bottomed, seasoned, intelligent, determined, dominionated FEMALE campaigns under conditions of traditional role suppression by media, males, and, the biggest challenge – females (down so long it looks like up) to maintain the disequilibrium. Aka race trumps gender.
The Mighty Mighty Hillary (2008)
The able, bold, and brave.