House Resolution Condemning President Trump’s racist comments

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House Resolution Condemning President Trump’s racist comments, July 15, 2019, 4 pp
https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/6200155/House-Resolution-Condemning-Trump-Comments.pdf

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  1. Marc says:

    Trump and Moral Evil
    https://www.academia.edu/attachments/45653659/download_file?s=work_strip
    by Thomas White, 5/16/2016

    On a poetry site, I reread these profound lines from that most philosophical poet, T.S. Eliot, one of my favorites:

    We are the hollow men/ We are the stuffed men/ Leaning together/ Headpiece filled with straw.
    Alas! / Our dried voices, when/ We whisper together/ Are quiet and meaningless

    Vowing to resist the mindless tide of angry Trump?related polemics, which has swamped any effort to restore even the most minimal rationality to the American political conversation, I decided to act appropriately (rationally), and begin this calm philosophical study of Donald Trump: What is his relationship to knowledge and language? What is the nature of his mind? What is his relationship to knowledge and language? What is the nature of his mind? What is his relationship to other persons qua moral agents?
    Eliot’s verse certainly goes a long way to answering these questions: Trump is a Hollow Man, whose mind is filled with nothing but “meaningless”, dead clu??er –no poetry, no wit, no knowledge, and no empathy for other persons. This taco stunt revealed not only his ignorance about Spanish culture—Spain and Latin America have a varied,often European, non?Mexican cuisine—but a blatant willingness to crudely stereotype others that has become his trademark—a failure of empathy, or emotional intelligence. Trump helps us answer the fascinating philosophical riddle posed by Eliot’s opening lines: a mind can be “hollow” yet “stuffed”– that is filled with emptiness (lack of moral feelings, absence of knowledge etc.). Donald Trump is the abyss Nie??sche warned us against.
    The one apparent trait described in Eliot’s profile of Hollow Men—they speak in “quiet” ”

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