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.
Energy Fundamentals in the Human Interest
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. Dr 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)
Colossal Fail 2011
Misrepresentation, subversion, and the betrayal which characterize presidency #44 of the United States of America. (Nov 2011)
Color Blinded Rapture
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.
None Dare Call It Treason and the 1960’s
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.
National Health Care
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.
No Way, No How, Not Good for the USA 2010
The many ways democratic principles, financial solvency, and liberty are being recklessly subverted in the USA.
C’mon people, let’s get with the ever lovin’ importance of F R E E D O M as we have it, but are losing it, in the USA. Lecture given during the early years of the Obama administration.
Narcissism and The 44th Presidency
Revengers, cult and race zombies, and otherwise occupied persons, seemlessly follow an administration into taking the USA down. Also, alot of jolting facts about the British Petroleum catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico and the incredible distancing and neglect by the Obama administration.(May 2010)
Leaving everything up to the big chief, as he runs away with freedom and the financial viability of the country.
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)
Who Is Barack Obama
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)
Race and the Presidency
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.
Dr Mroczek tells of the country going downhill under President #44. She outlines many of the dubious, improper, and damaging moves made by Obama as he imposes an agenda and control on the country – in stealth – with a background and goals he does not let be seen.
Evidence on the national destruction, disingenuousness, vagary, disorder, inaccuracies, and self aggrandizement of the 44th President of the United States. (Feb 2011)
Deceitful Government and Domestic Control USA
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.
We Don’t Like Your Mendacious & Untrustworthy Ways
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.
A racism reminder – A reminder of racism toward persons of black African heritage. African American activists in the Roxbury (Boston) community describe alot of the ongoing struggle of African Americans against a history and legacy of slavery and racism. Topics touched upon are jobs (especially), business, education, family life, government appropriations, and politics. Discussion is practical, well versed, and candid.
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.
Beware the Extreme Left (and Right)
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)
Truth to Power
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.
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)
Massacre at Fort Hood
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.
Occupied Palestinian Territory
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.
No More Coercion
Dr Mroczek gives an acapella version of her song entitled “No More Coercion” (©Mroczek 1997) which speaks to ceasing forcing and punishing persons the world over who do not fall in line with the views someone insists that they have; a song against using coercion as a means to an end.
Dr Mroczek outlines and discusses the utterly demoralizing and historical event of hurricane Katrina. The SUBJECT OF KATRINA BEGINS AT 9:30 in response to a question that asks how what happened during hurricane Katrina differs from what happened during hurricane Rita, both having occurred in 2005.
Dr Mroczek describes the mob mentality and the undemocratic trampling of individual rights in the USA with regard to the investigation and impeachment effort against President Bill Clinton. She also refuses the license of persons to judge private sexual behavior of situations outside themselves. She argues further, that media, which exploits antagonisms, is an ill suited and demonizing force for the worse during such scandals. Dr Mroczek notes too that when confronted by sexual power plays, women should be responsible for their own behavior. (For the record, in the Clinton case, Ms Lewinsky seems to have indicated herself to have been her own fairly aggressive sexual player.)
Persons watching this lecture and familiar with President’s Trump’s tribulations, will see a lot of similarity in how the sordid cultural fiasco goes: Republicans to Democrats or Democrats to Republicans. In the case of President Trump however, the charges are highly likely to have been fabricated, built up from scratch – a new level of political malfeasance for the USA.
In sum, a good refresher for a lot about the scandal of President Clinton’s sexual liaison in the White House and a reminder of similar attempts against President Trump.
Dr Mroczek gives this talk at the time Pres Bill Clinton was being attacked for having sex with an M Lewinsky. Dr Mroczek defends the personal right to legal and consensual sex as well as the right to privacy about sex. She further goes deeply into the significance, drive, psychological complexities, and complexes we as humans harbor about sex. She further touches on the biologic and psychologic fundamentalism of sex, religious perceptions surrounding sex, condemnation of sex, mores, sex as love, and sex as the root of human life.
This lecture describes the kangaroo court style frenzy over the sexual activity of Pres Bill Clinton, the vicious mindset of its progenitors, crazed popular sentiment, and the bastardization and violation of three fundamental legal percepts in this sordid historical matter: right to privacy, due process, and entrapment. Dr Mroczek begins with a synopsis of the president’s origin, personal history, governing behavior, as well as some description of times in the country. She talks about the independent (not independent) counsel Kenneth Starr and those aligned with him. She fleshes out the unreasoned and highly inequitable travesty that unfolded against a citizen, the president, in a country purportedly guided by equality under the law, law which should have provided protections in favor of right to privacy, due process, and against entrapment or self incrimination but did not. Pillars of wetern civilization were thus trampled. Dr Mroczek makes an exhortation for use of mental capacity (vs emotional) in as an objective and rational way as possible and as the only way to ensure the precious gift of freedom the United States is supposed to embody.
This topic has parallels to the travails of President Donald Trump.
Further lectures available by order, not yet online:
The “greening” of “America” and the world.
White House ’98
W J Clinton: Sex, Law, History, Women, & Culture.
Who Are You?
Women in the context of Monica Lewinsky.
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.