The United States May Currently Be Living In A Pre-Trumpian or Pre-Trump 2 Time Period: A Combined Progressive Politics and Humanistic Psychology Perspective

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. Ph.D. September, 2021

Capella University

Abstract

In this article the author describes why the United States may currently be living in a Pre-Trumpian or Pre-Trump 2 time period. The author utilizes a combined progressive politics and humanistic psychology perspective to discuss ways of trying to offset this possible scenario from taking place. In this context, the author also conducts an evaluation of the first 7 months of United States President Joe Biden’s term…

The Empathy of United States President Joe Biden, the Soul of America, and Humanistic Psychology: Part 2

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., Ph.D. July, 2021

NOTE: The first part of this essay series was initially written in March, 2021 when Joe Biden had been the United States president for 2 months, and was published in April, 2021 (Benjamin, 2021a). It is now July, 2021, 4 months later, Biden has been president for nearly 6 months, has signed a bill addressing hate crimes against Asian-Americans, has paid tribute to and commemorated the victims of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre of over 300…

Germ Theory Denial, Anti-Vaccination, and Covid-19

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. June, 2021

In this essay I describe my perception of the relationship of germ theory denial to anti-vaccination and Covid-19. After initially conveying the basic features of germ theory denial and terrain theory, I discuss these features in detail in a number of germ theory denial books, inclusive of their anti-vaccination content, and how this detrimentally affects the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, I describe the wealth of important information in Dawn Lester and David Parker’s 2019 germ theory denial book What Really Makes You Ill? regarding the…

Comment on A Fractal Epistemology for Transpersonal Psychology by Terry Marks-Tarlow

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., Ph.D. June, 2021

I enjoyed reading about the various aspects of fractals described by Terry Marks-Tarlow [1]; her fascination with and excitement about fractal geometry is contagious. As a mathematician, I was familiar with a number of her fractal examples, and I have a bona fide mathematical appreciation of the concept of infinity, as well as the various proposed levels of infinity. And as a transpersonal psychologist, I am certainly appreciative of deep mystical states, as well as the enigma of the hard problem of…

The Empathy of United States President Joe Biden,

the Soul of America, and Humanistic Psychology

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., Ph.D. June, 2021

NOTE: This article was initially written in late March, 2021 when Biden had been the United States president for 2 months, and was published in Self & Society: An International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, Vol. 49, No.1, pp. 31–37. It is now early June, 2021, 2½ months later, Biden is in his 5th month as president, and has recently paid tribute to and commemorated the victims of the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre of over 300 Black citizens 100…

Review of “What Really Makes You Ill?”

by Dawn Lester and David Parker;

Reviewed by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D., Ph.D.

Abstract

This article is a review of the book What Really Makes You Ill? Why Everything You Thought You Knew About A Disease Is Wrong by Dawn Lester and David Parker. The reviewer describes the main features of the book, with its essential premise of the denial of germ theory and the promotion of terrain theory., inclusive of the sub-premise of the dangers of vaccination.. The author conveys the wealth of important information in the book regarding the deadly dangers of…

COVID: To Get Vaccinated Or Not To Get Vaccinated:

Stimulated by a Sociologist’s Scholarly Anti-Vaccination Book: Part 4 the Finale

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. May, 2021

In a note in Part 2 of this essay series, I said the following: “I’ll be discussing the nutrition and health alternative to vaccinations in regard to the fight against COVID-19 in a subsequent part of this essay series.” [1] My note was spurred on by the following statement by Richard House [2] in his extended book review of sociologist Mateja Cernic’s scholarly anti-vaccination book [3]:

“We are also told that the ‘lethality of…

COVID: To Get Vaccinated Or Not To Get Vaccinated:

Stimulated by a Sociologist’s Scholarly Anti-Vaccination Book: Part 3

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. April, 2021

In Part 2 of this essay series [1], I opened the vaccine can of worms with aluminum adjuvants. Now that the can of worms has been opened, let’s see what else is in the can.

Vaccines and the Immune System

As House [2] has conveyed in regard to Cernic’s [3] description of possible dangers that vaccines pose to the immune system:

“For Cernic, there are two broad risks stemming from current child vaccination programmes [sic]: the…

COVID: To Get Vaccinated Or Not To Get Vaccinated:

Stimulated by a Sociologist’s Scholarly Anti-Vaccination Book: Part 2

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. March, 2021

Continuing where I left off in Part 1 of this essay series [1]:

Revisiting Big Pharma Ethical Violations, and Safety and Effectiveness Study Guidelines

All four of the vaccines that have been emergency authorized to fight against COVID-19 in either the United States or various countries in Europe satisfy a number of sociologist Marteja Cernic’s [2] research methodology guidelines for safety and effectiveness studies, inclusive of a high number of participants, the use of a bona…

COVID: To Get Vaccinated Or Not To Get Vaccinated:

Stimulated by a Sociologist’s Scholarly Anti-Vaccination Book: Part 1

by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D. March, 2021

Writing about vaccination is like opening up a can of vicious worms. Why on Earth would I get immersed in this bitterly controversial no-win helter-skelter quagmire? Well suffice it to say that I have my reasons, and they are personal/family related in regard to getting the COVID vaccination. So I found myself going down the rabbit hole, learning all that I was able to about the perspectives and arguments from both vaccine opponents and vaccine proponents…

Elliot Benjamin

Elliot Benjamin is a philosopher, psychologist, mathematician, musician, and writer, with Ph.Ds in math and psychology. 4 published books, and over 200 articles

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