Donald Trump – a golden calf with a golden hairdo: America’s longing for a leader

Understanding the Donald Trump phenomenon is really not that difficult. The simple reason is simply – the American people are starving for a leader, they are desperate to be led, they yearn to have someone fight for them and long to have a leader stand up and show them the way to better days. This isn’t new. You can go all the way back to the Biblical Children of Israel. The Children of Israel thought they had lost their leader when Moses went up to the mountain. Before long the…

Leaderless Culture: Why Scott Walker will be the 2016 loser

America in 2015 is all about smartphones and clickbait, a degeneratively autistic culture. The promiscuous fascination with novelty has reached the political sphere. The political primaries, overweighting the political nerds as they do, were supposed to be an exemption from this! I am told that this is about authenticity, the raw realism of angry old men cutting through the focus group tested mush in a world of dozens of public relations spinners for every real journalist. They are leading some real, populist anger, I am told. Well. There is no…

Buzz: Rep. Francis Gibson urges legislators “not to start leadership” races, yet

With Rep. Don Ipson’s kick-off of the leadership race in the Utah House of Representatives yesterday, some are wondering if it’s a bit premature. In an email to his colleagues in the House, Rep. Frances Gibson asked: “Do we really want to start leadership races now?” After expressing his appreciation for the work done by his colleagues as a body, the long few weeks through the convention cycle, and that there is some who may be weary of being asked to take sides against friends in leadership elections, Gibson called from…