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My Democrat/O.C.D. Connection

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 8:23 AM
to me, a political novice who couldn't have explained the difference between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. It was obvious to me that something other than political understanding was driving their rationalizations for what were, even to me, Clinton's obvious disqualifying characteristics.

When I was almost 6 years old, my father died in a car crash.  It was the early 60’s, so back then people didn’t really worry about the effects of trauma on children.  “Children are resilient” and “They’ll bounce back” were the accepted sagacity of the day; so children, like me, were left to their own devices to try and make sense of things like life and death and loss of control.

Soon after my father's death, strange little obsessions started coming out of me.  The first was what I called “circle drawing” in which I would draw thousands...