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Politics and Predictions: a Post-Cartesian Perspective (interview)

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Just last month, in April 2016, the USA chart (4 July 1776 at 2:19 pm in Philadelphia) shifted: the progressed Ascendant just went into Leo, emphasizing Leo qualities and Leo people. Within weeks Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out, leaving the spotlight on the Lion.

His good fortune will not last, for Trump's progressed Sun will leave Leo and enter the more humble Virgo in mid-August 2016, after the GOP Convention. Now, what would humble The Donald? Off the top of my head I would say his tax returns and official financial status. Could it be that by September he will not be strutting around so proudly because it will be clear that he is not so successful as he says? As the economy, jobs, work and business are so important for millions of voters, his true lack of success would knock the air out of him, and his campaign.

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By the way, Trump is the One Percent. When will the abused workers of this land get that? He doesn't really care about them, he just wants to win, and fan his ego.

MAB: Well, speaking of birds, I thought it was fascinating that Trump was attacked by an eagle last year while trying to film a patriotic-looking promotional video for his campaign. And what was even more amusing was that the name of the eagle was "Uncle Sam"! And just a few days ago, after Trump reneged on his agreement to debate Sanders, the twitterosphere was filled with #chickentrump.

And to continue with the bird symbology, we all saw the charming interaction between Bernie Sanders and the little bird that visited him on his podium. It was a powerful moment, bringing tears to many people's eyes. When I saw that on video, it felt like the most important endorsement Bernie could receive -- the endorsement of Nature! And indeed he is the one who is most in support of Mother Earth as far as issues of fracking, climate change, etc.

I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while

I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more

distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)

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