Hey Stupid...Yes, You Trump…!

You have a low IQ...You don't speak good either.

 

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Oh, my…Oh, my! It’s time to stop being politically correct. It’s time to stop beating around the bush. Hey news media, hey Republicans, hey Democrats…hey citizens of this great country – let’s call a spade a spade, a rat a rat and a screwball just a plain old nutcase!

Donald Trump is intelligent? Give me a break! When I was a teenager in the 60’s, in a middle class neighborhood, I had great friends I played with on our street. There was I (the Kraut), my best friend Ariel (the skinny Jew Boy), John (the dumb Polack – smartest kid on the block), some Mexican kid we called Garcia (god, we loved him), an American guy William (his father cooked Sunday breakfast while naked –with only a tee shirt on) and a fat hillbilly Bob, from Texas (he had a pool table and a sense of humor that didn’t quit, so we liked him). Then there was Ernie, he was a little slow (we teased him in fun – he thought it was OK – but we protected him with our lives).

Back then we just called each other names. Today it would be perceived as racism. That’s just stupid. We were teenagers…just teenagers. We were talking among each other. But, even then we knew. If a new kid, a stranger, came through the neighborhood, we waived our hands and yelled “Hey,” and asked him if he wanted to join us in tag football. If we thought he was a good guy, we told him to come back. If not, we thanked him for a good game.

Our parents taught us the difference between being polite, courteous, respectful and rude, cruel or hateful. Although we called each other names–because it was cool–we never expressed personal, religious, racial or ethnic disrespect. Each of us knew we put our pants on the same way. Each of us knew we were from different backgrounds–and that was really cool.

How interesting the stories from the Texas guy were. How weird and enlightening the Jewish faith. Garcia’s family closeness was very cool–we liked it and were able to relate. Family was a good thing. The Polack just ate goofy food, but he welcomed us into his family and we loved him. Ernie…well, he was born that way–not bright, but not dumb either, just a little slow. He had a big heart, he felt safe with us; he was so grateful that we accepted him. We all vowed that if he was ever bullied by anyone, that would be one dead bully.

So, who is this Trump guy – a successful business man? Sure. Whether he has a billion or a million in the bank, that’s a lot of money. But money doesn’t make a person.

What defines a person is his or her respect for others–regardless of stature, ethnicity or gender. What defines a person is his or her capacity for empathy, or perhaps understanding another person’s misfortune.

Let’s stop beating around the bush. This guy is not normal. He is just a wacko–by anybody’s standard!

Have we become so indifferent or afraid to stand up for what we know is abnormal or flaky? Had he lived on our block, and behaved the way he does, we certainly would not have entertained him for long. He would have quickly been put in his place (let your imagination create some responses).

His violent aggressiveness, his daily hostile insults, antagonistic disrespect and warped sense of “normalcy” are deviant behaviors, not “unprecedented politics.” The news media calls it “Exceptional, out of the ordinary politics”–really? How about a mental case, weirdo or jerk?. This is not complicated.

Had he lived on our block and persisted with his behavior, it would not have taken us long to define him as mentally dysfunctional–nuts! Even a naive teenager can easily recognize a bad apple. Who in his or her right mind would constantly behave with such crazy conduct? Certainly, no one with any intelligence would pursue his type of behavior.

Let’s recognize Trump for what he is. He is a nutcase–period. He is not emotionally balanced...period! He is not a “unique politician.” He is not one who “says what he thinks.” Unlike claims by his supporters, he is not a “breath of fresh air.” Unlike often described and normalized by media and politicians, he is not one who is “outside established politics.”

What would you think of your son or daughter (at any age), friend or spouse if they behaved that way? Would you claim or purport they were just a little eccentric–normal? Would you excuse and support their behavior? I don’t think so!

When normal people talk about the “uneducated, the poor,” we see people who do not have access to what the rest of us have. We see good people, not people to be manipulated.

Given Trump’s rhetoric over the past year, when he says, “I love the poorly educated,” I interpret that as meaning, “I love White Trash.” Oh yes, I am convinced that is exactly what he believes.

In typical fashion and with low mental acumen, he proclaims of The New York Times, “They don’t write good. They have people over there, like Maggie Haberman and others, they don’t — they don’t write good.” “They don’t know how to write good.” Oh, really? Mr. Trump, you don’t speak good!

Unlikely candidate, unfit to serve? I don’t think so! An Idiot? Yes!

We have among us (and he is simply as dumb as they come) a stupid fruitcake…Period!

 


Congratulations America…!

We can finally have the new country we have been fighting for.

 

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Oh, “How sweet it is!” Finally, we have reached the destination we have all struggled for so hard. From the day of our declaration of independence to the present, two hundred and forty years have passed and we should aggrandize ourselves for our magnanimous accomplishments.

Our technological discoveries and achievements have given us incredible advances towards survival and comfort of life. But, what is far more important is how we have not progressed in our social and human behavioral maturity.

Just imagine, while the Donald J. Trump government presides, we can possibly look forward to basking in the sun of an increasingly sanctioned society of racism.

After re-defining and making it clear all Mexicans who immigrate to our country illegally are not hoping for a better life but, instead, are criminals, drug dealers, rapists and murderers, we may look forward to avenging “real” democracy and deport millions of families. Of the millions of these sub-humans, perhaps one or two might be acceptable, but we will overlook our error and declare them as collateral damage.

We will be able to place millions of Muslims, both legal immigrants and long standing, positive citizens on a government watch list. Perhaps, with some political manipulation, we can make it policy so that we are able to imprison Muslims we “think” may be terrorists. Without question and without due process of law, we will ship back all Syrians. This will be an event in our history we can rejoice and for which we can declare a new holiday. We’ll barbecue, serve ribs, artisan hamburgers, Wisconsin brats and the American ‘Dog – lubricating ourselves with good, watered down beer.

Because of our new perspective, we can revitalize groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazis. They can again prevail and have their voices approved by our enlightened and liberated citizens and government. Public expressions of instigating violence and a “good beating of certain people “every now and then” who legally assemble and protest will be the new norm.

Women too, will be able to celebrate their retrogressive status. After all, they are only “pigs.” They are a gender which needs to be told what to do. They are to be admired and sought only for “good sex.” Hopefully we can revisit their right to vote.

We should not squander this opportunity – to be blessed – to have this new type of leader and his vice president lead our country and change constitutional principles into innovative directions for a “Great America,” again.

Just envision our new America, one which all allies and hopeful, emerging democracies can aspire to. The reputable leader we have been seeking for decades has finally emerged and is available to us.

His salient character attributes are those we look for and desire to instill within all our children. He has reached financial security. Why would our government have him under investigation for multiple cases of corporate fraud? He is proud of using bankruptcies to protect himself while defrauding citizens, local and state governments. Domestic violence against one of his former wives is disregarded as immaterial and even denied. A lawsuit of rape has been filed, is in the court but is refuted (of course) as “just politics.”

For a potential leader to be embroiled in so much litigation and in so much denial of wrong doing should be a sign, a blatant flag requiring accountability. Really? For sure, even if our country and courts of law do not serve us perfectly, it is equally unlikely that the arms of injustice create, instance after instance, time and time again and pursue wrongful investigations and chase imagined prey in the wind.

Progress is good. Let’s pat ourselves on the back, let’s applaud our intelligence, our insight, our emotional maturity for being able to see and grasp for what is not there. It is inevitable that government does not get it right all of the time; it is inevitable that individuals do not get it right all of the time. But it is frightening that we even consider a candidate like Trump and allow ourselves to imagine he is of good and reputable character, are drawn to and celebrate this type of desperate and destructive behavior.

Our intellect has gone amuck! Perhaps we should awaken from our appalling dreams? No…Half of the citizens can finally have the country they have been struggling for.

 

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Eliminate Political Parties I

Building a government by and for the people. – #1

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George Washington, referred to as one of the founding fathers of the United States, was our first president and, with the help of Alexander Hamilton, drafted the famous Farewell Address, which warned about the dangers of political parties.

The Address gave guidance and opinion on the imperative of national union and the evils of political parties and their potential for bitter partisanship.

He said, "The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism."

He warned that partisanship would lead to political conflict, that it would divide the nation and give rise to tyranny. He asked that we move beyond partisanship for the purpose of serving the citizens’ common good.

Additionally, he advocated friendship with and commerce between nations, but advised against “entangling” alliances.

Was he intelligent and did he have an understanding of human nature? Absolutely! The government of the United States is now so impotent and dysfunctional that, unless citizens engage with vigorous energy in deposing current false, quasi representatives of the people (politicians), our country will continue to degrade and become increasingly vulnerable to foreign aggression (financial and military), regress and collapse into a social structure of the elite against poor – so common with all past and many current societies.

The people of America are intelligent. Indeed, common citizens of all nations are intelligent. Their mission and goal in life is to seek and secure basic corporeal survival and security, hopefully have an opportunity to attain financial comfort and achieve emotional wellbeing.

It is never the collective, common citizens of any country who seek power, control of groups, local government, states or nations; it is never the common citizens who initiate war; it is always a self aggrandized individual (the most insecure of us) who seeks power and control – under the rhetorical pretense and cover of wanting to “serve and protect the people.” That’s fine. That’s human nature. Families, social groups and societies need leaders and their energy in order to advance group, unified social ideology and corporeal security. But we need more emotionally stable and satisfied, and less self ennobled representatives of the people.

It is built into our individual biology to create families, small social and “in groups.” It offers a sense of physical and emotional security and, if the family, extended group or nation is emotionally and behaviorally stable, the good of its culture will be served and progress.

But when that family, group or national leader is inept, is driven by the single mission of self preservation, disregarding the wellbeing or health of those around them, it becomes, for the sake of those who are supposed to be served, time to depose the leader or dissolve the group.

It is time to dissolve the American political parties.

They are impotent, self serving and therefore destructive to positive social advancement, national interest and survival of the fabric of the American people – personal freedoms, human rights and social good.

All one has to do is listen to speeches, observe behaviors and summarize the activities of both political parties – as reported by media and expressed by citizens – and dysfunctional government is seen with clarity.

Media news, opinion dialogs and party supporters’ debates are almost always about the power struggles of the political parties:

  1. strategy to gain control
  2. strategy to block the opposite party’s ideas or intentions
  3. strategy to gain votes and hold office or political power
  4. strategy to secure financial funding through lobby or super PAC support, in order to influence voters and remain in power

The list is endless.

How to eliminate the party system should be left up to qualified intellectuals who have extensive historical and political knowledge in world governments, in order to transition with minimum chaos and disorder. If it took the founders only 120 days (give or take) to offer a complete Constitution, we should certainly be able to muster enough constructive will to design a structure which would dissolve our broken system and make it applicable to our current times.

One acknowledgment of the need and want for a better structure is the concept of a third player – the Independent party. But that just makes for 3 competing institutions.

Eliminating a structure of political parties would initially cause much uproar, mainly because of special corporate and morality interest groups. It would cause significant trickle down change of social neural networks.

If the elimination of political parties is too drastic an action initially, I’m sure a step by step outline could be drafted to accomplish the goal. Regardless of the plan, a good start would be to demand that representatives of the people act like mature and emotionally sound adults.

What would be wrong if both parties were to offer a hard outline of government responsibilities and social goals which would benefit our society – the people? We could think of it as The Constitution 2.0.

Ideas which we already know (and the public has been lamenting about for decades) would advance the constitution – improve social stability, freedom and security – would be a good start.

Certainly, for example, it makes sense to provide such basic life lines as healthcare and mental health support, or maintain and improve infrastructure. Instead of immediate rejection of a proposal just because the “other” party put it on the table, representatives could communicate and exchange constructive alternatives which are improvements for the long term social good, not for the interest of special groups or maintain party power and control.

The responsibility of a functioning government lies mostly on its citizens. We are fortunate to have a document such as the Constitution. If people feel powerless to cause change, they should not. We have the vote and the ability to act against dissatisfaction or corruption.

We should not forget: it is the people that enable corporate powers and their influence, lobbyists, impotent parties and their representatives.

 

 

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Eliminate Our Political Parties II

Building a government by and for the people. – #2

 

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If you don’t think your vote will count, think again! Brexit, the leaving of the UK from the European Union, was a surprise to the world.  Smug, self-serving politicians on both sides were suddenly awakened by the will power of the people.

This brings me to the 2016 election – Democrats vs. Republicans. The behavior of both parties has reached such a low, that our government is now, I believe, on an accelerated path toward increased deterioration and inability to function properly, eventually causing extreme social dissent.

Every struggle for power by individuals and groups, throughout history, has always been emotional and animated, pointing out flaws and shortcomings of individual opponents or the opposing party. But, 2016 is different. Neither candidate is desired by the citizenry. Both parties equally accuse each other for being the cause of our nation’s “downfall” and forthcoming instability – resulting in Armageddon.

Voters are describing each of the candidates as liars, untrustworthy, out for their personal gain, corrupt, dishonest, power hungry, incompetent, self-serving and unfit to lead our country. And those are the kinder mentions.

This exchange reminds me of two adolescent street gang leaders swinging chains, pipes and knives, as they yell, scream and threaten each other across a line in the sand. On lookers in doorways, from raised apartment windows, on balconies, fire escapes and rooftops watch with anticipation as the rumble is about to begin.

Let’s envision the behavior of the candidates. Let’s envision the conduct of the political parties. Let’s review the whole course of actions of our political process.

I certainly do not see adults busy with creating and offering social ideologies represent the will of the, and advancing human equality and collective security for our melting pot communities. I do not see emotionally mature adults whose primary mission is to steer us toward a more cohesive social society

I do not see representatives of the people constructing policies that improve infrastructure and address the development of healthy and sustainable natural resources. I do not see adults developing, improving and ensuring social justice as outlined by the founders of our constitution.

Instead, I see puerile, unbalanced, derisory blowhards and boneheads, embroiled in meaningless rancor, threat and counter-threat, offering delusional nirvana and futures of unrealistic paradise to the struggling and declining middle-class.

I see individuals feigning knowledge and wisdom, whose personal mission is to grab public exposure for the purpose of gaining positions of increased political power.

Political parties, instead of representing and working for the people, developing and improving social structures, solving social justice issues, spend most of their efforts and financial resources to promote themselves, in order to gain power and control of the House or Senate, so that they can thwart the opposite party, their “opponent.” Managing the government or importance of social issues is of no concern. Opposition is the name of the game.

All we have to do is listen to media coverage – prejudiced or balanced. I see and hear, in all political forests, distressed groups of baboons squealing and howling threats against each other.

When will mature adults seek governing positions, to offer their energy and intelligence, for the purpose of social good? It would still benefit them individually.  When will members of the House or Senate – proclaimed representatives of the people – offer a unified mission that improves the lives of the people, set goals and milestones and describe pathways which would construct a more effective and improved democracy.

Although our government works fairly well at local levels, if you think that our democracy is working on a national scale and that our representatives are not frozen in impotent power struggles, think again. On a national scale, our Constitution is failing us. This does not mean we have a failed Constitution, it just means that, although its founders recognized the threat and propensity toward individual and group control, they did not include a safety net, a checks-and-balance system against the formation of debilitating parties. Also they could not foresee the evolution of a massive nation and its social needs.

Now, more pressing than ever, it is time to again assemble a group of intelligent people, from outside the political arena, which can create and propose an article that prohibits parties to form, giving us a structure and guidelines which better manage the governing process.

I suspect this structure would have to entail and act upon already identified problems of our current process: political terms, financial influence and control of special groups of representatives and parties, minimum education requirements of representatives, for example. Of particular importance, I believe, we should consider emotional stability and personal character evaluations. These are very common in the business world; why should they not be required of people who reside in positions of significant influence and state, national and international power.

 We have a stringent vetting process for members of the Supreme Court, making sure they have an impeccable education, a broad, sophisticated and lifelong evidence of impartial rulings. Why should we not demand the same quality and maturity of representatives of Congress? Government – our lives, social structures and national security – should not allow platforms for snake-oil sales men or women promising sham futures, nostalgic fantasies or assurances of getting what we desire.

Let’s imagine a government where the president would convene at Camp David with several selected leaders (3 or 4) of the Senate and several selected leaders (3 or4) of the House. It would be a think tank meeting to identify the needs, wants and concerns of states, the nation and its people. Many of these are already public information: national security, human rights and equality, infrastructure stability, social justice, national employment, fair trade, balanced and fair taxes across classes, etc.

As in a corporate world, these leaders would then assign responsibility across small groups (comprised of both sides of Congress), who would then reach out to intellectuals, state leaders, interest groups and citizens to receive input and suggestions, and then submit policy for Congressional review and vote. There would be no partisanship, rich against poor, corporate and elite interests against the working class. There would be no filibustering, childlike hissy-fits, rancor or vitriol or absurd sit-ins.

Or, let’s imagine a government, where the president, the nation’s overseer, defines national missions, assembles his or her departmental executives and managers for additional, constructive suggestions and input. This group would then construct and manage the details which would reach pre-agreed upon, required objectives and goals. This would all be with the inclusion of members of congress.

In other words, missions, objectives and goals are agreed upon up front, instead of departments working independently, then presenting and forcing ideas into existence via filibusters or threatening compromises.

Dissolving our political parties should not be threatening for current or aspiring representatives who seek a career in the political arena. Representatives can be acknowledged and rewarded for their constructive ideas, hard work and accomplishments, as they are measured through successfully fulfilling and achieving the needs of citizens and social good. All that changes is they now serve the people, instead of a self serving party.

Factors that caused Brexit are common throughout history; they are not unique. Brexit is not a singularity. What caused this event has happened in the past, over and over again: ineffective government, social control by the elite, declining personal opportunities and a decreasing middle class family stability and financial security.

If we continue on our current political path, social revolt will eventually happen here. It is only a matter of time.

 

 

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America, Be Careful…!

A living psychopath is among us and observable.

 

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    This election should be grasped as a once in a lifetime opportunity for professional psychiatrists, psychologists and human behavior researchers.

We cannot easily relate to comparisons of Trump’s current behavior, rally speeches, divisive incitements and violent intonation communications with past mentally ill icons and leaders such as Hitler, Mussolini or Stalin. They are buried in history. We cannot experience them; we cannot touch them; we can have no direct experience with their sadistic megalomania.

    However, this election process and speeches offer professionals unprecedented access to a living and public laboratory: (1) a window into observing his behavior, body language, unconscious reflex responses to being rejected by individuals and groups and (2) election opponents, media, protesters and opinion writers.

    Even children are reacting to and confused by the behavior of a seeming adult like figure, asking their parents why he is so angry and mean.

    Taken aback by the "politically incorrect" and just plain "unbelievable" behavior, the media and his opponents are putting forward character descriptions such as "crass," "divisive," "vulgar," "pathological liar," etc. One can agree with these terms, but they are just not hitting home with me – indeed, the general public.

    These expressions are too commonplace, ineffectual, too removed from answering and explaining what is going on and "why." There is something else underneath Trump's behavior, driving this entire "extreme, out of character," “person in search of power.”

    The common justification, or reasoning that this is politics is just not adequate – it does not deal with reality.

    There is something else, besides politics. This behavior of extraordinary, astonishing verbal aggression, lying and denial and blaming is not unknown or a mystery to behavior professionals. It occurred to me to look up the definition of “psychopath.” What is the meaning of psychopath? Who is a psychopath? Would this be a reasonable explanation for Trump's bold and bizarre theatrics?

    I discovered two well known researchers – Robert Hare and Hervey Cleckley – who have been addressing and studying the characteristics of psychopathy for decades. Their works are easily available for reference.

    Robert D. Hare, C.M., is Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Canada, where he has taught and conducted research in the field of criminal psychology for over 4 decades. He is known for his “Hare Psychopathy Checklist” (PCL-R), which is recognized and rapidly being adopted worldwide as a standard reference to diagnose and understand psychopathic personalities.

    I used his “list” to see if it could offer insight into the behavior being expressed by the Republican front runner, Donald Trump, by placing his communications and public declarations under specific categories.

    Now, a precautionary comment must be made. My exercise is not a diagnosis; that has to be done by professionals who have advanced degrees – M.D., Ph.D. and others – in medical or behavioral sciences. But, as a common and average person, with (I believe) reasonable intelligence, I suddenly began to understand the personality and “why” of the “seemingly convincing,” yet contemptible behavior.

    Recognizing a psychopath is not rocket science!

    I present an abridged list of psychopathic indicators. Interestingly, their descriptions have been offered and expressed in almost every media release, commentary and opinion dialog. But, I believe, that associating and linking them with psychopathic or sociopathic behavior has either not been made effectively or perhaps even intentionally avoided.

    History does repeat itself. It is time to face the reality that we have a living, publicly observable, psychopath rallying for power.

    Another remark is important: human behavior is not black and white; there are varying degrees and extremes of behavior. I encourage all readers to make their own associations and assessments and see if they give understanding and insight into what most emotionally balanced observers have described as “…the most lunatic campaign in history.”

    For brevity, I offer only some of the psychopathic descriptions, and have placed the public communications made, available to everyone for review. This exercise offered me a desperately needed “aha” moment. This approach may not be for everyone but, without fail, we all need to understand and come to terms with what can become a very dangerous outcome, not just for this country, but for other world leaders who have access to perilous retaliation.

     Glib and Superficial Charm – The tendency to be smooth, engaging, charming, slick, and verbally facile. Psychopathic charm is not in the least shy, self-conscious, or afraid to say anything. A psychopath never gets tongue-tied. They have freed themselves from the social conventions about taking turns in talking, for example.

     Grandiose (exaggeratedly high) Estimation of Self – a grossly inflated view of one's abilities and self-worth, self-assured, opinionated, cocky, a braggart. Psychopaths are arrogant people who believe they are superior human beings.

  • I’m really a nice guy…
  • I will get along great with Putin, trust me…
  • Believe me, the military and generals will do what I tell them…
  • Only I have the ability to make “great” deals with other governments…
  • My hands might be small but, believe me, there is no penis problem…
  • I cherish women. I want to help women. I'm going to do things for women that no other candidate will be able to do.
  • My I.Q. is one of the highest – and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault.

     Pathological Lying – can be moderate or high; in moderate form, they will be shrewd, crafty, cunning, sly, and clever; in extreme form, they will be deceptive, deceitful, underhanded, unscrupulous, manipulative, and dishonest.

  • Muslims hate us…
  • Mexicans are largely criminals…
  • Mexicans are largely murderers and rapists…
  • I will build a great wall and Mexico will pay for it…
  • I saw thousands of Arab Americans cheer on 9/11…
  • Black vs. White killing chart – fictional…
  • I have steaks, I have water, I have wine…
  • Unemployment statistics are 20-42%...
  • My personal wealth is… [far beyond what is being stated by professional organizations]
  • Chicago, Illinois – March 11, 2016: Mr. Trump told MSNBC that he cancelled the rally because he "didn't want to see anybody get hurt." However, Anthony Guglielmi, a police department spokesman, claimed that the department never recommended that Trump cancel his campaign rally, or that there was a security threat at the University. Guglielmi said that the decision was made “independently" by the campaign…
  • Vandalia, Ohio – March 12, 2016: Protester is aligned with ISIS…
  • Trumps states he "should get credit, not be scorned," for his managing of the tension at his events…
  • "You had professional disruptors, thousands of them, from Sanders and to a smaller extent, Hillary (Clinton)," Trump said, in reference to the Friday night event in Chicago.
  • In one of his tweets: “Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren't told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours!”
  • Bully threats disguised as information: “I think you would have riots…" [if I am not “automatically” nominated]; "If you disenfranchise those people, and you say, 'Well, I’m sorry, but you’re 100 votes short, even though the next one is 500 votes short,' I think you would have problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen;" "I wouldn’t lead it, but I think bad things would happen."

     Cunning and Manipulation – the use of deceit and deception to cheat, con, or defraud others for personal gain; distinguished from Item #3 in the degree to which exploitation and callous ruthlessness is present, as reflected in a lack of concern for the feelings and suffering of one's victims.

  • Trump University – unaccredited
  • Trump Airlines  – unsuccessful and sold
  • Trump Water – no ownership, private label
  • Trump Wine – no ownership, private label
  • Trump Vodka – no ownership, private label
  • Trump Magazine – Folded in 2009
  • Trump Mortgage – Folded
  • Trump Steaks – no ownership, private label
  • I love the poor and uneducated people
  • Climate change is a hoax…
  • There is no drought in California...

     Lack of Remorse or Guilt – a lack of feelings or concern for the losses, pain, and suffering of victims; a tendency to be unconcerned, dispassionate, coldhearted, and un-empathic. This item is usually demonstrated by a disdain for one's victims.

  • The accusation of 5,000 + students and lawsuit filed by the government against the Trump University is a “minor” civil suit…

     Callousness & Lack of Empathy – a lack of feelings toward people in general; cold, contemptuous, inconsiderate, and tactless.

  • We need to monitor all Muslims…
  • Mass deportation of 11 million immigrants…
  • Send back Syrian immigrants, deport existing ones…

     Poor Behavioral Controls – expressions of irritability, annoyance, impatience, threats, aggression, and verbal abuse; inadequate control of anger and temper; acting hastily.

  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa – February 1, 2016: Mr. Trump told his supporters at the rally, “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you?" "I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees."
  • Warren, Michigan – March 4, 2016: According to CBS, "Get him out. Try not to hurt him. If you do I'll defend you in court," the contender said.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada – February 22, 2016: "I'd like to punch him in the face, I'll tell you," Mr. Trump said. "You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this?". "They'd be carried out on a stretcher, folks."

     Failure to Accept Responsibility for Own Actions – a failure to accept responsibility for one's actions reflected in low conscientiousness, an absence of dutifulness, antagonistic manipulation, denial of responsibility, and an effort to manipulate others through this denial.

  • I do not accept responsibility for having any influence or creating the atmosphere for violence at my conventions…
  • "It is (Hillary) Clinton and (Bernie) Sanders’ people who disrupted my rally in Chicago - and then they say I must talk to my people," Trump tweeted. "Phony politicians!"
  • Trump insists that anti-Trump protesters are the instigators at his events. “I certainly don’t incite violence," he says…

    I encourage everyone to look at the complete list of psychopathic characteristics as described by Robert D. Hare. This opinion and interpretation regarding psychopathic behavior applies to comments which have been made public to millions of observers.

    Before accepting and concluding that the current election process and rhetoric is “normal” and “just another day at the ballot stand,” understand what is really being presented by candidates, who they are underneath their “public” persona – the literal survival of our country and its people are at stake.

    The professionals in the media and, indeed, citizens should solicit and demand professional psychiatric analysis of Mr. Trump’s behavior at this time – but certainly     prior to the election.

    This observation has focused on Donald Trump, because his events are overwhelmingly consuming public discourse and attention. But an inquiry into mental health should apply to other national leaders or power hungry individuals – now, and in the future.

    Many employers require psychological testing for low career or temporary positions. Perhaps we should demand a comprehensive “pass/fail” test be taken to determine the mental stability of our top leaders. After all, what do we know about them except what they tell us – the grandiose image they want us to absorb and believe.

    Would you accept his behavior and words if they were expressed by your children or relationship partner, or circle of friends?

    There exists some demagoguery, bipolarism, narcissism, anger, shamelessness, dishonesty, schizophrenia, etc., in all of us – it is only a matter of degree between harmless or destructive.

    At what point does behavior become caustic? When does it cross the threshold of “normal” and become obvious or transparent mental illness?

    I believe the line in the sand of "normal and emotionally stable” has been breached.

 

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