Since the start of Drumpf’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.
In THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Drumpf’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supersedes professional neutrality.
They then explore Drumpf’s symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.
“It was no secret during the campaign that Drumpf was a narcissist and a demagogue who used fear and dishonesty to appeal to the worst in American voters. The Times called him unprepared and unsuited for the job he was seeking, and said his election would be a “catastrophe.”
The 2018 United States elections will mostly be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. These midterm elections will take place in the middle of Republican President Drumpf’s term.
All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested. 39 state and territorial governorships and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.
I feel this is important information about what is happening in the Republican Administration lead by Drumpf and what we need to be aware of.
Keith Olbermann series called “The Resistance” continues.
Human Consciousness and the “Battered Citizen Syndrome”
The Psychological Impacts of War Propaganda and State-sponsored Terrorism
State-sponsored terrorism poses a significant challenge to the psychological well-being of the body politic. While evident in many geopolitical locales, this condition arising from such government abuses is especially prevalent in the West.
Such a disorder is comparable to the psychological manipulation recognized on a micro-level in some spousal relationships.
This morning, I started the day by posting information and a video from the Rachel Maddow Show.
That was the long version.
In case you missed it,
I now present the shorter version.
Easier to follow but complete in every way.
You still get the gist of it.
I state again, when presented with these two, I definitely know who I’m voting for.
Clinton’s campaign delivered a speech in San Diego. It drew draw a clear line between the former secretary of state’s plans and those outlined by Trump, which include having Mexico pay for a border wall that its president, Enrique Peña Nieto, said his country would not support, and temporarily banning Muslims from entering the US.
Clinton campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan said the speech would outline why Trump was “fundamentally unfit” to be president.
“And you will hear in her speech a confidence in America and our capacity to overcome the challenges we face while staying true to our values – a strong contrast to Donald Trump’s incessant trash-talking of America,” Sullivan said.
Clinton’s campaign has steered its plan of attack towards Trump while fending off the other remaining Democratic hopeful, Bernie Sanders.
World leaders join the condemnation of Donald Trump
By Leslie Salzillo
There needs to be a “Trump-Free Media Day” proclaimed, as most Americans are sick and tired of hearing the bile that continuously spews from the mouth of Republican GOP POS and presidential candidate Donald Trump.
He is disgusting, bombastic, egotistical, racist, sexist, bigoted … but more importantly, he is dangerous. Regardless of where his campaign ends up, he is planting seeds of hatred throughout the country – and around the globe.
On Monday, December 7, Trump called for all Muslims to be banned from entering the country. On Tuesday, December 8, he reiterated his plan. The world has been watching and listening – and now they are speaking.
Annie Gowan of The Washington Post picked up several quotes from world leaders and media.
Donald Trump struck a nerve with many Americans when he proposed banning all Muslims from entering the U.S. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos suggested sending Trump to space, while the White House said his comments disqualify him from serving as president.
Kentucky Clerk Denies Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Defying Court
A county clerk in Kentucky who objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds denied licenses to gay couples on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, saying she was acting “under God’s authority,” just hours after the Supreme Court refused to support her position.
In a raucous scene in this little town, two same-sex couples walked into the Rowan County Courthouse, trailed by television cameras and chanting protesters on both sides of the issue, only to be turned away by the county clerk, Kim Davis.
As one couple, David Ermold and David Moore, tried to engage her in an argument, Ms. Davis said several times that her office would not issue any marriage licenses.
“Under whose authority?” Mr. Ermold asked.
“Under God’s authority,” she replied.
Ms. Davis, who took office in January, said later in the day in a statement released by her lawyers that she had received death threats, but that she would neither resign nor relent.
“To issue a marriage license which conflicts with God’s definition of marriage, with my name affixed to the certificate, would violate my conscience,” she said. “
It is not a light issue for me. It is a Heaven or Hell decision. For me it is a decision of obedience.
I have no animosity toward anyone and harbor no ill will. To me this has never been a gay or lesbian issue.
It is about marriage and God’s word.”
“As it appears in … full read/full credit”
~Same-Sex Marriage Licenses STILL Denied By Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis~
~Published on Sep 1, 2015~
Kim Davis, a clerk for Rowan County, Kentucky, refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples one day after the Supreme Court told her she had no legal ground to stand on.
The point of no return is the point beyond which one must continue on one’s current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or dangerous. A particular irreversible action (e.g., setting off an explosion or signing a contract) can be a point of no return, but the point of no return can also be a calculated point during a continuous action (such as in aviation).
I had a very dear friend once in my life a while back. She always spoke of a story she’d heard before … a life lesson , a lesson learned.
You have a glass figurine, an expensive wine goblet, an ornate mirror. You look at it, you admire it and you value it. It’s one of your most valuable and prized possessions.
By a stroke of luck or an ill-fated moment, it falls to the ground and it shatters into several pieces. You pick it up lovingly and sadly assess the damage.
Wait! You can put it back together. Get the best glue and painstakingly put every broken piece in its place, like a puzzle. Slowly but surely the item regains its shape.
However, it will never be the same. It will never look the same. In spite of the back that it’s in one piece, there will always be the imperfection. The fact it there will always be a mark on the margins where it was mended.