16 thoughts on “He’s crazy!

  1. Nuts to you says:

    “Is the American republic built to withstand a malevolent president? : The principle of common good underpins the constitution. Donald Trump is gleefully shredding that ideal” (Guardian UK 7/29/17) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/29/is-american-republic-built-to-withstand-malevolent-president
    “The TV That Created Donald Trump” (New Yorker, July 31 issue) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/07/31/the-tv-that-created-donald-trump
    The American Psychoanalytic Association just repealed its so-called “Goldwater Rule,” which forbids mental health professionals from diagnosing politicians they have not examined. https://www.statnews.com/2017/07/25/psychiatry-goldwater-rule-trump/ See also http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/blogs/couch-crisis/dealing-american-psychiatrys-gag-rule

  2. Mike says:

    “Stop Saying Donald Trump Is Mentally Ill” By Steven Reisner, a psychoanalyst and founding member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology and adviser on ethics and psychology for Physicians for Human Rights. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/03/donald_trump_isn_t_mentally_ill_he_s_evil.html
    “…it is time for us to give up the fantasy that, when applied to political figures, the term ‘mental illness’ means anything more than that the people in power hold values and beliefs so radically different from what we thought was reasonable that we are justifiably afraid of what they will do with that power. We may want to believe that we live in a society where self-aggrandizement, aggression, valuing wealth above all else, doing whatever is necessary to guarantee the power and influence of oneself and one’s family, and forcing into submission all those who stand in the way were not traits that lead to success and admiration, but we don’t.
    …If we are to combat Trump, we must understand how he has elevated and manipulated certain American values, like greed and exceptionalism, to undermine so many others, like truth, justice, and the American Constitution.
    This is not madness. And the impulsivity, threats, aggression, ridicule, denial of reality, and mobilization of the mob that he used to get there are not symptoms. It is time to call it out for what it is: evil.”

    • Santayana says:

      “How did Adolf Hitler — described by one eminent magazine editor in 1930 as a “half-insane rascal,” a “pathetic dunderhead,” a “nowhere fool,” a “big mouth” — rise to power in the land of Goethe and Beethoven? What persuaded millions of ordinary Germans to embrace him and his doctrine of hatred? How did this “most unlikely pretender to high state office” achieve absolute power in a once democratic country and set it on a course of monstrous horror?”
      Some answers in a NYT review of “Hitler : Ascent 1889-1939” By Volker Ullrich. Translated by Jefferson Chase https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/28/books/hitler-ascent-volker-ullrich.html “…the dictator’s latest biographer, the historian Volker Ullrich — have focused on Hitler as a politician who rose to power through demagoguery, showmanship and nativist appeals to the masses. In “Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939,” Mr. Ullrich sets out to strip away the mythology that Hitler created around himself in “Mein Kampf,” and he also tries to look at this “mysterious, calamitous figure” not as a monster or madman, but as a human being with “undeniable talents and obviously deep-seated psychological complexes.”
      See also “A New Biography of Hitler Separates the Man From the Myths” https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/books/review/hitler-ascent-volker-ullrich.html

  3. Geezer says:

    ● “Experts: Trump’s Speaking Style “Raises Questions About His Brain Health”” (Vanity Fair 5/24/17) https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/05/donald-trump-brain-health
    ● MSNBC: Lawrence O’Donnell points out the President is making claims about his campaign’s ties to Russia that directly contradict other claims he’s made about his campaign’s ties to Russia. The White House is doing everything it can to manage that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uak9Y1v4S7E
    ● President Trump recently sat down with a one-on-one interview with The Wall Street Journal Editor-In-Chief Gerard Baker. The meeting lasted for about 45 minutes, but the newspaper only published certain excerpts from the conversation. However, Politico somehow got access to the full transcript, apparently being kept under wraps by the WSJ, and published the whole thing. See http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/trump-wall-street-journal-interview-full-transcript-241214
    ● Here are some of the most bizarre and outright ridiculous things Trump said during the interview: http://www.carbonated.tv/news/14-bizarre-statements-from-donald-trump-wall-street-journal-interview Note also the cozy relationship between the Wall Street Journal’s Editor-In-Chief and Trump.

  4. Fizzing says:

    “This NSC ex-staffer’s memo is crazy. Trump’s reaction is more disturbing.” (Washington Post Aug 11) https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/08/11/this-nsc-ex-staffers-memo-is-crazy-trumps-reaction-is-more-disturbing/ “…Trump’s attraction to an alternate reality where he is the target of the political elite, the banking elite, Marxists, the Islamic State, the deep state and professors from coast to coast fits in nicely with one of his rules: Nothing is ever his fault. He blamed a botched raid in Yemen on “the generals.” He blamed the failure of his Trump Shuttle airline on the economy. He blamed his failures in Atlantic City on two executives who died working for him. Facing declining poll numbers and an utter failure to “drain the swamp” or repeal major Obama-era legislation, the president once again has resorted to playing the victim. He remains, as one White House ally put it to The Post in May, “in the grip of some kind of paranoid delusion.”

  5. Aug 16 says:

    “…one person close to Trump described him (the President of the United States) as a “caged animal”. https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/politics/trumps-lack-of-discipline-leaves-new-chief-of-staff-frustrated-and-dismayed/2017/08/16/9aec8e16-82b8-11e7-82a4-920da1aeb507_story.html
    “At Yale, Psychiatrists Cite Their ‘Duty to Warn’ About an Unfit President” http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/04/yale-psychiatrists-cite-duty-to-warn-about-unfit-president.html

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