Time, Gentlemen, Time

By Dr David Laing Dawson

Open letter to all the sane and sensible Republican lawmakers who wish to see their children and grandchildren grow up in a safe world.

It is time to huddle with sane and sensible Democrats and figure out how to remove Donald Trump from office. Perhaps you are doing that already. God speed.

Thursday this past week, for almost 90 minutes, Donald Trump gave us what has been called “vintage Trump.”

And in that almost 90 minutes, once again, Mr. Trump demonstrated that you have elected for your president a man who is:

  • A world-class narcissist
  • A man with a very short attention span (unless he is the subject of praise, and adulation)
  • A careless liar. A very careless liar. “You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden.”
  • A man with a teenager’s vocabulary and the conceptual abilities of a 14 year old.
  • A man for whom everything (and I mean everything) is about his own greatness.
  • A man with very poor impulse control.
  • A man with a level of knowledge of the world equivalent to that of a bright 12 year old from a good public school: “I’ve been briefed…and I can tell you one thing about a briefing that we’re allowed to say …because anybody who ever read the most basic book can say it…nuclear holocaust would be like no other.”
  • A man with no sense of the complexities (and safeguards) of governance in a democratic system. “The FAKE NEWS media (failing , , , , ) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People!”
  • A man who, strikingly, does not notice, does not seem to understand or care about, the meaning and inferences of his own words. “You will never meet a person less anti-Semitic (less racist) than I am.” “I’m not calling it fake news anymore, I’m calling it very fake news.”
  • A man who always blames others, who cannot take responsibility for any failures or mistakes or even oversights. “I was given that information. I don’t know. I was just given it. We had a very, very big margin.”
  • A man still obsessing  about the woman (Hillary) who almost beat him, and the black man more loved than he.
  • A man who lives for adulation, excitement, winning, not working, not actually doing a job. Hence the constant replay of the November election, and the reprise in Florida last Saturday evening.

Dr. Francis rightly points out that we should not diagnose from a distance, and that a criterion for the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder is that the patient be suffering, not merely wreaking havoc on others.

On the other hand, Typhoid Mary was healthy, yet few would disagree with removing her from the kitchen.

And we have lately seen glimmers of the rage within, the rage that will be unleashed when he is cornered, trapped, and finally undone.

Please read my manual for undermining democracy and note the progress to date.

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4 thoughts on “Time, Gentlemen, Time

  1. Yes you have summed it upend time is running out. It seems to me that we see Trump so often nobody needs to meet him in the flesh to diagnose the problem . I am afraid that as he implodes , his anger like that of other historic figures will unleash dark forces that will put the whole world into danger .

    AS for the Lord’s prayer being read by Melania ( at the big Rally in Florida it was bizarre and telling. She did this before she introduced her spouse. Her prayer could simply be seen as playing to Trumps evangelical base. I don’t think that this is the only explanation. It is not that simple.

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  2. Postscript. Perhaps the most succinct comment that I have heard from a newsman in the last few days about Trump … ” There is no process to get the words out of his mouth with precision”
    Alas this is current President of the most powerful country on earth who can inflame provoke and manipulate his followers. Scary. Let peaceful protests begin. The stakes are high!

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  3. And yet … For all his distasteful demeanour and abhorrent personal traits, Trump may prove to be a better friend of those with serious mental illness and their families than either Obama or ms Clinton. From what I have read of the man, his views are closer to Rep Murphy and his bill “Helping families…” than any on the Democrat side of the House. Let’s not assume that Trump is 100% bad. There are always redeeming features, and this one is important to people devastated by SMI.

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