Sorry for the lengthy delay since my last post but MJE has been immobilized, transfixed by the terrifying troompa-loompa juggernaut. I feel like a jew watching hitler and wondering what the hell happened. One day you’re part of a civil society that embraces the melding of different cultures and respects its citizens and the next you’re thrown in a boxcar or over a fence.
What do psychiatrists make of troompa-loompa’s behavior? Writing a profile of trump for Vanity Fair, Henry Alford asked the question, “Is Trump really a narcissist?” ‘For mental-health professionals, Donald Trump is at once easily diagnosed but slightly confounding.’ “Remarkably narcissistic,” said developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, a professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education. “Textbook narcissistic personality disorder,” echoed clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis. “He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops because there’s no better example of his characteristics,” said clinical psychologist George Simon, who conducts lectures and seminars on manipulative behavior. “Otherwise, I would have had to hire actors and write vignettes. He’s like a dream come true.”
‘Mr. Trump’s bullying nature—taunting Senator John McCain for being captured in Vietnam, or saying Jeb Bush has “low energy”—is in keeping with the narcissistic profile.’ “In the field we use clusters of personality disorders,” Michaelis said. “Narcissism is in cluster B, which means it has similarities with histrionic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, and antisocial personality disorder. There are similarities between them. Regardless of how you feel about John McCain, the man served—and suffered. Narcissism is an extreme defense against one’s own feelings of worthlessness. To degrade people is really part of a cluster-B personality disorder: it’s antisocial and shows a lack of remorse for other people. The way to make it O.K. to attack someone verbally, psychologically, or physically is to lower them. That’s what he’s doing.”
MJE dread’s the thought of troompa-loompa in the oval office, but should that occur I would relish being a fly on the wall of the dasha if he seeks the counsel of the world’s most narcissist ruler, rootin-tootin-putin, playing yoda to troompa-loompa’s luke skywaker. Talk about an alpha thug who really thinks outside the box and doesn’t hesitate to take bold self-serving action! RTP’s advice might go something like this: Mexicans entering the country illegally? Annex everything south of the rio grande and give it to the Palestinians, snap! knock off two birds with one stone. People not showing you enough respect? That’s why god made gulags. Politicians putting up roadblocks on your god-given path to being the best, I mean THE best president ever? Comrade, you frog march those pinheads right into ted cruz’s prayer circle and keep them there until every last liberal repents. Just the thought of it will make them fold like a cheap suitcase.