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Trump is Labeled a Sadist by Prominent Pyschiatrist

In a recent interview with Salon magazine, Dr. John Gartner, a former Johns Hopkins University psychiatrist, warned America that there is a monster in the White House and that this is not going to end well for the country. All reasonable people know that Trump is a bonafide narcissist, but Dr. Gartner says it’s much worse. Why? Because Trump has a uniquely malignant form of narcissism–he is sadistic narcissist, one who is not only incapable of empathy but who actually enjoys inflicting pain on others. And when he is threatened, he will viciously lash out with whatever means he has, no mater how violent, harmful, or destructive those means are. Do I have to remind you he has the nuclear codes?

Dr. Gartner put it this way: “When I first started talking about Trump as a malignant narcissist, people could see the narcissism, the paranoia and the antisocial element. But the fourth component of malignant narcissism is sadism.

“You see it in everything he does, from the separating of the children at the border to how Trump tortures anyone who doesn’t give him what he wants. There’s a way in which he takes a kind of manic glee in causing harm and pain and humiliation to other people.

“Malignant narcissists deteriorate. When they gain power, they become more inflamed in their grandiosity and in their paranoia. They also become more unrestrained in their sadism and in their will to [maintain] power. Malignant narcissists like Trump are antisocial and have a willingness to do anything to get and keep power. The noted psychologist Erich Fromm actually argued that such personalities then begin to verge on psychosis at that point, becoming so grandiose and paranoid that they really live on the boundary of psychosis and reality.”

As Trump is emboldened by fellow sadists (e.g. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, “Gym” Jordan, Steve King, etc.), his condition is exacerbated because his enablers give him a pass. He feels like he can get away with anything. (For his entire life, Trump has never been held accountable for any of his atrocities.) And as Trump grows older and dementia kicks in, the danger he poses becomes much worse.

“Cognitive deterioration only goes in one direction. It doesn’t stand still and it doesn’t get better. No, Trump is not ready for the nursing home. But that doesn’t mean he’s capable of managing the White House. What if there is a global crisis like a war? What if Trump refuses to step down, if he is impeached and convicted? Once you factor in nuclear weapons the possibilities are truly horrific.”

There you have it America. It’s going to end like Stanley Kubrick predicted it would in Dr. Strangelove. “We’ll meet again. Don’t know where; don’t know when…”


Trump’s Approval Rating Rises to 90% Among Republicans. How is This Possible, and Who are These People?

It is now beyond dispute to those who hold facts in high regard that Donald Trump is the most corrupt, treasonous and criminal president to ever sit in the Oval Office. He laundered money for Putin’s oligarchs. His allegiance is to Russia, not the US. His business dealings were failed, fraudulent scams. He is a compulsive liar, a misogynist and a racist. He has the verbal acumen of a 3rd grader. He sympathizes with Nazis, white supremacists and authoritarian governments. He heartlessly jails innocent children and separates them from their parents. He attacks the free press and openly drools over jailing his opponents. He is a conscienceless narcissist concerned only with his own self-enrichment. His vacuous twit of a daughter and her greedy husband have used their power in the US government to profit from foreign investments. He used his lawyer, Michael Cohen, to pay off hookers, threaten whistleblowers, and arrange under-the-table bribes.  Don Jr. openly colluded with Russian nationals to get daddy elected. Trump cares not one whit about the destruction of the planet, wasteful military spending, the eradication of social safety nets, and the mass murders perpetrated by his chummy dictator pals. He signed a meaningless agreement with Kim, and in the process gave Putin what he wanted–the end of American war games on the Korean peninsula. In fact, Trump seems to be acting as Putin’s surrogate. Which raises the possibility that our President is being blackmailed by a foreign power.

Trump feels empathy for no one but his miserable self. He insults our allies, has no concept of the importance of diplomacy, and is willing to destroy our institutions to save his own skin. We will be lucky to survive his four years without our country becoming a third-world wasteland. He has surrounded himself with fascist toadies, wife-beaters, greedy sycophants and warped bigots. His family is an international embarrassment, and they have made America a laughingstock. In short, Trump is a stupid, amoral pig. The worst president in our history; yet his poll numbers among Republicans are on the rise. The more criticism he receives from the left, the deeper his supporters dig in. How can this be? Are right-wingers oblivious to the facts? Do the facts even matter to them? Yes to the former. No to the latter.

A recent New York Times article quotes some of his supporters: “It makes me angry [when the media criticize him], which causes me to want to defend him to [him] more,” Ms. Gina Anders said.

The Times puts it this way: “In interviews across the country over the last few days, dozens of Trump voters, as well as pollsters and strategists, described something like a bonding experience with the president that happens each time Republicans have to answer a now-familiar question: ‘How can you possibly still support this man?’ Their resilience suggests a level of unity among Republicans that could help mitigate Mr. Trump’s low overall approval ratings and aid his party’s chances of keeping control of the House of Representatives in November. For many Republicans, the audio of children sobbing at a migrant detention center barely registered, because these voters don’t pay attention to the left-leaning and mainstream media that have covered the family separation crisis far more than their preferred channel, Fox News.”

There it is. There’s your answer for how and why Trump’s supporters can stubbornly cling to their nonsensical views: Fox News. The 24/7 propaganda arm of this administration–fact-free, vicious, conscienceless, non-stop support of a corrupt, vile, sociopathic wannabe dictator–provides justification for the Trump supporter. Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham and their ilk spew lies at a faster rate than a small mind like Gina Anders’ can filter. Facts become moveable, malleable inconveniences. Trump’s corruption is ignored. No time to think or question. All hail the fearless leader. Like North Korea’s state-run TV, Fox pounds a simple narrative into the brains of its subscribers. Trump is doing a great job, and those who disseminate facts to the contrary are whining, bitter reprobates. Or as Jeff Butts put it to a NY Times reporter: “It’s just incredible what the nation is trying to do to disrupt this president and his agenda.” The perverted agenda that is destroying the country.




Bundy Champion Rand Paul Now Exposed For What He Really Is

All those right-wing politicians and FNC (Fascist News Channel) commentators who sang the praises of racist Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy have now been forced to eat crow.  How do right-wing idiots eat crow?  Like cowards.  They issue statements (not in person, of course, because they can’t face tough questions) which mildly and obtusely distance themselves from talk like “I know this about the Negro…they  was better off during slavery.  They didn’t get no more freedom.”

The grammar is almost as horrifying as the pro-slavery stance.  And all right wingers who came to Bundy’s defense should forever wear the stench of his ignorance and hate.  That means you, Sean Hannity.  How did Hannity handle Bundy’s remarks?  He simply ignored them.  Now Hannity has never heard of Cliven Bundy.  He’s no longer the gun-toting hero of the Old West, shooting it out for the glory of Old Glory.  He’s persona non grata now.  But we should never let Hannity off the hook for this.  He should be forever linked to right-wing hate and racism.

Same goes for Rand Paul.  Paul call himself a Libertarian, and now we know what a Libertarian really is: a gussied up right-wing extremist.  Libertarianism has always been nothing more than Fascism with a facelift anyway, a system that promotes the absolute reign of corporations and free- market oppression of the poor.  And a disdain for minorities.  Paul was out front with Bundy before Cliven opened his racist yap.  Now Paul can’t be bothered with him.  But Paul has given his opponents ammunition.  They can associate Paul with Bundy forever.  I can see the campaign ads now—Paul praising Bundy, and quick cut to Bundy telling us his views on the Negro.

Bundy and his militia crazies should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  They are welfare cheats who have grazed cattle at the taxpayers’ expense long enough.  It’s time for Bundy to stop sucking at the government’s teat and looking for a handout.  You would think right-wing politicians and media would excoriate welfare queens like Bundy.  I guess their hypocrisy knows no bounds.


New Darling Of The Right, Cliven Bundy, Exposes Himself As A Racist


 Here in the St. Louis area we have a name for ignorant, backwards, illiterate, hillbilly racists. We call them “hoosiers”; no, not necessarily Indiana natives, but people who have cars in their yards and might be missing a few teeth. The wheel is still spinning in their heads, but the hamster has died. They use bad grammar, they hate Obama, they want to end welfare (except for the government handouts they receive), and they gripe about “nigras.” Now we know Bundy (no, not Ted Bundy, though he was infamously a Republican too), the deadbeat Montana farmer on government subsidies and the newly adopted hero of FOX News commentators, is a good ol’ fashioned hoosier. What he said yesterday earned him that sobriquet. Here’s what he said:

“I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro…because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

I read this aloud to my wife, and she gasped. Then we were quiet a moment and reflected on the horror that there are millions just like him out there, wandering the villages of America, armed to the teeth, spouting hatred, and waiting for the overthrow of the American government. Their twisted logic, regressive politics, and open hatred would be funny if they were not so dangerous. And they admire Cliven Bundy for his views and his actions.

If you haven’t heard, Bundy for years has grazed his cattle on government property. When the government took a stand, Bundy forced an armed standoff. His racist Montana neighbors rushed to the scene, guns drawn, and, to avoid a firefight, government agents backed down. Sean Hannity and Bill O’Reilly proclaimed Bundy a hero. I wonder how FOX News will sheepishly back away from Bundy’s latest comments.

The incident speaks to a larger conflagration that plays out in the right-wing extremist’s head: a new Civil War. They want to bring down the government, by force if necessary. We dismiss the innate hypocrisies of their fantasies at our own risk. While waving the flag they tell us that America’s government is the enemy; while decrying the state’s handout, they have no problem with the dole they get; while making over the Founders as gun-toting, lawless fanatics, they ignore the fact that Washington put down insurrectionists who failed to pay taxes. Forget all that. What should worry us is that they want to kill all those whom they perceive as internal enemies–liberals, blacks, females, Latinos, immigrants, Democrats…you know, the majority of us.

Georgia just enacted laws which would allow guns in churches, ballparks, airports, schools and taverns. Hoosiers can be harmless when they are unarmed. But this is America in the 21st century, and these Bundyites are violent sociopaths who are packing heat. They may not be as smart as us, as evolved as us, or as democratic as us, or read and write as well we do, but they’d like to make up for their inferiorities by killing us. And someday they just might organize a militia which will do just that.