All the madness is almost over.
Just a few more days and we can finally put all of this behind us.
The end of the election is only the beginning.
If we thought things were bad up to now…
Perhaps it’s anxiety over further stigmatizing mental illness; perhaps it’s unfamiliarity with the disease; perhaps it’s just fear of being another in a long list of defendants on Donald Trump’s list of law suits.
Being mentally ill myself, I may be in a position to speak from experience and understanding in recognizing it in another.
As near as I can tell, Donald Trump is mentally ill.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder: A mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind the mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
When a mental illness has the added label of being a “personality disorder” it indicates an increased difficulty in managing that particular illness.
Personality Disorder: A deeply ingrained and maladaptive pattern of behavior of a specified kind, typically manifest by the time one reaches adolescence and causing long-term difficulties in personal relationships or in functioning in society.
I won’t insult your intelligence by trying to point out how this clearly describes Donald Trump. I also won’t take the time to argue if he is responsible or culpable for his actions or not.
There simply isn’t time.
What I will strenuously state is that due to this illness, he is simply not physically or biologically capable of most jobs in society where he must lead while also simultaneously working with people.
Virtually the country unanimously agrees that the mentally ill should be kept from weapons that could be used to harm themselves or others.
Being Commander In Chief and having the final word on a nuclear arsenal would most definitely qualify as a weapon; and we haven’t had the full disclosure of a background check.
That alone is enough to recognize the danger of a Trump presidency.
But if that doesn’t do it, let’s take a look at what happens AFTER the inauguration:
He will be attacked and shunned and ridiculed and vilified; that just comes with the job. Having been snubbed by the New York Billionaire society as well as the majority of the political world, he will frantically search for validation abroad. He simply must have the chance to give those billionaire “buffoons” the finger.
But when he enters the international arena with other leaders of democratic and freedom-loving nations, they will see him for who and what he really is.
They already do.
And they will dismiss him – if not physically then certainly mentally and emotionally.
There will be no respect, which he so desperately needs.
So who does that leave for him to seek out for sycophantic support?
Those ruthless, billionaire dictators and despots who are so eager to get him under their thumbs.
In reality, by electing Donald Trump we will be inflicting a wound that will back this injured animal into a corner.
And that is when someone in pain and humiliation is the most dangerous.
A narcissist does not comprehend or know how to retreat, to compromise, to give in.
So you see, by electing him we are condemning him to fail.
As well as all of us along with him.
Please remember that the real period of difficulty doesn’t end with November 8; it begins November 9.
Please, I beg you – don’t set us up to fail.