THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP
Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is wrong with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.
In THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump’s symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.
Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump’s impulsivity in terms of “unbridled and extreme present hedonism.” Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the “malignant normality” that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.
His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond.
It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.
“The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”, talking points on the above show include:
What type of person should be a world leader?
Why is there no testing to be a president?
The Goldwater Rule (why psychologist are reluctant to give opinions on someone who is not their client
The Tarasoff Ruling – why psychologists need to warn others when someone poses a danger to at least one person.
Why Trump poses a potential danger to all life on Earth
TDS – Trump Derangement Syndrome – what is it? do we have it? Is TDS a rational response to a terrible president?
Narcissism vs malignant narcissism and the dangers presented by a president who has malignant narcissism like Trump
Zimbardo Time Perception Inventory that places Trump as “Extreme Present Hedonism” and why that is dangerous
Other presidents who have had mental illness
DSM – 5 CRITERION for SOCIOPATHY – you only need 3 criterion – Trump has all 8
Why do Trump supporters like him so much? (basically they see themselves in him)
Why Trump supporters feel that society has left them behind?
Xenophobia – what is it, why do some white people feel threatened by changing ethnic demographics?
Changes in job market – are they coming back? or is AI taking over?
Universal basic income
ALPHA MALES and why men want to be alpha males vs Beta or Omega males – why some women are still drawn to them even if they have personality disorders
what is GASLIGHTING
Russell says, “I want to present my own take on this as kindly as I can to my friends and family who voted for Trump, but as gently as possible without negative name-calling or anything, gently explain why his presidency is inappropriate for the modern world.”
RUSSELL SCOTT BRINEGAR
Overlords of the Singularity: The Manipulation of Humankind by Hidden UFO Intelligences and the Quest for Transcendence – October 24, 2016 by Russell Scott Brinegar
Here’s what Russell says about his book (We loved it):
The book is a byproduct of a near-death experience that occurred to the author in August 2009. During this experience, the author became aware of the underlying multi-dimensional nature of reality, and began a personal journey into a realm that, as a former material reductionist, he had dismissed as fantasy, such as ghosts, poltergeists, cryptids, and UFOs.
When he began his journey into the UFO literature, he was amazed at how vast and rich this literature is in the public domain. There is certainly enough information to ascertain that, amidst the many accounts of encounters with flying saucers and their occupants, there is a core of reality among the misperceptions and hoaxes that cannot simply be dismissed. There is a core reality underneath it all that must be dealt with. In his research, he noticed that many books focused on proving the reality and factual existence of the so-called flying saucers, but the actual purpose and agenda of the elusive objects was anyone’s guess.
All the UFO authors seemed to struggle with this. We know that they are here and that they are real, but what do they want? This became the focus of this author’s interest, and eventually resulted in his book, “Overlords of the Singularity.” Overlords explores the connection between ghosts and UFOs, the various Simulation Hypotheses that many scientists are currently contemplating, that the universe itself might be some sort of computer matrix attempting to solve a problem.
We discuss UFOs and the coming technological Singularity, which futurists such as Ray Kurzweil predict will occur sometime between 2045-2080 when sentient artificial intelligence has been created that is billions of times smarter than human.
A synopsis of over 40 prominent UFO researchers is provided, all of whom hint that the UFOs have something to do with the development of technology on earth, but most of the UFO researchers are from an era in which the Singularity had not yet been postulated. This author combines the fruits of decades of labor into UFO research and concludes that humanity is being guided into a technological singularity for alien purposes.
We have friends and foes. As author William Bramley concluded in his book, “The Gods of Eden,” there appears to be two distinct ET forces affecting humanity, one of whom is benevolent and has our best interest and spiritual evolution at heart, and the other that loathes humanity and are using us as a tool to produce paraphysical interdimensional technologies for their own purposes, with no regard for the welfare of humanity.
Mark Micloskey was born in Waterbury CT and after several moves now resides in Missouri. At age 17 he was heavily influenced by a chance encounter at “The Cafe’ Wha’?” in Greenwich Village where he got to “pre-discover” the legendary Jimi Hendrix as “Jimmy James and The Blue Flame”. This was 13 months before Jimi’s first U.S. LP release.
Suffering the loss of his brother in Vietnam in 1969 sealed his resolve for Peace. After returning home from his Army assignment in The Canal Zone he began his hobby of writing rock and blues songs, playing drums and building his own electric guitars. When he arrived in Missouri he noticed the town’s lack of a used record store so he opened “Mr. Vinyl’s Record Exchange” in order to “bring music to the people”.
In 1992 he participated in a group UFO sighting which spurred his interest in researching a variety of topics including Ufology, Ancient Mysteries, Spirituality/Religion, Conspiracy Theories, Secret Societies and Metaphysics.
He has written one book (“Miranda’s Shadow” – see link) about “perhaps the most abused girl in America” in which he discovers her four alternate personalities who surface to assist the host in remembering her tragic history.
He retired after 23 years of being “Mr. Vinyl” to spend time on his songs and his research.