The coarsening of discourse is not entirely trump’s fault, of course. But his psychopathy has served as a catalyst for others to vent their frustrations.
On the right, the coarseness has a mob mentality to it. They seek to offend others in their slavish echoing of the psychopath’s deeply embedded insanity. When trump does it, he’s trying to get more positive attention from his followers. That’s his mental illness talking. When his synchophants do it, it’s because they have become infected by trump’s virulent social virus. That’s also an illness—or, more accurately, a contagion.
On the left, mostly it’s a reaction to trump’s psychopathic malignant narcissism. It’s hard for many to otherwise express a full measure of disgust, disappointment, and outrage.
Please point out a lie in Rall’s cartoon. You say there are more than one.
So let’s hear what you have to say.
Oh, and as others have accurately pointed out there are MIAs in EVERY war.
A psychopathic malignant narcissist is in no position to opine about mental illness—that’s for sure!!!
Tiny cheats at golf, just like everything else. He doesn’t look for his lost ball, he tosses a new ball towards the fairway, and then subtracts a couple of strokes.
It’s the way a psychopathic malignant narcissist plays golf.
Dan Dye, how is it that you believed the bs from trump and the other regressives when the FACTS are so readily available?
Jeffrey, trump isn’t a Nazi. He just thinks they are very fine people. And that’s not the media. It’s trump himself.
I hope it bothered him, but I doubt it. You see psychopathic malignant narcissists have zero empathy. No shame. No embarrassment. No compassion for others. He doesn’t even have the capacity for any of these emotions.
For the psychopath in the White House, it’s ALL about protecting the fragility of his ego with ceaseless lies and bs.
The ONLY thing that would wound trump is accusing him of having small genitals. THAT is his Achilles Crotch.
This is such an important topic! I want to know more!!! Ancestry is soooo very important. Way more important than, say, policy or addressing the national tragedy known as trump.
Hey didn’t trump say his father come from Scotland?
Or was it Germany where he avoided military service like his son?
We are going to see the most outlandish, nonsensical, ignorant, over-the-top crap from our psychopathic malignant narcissist during this election season.
The lies are going to increase. The bs will get more strident. The ignorant synchophants will get even dumber (I love the uneducated, they’re so loyal). The scared little rabbits who call themselves “republican” elected officials are perfecting their lies and false equivalences. Their propaganda outlet known as fox will cater to an even dumber cohort than in 2016.
When the psychopathic malignant narcissist gears up his shock troops, watch out. The illness will intensify among the most infected.
We can only hope that fear, anxiety, racism, and bullying do not win out.
This toon speaks to the misery of psychopathic “leadership” and its toxic impact on the vulnerable regressives. They feel as though they’re under assault—even though it is they themselves who are assaulting American aspirational ideals.
No, they’re not deplorables. Their support for the psychopathic malignant narcissist comes from having been infected by a virulent social virus. As humans, they’re sick, not deplorable.
But is their support for this man deplorable? Yup.
Is the psychopathic malignant narcissist deplorable? Hard to say, because there is really nothing positive one can say about his speech and behavior. Really. There’s absolutely nothing positive.
His consciousness is so twisted from his illness, that he has truly descended into a self-referential madness. But deplorable? As a noun? I’m tempted to say yes, but my empathy for his tortured would doesn’t allow me to do so.
And I’m not even a Christian. But I do feel,sorry for him, and, by extension every person who has given up any shred of self-respect to support him.
It is a real psycho-social virus. Recently, an epidemiologist did a careful study of the deranged mass murderors that plague us increasingly. She was quite surprised to find these gunmen were arising in a pattern that could only be described as contagious. That is, they had become susceptible to a form of mental illness that itself was contagious.
This is perhaps the greatest lesson for me in the era where a third of Americans actually elect and then openly support a psychopathic president. How do relatively sane individuals come to this point?
It is in the social nature of our species to organize in a hierarchy. Followers and leaders. It is also in the nature of our species to be highly social and collaborative. It is, in fact, that collaboration amongst us that give human’s their special powers when compared to other large mammals.
The substance and vector of human collaboration is language. It seems that, just as a physical virus tricks the immune system, so, too, can speech from a psychopath overwhelm the social immune system that protects us from such madness.