What you define as insulting, Robin, I find as factual. These descriptions apply 100% to trump. Don’t they? What do you think is mis-identified?
Do you have more apt or precise definitions?
I’ll use those words if you tell me what they are.
This not about politics. This is about a very sick putative leader and his followers. Where am I wrong?
Robin, explain where this is inaccurate with respect to trump.
Definition of psychopath. People who are psychopathic prey ruthlessly on others using charm, deceit, violence or other methods that allow them to get with they want. The symptoms of psychopathy include: lack of a conscience or sense of guilt, lack of empathy, egocentricity, pathological lying, repeated violations of social norms, disregard for the law, shallow emotions, and a history of victimizing others.
This definition is accepted by many in the psychological field as the best method for determining the presence and extent of psychopathy in a person.
Then there’s “cult” and its definition:
A cult of personality, or cult of the leader, arises when a country’s regime – or, more rarely, an individual – uses the techniques of mass media, propaganda, the big lie, spectacle, the arts, patriotism, and government-organized demonstrations and rallies to create an idealized, heroic, and worshipful image of a leader, often through unquestioning flattery and praise. A cult of personality is similar to apotheosis, except that it is established by modern social engineering techniques, usually by the state or the party in one-party states and dominant-party states. It is often seen in totalitarian or authoritarian countries.
Where have I misstated the application of this word to trump?
You want narcissist defined? I would definitely describe trump’s narcissism as the malignant sort.
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is a personality disorder characterized by a long-term pattern of exaggerated feelings of self-importance, an excessive need for admiration, and a lack of empathy toward other people. People with NPD often spend much time thinking about achieving power and success, or on their appearance. Typically, they also take advantage of the people around them. Such narcissistic behavior typically begins by early adulthood, and occurs across a broad range of situations.
So you believe Adam Schiff is simply marking time? Playing this out for the show of it? The subpoenas are a show? Maybe you’re right. I certainly hope not.
And, no, none of your comments have any effect on me. What has an impact is simple. I used to think that the US had aspirational ethics, and I identified as an American with those aspirations. The psychopathic malignant narcissist cult leader has certainly challenged that notion. That’s what has me upset. The enormous amount of fealty 40% of the population has to a set of ethical values that I oppose.
That’s the big deal. I used to think America was exceptional in that sense. That we aspired to better than the psychopath’s fevered and mentally ill compulsions. This is not about policy. It’s about patriotism to a higher set of American aspirational ethics. I’m not angry, I’m saddened.
And, you may think what I write is insulting, but truth hurts. And I try very hard to hew to the truth. If there are specific facts I have wrong, please correct me. Otherwise, if you are part of the psychopathic malignant narcissist’s cult, and want to be his advocate, then suck it up because you deserve my slings and arrows.
Here’s your comment “It’s clear the The House Of Representatives has no intention of weighing the evidence or impeachment, too many risky political variables. The current mantra is The Show Must Go On, and go on it will.”
So, explain, please, how you came to the conclusion in your first sentence? That is, if it’s clear to you, you should be able to muster an observation or two that led you to that conclusion. So, what is it you are seeing that I am not?
Hard language is necessary to break through, Robin. No insults were used. Setting forth your ignorance is not an insult because it’s true. There’s plenty of evidence for everything I write, and it’s evidence you have willfully ignored.
Hence " willful ignorance."
“Blindness” is accurate because the facts are there for you to see, but you refuse to see them.
Look up “cult of personality” and you’ll see that you’ve landed squarely within one. Hence your highly probable membership in the cult. Facts count, Robin. If you do not want to be in the cult any longer, you have to start paying attention to the facts.
The comment on the Russian press crowing about Putin taking advantage of the psychopath is simply stating more fact. If you haven’t been paying attention, it’s not an insult to remind you of facts.
There really are no insults, here. That’s just you, Robin, taking offense at the facts surrounding your comments. I can’t do anything about your thin skin when you are called on your ignorance of the facts. I “could” sugar coat it, but prefer to simply say the facts outright. Why do you suppose that bothers you, Robin?
Why hasn’t the House already impeached the psychopath? It’s people like you, Robin. Your invincible ignorance and willful blindness. If this were a criminal trial, rather than a political process, the psychopath would already be facing multiple indictments and likely be convicted just like his henchmen Manafort and Cohen. The existing evidence is simply too overwhelming to ignore the psychopath’s criminality.
Finally, you conflate my supposed anger and bitterness with my outrage and focus on the pursuit of Amercan aspirational ethics. That’s just lazy thinking. I’m not angry, nor bitter. I’m a patriot and you, quite apparently, are not. You can’t be if you support the psychopath. Sorry about that. Truth hurts and it sure seems like you are confused about right and wrong. But I’m not.
What planet have you been living on Robin. They’re weighing evidence right now. Taking testimony, compiling transcripts, arranging witnesses. There’s so much to examine:
- the multiple campaign felonies
- the multiple obstruction felonies
- the multiple emoluments violations
- using national security to smear a political rival
- acquiescence to a hostile foreign power
- Abandoning allies while coddling enemies
- an idiotic trade war
- the fraudulent tax returns
- the Russian money laundering
- the multiple sexual assaults
- the numerous bank and insurance frauds
- the fraudulent charity
There’s a lot of transgressive, illegal and impeachable offenses here. Your willful ignorance and blindness has to do with your proud membership in the psychopath’s cult. You and the Daily Stormer readers.
Putin is beside himself with joy as his soldiers wander around an abandoned US military base and the Russian press wonders openly if the psychopath really is a Russian agent.
Facts, Ray. Facts count. You seem to believe they don’t matter. How do you put one foot in front of the other without tripping, Ray?
The fact is, you have to observe your environment and discern the factual nature of the way ahead. That’s true with all human intersection with the world right down until you get to the quantum scale where facts become increasingly less obvious and slippery depending on the observer.
But you’re nowhere near that that level of discernment, are you Ray? To stretch the metaphor, you might have trouble with an uneven sidewalk’s factual reality.
So, while you may think I have an aluminum foil hat on (not made of tin, another pesky fact, Ray), you worry about the pizza shop basement with Hillary’s pedaphilia ring.
Think what you like, Mick. But the search for truth exists by way of fact. Without the search for facts, we devolve into magical thinkers where cause and effect are misinterpreted.
The irony of all this is that while the regressives use and rely on fact-based science and technology for their very survival, they then turn around and use that fact-based science and technology to spread demonstrable lies.
“You, sir are entitled to your own opinions. You are not entitled to your own facts.” Daniel Patrick Moynahan?
Mulvaney is being punished for stating the OBVIOUS TRUTH!! What is so hard about recognizing the truth?
Perhaps when you work for a psychopathic malignant narcissist cult leader, the truth is not so important anymore.
Robin, When the beliefs are demonstrably false, then sure, commenting on lies and falsehoods is perfectly appropriate. Lies and more lies coming from the regressives require patriots to,stand up for truth and for American aspirational morality.
Would you rather the lies go unchallenged? This is no rhetorical game, Robin. This is about a set of beliefs that undermine the foundations of our nation. That was Putin’s objective and he found a wiling and acquiescent psychopathic malignant narcissist to lead an anti-American mob into a frenzy of cult-like behavior.
Just what questions would you like answered, Robin? Be specific and be truthful, if that’s possible.