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MENTALLY ILL PERSON
RUINING THE WHITE HOUSE 

SYMPTOMS AND INDICATIONS OF NARCISSISM  AND VERY HITLERISH

  1. They make it clear they know everything  -  Narcissists don’t hesitate to educate lawyers about the legal system, doctors about medicine, intellects to enlighten.    
  2. They insist on being the exception to the rule - Rules are for people who aren’t smart enough to make good decisions on their own.
  3. They project an image of superiority -  Narcissists care greatly about their image. 
  4. They make a great first impression, but quickly wear out their welcome -  Narcissists’ charming personalities tend to win them favor with new people—at first. 
  5. They boost their egos by implying others are inferior - Not only do narcissists need to establish how superior they are; they also tend to imply that everyone else is less intelligent, experienced, or not as likable. 
  6. They assume everyone adores them - The narcissist truly believes that everyone from former co-workers to past lovers holds them in high regard—and assumes that anyone who doesn’t like them must be jealous
  7. They put their own feelings ahead of other people’s needs -  A lack of empathy is the most telling characteristic of the narcissist. They don’t care what other people need or how they feel. 
  8. A  war with the press?   This is only the beginning chapters of Hitlerology 101.  The only thing Donald T-RUMP can say about the press is that they are mean for reporting the truth, all they do is  simply echoing his lies.  There is so much off the cuff lies he can’t remember day to day what he said because most of it isn’t real or the truth.


AUTHORITARIANISM

SIMPLE TRUMP MENTALITY

Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. 

•  Individual freedoms are subordinate to the state and there is no constitutional accountability under an authoritarian regime.

•  Limited political pluralism; that is, such regimes place constraints on political institutions and groups like legislatures, political parties and interest groups;  

•  Prohibit free speech or wreck the other opinion, Fake news etc.

•  A basis for legitimacy based on emotion, especially the identification of the regime as a necessary evil to combat “ Easily recognizable societal problems” such as underdevelopment or insurgency;   

•  Jobs and the crooked government, which will be cured by swamp cleaning... will never happen.  He is the swamp GOD.  

•  Minimal social mobilization most often caused by constraints on the public such as suppression of political opponents and anti-regime activity; 

•  Informally defined executive power with often vague and shifting powers.   He simply slaughtered all his opponents with lies and fake accusations, still does. This is a very sick man.


THE PSYCHOLOGY OF

WHY LOSERS LOSE 

THE T-RUMP has brought lying , cheating, divisiveness, prejudice, hatred and incompetence to reign higher than ever, and surprisingly few (very few, less than 3%) of the GOP voting base are asking, “What did we do?”   Those folks with the hats and T-Shirts and smart-ass chanting and applause follow a psychological premiss that dictates their loyalty regardless of how much they simply followed unsupported (false) thinking.  

It’s a normal human reaction to defend your decisions.  Stupid people do it all day long.  And not having to admit to your neighbors and friends (who you eventually will help screw) that stinking thinking prevailed is not an option.  Thats why TRUMP never apologizes.

The base will defend their own decisions.  But when they find out in the coming months and years how much, what little they had, they lost at the hands of the T-RUMP and the GOP,  they will go ballistic.  If the Senate does repeal all of  Obamacare and they find out they now have no coverage, or bad coverage or under coverage, it will get nasty.  

Almost a third of the folks in the areas who voted for Trump are on some form of assistance from the government and a lot of that will vanish.  The guess is 24 million will lose health coverage down the line. 

 An additional 12 million might be in jeopardy by unemployment.  In one mans case it became too much, I don’t condone what he did at the ballpark shooting Republicans, but see it as a sign, some folks see the Presidents approval at 34% and Congress in the low teens as an awakening and this was just round one.

And when violence is the only way to accomplish ones cause or statement, it will become more prevalent.  Obviously the other methods of change like voting don’t work.  Our system and unchecked lies and unsupported remarks (LIES) prove that words do matter. 

Unfortunately bad words do bad things, and people are naive and gullible not smart enough to verify.  The untruths and unverifiable statements by TRUMP and his cohorts tainted an election.


I remember something Stalin said.  Hated, he was no better than Hitler, and one statement he made was if you shoot the person complaining, you get rid of the dissident and the complaint at the same time. I won’t list that under frugality, but TRUMP makes a personal attack very apparent on the complainer and does the same thing Stalin did. His mimic of the reporter with a disability showed who TRUMP really is.  Scumbag is too good a word.

Tax credits are useless with no income, that ruse has been used by the GOP for years and it’s useless.  See what happens when the clerk says we don’t take tax credits for bread. Even if Obamacare doesn’t get replaced TRUMP has poisoned the well.  I feel for you, there are no easy solutions to the damage he has done to this country and to our relationships in the world which are more severe.

If they survive the broken promises and lies, they might be able to redeem themselves by not getting anywhere near a voting booth again.  Frankly they have screwed up enough, they are the ones I blame for the forthcoming desecration, of values, personal freedoms and caring for your fellow man.  I blame them as much as I blame the GOP, it takes cons and crooks and self serving politicians (the GOP) and a voter base who weren’t smart enough to realize the GOP obscuration was what caused half their problems.  

It is the base that has to wake up before they become the victims.  The rising against TRUMP, is imperative before any more damage is done by this phony and liar.  The Town halls, marches, and gatherings reflect a force that is tired of the politicians they elected. They are building a force that will change things in 2018 and 2020.  

Herr T-RUMP has awakened and championed the dark side,  anti-semitism, prejudice, attacks on the transgender community, voting rights, women’s rights pollution, even Sweden somehow got dragged in. 

Nothing is sacred anymore except the self adornment he promotes on himself through his nit-tweets and daily doses of bullshit and regurgitation.  Just follow his business dealings for decades.  Lying, cheating contractors who couldn’t pay legitimate earnings to their workers, his numerous bankruptcies which avoided payment to others, and a self-indulgent picture of grandiosity. 

He truly deserves a place on the page of the ScumBaggers with an industry high of 3500 plus lawsuits in NYC alone unsettled  his lawyers keep filing fake postponements and briefs and the cases never come to trial.  Truly a snake pit of Lawyers paid ti never settle and the poor bastards, contractors he didn’t pay can’t afford to keep their attorneys on line.

And the folks who fear the most will react and the horrific attack on the Republican baseball team sending five to the hospital was just the beginning of the repercussions against a party and a really sick person in the Whitehouse.  He brought his hatred to the forefront and divided a country.  People can stand just so much.  The attack was a statement, albeit not the right one but after bi-partisanship and the KUM-BA-YA speeches have been made, business will go back to normal.

And then came Charlottesville and another innocent has died.  


SMART POLITICIANS

NOT SO SMART VOTERS

Fareed Zakaria said, “ The American voter is the least informed voter relying mostly on name recognition”.  He simply believes what he sees on the TV and doesn’t challenge anything promulgated by the likes of FOX news and other tabloid stations.

Using his tweets as what he terms “The New Presidential Media” to get his lies and corrupted messages out to his base, thoughtfully only his base believes him.  They also believe in Santa, the Tooth Fairy, UFO’s and McDonalds is really good food.

Trump is a capable liar, a changeling melding into other forms as needed.  He will say whatever it takes to get off the spot and tweet other outrageous statements to distract from yesterday’s bad news.  He has violated his oath of office "To Protect And Defend the Constitution of the United States"

T-RUMP was not the answer and for those who don’t care as to how they are really about to be treated and do not see this man for who he really is, you will one day when it is your time to get crapped on.  He is a fraud. The international crisis merely underscored one closer to home.  Trump’s first almost 230 days in office have become a leak-filled mess, with the fortunes of various aides rising and falling in rapid frequency.  The next sixty days have become an international nightmare and his bragging of middle east solutions merely accelerated attacks on England and France.  

The great issue of today is lying — constant lying in public. Lying is the ally of faction and, since President Trump’s rise to power, it is the greater danger. Yes, the word is lying — not negotiation, salesmanship, bluster, attention-getting, delusion, deception, braggadocio, exaggeration, bullying, alternative facts, or any other euphemism. He simply lies about everything backing it up with more lies. He is a field day for the press. 

And secondly backed by his senior blowhard that is around and kisses ass so wonderful. Mike Pence, the Holy Roller in the Whitehouse who doesn’t believe in the part of the constitution about Church and State.  He thinks we should be the United States of Jesus.  Fine, when Mike Pence refers to the strength of Trump, with his perpetual phrase ad nauseam comment on strong leadership, he’s playing it cool, he knows if Trump falls, he will be the next president. 

Mike, I know you are an evangelical, but please hide those voodoo dolls on you desk, the ones with needles in them hoping T-Rump has the biggie. You are as big a phony as he is, kinda birds of a feather symbiosis.  He lies, you swear to it. You need each other. I admit you are much smoother then Donald but I learned a long time ago when investigating the TV preachers someone who wears their religion on their sleeve, as much as you do, what are you hiding? 

The great Sioux  Chief Sitting Bull asked, “Which is worse the liar or the one who tells the tales of the liar?  


IMPEACHMENT - YES

OPERATION DUMP TRUMP

The House of Representatives basically decides what constitutes impeachment, and it could be any violation of the public trust, whether or not it’s a crime. And it lays out, believe it or not, eight different grounds on why Donald Trump could be removed from office.

Republicans control both houses of Congress and the White House. Why would House Republicans impeach their own guy?   

•  They’re not going to unless the American people demand it. Yes, the power of impeachment is lodged in the US House of Representatives, but they are the people’s house, and they are responsive to the people.

•  The Republican Congress could conceivably move to impeachment if they believe Trump is a liability to them, and remember, every member has to stand for reelection in 2018. 

•  And Trump has no long-standing relationship with these members of Congress. He hasn’t really been a mainstay of the Republican Party.

•  And there is also the possibility that in 2018 you have a wave election, which gives Democrats control of the House and completely changes the political dynamic. 

•  Not all Republicans have to be in favor of impeachment.  If Democrats want it, and two dozen Republicans, approximately, switch, you have enough votes for impeachment. All it takes is a simple majority.

•  And finally, remember: Republicans really don’t trust Donald Trump. He’s a loose cannon. But they love Mike Pence. He’s a down-the-line Christian conservative dream president for the Republicans in Congress.

•  Trump should not be impeached because he’s an unconventional president, because he’s breaking the molds of tradition, or even because he’s unpopular.  When he attacks the other branches of government and the media he becomes a threat to the core of this country, rather, Trump should be impeached as a threat to our freedoms and liberties, and to the national security of the United States.  Frankly, he should be jailed as the most dangerous man in America

•  He has repeatedly, as a businessman, flouted the law. He kind of began his career by getting in trouble with the Department of Justice, which had a very strong case against him that he’d broken the Fair Housing Act. 

•   Reporting indicated that he’d broken the Cuban embargo in the 1990s, when that was a serious crime. 

•  Reporting also indicated that he had broken laws with respect to the employment of illegal immigrants, ironically contradicting his own campaign, and there are certainly laws that he could now break, for example, laws that ban torture.

•  Over the course of his entire business career, he has a pattern of playing fast and loose with the law, and letting statutes of limitations run out, settling cases, protracting lawsuits, walking away from failed deals. 

•  His overriding pattern is Donald Trump first, and nothing else matters nearly as much. And when you’re not president, you can get away with that, you can walk away from things. But as president, you can’t. You are accountable for what you do and for what you say. And what is the ultimate accountability for a president?  That accountability is impeachment.

 


15 COMMON COGNITIVE DISTORTIONS
 BY JOHN M. GROHOL, PSY.D.


What’s a cognitive distortion and why do so many people have them? Cognitive distortions are simply ways that our mind convinces us of something that isn’t really true. These inaccurate thoughts are usually used to reinforce negative thinking or emotions — telling ourselves things that sound rational and accurate, but really only serve to keep us feeling bad about ourselves.

For instance, a person might tell themselves, “I always fail when I try to do something new; I therefore fail at everything I try.” This is an example of “black or white” (or polarized) thinking. 

The person is only seeing things in absolutes — that if they fail at one thing, they must fail at all things. If they added, “I must be a complete loser and failure” to their thinking, that would also be an example of overgeneralization — taking a failure at one specific task and generalizing it their very self and identity.

Cognitive distortions are at the core of what many cognitive-behavioral and other kinds of therapists try and help a person learn to change in psychotherapy. By learning to correctly identify this kind of “stinkin’ thinkin’,” a person can then answer the negative thinking back, and refute it. By refuting the negative thinking over and over again, it will slowly diminish overtime and be automatically replaced by more rational, balanced thinking.

The Most Common Cognitive Distortions - In 1976, psychologist Aaron Beck first proposed the theory behind cognitive distortions and in the 1980s, David Burns was responsible for popularizing it with common names and examples for the distortions.


1. Filtering -  We take the negative details and magnify them while filtering out all positive aspects of a situation. For instance, a person may pick out a single, unpleasant detail and dwell on it exclusively so that their vision of reality becomes darkened or distorted.

2. Polarized Thinking  (or “Black and White” Thinking) - In polarized thinking, things are either “black-or-white.” We have to be perfect or we’re a failure — there is no middle ground. You place people or situations in “either/or” categories, with no shades of gray or allowing for the complexity of most people and situations. If your performance falls short of perfect, you see yourself as a total failure.

3. Overgeneralization In this cognitive distortion, we come to a general conclusion based on a single incident or a single piece of evidence. If something bad happens only once, we expect it to happen over and over again. A person may see a single, unpleasant event as part of a never-ending pattern of defeat.

4. Jumping to Conclusions - Without individuals saying so, we know what they are feeling and why they act the way they do. In particular, we are able to determine how people are feeling toward us.

For example, a person may conclude that someone is reacting negatively toward them but doesn’t actually bother to find out if they are correct. Another example is a person may anticipate that things will turn out badly, and will feel convinced that their prediction is already an established fact.

5. Catastrophizing - We expect disaster to strike, no matter what. This is also referred to as “magnifying or minimizing.” We hear about a problem and use what if questions (e.g., “What if tragedy strikes?” “What if it happens to me?”).

For example, a person might exaggerate the importance of insignificant events (such as their mistake, or someone else’s achievement). Or they may inappropriately shrink the magnitude of significant events until they appear tiny (for example, a person’s own desirable qualities or someone else’s imperfections).

With practice, you can learn to answer each of these cognitive distortions.

6. Personalization -  Personalization is a distortion where a person believes that everything others do or say is some kind of direct, personal reaction to the person. We also compare ourselves to others trying to determine who is smarter, better looking, etc.

A person engaging in personalization may also see themselves as the cause of some unhealthy external event that they were not responsible for. For example, “We were late to the dinner party and caused the hostess to overcook the meal. If I had only pushed my husband to leave on time, this wouldn’t have happened.”

7. Control Fallacies - If we feel externally controlled, we see ourselves as helpless a victim of fate. For example, “I can’t help it if the quality of the work is poor, my boss demanded I work overtime on it.” The fallacy of internal control has us assuming responsibility for the pain and happiness of everyone around us. For example, “Why aren’t you happy? Is it because of something I did?”

8. Fallacy of Fairness. - We feel resentful because we think we know what is fair, but other people won’t agree with us. As our parents tell us when we’re growing up and something doesn’t go our way, “Life isn’t always fair.” People who go through life applying a measuring ruler against every situation judging its “fairness” will often feel badly and negative because of it. Because life isn’t “fair” — things will not always work out in your favor, even when you think they should.

9. Blaming. - We hold other people responsible for our pain, or take the other track and blame ourselves for every problem. For example, “Stop making me feel bad about myself!” Nobody can “make” us feel any particular way — only we have control over our own emotions and emotional reactions.

10. Shoulds - We have a list of ironclad rules about how others and we should behave. People who break the rules make us angry, and we feel guilty when we violate these rules. A person may often believe they are trying to motivate themselves with shoulds and shouldn’t, as if they have to be punished before they can do anything.

For example, “I really should exercise. I shouldn’t be so lazy.” Musts and oughts are also offenders. The emotional consequence is guilt. When a person directs should statements toward others, they often feel anger, frustration and resentment.

11. Emotional Reasoning - We believe that what we feel must be true automatically. If we feel stupid and boring, then we must be stupid and boring. You assume that your unhealthy emotions reflect he way things really are — “I feel it, therefore it must be true.”

12. Fallacy of Change - We expect that other people will change to suit us if we just pressure or cajole them enough. We need to change people because our hopes for happiness seem to depend entirely on them.

13. Global Labeling - We generalize one or two qualities into a negative global judgment. These are extreme forms of generalizing, and are also referred to as “labeling” and “mislabeling.” Instead of describing an error in context of a specific situation, a person will attach an unhealthy label to themselves.

For example, they may say, “I’m a loser” in a situation where they failed at a specific task. When someone else’s behavior rubs a person the wrong way, they may attach an unhealthy label to him, such as “He’s a real jerk.” Mislabeling involves describing an event with language that is highly colored and emotionally loaded. For example, instead of saying someone drops her children off at daycare every day, a person who is mislabeling might say that “she abandons her children to strangers.”

14.  Always Being Right - We are continually on trial to prove that our opinions and actions are correct. Being wrong is unthinkable and we will go to any length to demonstrate our rightness. For example, “I don’t care how badly arguing with me makes you feel, I’m going to win this argument no matter what because I’m right.” Being right often is more important than the feelings of others around a person who engages in this cognitive distortion, even loved ones.

15. Heaven’s Reward Fallacy - We expect our sacrifice and self-denial to pay off, as if someone is keeping score. We feel bitter when the reward doesn’t come.

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