What do you do if your child is crazy? Do you simply tell him that he is and then demand, “Now stop it?” Do you just wait for it to blow over?” Well, if he’s 71 years old it is not gonna “blow over.” How would a Congressional committee go to the President of the United States and inform him, “You are mentally unstable and so we are removing you from office?” Is there any chance he would meekly say, “Oh, I’m sorry” and quietly accede to their demands. Not likely as some types of mental illness cannot acknowledge any type of fault as their ego is too fragile to acknowledge human frailty. They are likely to lash out with violent rage. And, after all, he is the President of the United States so he cannot be crazy, can he?
Speaking as a former clinician, many “families” cannot acknowledge that their son is “nuts” as it would reflect negatively on them. “What ya’ mean that our son is nuts? No way. We all come from a long line of successful, intelligent, normal people. Our genetic pool is fine.” Of course, anyone looking on would start nervously looking at each other, perhaps snickering, realizing that the “genetic pool” of this family was anything but healthy.
This is the problem with an ideologically inbred group. They are so intoxicated with their ideas that to give any of them up, or to give up a standard bearer for their ideas, is beneath them. They would prefer watching the whole country go to hell, and jeopardize the whole world than to acknowledge having made a mistake and take action to correct this horrible blunder of theirs.
The whole world is looking on as Donald Trump is demonstrating what Hillary Clinton described, so graciously, that he is “temperamentally unfit to be President of the United States.” But the Republican Party opts for passivity, not able to come to grips with reality, and intervene for their own sake and that of the country and world. “Madness in great ones must not unwatched go” nor must it in mediocre to less-than-great ones.
Being a former clinician, it is frightening to watch this insanity continue to unfold. All of his life, Trump has behaved outrageously as if he were crying out, a la Jim Carrey in one of his movies, “Some body stop me!” But no one has ever stopped him, not even the United States of America.
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