cobafdek Posted November 1, 2017 Share Posted November 1, 2017 The topic on First Charges Filed in Mueller Case is a clinic on various manifestations of Trump Derangement Syndrome. Paraphrasing writser's inscription: when you are hallucinating, you do not know you are hallucinating. It's only difficult and painful for others. Case #1: As stupid as Trump is, he's street smart enough like a mafia Don to insulate himself. This is cognitive dissonance. Case #2: That's what will undo him eventually. He requires total loyalty, even to the point of claiming the sky is green and 2+2=5 (yes, his inauguration crowd was millions of people, the biggest ever!), but he has no loyalty for his people as soon as they aren't useful to him anymore. Almost everyone who was close to him except direct family has been dumped, or is even now getting attacked on Twitter. This is magical thinking about loyalty. Case #3: Again, we just see a dead man walking - relying on the rules for rulers. According to the pundits this is the best it gets for the republicans; 2018 is supposedly looking like a disaster, with 2019 and beyond even worse. Impeachment takes a long time, and the results are uncertain. However should the chump become a martyr? an awful lot of problems drop away; & the man has already prepared the ground by releasing the JFK files. The liability becomes an asset, the twitter feed finally goes silent, the 'family' establishes a lock on rulership. And 5 years on, maybe the first FEMALE US President ends up being a Trump? Enron, became Enron - in part because Ken Lay (Chairman) knew he was dying. When Enron finally blew he would either be gone, or close to it; others would be taking the fall, and he wouldn't be explaining anything. One has to wonder whether a version of the same thing isn't happening here - as almost all Dons know they will not be shuffling off as a result of old age. Sadly it's also America, and this kind of solution has a long history. SD This is incoherence bordering on psychosis. These are not examples of abnormal brains. These are completely NORMAL cognitive behaviors, in otherwise highly intelligent people. These examples support the thinking of evolutionary psychologists, who say the the human brain did not evolve to perceive objective reality. We perceive according to patterns, according to bizarre frames of reference. Our political and religious thinking do not prevent these guys and all of us from reproducing, becoming skillful and insightful investors, and otherwise succeeding in life. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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