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Response to malthaussen (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 5, 2018, 10:06 PM

26. I agree.

Trump is a symptom -- a severe, dangerous one. But a symptom of the sickness that has infected our society for a long time. He could not have been elected at any previous time, for it required the exact degree of decay that surfaced in 2016.

By no coincidence, there are other historical examples of psychopaths rising to power in similar circumstances. They appeal to the darkest impulses of at least one or two military leaders, which helps them consolidate the power to do severe damage to the social structure. And they count upon the gross ignorance of those prone to violence within the population to assure "emergencies" needed to restrict the rights of their political opposition.

Regarding the super ego, the sad truth is that no, he does not have brain functioning that allows for that. As the old saying about psychopaths goes, he knows the words, but can't carry the tune.

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