Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3436, February 22nd, 2017


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REPUBLICAN President Donald Trump's recent demeanor and actions have caused many to wonder about his well being and mental state of mind. I found a interesting letter to the Editor from a Feb. 13th edition of The New York Times. Here's that letter and the link at the bottom of the page.
To the Editor:
Charles M. Blow (column,, Feb. 9) describes Donald Trump’s constant need “to grind the opposition underfoot.” As mental health professionals, we share Mr. Blow’s concern.
Silence from the country’s mental health organizations has been due to a self-imposed dictum about evaluating public figures (the American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 Goldwater Rule). But this silence has resulted in a failure to lend our expertise to worried journalists and members of Congress at this critical time. We fear that too much is at stake to be silent any longer.
Mr. Trump’s speech and actions demonstrate an inability to tolerate views different from his own, leading to rage reactions. His words and behavior suggest a profound inability to empathize. Individuals with these traits distort reality to suit their psychological state, attacking facts and those who convey them (journalists, scientists).
In a powerful leader, these attacks are likely to increase, as his personal myth of greatness appears to be confirmed. We believe that the grave emotional instability indicated by Mr. Trump’s speech and actions makes him incapable of serving safely as president.

Beverly Hills, Calif.
Dr. Dodes is a retired assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schachter is a former chairman of the Committee on Research Proposals, International Psychoanalytic Association. The letter was also signed by 33 other psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers.


At 11:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is GREAT! Who cares? Really who cares?
Seems like we got lectured by the "losers" on how we should act when we lost, but we won and they are pulling out all the stops. What hypocrites. I love it.

Keep me laughing Yonk.

At 7:29 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

Gee, 11:19, your naïveté is showing. The demonstrations aren't nearly so much about the last election as the next one. See you then,

At 4:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it interesting how Trump and so many of his supporters try so hard to convince Trump's critics to stop making noise? I wonder why that's so important to them.

At 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The demonstrations aren't nearly so much about the last election as the next one.

Not good. Who the hell wants to be associated with such behavior? Not me. All about hate and destruction, I'm walking away from these people. They show me zilch.


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