by Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ September 10, 2020
While the US and the world have been trying to deal with Trump’s endless geyser of lies, bullshit, crime, and outrage, some have also begun to wonder at what Trump has not done. How could this get worse?
Trump’s mental condition has been discussed endlessly for the last three and a half years, except by the mainstream media that has desperately pretended the man is not dangerously mentally ill. Still, most people seem unsure of what to expect from someone with a range of problems summarized as narcissistic psychopathy.
The problem is that modern entertainment often uses psychopathy as a plot device for a person that seems familiar and almost normal but becomes coldly murderous. There is also the historical problem of dealing with Trump’s racism (white supremacy) and his apparent movement into authoritarian fascism. Is he a fascist or just crazy? Or are those different aspects of the same problem given today’s planetary reality?
If he is a fascist, even an incompetent wannabe fascist, is he a Hitler? If so, that’s another kind of violent crazy that starts wars and attempts genocide. So why hasn’t he started a war? We all know that is the authoritarian’s answer to threats at home. Hell, that is a standard answer for a run of the mill asshole ruler.
With a pandemic disaster making the US the worst nation on the planet, projecting 400,000 deaths by the election, a collapsing economy, and climate disasters moving from level 4 hurricanes to the west coast going up in flames right now, it’s hard to worry about what Trump hasn’t done. But since a criminal organization that was once a national political party is still supporting him, it makes sense to look at everything. The dude is boasting about stealing the election, advocating for COVID superspreaders, and has admitted, on tape, he knew all along what this pandemic would do but did it anyway because, well, it would have upset his plan if he told people.
What is he? This description is not a psychiatric or clinical analysis but comes from a lifetime of practical experience and the unfortunate fact that I have dealt with psychopaths. The last one very nearly destroyed me financially, and that is the more common result than being violently murdered. In my experience, they are both stranger and more straightforward than people seem to think. The earlier reference to ‘brilliant’ psychopaths as characters in stories is acceptable, but that is usually not what you typically find and not what we have in Donald Trump.
Some full psychopaths are bloody monsters, but the more common, garden variety is the chicken shit bully. Trump is a classic example of the later. That does not mean he shouldn’t be immediately removed and detained while both mental health and legal processes run their course. He is a maximum danger to the human race and our planet but that does not change what he is.
Psychopaths are observant and manipulative but lack any empathy or sense of concern for others. If they are physically large, they can be aggressive and abusive, but any physical threat scares the shit out of them. They run and hide unless they can convince someone to be a shield. Trump was always frightened of his father, who appears to have been, also a chicken bully, but sharper than Donald as he managed to keep all the money he extorted from people.
Donnie’s entire history indicates tremendous insecurity and constant fear of losing or having his ass kicked. His schooling, I think, consisted of equal amounts of intimidating those who were weaker and ingratiating himself with those who were stronger. Standard bullies always try to gang up on and intimidate more vulnerable people. They ingratiate themselves to dangerous people as role models but also to avoid getting the crap knocked out of them. They have a very firm sense of what will keep them safe and well-fed, and that is all that matters.
In Donnie’s case, his father’s money, until he lost it all, allowed him to buy protection and pay to escape having his ass kicked. But, looking at his history, he avoided using physical thugs and preferred legal ones such as Michael Cohen. Attacking someone with lawsuits or threats of lawsuits produces a legal response. It doesn’t usually result in someone waiting for Donnie with a club. The legal front bears the risk, as we have seen in Cohen’s case.
Even Donnie’s aggressiveness is fake. He makes wild threats to the walls and calls people names but, other than in TV studios, I don’t think he ever fired someone in person. If you remember, he prefers to fire people when they are on the other side of the country. Others do the scary stuff. My god, he had to hire an actor to be Obama so he could shout at him and “fire” him. Actors play the role and go home. They don’t sneak into your house and blow your head off, or worse, shove a knife in your guts in a rage.
I strongly suspect that Trump has shit his pants so many times that he has had to pay people to keep it quiet. He is a coward, the kind of kid who tries to get others hurt but immediately lies if it comes back at him. But that was too scary, so he moved to be an actor to get to do his bully thing without risk. It’s all fake! His favorite word. We know Trump cannot resist stupidly accusing someone else of what he just did. He must make sure that we both know that he did it but that it is someone else’s fault.
As president, people are scared of him. Wow! Secret Service agents all over dedicated and sworn to protect him. If anything even looks dangerous, he gets taken down to his bunker. That is heaven to a chicken shit bully.
Michael Cohen squealed on him but he has been replaced by the Attorney General of the US to cover his ass. As long as he can stay in the White House, he is safe. What more could a chicken shit bully ask for in life?
So Trump has not started a war because he is in the wrong place, and people in his position have often met very public and violent ends. Donnie is such a chicken shit that he runs away if someone asks him a hard question. If he, as usual, made a mess of answering, they might shout at him! The real horror is if a woman shouts at him.
There are some tough guys out there, and Trump wants them to like him. He also knows that other people know more than he does, so he needs to mock and deride that knowledge while sucking up to the bad boys. But it is all terrifying, and he needs to shout louder to prove to himself he is tough and avoid by any means having his ass kicked.
Any direct threat will traumatize Donnie. That usually distracts him from everything but shouting threats and making up monstrous stories that reflect his own embodied fears. Chicken shit bullies are always talking to themselves. He is telling himself the awesome things he has done and is doing even when there is another person their recording this stream of consciousness. But since no one else matters he can never keep his mouth shut. That is why he says the things that shouldn’t be said. He is the only on in the conversation.
What this means is that Donnie is unable to plan or do anything other than react. But the threats to his world are growing everyday. People are interrupting his conversation with himself and that cannot be allowed. He wants a shouting and unquestioning audience.
What we need to understand is how petty yet dangerous this is for us all. Unlike Hitler Donald Trump is not going to plan an attack and a war. He can only react and planning is completely beyond him. But if he remains with low grade stooges in positions of power around him they will attempt to follow Donnie’s story to gain more credit and possible loot until they make a mistake.
Donald Trump is both more dangerous and more petty than people can understand. His danger is wild reactions to threats and interruptions of his narration to himself. He edits these out by walking away while struggling to announce what he wants but can’t quite figure out.
This has now taken a strange turn with his family and stooges parroting a new story without Donnie involved. They are saying he was successful despite his great failures. Donnie is being edited out of his own story. When this dawns on him, if it does, who knows what he will attempt to do?
We need to end this quickly.