Monday, October 11, 2021

'Beyond our current worst nightmares': Mental health experts warn about effects of a Trump comeback

Mod: Crazy Donny has some psychological issues that he hopes to share.

'Beyond our current worst nightmares': Mental health experts warn about the likely effects of a Trump comeback (Raw Story link): Donald Trump's presidency and the destructive forces it unleashed are a mental health emergency — as well as a public health emergency in general. Trump may no longer be president, but his fascist political movement and the political party he controls continues to cause harm.

Trumpism is both a political cult and a manifestation of collective narcissism. Tens of millions of his followers now live in an alternate reality sustained by the Big Lie, an upside-down world in which Donald Trump is still the "real" president of the United States. Many of Trump's followers believe that he should be returned to power by any means available, including terrorism and other political violence.

The Trump regime and Republican policies more generally have literally caused trauma — physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual — for millions of Americans, including of course the deaths of at least 700,000 people from the coronavirus pandemic.

In a recent essay, author and pastor John Pavlovitz addresses this: 

[F]or the first time in America's history the latent ugliness in people was revealed and validated and celebrated by a sitting president — it was officially normalized. And what we're experiencing now; this staggering, insensitive posturing in the face of so many people's suffering, is the late-ripening fruit of something that has been set into the bedrock of half our nation. It is the malicious entitlement that MAGA was designed to nurture from the beginning....

This quickly metastasizing moral cancer is something we've never experienced on this level in our lifetimes and it's something we're going to have to reckon with regardless of the political outcomes of the next four years. If the former president somehow takes that office again, these stories will surely grow exponentially more violent and more commonplace, but either way, the ugliness is here now.

The Trump Effect on America, is that once reasonable, rational human beings whose prejudices, fears, and phobias were all bound by some baseline decorum and common courtesy that kept them from intentionally harming others — have been empowered to revel in the worst of themselves. They believe cruelty is their birthright.

It is likely that Donald Trump will be the Republican Party's presidential nominee in 2024. (In fact, the only unknown variable is whether he will actually decide to run.) Contrary to the naïve thinking of those Americans who believed Trump might magically go away, as president or otherwise he will be a fixture in American life for the foreseeable future.

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46 comments:

  1. True. Just look at the people who follow him.

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  2. Ahh, Democrats show their truths with racial profiling against Mental illness and the fact Herschel is polling ahead in Georgia.

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    1. Mental illness is not race driven. Unless you are a Trump supporter.

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  3. "Let's Go Brandon" " Let's Go Brandon" Let's Go Brandon" !!!

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    1. 6:47 has an unfulfilled homoerotic fixation on the local landscaper of that name.

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    2. 7:05 Aren't you the landscaper?

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    3. 12:19 - that is a violation of your restraining order.

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  4. Stay healthy and stay away from politics. Now walk the walk by not reading mainstream media because they are the ones put these politicians on the pedestal under the pretense of objectivity.

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    1. The comrade has been pushing this disinformation angle for a while now. His distrust of American news sources is for obvious reasons. Naturally he prefers information that is Russian sourced.

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  5. 'This is a crisis': Tens of thousands of children affected by pandemic-related deaths of parents.
    A new study published Thursday in the journal Pediatrics attempts to quantify the vast hole left by these deaths, estimating that roughly 140,000 children under 18 may have lost parents or caregivers from March 2020 to June 2021 due to covid or other causes classified as pandemic-related. Those numbers take into account both official covid deaths and deaths from other causes, such as homicides and drug overdoses, beyond those expected in a typical year before the pandemic.

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/This-is-a-crisis-Tens-of-thousands-of-children-16515894.php

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  6. India's Adani Ports to stop handling containers from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan.

    The decision comes weeks after Indian officials seized nearly three tonnes of heroin originating from Afghanistan worth an estimated 200 billion rupees ($2.65 billion) from two containers at western Gujarat's Mundra Port, run by Adani Ports.

    On the seizure, Adani Ports had said that port operators are not allowed to examine containers and the company has "no policing authority over the containers or the millions of tonnes of cargo" that passes through the terminals at its ports.

    https://news.yahoo.com/indias-adani-ports-stop-handling-145119954.html

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  7. My Grandfather use to say things like, ignore that person, their a pea brain or don't be a pea brain. Now I know better of what he was talking about. The Trump followers fit that description, one track pea brains. Some former and present military trained followers who want nothing but to take over the country, get rid of people of color and take back the control of women. The republican party has their heals dug in and are demonstrating that treasonous mentality. Like #45, they don't care about the facts as long as they get their way.

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  8. That was the wrong question.

    What does it say about mental health of Americans if trump is elected again?

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    1. He lost the popular vote TWICE. He'll lose it again, Trumpanzee cult notwithstanding.

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    2. Trump cultists are a small minority in America. That is why they threaten violence and lie all the time.

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    3. I don't understand why they haven't invoked the 14th amendment on him. Trump was already impeached a couple of times so what more does the House need to do to ensure his treason is not allowed to continue?

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    4. Trump is mentally sick and he belong in a mental institution.

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    5. Sadly, lots of men and women suffered mental health (PTSD) from self-inflicted forever wars.

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    6. Best thing to do is buy an F-150 and ride around town all day flying a "Biden Sucks" flag.

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    7. Wrong. It has nothing to do with mental illness. It's to do with partisanship politics. Democrats or Republicans will vote for their guy/girl regardless who is running for the top job. So live with that fact.

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    8. If you think Trump is an example of sanity, then I question yours.

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  9. Facebook Exec Says Use His Product 'In Moderation'

    Facebook is going full Tobacco Defense: make your product addictive and then blame the user for having a problem.

    https://crooksandliars.com/2021/10/facebook-exec-says-use-his-product

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  10. This is why this idiot lost his child out a window, falling to its death.
    Eric Clapton reportedly helped fund an anti-lockdown band.

    https://news.yahoo.com/eric-clapton-reportedly-helped-fund-141807741.html

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  11. Glendora, Ca city hall does this type of stuff all the time and are protected by its new city attorney.
    North Carolina teacher accused of telling Black students they could be 'field slaves' resigns.
    While student and staff privacy rights prevent me from sharing specific details, what I can share is that we will not tolerate racism in our school community and will continue taking swift action that addresses these issues," the management company said in a statement to the news station.

    https://news.yahoo.com/north-carolina-teacher-accused-telling-175419973.html

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    1. All this talk about diversity is just talk. You see ethnicity enclaves by choice are everywhere LA County. There are students living in SGV never met a white person in real life until they go to college.

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  12. Trump pays tribute to Ashli Babbitt, Capitol rioter who was fatally shot, she was a traitor, this should have happened to all who attacked the Capital. She knew the military code of justice - death to traitors.
    Former President Donald Trump recorded a video paying tribute to Ashli Babbitt, who participated in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack and was fatally shot by a police officer. In the video, reportedly played at an event to celebrate what would have been Babbitt's 36th birthday, Trump said, "There was no reason Ashli should've lost her life that day," and called for the Department of Justice to reopen an investigation into her death.

    If only the idiot had not tried to over throw the government of the USA. He is responsible for all deaths and damages, Jan 06, 2021.

    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-pays-tribute-ashli-babbitt-144437367.html

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    1. They didn't shoot enough. If they'd taken out 30 or 40 the Trump crazies would be less likely to try it again.

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  13. Today is a good day to arrest all the trumps.

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  14. We received it's first mental assault in 2016 when the media voluntarily omitted known disturbing events of the trump chronological account - his draft dodging, tax dodging in NY, absconding on debts, Duetsche Bank, racism, misogynistic conduct, perverted conduct....and they stepped right over that because it would be fun and games playing game show clown being president of humanity's greatest known power....

    Imagine Obama draft dodging, tax dodging in NY, absconding on debts, Duetsche Bank, racism, misogynistic conduct, perverted conduct...

    Not a single adult alive would be his election possible.

    A 2nd Trump Administration? ...would End America, remember the Dark Ages? That would be America 2021, thieves running government, corrupt businessmen running all institutions, sexual assaults never prosecuted by a trump Justice - Justice evaporated.

    Mentally? America would be literally brain dead. For the leading advanced nation to fall under the rule of a man-child with a 73 IQ (84 is average low) functional illiterate speaks right at it's most intellectual demographic...

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  15. Former Trump cybersecurity official says GOP leaders have 'lost control' of voter base: 'This is a death spiral'

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/former-trump-cybersecurity-official-says-gop-leaders-have-lost-control-of-voter-base-this-is-a-death-spiral/ar-AAPl4TR

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  16. 9:19AM This is why you are not allowed to play Clapton's song "I feel Free" or "Presense of the Lord" or " Tears In Heaven" or especially for you "If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day".

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  17. Trump claims Chinese thermostats changed votes.

    All loyal Trump supporters must smash their thermostats now to prevent it from happening again.

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  18. Maybe the increase in mental illness in the US correlates with the increase in fast food consumption

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  19. "The Trump Effect on America, is that once reasonable, rational human beings whose prejudices, fears, and phobias were all bound by some baseline decorum and common courtesy that kept them from intentionally harming others — have been empowered to revel in the worst of themselves."

    Sorry, but Trump cultists were never once in their miserable, malcontented lives "reasonable, rational human beings...." They've always been warped by their prejudices, envy, and hatred of all they cannot be or control.

    We've all encountered them before, whispering and muttering their contemptuous thoughts as though everyone around them thinks the way they do. Trump certainly brought them out of the shadows and emboldened them speak and act loudly.

    But they've always been there, never reasonable or rational, and now that they've enjoyed their freedom to hate out loud will never be reached with the tools of reason and rational thought or even comity. They can only be marginalized and crushed.

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  20. https://timjwise.medium.com/covid-anti-vaxxers-arent-a-maga-death-cult-it-s-worse-than-that-16d74186e46b

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    1. Does anyone know why the deadly seasonal flu shorts are not mandatory?

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    2. Flu shorts are a little tight in the seat.

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    3. I think he was talking about the bus he used to take to school.

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    4. As of July 2021:

      "Covid-19 is no worse than the seasonal flu, right? Wrong. While influenza and Covid-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses. Covid-19 appears to be more contagious and to spread more quickly, and is more deadly. Preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are that the U.S. had 38 million flu cases and 22,000 deaths from it in the 2019-20 flu season, for a death rate of 0.06 percent. The U.S. has had nearly 34 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and nearly 607,000 deaths from Covid-19, for a death rate of 1.79%."

      That makes COVID-19 30 times deadlier than the 2019-2020 flu but I'll bet anti-vaxxer troll 3:15 does "his own research," I mean, confirmation bias.

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    5. 1.US does not practice good public hygiene like Asian countries who wear masks so they don't infect others like Japan, Taiwan, among others.
      2. Seasonal flu and deaths, at the same time, in the US went down significantly because of c19 due to mandated lockdown and masks, and later with mass vaccination.
      3. The point is that people should wear mask all times or stay at home when they are sick to prevent transmission to others.
      4. The problem with anti-vaxxers in relations to c19 is that they don't even believe in wearing masks to protect others.

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  21. Your republican people keeping it honest in 2021.
    Election workers accused of shredding voter applications.

    Officials in Georgia's most populous county, where election operations are already under review by the state, have fired two workers accused of shredding paper voter registration applications, according to a county statement released Monday.

    Preliminary information indicates that the employees checked out batches of applications for processing, and they are alleged to have shredded some of the forms, the Fulton County statement says. Fellow employees reported the alleged actions to their supervisor Friday morning, and the two employees were fired that day.

    The county statement says the applications were received in the past two weeks. Fulton County includes most of the city of Atlanta, where voters are set to go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a mayor, City Council members and other municipal officials. The deadline to register to vote in that election was Oct. 4.

    It’s not immediately clear whether the 300 voter registration records in question were lost, county spokeswoman Jessica Corbitt said.

    https://news.yahoo.com/election-workers-accused-shredding-voter-193319099.html

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  22. The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver is closing for good, last of 3 to close in Canada.

    The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver is closing down for good, marking the fall of the last remaining Trump hotel in Canada.

    The $360-million complex that boasts hotel guest rooms and ritzy condominiums quietly laid off an unspecified number of staff on Thursday in preparation for closing, according to multiple news outlets. The Trump hotel in Vancouver first opened its doors three and a half years ago in February 2017.

    https://www.freshdaily.ca/real-estate/2020/08/last-trump-hotel-canada-closed/

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  23. Republicans, your loser leader, sucked under as a loser


    Oct 12 - Former (very bad) U.S. President Donald Trump's family company is in advanced talks to sell the rights to its hotel in Washington, D.C., in a deal worth more than $370 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
    On Friday, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform said recently obtained government documents raised "troubling" questions about the hotel.

    https://news.yahoo.com/trump-close-deal-sell-dc-134902602.html

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  24. Chemicals in plastic food containers, cosmetics may lead to more than 100,000 premature deaths in U.S. every year: study

    Daily exposure to chemicals found in hundreds of widely available consumer products in the United States may lead to around 100,000 premature deaths every year in older adults, a new study found.

    The synthetic chemicals, called phthalates, have been widely used for more than 50 years and they can be found in the manufacturing of plastic food containers, cosmetics, shampoos, soaps and even the coating of some medications.

    On Tuesday, researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine published the findings of a study that looked at the effects of exposure to the so-called “hormone disruptor” chemical on more than 5,000 adults between the ages of 55 and 64.

    https://news.yahoo.com/chemicals-plastic-food-containers-cosmetics-144100475.html

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  25. Oh, you mean Maggot marjorie tee.
    People Think Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Is ‘Calling For Civil War’ With New Twitter Poll.
    Some commenters said Greene, a Donald Trump loyalist who has a history of pushing racist conspiracies, was inciting violence with her post. Others pointed out why splitting America won’t work.

    https://news.yahoo.com/people-think-rep-marjorie-taylor-071226731.html

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  26. Appellate Court Rules Iowa Officers Must Face Lawsuit Over Traffic Stop Involving Handcuffing and Groping of Black Motorist: ‘They Only Saw One Thing’.

    Two Iowa police officers will have to face a lawsuit alleging they wrongly handcuffed a Black man during a 2018 traffic stop, a federal appellate court ruled Tuesday, Sept. 21.

    The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied qualified immunity for Des Moines officers Brian Minnehan and Ryan Steinkamp, reviving a lawsuit brought by DeJuan Haynes.

    https://news.yahoo.com/appellate-court-rules-iowa-officers-185700297.html

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