May 6, 2023

Trump's Truth Social "truths" prove what a grievance driven wack job he is

 By Hal Brown

This blog was posted twice. This version used a cleaned up version of the html code from this website https://www.htmlwasher.com/ .

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Clicking on the images in this blog will only enlarge them, not link you to Truth Social.

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I wonder who made this photoshopped image of a rather evil looking  Trump.

These sports fans actually painted their faces. Trump already does this. He uses orange make-up.

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Aside from the fact that Trump is often up at 3 AM posting messages, called on the platform "truths" instead of tweets, the content provides evidence that he is becoming more and more impulsively unhinged.

As I write this the most recent "truths" lambast President Biden for not attending the coronation of King Charles:

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Good Luck and Best Wishes to the wonderful new King and Queen of The United Kingdom. You are two very Special People. May your Reign be a Long and Glorious One. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!!!!!

Joe Biden should have been at the Coronation of King Charles III. Is that really so much to ask? The people of the U.K. are greatly insulted. No wonder we are losing support all over the World. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

It is his reaction to articles about his former attorney general, Bill Barr, that set off yet another episode of narcissistic rage.

Examples:

Barr: Trump will deliver ‘chaos’ and ‘horror show’ The Hill

William Barr Torches Former Boss Donald Trump: 'Horror Show', HUFFPOST

Here's what Trump had to say about this:

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Bill Barr was a weak & slovenly man who was ill equipped to be Attorney General because he was literally in fear of the Radical Left Democrats & al they were threatening to do to him. He did fine with the Russia, Russia, Hoax, but it should have been gotten rid of, as a radial Democrat Con Job, much faster. Remember, he had the Hunter Biden laptop! The time and money wasted on this charade was incalculable, and without me being on the other end of this plot, there was great danger.... Barr was most afraid of anything to do with the Rigged Election, because he knew that it was this subject, more than any other, that the Democrats did not want to even think about. They got away with "murder," so no more discussions with the possiblitiy of getting caught. The wanted it OVER! I got very tough with Bill Barr, and pushed him to do his job, but he just couldn't overcome his fear of the Radical Left - He was useless. I "nicely" fired him. He is now a soundbite!

The word that leaps out at me is "slovenly" because it shows how much Trump is obsessed with appearances. Second is the word "weak" because Trump is also enamored with swaggering men who posture as being hyper-masculine. Consider his admiration of Steve Bannon who if anybody can be described as frequently looking slovenly.

Trump put this Bannon post on Truth Social probably not caring or even considering that it may remind some people that the bastion of traditional conservatism, National Review, has turned against him.

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Trump's mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-who's-the-fairest-of-them-all is classic Narcissus transfixed by his own beauty as he gazes at his own reflection.

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Then there's Trump in barely masked panic mode attacking Jack Smith and the prosecutors who are likely to indict him for felonies:

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All of these Fake Prosecutions are merely being done to Interfere with, and Influence, our Elections. It is a dangerous time in America!!!

The Special “Prosecutor,” Jack Smith, who is harassing, threatening, and terrorizing people who work for me, probably illegally, and totally at odds with the way Crooked Joe Biden is being treated, will no longer be known as the Special “Prosecutor,” but rather, the Special “Persecutor.” He is a Trump Hating SLIMEBALL who is going far beyond the original instructions of the Department of Injustice. The Witch Hunt continues, as it always will, with the Radical Left, Country Destroying, Lunatics!

As usual he is hurling schoolyard insults like calling someone a slimeball. He again resorts to using the expression witch hunt, his all-purpose tied with fake news as most used excuse for accounts of his wrong-doings.

Since I doubt many readers of this blog will look at Truth Social here are some of their ads. You can draw your own conclusions about how long Truth Social will make any money by looking at the companies advertising there.

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Three of the four ads are for gold or silver purchases. I doubt too many of his Truth Social readers will actually avail themselves of these offers. Those who own pistols already probably have holders like the one shown in the top left ad.

This one has a glaring misspelled word:

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Trump's Truth Social "truths" prove what a grievance driven wack job he is

 By Hal Brown

Clicking on the images in this blog will only enlarge them, not link you to Truth Social.

I wonder who made this photoshopped image of a rather evil looking  Trump.

These sports fans actually painted their faces. Trump already does this. He uses orange make-up.

Aside from the fact that Trump is often up at 3 AM posting messages, called on the platform "truths" instead of tweets, the content provides evidence that he is becoming more and more impulsively unhinged.

As I write this the most recent "truths" lambast President Biden for not attending the coronation of King Charles:

Good Luck and Best Wishes to the wonderful new King and Queen of The United Kingdom. You are two very Special People. May your Reign be a Long and Glorious One. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH!!!!!
Joe Biden should have been at the Coronation of King Charles III. Is that really so much to ask? The people of the U.K. are greatly insulted. No wonder we are losing support all over the World. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!!

It is his reaction to articles about his former attorney general, Bill Barr, that set off yet another episode of narcissistic rage.

Examples:

Barr: Trump will deliver ‘chaos’ and ‘horror show’ The Hill


William Barr Torches Former Boss Donald Trump: 'Horror Show', HUFFPOST


Here's what Trump had to say about this:



Bill Barr was a weak & slovenly man who was ill equipped to be Attorney General because he was literally in fear of the Radical Left Democrats & al they were threatening to do to him. He did fine with the Russia, Russia, Hoax, but it should have been gotten rid of, as a radial Democrat Con Job, much faster. Remember, he had the Hunter Biden laptop! The time and money wasted on this charade was incalculable, and without me being on the other end of this plot, there was great danger.... Barr was most afraid of anything to do with the Rigged Election, because he knew that it was this subject, more than any other, that the Democrats did not want to even think about. They got away with "murder," so no more discussions with the possiblitiy of getting caught. The wanted it OVER! I got very tough with Bill Barr, and pushed him to do his job, but he just couldn't overcome his fear of the Radical Left - He was useless. I "nicely" fired him. He is now a soundbite!


The word that leaps out at me is "slovenly" because it shows how much Trump is obsessed with appearances. Second is the word "weak" because Trump is also enamored with swaggering men who posture as being hyper-masculine. Consider his admiration of Steve Bannon who if anybody can be described as frequently looking slovenly.


Trump put this Bannon post on Truth Social probably not caring or even considering that it may remind some people that the bastion of traditional conservatism, National Review, has turned against him.



Trump's mirror-mirror-on-the-wall-who's-the-fairest-of-them-all is classic Narcissus transfixed by his own beauty as he gazes at his own reflection.


Then there's Trump in barely masked panic mode attacking Jack Smith and the prosecutors who are likely to indict him for felonies:



All of these Fake Prosecutions are merely being done to Interfere with, and Influence, our Elections. It is a dangerous time in America!!!


The Special “Prosecutor,” Jack Smith, who is harassing, threatening, and terrorizing people who work for me, probably illegally, and totally at odds with the way Crooked Joe Biden is being treated, will no longer be known as the Special “Prosecutor,” but rather, the Special “Persecutor.” He is a Trump Hating SLIMEBALL who is going far beyond the original instructions of the Department of Injustice. The Witch Hunt continues, as it always will, with the Radical Left, Country Destroying, Lunatics!

As usual he is hurling schoolyard insults like calling someone a slimeball. He again resorts to using the expression witch hunt, his all-purpose tied with fake news as most used excuse for accounts of his wrong-doings.


Since I doubt many readers of this blog will look at Truth Social here are some of their ads. You can draw your own conclusions about how long Truth Social will make any money by looking at the companies advertising there.



Three of the four ads are for gold or silver purchases. I doubt too many of his Truth Social readers will actually avail themselves of these offers. Those who own pistols already probably have holders like the one shown in the top left ad.


This one has a glaring misspelled word:



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May 5, 2023

According to Marjorie Taylor Greene President Biden is a senile criminal mastermind

 By Hal Brown

The Business Insider article's title, below, is correct although they define mutually exclusive incorrectly in part of their article:

Someone needs to tell MTG that Biden can't be both a criminal mastermind and completely senile


  • "The two accusations — often trotted out by the right — appear to be mutually exclusive."
  • Excerpt:
  • Someone, please tell Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene that President Joe Biden can't be mentally sound enough to run an international cabal of insidious elites while also being completely senile. 

    Speaking to Kimberly Guilfoyle — a former TV anchor who's now engaged to Donald Trump Jr. — Greene claimed without substantiation that Biden is the puppet master behind a global criminal empire.

    "The true crimes are linked to Joe Biden himself. And he is the mastermind of the Biden criminal enterprise," Greene told Guilfoyle on Wednesday. "This is an international operation that has guided and steered the policy of the United States of America."

  • Let's be clear. Mutually exclusive always means that if one thing is true the other cannot be true.  Not to be overly picky but in the context used regarding Joe Biden, he's either completely senile or he's a criminal mastermind. He cannot be both. Therefore when Business Insider says he appears to be they should be saying simply that they are mutually exclusive.
  • He can't even be slightly senile and a criminal mastermind. Consider the very definition of mastermind as being a person with an outstanding intellect who is someone who plans and directs an ingenious and complex scheme or enterprise.
  • It should be noted that in January 2022 Greene called Biden a "mentally incompetent, feckless, dementia-ridden piece of crap." Now she wants everyone to think he's also a puppet master pulling the strings for "an international operation that has guided and steered the policy of the United States of America."
  • She can call him a piece of crap, which coming from her is like a cesspool disparaging a lily pond, but this is still merely a subjective opinion. Everything else she says doesn't hold up to what in Biden's behavior is readily observable.


    There is no evidence that even hints at Biden being a criminal despite the desperate attempts on the right to characterize Hunter Biden as one who was in some sort of feverish spy fantasy manner working for his father. See: Rudy and GOP MAGA maniacs in the House want to turn Hunter Biden into a master spy.


    By all evidence Biden is another kind of mastermind. He is a political mastermind. He has managed against tough odds to achieve a great deal since becoming president (here's a list). 


    Of course right-wing critics of Joe Biden won't be watching MSNBC this morning and thus probably won't learn about this jobs report:



    If Biden was a criminal he could be compared to this guy:




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May 4, 2023

I hate to say "big whoop" but when the criminal foot soldiers do time and the general walks free what else is there to say?

 By Hal Brown, MSW, Retired psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist


Four proud boys, aka known as Proud Boys, having been convicted of seditious conspiracy, will be going to prison. Article on Salon.
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Donald Trump should be exceedingly nervous today, so said Mathew Dowd on MSNBC (top of page lower right). 

Should be (or should-be, who knew?), yeah right... what the hell does this mean in this context?

In a perfectly just world the general leading these soldiers into battle, in this case the five star general, General of the Army Donald Trump, would, not should, be held as accountable as the grunts in his army who committed crimes. More so, in fairness to those who followed his orders and ended up being convicted General Trump should suffer a sentence computed by adding all of the time they were sentenced to. This would determine his sentence. Methinks that this would come out as life in prison.

If this appears harsh consider that he attempted a coup to negate a fair election. We can look to history to learn the fate other leaders who tried and failed to do the same thing in certain other countries. 

I'm not likely to appear on MSNBC to weigh in on my psychologically informed analysis of how Donald Trump is probably reacting to this news. I would hedge my comments by modifying them with phrases like "if Donald Trump was psychologically normal" when I was divining how Trump is feeling today.

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May 3, 2023

Tucker Carlson's unredacted text reveals a surprising side of him: Does he have a better angel?

 By Hal Brown. MSW, retired psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist

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Below is the section of the previously redacted (above with my image added) portion of the message which contributed to a chain of events that ultimately led to Mr. Carlson’s firing that is described in this NY Times article:

Carlson’s Text That Alarmed Fox Leaders: ‘It’s Not How White Men Fight’

It is being discussed on "Morning Joe" as I write this blog:

A couple of weeks ago, I was watching video of people fighting on the street in Washington. A group of Trump guys surrounded an Antifa kid and started pounding the living shit out of him. It was three against one, at least. Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously. It’s not how white men fight. Yet suddenly I found myself rooting for the mob against the man, hoping they’d hit him harder, kill him. I really wanted them to hurt the kid. I could taste it. Then somewhere deep in my brain, an alarm went off: this isn’t good for me. I’m becoming something I don’t want to be. The Antifa creep is a human being. Much as I despise what he says and does, much as I’m sure I’d hate him personally if I knew him, I shouldn’t gloat over his suffering. I should be bothered by it. I should remember that somewhere somebody probably loves this kid, and would be crushed if he was killed. If I don’t care about those things, if I reduce people to their politics, how am I better than he is?

The line in the text, it's not how white men fight, that apparently alarmed Fox News executives expresses Carlson's racism. I wonder if Carlson was thinking of how Mike Tyson bit off a chuck of Evander Holyfield's ear when Holyfield. an underdog, was winning in their 1997 heavyweight championship boxing match.


It was the rest of the text that I think is surprising. Breaking it down:

* Jumping a guy like that is dishonorable obviously.

This shows that Carlson can differentiate between what is honorable and dishonorable.

I found myself rooting for the mob against the man, hoping they’d hit him harder, kill him. I really wanted them to hurt the kid. I could taste it.

This demonstrates an ability to engage in self-reflection, to express how he feels about something. It also shows he can admit his own murderous impulses.

* Then somewhere deep in my brain, an alarm went off: this isn’t good for me. I’m becoming something I don’t want to be.

Crucially, this shows that he is cognizant of when his thoughts deviate from an ego ideal. In Freudian psychoanalysis this is the inner image of oneself as one wants to become. In the id-ego-superego (or conscience) Freudian model the ego ideal is part of the superego, that is "the individual's conscious and unconscious images of what he would like to be, patterned after certain people whom ... he regards as ideal."

The Antifa creep is a human being. Much as I despise what he says and does, much as I’m sure I’d hate him personally if I knew him, I shouldn’t gloat over his suffering. I should be bothered by it. I should remember that somewhere somebody probably loves this kid, and would be crushed if he was killed. If I don’t care about those things, if I reduce people to their politics, how am I better than he is?

The entire section above comes across as if it he has a better angel, his conscience, sitting on his shoulder whispering in his ear.


I don't view empathy as an either you have it or you don't characteristic. Some people, malignant narcissists for example, are incapable of experiencing empathy, period, full stop. Donald Trump fits all the indices of being a malignant narcissist. I do not think Trump has empathy for anybody.

I don't know if this is true of Carlson. He may have empathy for family members and his friends. 

There are people who are sociopaths who aren't at all narcissistic. I think of depictions of Mafiosi in fiction. They can kill or order a hit on someone and still feel deep love and empathy for their family. This doesn't mean family members and girlfriends can rest easy. Uncle Junior ordered a hit on Tony Soprano, Christopher regretfully ordered Sylvio  to kill his girlfriend Adriana.

Hitler, a psychopath who wasn't a grandiose narcissist like Trump, probably truly loved and had empathy for Eva Braun. He was extremely fond of his German Shepherd, Blondi, and even let her sleep in his bed in his bunker. Apparently Trump has never has a pet in his life.

I've digressed, so I ought to conclude with my clinical assessment of Tucker Carlson. 

I think he has many characteristics of malignant narcissism. He shares these with Donald Trump: extreme narcissism, antisocial behavior or sociopathy, sadism, being a bully, grandiosity, liking to raise hostility levels, and dehumanizing people and groups of people.

He is different from Trump in one respect, aside from being much more intelligent. He has an awareness that he is incapable of empathy and that to at least some degree knows he'd be a better person if he felt it.

Update: 

Scoop: Tucker Carlson ready to torch Fox News



My response:


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