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By sheer chance as I write this there's a commercial for a new insomnia medication on TV.
From my perspective as a therapist I have written a lot on my blog about Trump's mental health and the indications this is deteriorating. Some of what I and many others in my profession have observed there are signs he is moving towards having a psychotic episode. We can only make an educated guess about this. However, there is one thing we know for sure. Even if we ingore the content of what he posts on his personal megaphone, sometimes turned up in "volume" with all caps and manifesting projection and denial, and using words of rage, it is that he is up in the wee hours of the morning.
Not only is he awake, he's wide awake enough to be on his Truth Social platform, he's looking for videos (like the one from a Mark Levin interview referenced below) to re-post, and he's expressing anger.
For example from the Raw Story article:
"I am being 'railroaded' by a highly partisan and corrupt system of INJUSTICE, headed up by an opponent who is losing in the polls and, simultaneously with all of this, destroying our once Great Country! This Mark Levin interview is a MUST WATCH!" he wrote at approximately 3 am.
He then ranted, "Keep Indicting your Political Opponent, it makes no difference for what, or why. Keep him off the 'campaign trail' and in the courthouse instead. Don’t think of his Rights, the Constitution, or Liberty. Sit back and WATCH AMERICA CRUMBLE!"
Here's another article:
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This is from The Sleep Institute website:
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The following is what the institute has to say about stress and insomnia:
Obviously it is not normal to regularly be awake and expressing your anger between 1-4AM. It is frequently a sign a person is under extreme stress. People cannot function normally during the day if they don't get enough sleep. Their cognition and hence their ability to make rational decisions is often impaired. As Trump faces legal jeopardy this can only help the prosecution.
Here's a dated but related article:
The former president weaponized the Caps Lock button in a screed against everything.
The HUFFPOST article included a tweet from Republican Accountability:
At this point, if he wants to emphasize a word he should put it in *lowercase*
This made me think of e.e. cummings whose poems mostly were written in lower case and bent the rules of punctuation. I know, putting Trump and e.e. cummings together is like comparing primroses to poison ivy.
"I carry your heart with me" and "in just" below:
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
in Just- spring when the world is mud- luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it's spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and jump-rope and it's spring and the goat-footed balloonMan whistles far and wee
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