I was writing about Elon Musk being nuts and then Trump posted a Superman video
Another example of theMedia making megalomania mainstream
by Hal Brown
If I posted this I'd be a candidate for a rubber room at Bellevue:
As an early member of Duty2Warn and a retired psychotherapist I have written a lot about Trump's psychopathology and very little about Elon Musk's because the former was a danger to democracy and the later I viewed as a sideshow even though he got tons of media attention and it become evident how deranged he was.
Update: The idiocy of this is:
"MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT! My official Donald Trump Digital Trading Card collection is here!" the ex-president posted on his Truth Social account. "These limited edition cards feature amazing ART of my Life & Career! Collect all of your favorite Trump Digital Trading Cards, very much like a baseball card, but hopefully much more exciting. Go to collecttrumpcards.com/ & GET YOUR CARDS NOW! Only $99 each!
Trump roasted after 'major announcement' turns out to be digital trading cards
This is how the Murdoch owned NY Post put it:
The 45th president’s new NFT* collection depicts — who else? — himself in various forms of, well, highly virtual reality.
Trump is featured with a chiseled chest wearing a cape, triumphantly riding an elephant and sporting a dapper James Bond-style tuxedo in the cards, according to his announcement on Truth Social.
“Hello everyone, this is Donald Trump, hopefully your favorite president of all time — better than Lincoln, better than Washington, with an important announcement,” Trump said in a tone-deaf video linked to the post. “I’m doing my first official Donald J. Trump NFT collection.”
The former leader of the free world then urged fans to buy the so-called Donald Trump digital trading tokens — which he described as “much like a baseball card” — for “only” $99 each.
*A non-fungible token is a : a unique digital identifier that cannot be copied
I wasn't planning to write a blog story about Elon Musk today. I just put together an image that I posted on Mastodon for this toot:
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Someone apparently didn't think this was a smart thing to do when so many people were dying of the disease and they managed to dissuade him. This was reported on in the media, The Murdoch NY Post for example.
Yesterday my favorite columnist, Heather "Digby" Parton, wrote
Elon is the new Trump: But how long can he hold the No. 1 Troll title? on Salon
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Free speech warrior Elon Musk bans, vows “legal action” against student for tweeting public info
Musk is so committed to free speech he wants to use the power of the state to suppress public info about him
There is one outcome we can hope for, though we can't to anything to make it happen. This is that Trump loses the primary, whether to DeSantis or anybody else, and decides to run as an Independent. His psychopathology strongly suggests he would do this. He doesn't have any loyalty to the GOP or anyone in it with the exception of his dwindling number of sycophants.Doing this keeps him in the public eye until Tuesday, Nov. 7th 2023 when he splits the vote assuring an easy Biden win. He can have his rallies and spew his hate speech and paranoia to his cheering cult.
Ye got media attention for his ludicrous announcement that he's a candidate.