Prescription for Trump Derangement Syndrome

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, FILE)

Early last year I wrote an article, Why the Left’s Obsession with Donald Trump Will Backfire, for Psychology Today magazine with the explicit intent, putting specific political views aside, of demonstrating in a meaningful way how the wisdom of the world-renowned psychiatrist and existential philosopher, Viktor E. Frankl, could be applied to a very timely and polarizing topic – the presidency of Donald Trump.

As expected, my article generated considerable interest, especially among those readers at the extremes of the political …

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  1. Whether you favor Trump or oppose Trump, please note that the current state of tension in US politics is the greatest since the Watergate Crisis. In his article Dr Pattakos had quoted an old Greek saying, “Anger takes out your eyes.” Quite true. And the Trump matter preoccupies us here in the US in that way.

    But, with a glance back to our ancestral Greece, let me try to coin a new Greek saying: “The Turks are most dangerous when the Great Powers are preoccupied.” Okay, not as catchy, but remember that the last major outrage from the Turks, against Cyprus, happened in 1974 at the height of the US Watergate Crisis.

    So let us, as Greek Americans, realize that we have a special interest in dialing back the tension here.

    1. Right again John,.the circus in Washinton distracts from the war crimes policies of Edrogan and Donald Trump against Cyprus but Syria and the Middle East, where both of them are replicating the annexation of Northern Cyprus , by repeating their war crimes in the annexation of Northern Syria in Syria!

      Distracting the public..from the brutal and barbaric economic, political , and military warfare of Neo Con fascist of our government , without the approval of the American Public against the poorest countries of the world like Yemen, and right in front of your eyes with the help of Mistotakis in .economically imposing on the people of Venezuela,and Iran, an economic embargo and planned Naval Blockade of all good essential for the survival of the people of Venezuela and Iran , which is called “Crimes against Humanity” by the UN inspectors .to starve to death 95 million people combined which is genocide because the will no surrender their elected leader, and install the choice of Mistotakis and Trump!

      Distraction..So,the dangerous imperial mobsters Trump and Edrogan can annex Syrian lands with there latest agreements..

      Syrian FM testified to ..;

      “This agreement has very clearly exposed the US-Turkish partnership in the aggression against Syria which serves the interest of the Israeli occupation entity and the Turkish expansionist ambitions and it unequivocally exposed the misleading and evasiveness which govern the policies of the Turkish regime.”

  2. Regardless of whether one agrees with Donald Trump’s policies there is something else at work here. He is a dangerous man, much more so than Richard Nixon during the Watergate crisis. There was general anger at Nixon and rejection of all that happened during what is known as the Watergate crisis. Today there are many people in this country who believe he can walk on water. He, himself, has stated that “his people” will not accept his defeat in 2020, especially if he loses by a slim margin and he just might not leave. His opinion of himself and what he can do is a textbook example of narcissistic personality disorder. Check out the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Society to read about narcissistic personality disorder. There are 9 qualifiers and one has to have at least 5 to be so diagnosed. Donald Trump has 8 of the 9, an extraordinary amount. He is a pathological liar and lacks empathy. He is a sexual predator. He is unethical and immoral in his personal and business dealings. He is a sociopath. He is certainly the least qualified person to be president in modern history and quite possibly in the history of the United States. Wait and see what happens if the electorate is stupid (and I use that word carefully and on purpose) enough to re-elect this man.

  3. “his people” will not accept his defeat in 2020, especially if he loses by a slim margin and he just might not leave.”
    Seriously?
    This sounds more like what the Democrats actions have been since Election Night 2016.

    1. Your hilarious, Donald Trump is not the only deranged member of U.S government..the entire government is deranged., you have the fanatical extremist Fascist party of Neo Con War mongers in the Republican Party.. and the Marxist fanatics of the Democratic party ..all bought and sold by their favorite Billionaire like Trump, Soros , Rothchilds, Koch ,Bezos , Murdock, Adelman and of course promoted by the Cult and mind controlled Secret Societies of degenerate white supremacist now occupied by Greek and Jewish fanatics!

      Repanidi, Second generation….they all drink from the same well,..the people calling Trump deranged, and wanting to impeach him yet .support the current barbaric foreign Policy of perpetual wars to take over the independent countries of the world!

      They are all part of mob protection racket, that allows them to abuse the world!..like Epstein!

      They are the leaders of an International Organized Crime family which include mob bosses in the EU, Nato and Israel to manage and expand their powers to loot the countries of the world.!

      Edrogan (lucky Luciano) is nothing more than the mob boss of Turkey and Bugsy Seagal Netanyahue, the founders of Murderers inc. of Israel!

      British ambassador to Germany in 1933 asserted., “I have the impression that the persons directing the policy of the Hitler government are not normal. Many of us, indeed, have a feeling that we are iving in a country where fanatics, hooligans and eccentrics have taken over!

  4. cont….

    Well, fast forward to Amerika 2019 and what have we got? Well, not only does this president fit the bill, but what of those who work under him, sometimes overtly and sometimes covertly, and the millions who trash any dissent towards him?

    As a Trump supporter .. he was supposed to get rid of this swamp of Deep State Secret Society degenerates, and stop the deranged foregn policies of George Bush Jr. , Barack Obama , Hillary Clinton , , Marco Rubio , lindsey Graham, Dick Cheney and Israeli agents..Paul Wolfowitz, Chuck Shurmer, Robert Menendez.. and the leader of the corrupt and treasonist Intelligence committee ..Israeli agent Shiff leading the charge to impeach Trump ..to retain his billionaire traditional control of America since 1776, instead he joined the swamp to hold power!

    The prescription for not only the depravity of Trump but the entire govenment ..is called TULSI GABBARD..WHO WHOSE RESUME.IS UNTOUCHABLE BY TRUMP AND HIS DNC COLLABORATORS!
    THE DNC IS DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO STOP TULSI GABBARD ,SINCE,THEY ARE OBLIGATED TO PRESENT A CANDIDATE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO ANSWER TO THEM , AND SUPPORT THE PERMANENT WAR ECONOMY!

    A TULSI GABBARD CANDIDACY WOULD DESTROY TRUMP.AND DESTROY THE FAKE NEWS MEDIA .WHO THINK THAT THEY HAVE FOOLED THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AS TO WHAT IS IMPORTNAT IN THE ELECTION !

    SO 2ND GENERATION , AND REPANIDI… WHO WOULD YOU SUPPOT THE DERANGED PARTIES OF AMERICA, OR A CANDIDATE THAT IS.A ..HUMAN BEING?

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  5. Michael; I agree with you. Gabbard seems to me to be an hones and worthy individual to be president. Unfortunately, without the machinery of Washington, she will not make it. Other than Teddy Roosevelt, i do not recall any other candidate to win the presidency without the support of the “establishment”>

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