, of World Crisis Radio
and The Tax Wall Street Party
fame, has gathered and presented a lot of information,
speculation and putative psychological evaluations of Donald Trump
He lists ten different abnormal psychological conditions that are alleged to be revealed symptomatically in the behavior and pronouncements of Mr.
Trump. I, myself, started one thread in this forum speculating on the possibility that Mr. Trump might be afflicted with Obsessive Compulsive
. These hypotheses are not being flung around at random. There are real reasons for such speculation.
I'm not convinced, however, that such speculation, no matter how well founded, is a fruitful line of challenge to be pursued against the candidacy of
Mr. Trump for the highest office in the land.
I think most people will look at Mr. Trump, as he is today, and will say, even granting that he shows signs of Alzheimer's Disease
, as Tarpley
asserts, or OCD as suggested by Tarpley and others, accompanied by Narcissistic Personality Disorder
and even several other posited possible
diagnoses, even, as I say, granting those possibilities, people would still vote for Mr. Trump.
Maybe such people believe that, like Ronald Reagan, who must, already
, have had Alzheimer's Disease when he first ran for the the Presidency,
Mr. Trump is competent enough, at this juncture, to give at least four years of service in the Oval Office without undue impairment of his ability to
lead the nation.
If this line of speculation were to be employed politically
as a weapon, against Mr. Trump, I think it would be more fruitful to select one of
the hypothetical diagnoses and run with it, putting the others to the side. In fact, it might be more fruitful to concentrate on the symptoms
of psychological disturbance in Mr. Trump and leave the diagnosis of illness to the side altogether.
If one can demonstrate that Mr. Trump can't hold a train of thought and can point to multiple situations where that has been the case, I think it is a
more effective way to question his ability to fulfill the obligations of high office that to take a fork in the road labeled "rational analysis" and
to try to nail down a syndrome out of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual that fits Mr. Trump's behavior.
Throwing ten different syndrome's at Trump, as Webster Tarpley has done, smacks of desperation and is, I think, counterproductive.
Recently Webster Tarpley discussed what has been suggested is an elaborate tax dodge alleged to have been perpetrated by Mr. Trump in 2007 with the
assistance of a figure alleged to be connected to mafia families in New York.
Details of this episode in Mr. Trump's life were reported in the The Telegraph
in the UK.
Whether or not you believe that Mr. Trump was knowingly participating in a scheme to defraud the government of 50 million dollars of taxes owed to
them, the fact is that Mr. Trump signed a document giving his "consent" to that arrangement, and has, in the opinion of some very reputable experts
tainted himself, perhaps unknowingly, in what appears to be criminal activity.
"I cannot yet say if Trump has any legal responsibility,” Mr Oberlander said. "But as a citizen of the US, I worry about living under a
president who could be so negligent, or perhaps even willfully blind."
Is Donald Trump a crook?
Who says, in public, "I could go out on the street and shoot somebody and still not lose supporters."
Isn't that gangster talk?
Trump may be being more tactful now, but in the early part of the campaign he was talking like somebody who has an edge
. Somebody who can
insult people in public with impunity. Who can do that?
People in police forces will know what I am talking about.
edit on 28-5-2016 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)