Category Archives: Politics

IDOLATRY IS STILL PART OF OUR EVERYDAY LIVES, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Ancient civilizations used inanimate objects, animals, and multiple gods to pledge their allegiance and find solace in life’s travails. Obviously there were many! No microwaves. No Netflix. No Facebook. No coronary stents. No Middle East crisis. No Trump lookalikes. Well, … Continue reading

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666, THE DEVIL, THE DONALD & POOR, POOR JARED, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Do you believe in symbols? The devil? 666 as the devil’s number? Even atheists have to admit that there is evil in the world. Men and women who lie, manipulate, and cheat without any sense of conscience. Guilt for them … Continue reading

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A PSYCHIATRIST THINKS ABOUT PORN STAR STORMY DANIELS AND DONALD TRUMP, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The mind of this psychiatrist is very focused on the porn star Stormy Daniels (real name is Stephanie Clifford), and her alleged affair with Donald Trump. What? Another sicko shrink obsessed and focused on sex? Untrue! Not sicko! But yes, … Continue reading

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THREE RESPECTFUL RECOMMENDATIONS TO A DISRESPECTFUL MAN, from Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Donald Trump probably has more money than the net worth of every psychiatrist on the planet. What he doesn’t have is the respect of most psychiatrists and the respect of at least 66% of the population of the United States. … Continue reading

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WHY DO AT LEAST 67% OF AMERICANS DISRESPECT TRUMP? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

I have never witnessed the level of disrespect for the president of the United States that Americans and foreigners have for Trump. No one even cringes when he’s referred to as a child, or a liar, or a thief, or … Continue reading

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IF ONLY TRUMP DIDN’T KNOW EVERYTHING, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

The best leader is a humble listener and willing to be a student. How can a person provide leadership if he/she doesn’t really understand the issues? We didn’t understand how supporting slavery would create chaos and hate over 200 years … Continue reading

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DONALD TRUMP, A SUPERHERO GONE BAD, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Donald Trump was elected on the premise that he would “clean the swamp” and have the leverage to be a new force in Washington with no political ties — a true new-age superhero. Well, he replaced the swamp with a … Continue reading

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THE 4TH CHIMPANZEE, IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

In 1967 Desmond Morris wrote The Naked Ape, and in 1992 Jared Diamond wrote The Third Chimpanzee. Both of these scholarly works examined how human beings evolved from our ape-like ancestors. It took millions of years for man to emerge … Continue reading

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SHOULD DONALD TRUMP CHANGE HIS BRAND? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

Before Donald Trump ran for president, my naive impression of him was that he was a brilliant businessman. The Art of the Deal, was who he was. When we travelled to places that had a Trump Resort, I saw it … Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS IS ALIVE AND THRIVING, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

In the late sixties and early seventies, an amazing thing happened. It was like a warm, feel-good tsunami that spread across all 48 contiguous states. The eerie, ghost-filled state mental hospitals were all being shuttered and the patients were set … Continue reading

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