EVIL IN THE WHITE HOUSE, by Art Smukler MD, author & psychiatrist

For quite a while, I’ve done the impossible – kept my mouth shut and my computer off with things pertaining to Donald Trump. But no more. I can’t tolerate his lies and the way that so many Republicans support and chuckle that what he’s doing is okay.

Everyday there is a new lie.

Everyday another person is attacked or fired for disagreeing with him.

Everyday he performs another outlandish action that hurts our country.

No mask. Get close. The virus is a Democratic disease blah, blah.

It’s sickening. I personally know a number of people who STILL support this manipulating sadist. I will not invite these people into my home. I can’t respect anyone who supports his brand of absolute utter disdain for the rules of law and accepts his abuse of power. If you support him, you condone name-calling, bullying, lying and on and on.

Will they care? Of course not. But I care!

If we don’t speak out against Trump – shame on us! His behavior and the behavior of his followers has created chaos and death.

Can you believe that he refused to allow a ship with COVID passengers to debark on our shores because IT WOULD MAKE THE NUMBERS HIGHER AND HE WOULDN’T LOOK GOOD. You can’t make this stuff up! He said it!

Even if you don’t agree with all the politics of Democrats, in all conscience please DO NOT SUPPORT Trump or his sycophants.

In the world of psychiatry not everything can be chalked up to underlying conflicts and the need to uncover unconscious motives. Spending even one second trying to reason with a psychopath is useless. I already know why Trump does what he does. Power! Greed! THE INABILITY TO EVER THINK OF SOMEONE BUT HIMSELF.

Whatever Trump says is a lie. That’s my new general rule and advice on how to deal with him. Even if his actual words are accurate, ALWAYS suspect his motivation.

If you enjoyed reading, Inside the Mind of a Psychiatrist, you might also enjoy Dr. Smukler’s novels, Chasing Backwards, a psychological murder mystery, Skin Dance, a mystery, and The Man with a Microphone in his Ear. All are available as paperbacks and eBooks.

WHY ELECT OBAMA WHO PUT US IN MORE DEBT & DIDN’T FIX THE ECONOMY? by Art Smukler, author & psychiatrist

He was elected because most of us weren’t naive enough to blame him. He inherited a catastrophe and then the party that created the catastrophe continued to affix blame rather than work to cure the problem.

Plus, why would most women vote for a man devoted to taking away their right to choose?

Plus, why would most Latinos vote for a man who wants them out of the country?

Plus, why would young people vote for a man and party that’s determined to keep the rich, rich and the poor struggling. Most of us started out as struggling students without a birthright of status or money.

Plus, we instinctively distrust a person who will say whatever it takes to get what he wants.

There are some psychological lessons to be learned:

Respect others’ values and work to give them the power to live those values.

Set aside some of your own narcissistic needs for the betterment of the country.

It’s reasonable to change your mind, but admit you’re changing it and do your  best to explain why you changed it.

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