Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Trump's Samson Complex: "the compulsion to re-enact betrayal and rage" | Donald Trump's 'Big Liar' Technique - The New York Times | What Donald Trump Learned From Joseph McCarthy’s Right-Hand Man - The New York Times | "Donald J. Trump doesn't tell the truth." - LA Times

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M.N.: Did young Donald perceive his "shipping off" to military school ("shape up or ship out") as an act of betrayal by his parents? Did it start the never ending cycles of rage and the desire for revenge? What role did this circumstance play in the formation of his adult character? Did it contribute into his deeply felt ambivalence about the rules, authority, and power? Are these ambivalence and rage the sources of his potential capacity for betrayal, which alarmed so many experienced people who declared him the present and the future danger to the National Security?
At the same time, his adaptive capacity for change (the ability to be "reformed", among other factors, by the political-military establishment), has to be assessed also. His hypothetical need for this reform might also be viewed as the psychological replay ("repetition compulsion") of the old drama. It probably was one of the key moments in his early and later life history. 


The Donald Trump's "Samson Complex and Syndrome" 

And Their Dangers: 

among them, an attempt to feed us, a la Putin

the big porky pies of the big porky lies! 

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"But Donald Trump has come up with something new, which we can call the “big liar” technique. Taken one at a time, his lies are medium-size — not trivial, but mostly not rising to the level of blood libel. But the lies are constant, coming in a steady torrent, and are never acknowledged, simply repeated. He evidently believes that this strategy will keep the news media flummoxed, unable to believe, or at least say openly, that the candidate of a major party lies that much."

The New York Times

Sep 9, 2016 - But Donald Trump has come up with something new, which we can call the “big liar” technique. Taken one at a time, his lies are medium-size ...

The Huffington Post branded him a serial liar months ago. Now, the most traditional American media outlets have also abandoned journalistic diplomatese in their coverage of Republican candidate Donald Trump, and are reaching for new ways to flag the word “lie.”
In at least five articles in the New York Times on Sept. 17, including the lead story in the print edition, the words “lie,” “false,” “falsely claimed” and “untrue” appeared in headlines, lead paragraphs, and top sections of the paper’s Trump coverage. The day before, CNN’s Jake Tapper called Trump “the most prominent pusher of the birther lie,” the Associated Press reported that Trump “peddled another lie,” and a Washington Post headline declared, “It’s time for TV news to stop playing the stooge for Donald Trump.”
It’s a marked change in language, even for outlets that have aggressively reported on Trump’s appeals to violence and bigotry. And it’s especially startling coming from the ultra-traditional Times, which even in the new digital age remains a north star for much mainstream media coverage.

“I think our investigative work—see [the Sept. 17] story on Trump’s tax breaks—has always been hard hitting,” says Dean Baquet, the New York Times’ executive editor. “But we have decided to be more direct in calling things out when a candidate actually lies.” 

Fact-checkers have weighed in time and again on the Trump campaign, and – no surprise here — Donald J. Trump doesn't tell the truth. Politifact rates 70% of his statements as somewhere between “mostly false” and “pants on fire.” CNN has taken to checking his speeches in real time, flashing corrections on the chyron as he talks.
Yet Trump and his supporters remain undaunted. His ability to repeat false statements with seemingly few consequences has become a point of political pride, a middle finger raised to anyone who argues that facts are real and that they matter. - LA Times

Is Lying Trump’s Strategy? - The New York Times | A Trump presidency would be ethically compromised - The Washington Post | The Danger of Trump and Putin's Relationship - The Atlantic | Analysis : Putin Trump - Trump, Putin, and Elections - 9.21.16


Mr. Trump’s Stupid Excuses on Taxes

His tax returns could shed light on whom he does business with. The detailed schedules in his tax return could reveal the source of his earnings and debt. This would provide information about his ties to Russian oligarchs, Middle Eastern billionaires and other figures closely linked to foreign governments that might be trying to influence or thwart American policy. A recent Newsweek story revealed that Mr. Trump has done business with politically connected businessmen in Azerbaijan, Dubai, India, Turkey and elsewhere. And a few years ago, his son Donald Trump Jr. said that many Russian investors had put their money into the family’s business.
Mr. Trump says he wants to fix a “rigged” political system controlled by a powerful elite. But by refusing to subject himself to the most basic level of financial scrutiny he is disqualifying himself as candidate.
Donald Trump's "Political Veracity (Truthfullness) Scale"

"Foreign conflicts. Even more serious are the questions raised by Trump investments abroad. Those relate to some of the United States’ most important — and most sensitive — relationships, among them ones with Russia, China, India, South Korea and Turkey. When the United States must support or confront those nations, or their adversaries, would Trump act to benefit the national interest, or his and his family’s investments? Moreover, who are the foreign individuals with whom he has had financial ties, and how would those relationships affect his decisions? As the electorate considers those questions, it is entitled to more information... 

Veracity. Finally, we must address Trump’s propensity for dishonesty. It is disturbing that just 15 percent of his statements checked by PolitiFact are “true” or “mostly true.” No ethics program can work if the client is not honest.
To be sure, counsel for a President Hillary Clinton would have to address actual or apparent conflicts posed by the Clinton Foundation, but those have been disclosed and publicly vetted. They are nowhere near as obscure, profound and dangerous as Trump’s. The ethics lawyer who would have President Trump as his or her client would face a far more daunting task than either of us — or any of our colleagues in recent years — has ever confronted.

Trump, Putin, and Elections - 9.21.16

See also: Donald Trump - Psychological Portrait Review


"Barrett now says Cohn’s stamp on Trump is obvious. “I just look at him and see Roy,” Barrett said in an interview. “Both of them are attack dogs.” 

M.N.: The KGB's revenge: long memories, long-term planning, and long arms...


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The Mind of Donald Trump - The Atlantic

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The Mind of Donald Trump
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According to Barbara Res, who in the early 1980s served as vice president in charge of construction of Trump Tower in Manhattan, the emotional core around which Donald Trump'spersonality constellates is anger: “As far as the anger is concerned, that's ...

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Could Donald Trump Pass a Sanity Test? - Vanity Fair

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Could Donald Trump Pass a Sanity Test?
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Except that in his year of campaigning, Donald Trump has called Lindsey Graham “a nut job,” Glenn Beck “a real nut job,” and Bernie Sanders “a wacko.” has insisted Ben Carson's got a “pathological disease,” and asked of Barack Obama: “Is our president ...

A Lonely Pro-Trump Psychiatrist Speaks - American Thinker

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A Lonely Pro-Trump Psychiatrist Speaks
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A Lonely Pro-Trump Psychiatrist Speaks. By Peter A. Olsson MD. As a lonely psychoanalystTrump supporter, .... As a lonely psychoanalyst Trump supporter, I feel the need to exercise my First Amendment right to speak up. I think the majority of my ...

Trump and Putin Swim Together in the White Nationalist Fever Swamps - Slate Magazine

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Trump and Putin Swim Together in the White Nationalist Fever Swamps
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But this edges into speculation and amateur psychoanalysis. ... Trump's oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., often tweets and retweets voices from the conspiratorial and white nationalist right, voicing a hard line on undocumented immigrants and the Muslim ban.

Locally published book analyzes Donald Trump in a context of ... - Mountain Xpress

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Locally published book analyzes Donald Trump in a context of ...
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As November quickly approaches, discussion surrounding one of the most polarizing presidential elections in decades has intensified, from fervent whispers to a ...

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