The Watering Hole; Thursday January 21 2016; Narcissistic-Fascism, AKA GOP

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A neuroscientist explains: Trump has a mental disorder that makes him a dangerous world leader

According to a number of top U.S. psychologists, like Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardener, Donald Trump is a “textbook” narcissist. In fact, he fits the profile so well that clinical psychologist George Simon told Vanity Fair, “He’s so classic that I’m archiving video clips of him to use in workshops.” This puts Trump in the same category as a number of infamous dictators like Muammar Gaddafi, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Saddam Hussein. And although there are narcissists out there who entertain us, innovate, or create great art, when a narcissist is given immense power over people’s lives, they can behave much differently. As the 2016 presidential election grows nearer we must ask ourselves, if elected president would Donald Trump act on the behalf of the will of the people, or would he behave more like a dictator—silencing any dissenting voices, perpetually refusing to compromise, and being oppressive to certain groups? . . .

Ted Cruz’s blueprint for destroying America

In Brief synopsis, Ted Cruz has said he will:

Move the U.S.  Israeli Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel’s “once and eternal” capital.

Close the Commerce Department in order to promote free trade and “close the congressional cookie jar.”

Abolish the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “. . . and the alphabet soup of regulators.”

Abolish the Departments of Education, Energy, Housing and Urban Development, and the Internal Revenue Service.

“Rip to shreds” the Iran Nuclear Deal on his first day in office, because “it represents a pattern we’ve seen in the Obama administration over and over again of negotiating with terrorists.”

“Utterly destroy” ISIS. “Carpet-bomb them into oblivion” until the “sand can glow in the dark.”

“Repeal every word” of the Affordable Care Act and then “pass common-sense health-care reform that makes health insurance personal and portable and affordable and keeps government from getting in between us and our doctors.”

Rescind President Obama’s executive orders, esp. those on immigration and gun control. “Those executive orders are not worth the paper they’re printed on because when you live by the pen, you die by the pen, and my pen has got an eraser.”

Bar (Muslim) refugees from Syria, allow Christian immigrants only.

Ban Sanctuary Cities because “Not only are these sanctuary policies an affront to rule of law; they are extremely dangerous.”

Cruz also advocates a budget-busting flat tax, the elimination of payroll taxes and, of course, the ipso facto elimination of Social Security and Medicare. He also plans to freeze the hiring of civilian government employees and to eliminate the president’s authority to restrict exports of fossil fuels.

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Thus, the new GOP emerges from the Narcissistic-Fascist Ice that is its heritage.

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