Saturday, March 10, 2018

Moron Worship

“We, the undersigned mental health professionals, believe in our professional judgment that Donald Trump manifests a serious mental illness that renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States. And we respectfully request he be removed from office, according to article 4 of the 25th amendment to the Constitution, which states that the president will be replaced if he is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.’”

"Shrinks Battle Over Diagnosing Donald Trump: Chaos in the White House fuels discord among the experts."

On January 31, Psychology Today editor-at-large Hara Estroff Marano brought to light “Can Donald Trump or any public figure be deemed to have mental illness, even based on specific, well-publicized criteria reflecting observable behavior?”

The current DSM (Version 5) places pathology (the study of the nature of diseases; something abnormal) in the realm of the observable (to watch carefully--especially with attention to details or behavior--for the purpose of arriving at a diagnosis).

"If we perceive that state power is being abused by an executive who seems to be mentally unstable, then we may certainly speak out, not only as citizens, but also, we would argue, as professionals who are privy to special information and a responsibility to educate the public. For whatever our wisdom and expertise may be worth, surely we are obligated to share it.”

The question is this: "What kind of world do we want to leave behind for our grandchildren and OURSELVES?"

Not this one.

My cardiologist interrupted my transition to bardo. Blame him!

For "Dances of the Luminous Bardo," see THIS LINK.

Register to vote.

And, then VOTE!

If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the titrate.

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