We were warned

This piece on Mother Jones website today is a pretty clear – and damning – article to all who remain in thrall to Donald Trump’s pathological need for attention and control.

Six years ago, we watched Trump on TV, telling his trumpkins how they “should “knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. “OK, just knock the hell out of them.  I promise you I will pay for the legal fees.  I promise.  I promise.  They won’t be so much because the courts agree with us, too.”  (By the way?  He did later welch on his promise to pay one guy’s legal fees – but hey, we already knew that Trump lies all the time, even when the truth works better, so no one should be surprised at that.)

Dr Bandy Lee, then an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry at Yale, watched that along with us.  In fact, her informed view of that, among so much other public pathology that Trump has shared with the world, led her and a 37 other mental health experts to publish “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” in 2017.

In spite of the American Psychiatric Association caving to Trump’s threats and Yale actually firing her (after Trump sycophant Alan Dershowitz played the attack dog in a Twitter dust up with Lee), the actual warnings she and her colleagues tried to raise flags over have come to pass.  History will long record that they were absolutely correct in their predictions.  That Trump, like some gang leader, would repeatedly goad his followers to violence.

And what’s most frightening?  She and others continue to point out that he’s still doing it.  Talking about violence, civil war, usurping elections, normalizing violence to achieve his own twisted need for power and attention.  She and others have been dead on correct so far; and they are still waving warning flags:  Shouldn’t we be intelligent enough to finally begin to listen?

Read the article.  Pay attention to the threat.  Maybe (some of you Trump supporters) wake up and see the nightmare that’s coming true all around us. THIS IS A BIG DEAL PEOPLE.

“Perpetrators of violence—even convicted murderers—often feel victimized: “They tend to think that their behavior, no matter how egregious, was warranted and reasonable.”  (I.E.?  This is the Donald that some of you continue to support.)