The president could enter a “psychotic spiral,” as narcissism expert Dr. Craig Malkin has noted, but I gauge delusion outside a clinical context through the social psychology or public health perspective. Delusions are “transmitted” more rapidly to a population than simple lies.
This does not let him off the hook for criminal responsibility. He observes how effective his symptoms are (his “gut”) and mobilizes them to get what he wants, not caring about consequences. He decides he does not have to change his behavior because he can “get away” with it.
This is at least criminal negligence, but could verge on murder in the case of the pandemic based on motives (this does require a personal interview). Since the law does not give allowance for lack of empathy or conscience, a clearing for murder conviction is not implausible.
This comes to show how important mental health expert voices were, to refer for an evaluation when we said medical criteria called for it, and not to treat a president like a king. Treating him as above the law and natural law (mental health) facilitated his myth as a demigod.

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21 Sep
That is right, and remember clearly the response. They should have already known in 2016 that they were not dealing with equals; they were dealing with “lawmakers” for whom the law means nothing.
I always thought this was a political issue, but a Board member of ours clarified that it was a Black Lives Matter issue: deprive a Black president of a Supreme Court seat at all cost—and now ram in a seat by a White Supremacist at all cost.
As a specialist of sociopathy, I of course look at it psychologically: “Break every rule and win at all cost” is how sociopaths operate. It is the very definition of UNFITNESS FOR OFFICE.
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14 Sep
His meltdown is inevitable. The question then becomes, will we all go down with him, or salvage ourselves at the same time as getting him some real help?
The sooner we do it, the more damage we get to prevent, too.
I specialize in treating those with sociopathy, and I find that they can always be helped in some way—but just to keep them from destroying others and themselves is help. Ordinary people should not try this; keep your distance, and limit the time you spend on them, if you must.
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14 Sep
@RickWri06994219 The public was plenty enlightened. It arose from a singular event: the APA (Psychiatric) stepping forth ahead of an already-developing national discussion and shutting it down, the way Bill Barr stepped in in front of a very damning Mueller report and made it toothless.
@RickWri06994219 It did this by:
1. Spreading rumors that those who spoke up were “unethical” (through public campaigns only, since investigations would surely prove this wrong);
2. Convincing the media that they would get sued;
3. Earning favor with the government and reaping financial rewards.
@RickWri06994219 You may recall the people’s campaign to get people to read the special counsel’s report, actors enacting it, etc. You do not stop pathologically malignant individuals this way: the attorney general should have been called out, impeachment begun (on him as well as the president).
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13 Sep
Immediate responses, and limit setting, are key to psychological management, for a president as well as the public, so that fair elections can happen. Doing nothing under fatalism that he will not be held accountable will ensure that he is not held accountable!
Here are some examples:
1. Nancy Pelosi could hold televised hearings on the evidence that has come out of his lying; indictment is not the point—televised hearings are.
2. Anthony Fauci could team up with other scientists to establish firmly what the scientific guidelines are.
We can make recommendations, from behind the scenes, on how to frame/justify these hearings and to do them so as to have a PSYCHOLOGICAL effect on containing the president and lessening his hold on his followers.
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12 Sep
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. This is why people who have knowledge find problems to be easy. What needs to be done now: neutralize the psychological effect. That is all. But currently psychological maneuvering is well on its way to staying in power, creating great chaos along the way.
THERE IS A WAY. We passed on every opportunity when things were very, very easy—this is why we kept urging the Speaker to consult with us. Now things are moderately hard, but NOWHERE NEAR what other countries have faced and overcome.
WHO WILL TAKE LEADERSHIP? The most straightforward path, the media or even just Democrats admitting that this is a psychological problem, seems closed to us. We cannot keep tooting our own horns. Who else can recognize the need? Who can take the leadership?
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2 Sep
Yet another major journalist had ALL my extensive quotes taken out of his article, until the article itself barely says anything. This is from the “liberal” mainstream media: censorship is a “red alert” sign of autocracy.
It is not just “editing”: why else would 100% of my quotes or major interviews be killed from a half-dozen major outlets? Why would about 200 op-eds collectively from us be 100% rejected from ALL major newspapers, even as they publish frivolous ones by health professionals?
100% for 2.5 years is a bit much, would you not say, to be coincidence? And this includes the most respected members of the field, some of legendary renown. And the ONLY full op-ed that was published ONCE is one that says the president is “just a jerk” and not serious.
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