WASHINGTON: The politics of personal destruction have no bounds and probably never will. The ever-expanding world wide web of online information gives a soapbox to almost any person for any reason. Many sites are straightforward in their profane political denunciations of politicians; some are subtle. Some are what they claim others to be. Then there are those who define the mental health of Pres. Trump as being a narcissist.
So what’s wrong with a little narcissism?
I was recently unfriended by a friend. Her rejection of our friendship was her analysis of me after viewing several Youtube sites which, if I chose to investigate, would reveal that I am indeed a narcissist. I did so.
I was shocked at what I found on YouTube.
Among other things, it revealed to me some psychoanalysis of Donald Trump. This analysis of Trump was, of course, for the good of everybody. At least that’s what they said.
There were several videos by psychologists and psychotherapists exclusively. I observed each as they analyzed hundreds of people, presumably without ever having met them, then offered advice, probably still never having met them.
Ramani Durvasula, Professor of Psychology at California State University.
Though I observed a couple of interesting videos, many of the P.T. Barnum genre, one psychologist who caught my attention billed herself simply as Dr. Ramani. Her actual name is Ramani Durvasula, Professor of Psychology at California State University.
She has several videos on YouTube analyzing Donald Trump from afar. The interview is an experience in the subtle destruction of President Trump using psychological blather. However, Dr. Ramani refers to her analysis of the President, who she has never met, as scientific, saying:
“Someone like me, watching this with the scientific precision of a psychologist.”
No matter that psychology isn’t a science.
Dining room table interview with Kara McNamara
In this latest video, she is being interviewed by Kara McNamara, who begins the interview by saying that they are there to explain the behavior of Donald Trump. I find it interesting to note that these “professionals” have failed to create a professional atmosphere for the interview.
Instead, we are treated to a dining room table conversation. And really, it has no more weight than any other dining room table conversation. Nonetheless, you be the judge, let me know what you think in the comments below:
They say they are doing it because “we’re all baffled” by his behavior. I suppose all means 320 million Americans.
I have never met Pres. Trump, but trust me, he is a narcissist.
In the interview, Dr. Ramani states, while McNamara fawns over her, that Donald Trump is the clinical definition of a narcissist and that we, the country, are married to a narcissist. That the Republican convention was the engagement, and the inauguration was the marriage ceremony.
Again, they say so.
The back-and-forth between Ramani and McNamara moves ahead with Dr. Ramani saying she wants to help the country by letting us know what Donald Trump is. McNamara jumps in to carefully state that they are not saying Donald Trump is mentally ill, but that he has a unique personality trait and they are only trying to get into his mind.
The two are just there to help us understand Trump, who, they say, is just a good old boy narcissist.
Dr. Ramani and Kara McNamara: Analyzing Presidents Putin and Trump
There is more than one video interview by Ramani. Her psychoanalyzing from afar continues on a second video with Ramani going into a Trump/Putin analysis.
She then describes the two men as perfect playmates; like the two narcissists in kindergarten who are compatible because they are alike. Hmmm. I always thought opposites attract. However, then I have been diagnosed from afar as a narcissist, by my now unfriended friend, so I am probably only imaginatively correct.
However, she says that Putin is a bit more of a fine-grained narcissist than Trump. She also claims, though she has never met him, that Putin is more of a psychopath than Trump. However, the two are mirror images of one another, Dr. Ramani and Kara McNamara, declare.
There are yet more of these interviews. Ramani and her host throughout the entirety present themselves as the objective, neutral, and nonpartisan purveyors of truth and light.
McNamara says at one point:
“No matter whether you are a Republican, a Democrat or just a concerned citizen or …Paul Ryan…”
Michael Moore, film director, and pseudo psychologist, declares Pres. Trump mentally ill.
Michael Moore has no more credibility than Dr. Ramani or Kara McNamara in making medical pronouncements of people that they never met. Now, someone like Michael Moore would not beat around the bush:
“I think it’s possible. I think that we have someone in the White House who has no respect for the rule of law, who dislikes democracy by an incredible degree, which doesn’t make him any that much different from other billionaires or CEOs, because their businesses are not democracies, they rule by fiat … It’s more dangerous with [Trump] because he has a complete lack of ideology,” says Moore.
Michael Moore doesn’t beat around the bush in his politics of personal destruction. He is straightforward.
However, smart psychologists who study from afar are not so. They worship themselves with subtle disclaimers such as:
“We are not saying he is mentally ill…”
They are above the fray. They are better than that. My unfounded analysis of them, from afar, is that they, Michael Moore, Dr. Ramani and Kara McNamara all suffer from a case of narcissism. Narcissism enhanced by being able to set up microphones on the dining room table to pretend anyone cares what we think.
Perhaps my unfriend was right. Maybe I am a narcissist. However, what about the subtle geniuses who analyzed me. In any event, ironically, though I think she is a closet Trump supporter. Luv ya, girl.
President Donald J. Trump waves to awaiting supporters Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, as he disembarks Air Force One at Indianapolis International Airport, to address the Future Farmers of America convention in Indianapolis. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)