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“First, this president, from day one, has highly encouraged and issued specific policy that has provided extraordinary incentives to fracking companies across the USA so that the Trump administration can sell liquid natural gas (LNG) to Russia’s customers in Europe and elsewhere. Secondly, this president has pushed the military deployment of 5G with a vengeance. He has even sung the praises of a “future” and extremely deadly 6G. Thirdly, there is Trump’s egregious failure to shut down the chemical geoengineering operations being conducted in the skies across the country — 24/7. Then there is the intentional weakening of the cornerstone pieces of legislation that undergird the nation’s environmental protection. Fifth, it’s now evident that there’s a total disregard for the health and wellness of the populace by the Trump administration. The BOTTOM LINE: Mother Earth is not happy, Mr. President!”
~State of the Nation
President Trump has been — BY FAR — the worst environmental POTUS in history. It’s clear from his many reckless actions, misguided policies and heedless proclamations where it concerns the environment, that he’s a real Neanderthal.
First, this president, from day one, has highly encouraged and issued specific policy that has provided extraordinary incentives to fracking companies across the USA so that the Trump administration can sell liquid natural gas (LNG) to Russia’s customers in Europe and elsewhere. This highly destructive strategy alone is enough to give him the award for the “Worst Enviro POTUS” — EVER! Hydro-fracking has been devastating communities across America since the BP Gulf oil spill.
Secondly, this president has pushed the military deployment of 5G with a vengeance. He has even sung the praises of a “future” and extremely deadly 6G. Truly, his zealous promotion of the 5G roll-out nationwide is enough to make him guilty of GENOCIDE. And, he became the world’s unequalled pitchman for 5G only at the insistence of it being developed in Israel. Hence, he owes an explanation to the American people about why such an inherently dangerous technology is okay for the United States, but not for Israel.
Thirdly, there is Trump’s egregious failure to shut down the chemical geoengineering operations being conducted in the skies across the country — 24/7. Also known as chemtrails, these now ubiquitous toxic aerosols are disseminated from specially equipped U.S. military jets, nonstop, in all 50 states for reasons unknown. The U.S. citizenry is literally being sprayed like bugs and the government has never explained why and has only denied their obvious existence. (CHEMTRAIL SYNDROME: A Global Pandemic Of Epic Proportions). Any POTUS, as Commander-in-Chief of the US Armed Forces, who allows the reckless and incessant pollution of the ambient atmosphere will have to answer to We the People.
Then there is the intentional weakening of the cornerstone pieces of legislation that undergird the nation’s environmental protection. This is where Trump himself has turned back the clock on the most important environmental laws ever enacted. Not only did Trump’s EPA move to gut the Clean Air Act, his administration has also been undermining critical protections mandated by the Clean Water Act. It’s entirely true that environmental activists nationwide consider Trump to be a one-man wrecking crew whose cave-man mentality will destroy the delicate ecological balance wherever he relaxes or terminates necessary rules and regulation.
Fifth, it’s now evident that there’s a total disregard for the health and wellness of the populace by the Trump administration. In fact, “a 2018 analysis reported that the Trump administration’s rollbacks and proposed reversals of environmental rules would likely ‘cost the lives of over 80,000 US residents per decade and lead to respiratory problems for many more than 1 million people’.” This willful negligence by Trump to safeguard the citizenry reflects an unprecedented repudiation of the most fundamental agreement (and basic responsibility) every POTUS swears to uphold. One wonders if Trump even knows how to spell E N V I R O N M E N T.
Lastly, President Trump has done everything in his power to push the stock market as high as he can. It’s as though the DJIA is the primary metric by which he measures his success. Quite unfortunately, this inordinate determination to manipulate daily the NYSE and artificially prop up the various markets has only emboldened Corporate America to run roughshod over the environment. Their high-paid lobbyists and lawyers are as busy as ever re-writing environmental laws in Washington, D.C. and every state house in the nation. In the end, it’s the people who will suffer greatly from this profound betrayal.
There’s much more to this screed, but the foregoing examples sketch out the general picture.
The BOTTOM LINE: Mother Earth is not happy, Mr. President!
~via State of the Nation
I’m often asked how you can spot a narcissist. Here’s my standard list:
I wrote that list two years ago — long before Donald Trump started running for president. Yet it could have been written just for him. As others have pointed out, the Donald is a textbook case of narcissistic personality. He is clearly functioning well and thus can’t be classified as having narcissistic personality disorder, the clinical-level form, which by definition only describes someone whose traits are causing them difficulty. Trump, instead, displays narcissism as a personality trait — the type we focus on in The Narcissism Epidemic.
Here’s the question: Is Trump’s narcissism a cover for insecurity? This is known as the “mask model” — the idea that grandiose narcissism is a show to distract people from the deep psychic pain underneath. A recent piece in Time made this claim, arguing that Trump is trying to cover for a “profound insecurity and lack of self-esteem.”
Here’s the problem: At least for grandiose narcissism like Trump’s, there’s no evidence that the mask model is true. Narcissists have high self-esteem on average, not low, and the most aggressive people are those with both high narcissism and high self-esteem. Children who become narcissistic are not those shamed by their parents, but those told they are special.
Perhaps the best evidence comes from studies measuring self-esteem in a subtle way, such as with an implicit self-esteem measure recording people’s reaction time in pairing words like “I” and “me” with words like “bad” and “good.” People who score high on grandiose narcissism also score high on implicit self-esteem. In other words, deep down inside, narcissists think they are awesome.
This is also just plain common sense: Does Trump really seem like he is insecure underneath? Does he seem to be in a state of psychic pain, or even covering for one? No — he’s having the time of his life. So why does he seem to crave all of the attention and adulation? The Time article argues that Trump is trying to fill a deep “psychic hole.”
I have a more straightforward explanation: He likes all of the attention because he thinks he deserves it. It’s never enough not because of psychic pain, but because he thinks everyone should pay attention to him. Attention is fun and gratifying; it has nothing to do with insecurity.
Why the Mask Model of Narcissism Is Dangerous
I will go further: I think it’s dangerous to believe that narcissists are insecure underneath. Not only is it not supported by empirical evidence, but it promotes the idea that the way to deal with narcissists is to boost their self-esteem and heal their “wounds” through more love and affection. This is like suggesting that the way to cure obesity is by giving everyone more doughnuts. The narcissistic person who ruins relationships through his self-centeredness does not need more love or attention — he needs to get kicked to the curb. The young adult who takes advantage of everyone around her does not need her self-esteem boosted — she needs to learn responsibility.
Narcissism is known as the “disease that hurts other people,” and the cure for it is real life — losing a relationship because of selfishness, losing a job because you’ve alienated people. Yes, we should try to understand narcissists and realize that their behavior is explained by this personality trait. But that does not mean we should believe that they are actually insecure — that myth undermines our understanding of narcissism because it presumes that it’s only skin-deep.
Many, many people have been hurt in relationships with narcissists by believing that they can change the person with more love. If only that were true — but sadly, most of the time, it’s not. We can have empathy for people with narcissistic traits, but that does not mean we have to believe they are suffering underneath. Most of the time, they are making other people suffer. They won’t suffer themselves until bad things start happening to them, often as a consequence of their narcissism. It is sad, but it is not due to insecurity.
Trump is not insecure. We should not be looking for the source of his “psychic pain” or expect that someday he will break down and show his true, doubting self. He really does think that he’s that great, and that his ideas are that great. If we believe otherwise — about him or anyone else with these traits — we risk underestimating the true power of the narcissist.
~via Know More News