I puzzled over Donald Trump’s lack of condemnation in his comments on the recent Nazi incidents, then I set them in context.
There is one thing Donald will never endanger: his craving for power. It is a common theme that runs through his meandering speeches, his vacillitation, his provocation and prevarication. If he gets vague, it’s only becuase he thinks that taking a stance will threaten his acquisition of more power.
The world has been largely fooled into thinking the man is an idiot who bought the presidency. I disagree. He’s a power-addicted maniac who should be considered a threat to us all.
Donald Trump is a tyrant seeking a grand tyranny. He wants a world to rule. To that end, everything and everyone about him are expendable. If he needs to start a war, he will incite one. From the current situation, I’d guess at a civil war to move America closer to being a totalitarian nation (or any form of rule that makes him less accountable).
He wants to be Kim Jong-il. That appeals to him. But he reckons he could do it better. To get as close as he can, he’ll collaborate with anyone he thinks can get him more power, and to hell with anyone who thought he was on their side if that faction no longer offers him access to more power.
I await the day when Trump openly deifies himself… If no-one stops him, the Life President of the Confederate States of Earth will reach to conquer the heavens in the beliefs of those who survive amidst the ashes of the world he instigated.
PS: The Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide published a paper nearly 20 years ago regarding the definition of a dangerous type of narcissistic personality disorder called ‘excessive power strivings’. Here’s the abstract.
None of the existing formal diagnostic categories in psychiatry today addresses adequately the issues of excessive power-seeking, corruption and destructiveness. Excessive power strivings both poison the personality of the individual who is obsessed in his spirit and mind with power and do unacceptable harm to other peoples’ lives. The present proposal of a diagnostic category of a Personality Disorder of Excessive Power Strivings is intended to fit into current diagnostic schema of DSM as well as into an earlier proposal (1) to examine in all psychopathology not only the burdens and damage people do and impose on their own selves and their own functioning, but also the harm they do to other peoples’ lives and functioning. The diagnosis is to be used when the individual displays prolonged and severe manifestations of the following listed criteria: The basic feature which is always present in this personality disorder is: 1. Intense and extensive power strivings. In addition, at least three other of the following characteristics should be present; 2. Lack of empathy for people, and indifference to the suffering of others; 3. “Street smart” alertness and remarkable cunning committed to seizing and expanding power; 4. Ruthlessness in cultivation of power; 5. Scapegoating and projection of blame on to targeted individuals or a group, an insistent need to identify certain others as lowly, worthless and intended victims; 6. Corruption by power and addiction to power; 7. Demands of other people to be dependent on one’s powerful personality, or that they become one’s obedient followers; 8. Emphasis on symbolisms of pure vs. impure, holy vs. infidel, chosen vs. condemned; 9. A basic disrespect for the lives of others evidenced in callous or indifferent exposure of others to undue risks; 10. An absence of conscience in contexts of self-interest and opportunity; 11. A homicide/suicide orientation.