Of course he's afraid of losing status

Of course he's afraid of losing status

Today's New York Times has a revealing story on Donald Trump:

The intense ambitions and undisciplined behaviors of Mr. Trump have confounded even those close to him, especially as his presidential campaign comes to a tumultuous end, and he confronts the possibility of the most stinging defeat of his life. But in the more than five hours of conversations — the last extensive biographical interviews Mr. Trump granted before running for president — a powerful driving force emerges: his deep-seated fear of public embarrassment.

The recordings reveal a man who is fixated on his own celebrity, anxious about losing his status and contemptuous of those who fall from grace. They capture the visceral pleasure he derives from fighting, his willful lack of interest in history, his reluctance to reflect on his life and his belief that most people do not deserve his respect.

The story is a fascinating read. It reveals all of Trump's id for the world to see. And this time, the tapes weren't from a hot mic, but from the last profile interview he gave before running for President. The writer, Michael D'Antonio, first provided the tapes to the Clinton campaign, which took no action on them. Now the Times is using them to prepare a two-part story to be published soon.

What the tapes show is that Trump is, basically, an aging chimpanzee, consumed with his place in a pecking order which matters to no one with any real concerns on their plates. He's unhinged, unbridled, able to do anything which promotes his own alpha status.

Imagine this man with control of the world's most powerful military. Any perceived slight would activate DEFCON 1. Not only is this a person who should not be entrusted with immense power: he probably shouldn't be trusted with the minor power he now possesses. He is completely unmoored from any kind of connection to the society around him. His world consists of himself only; other people exist merely to serve some need or desire. Paranoia and sociopathy should not occupy the Oval Office.

Fortunately, it seems as if we're going to dodge the bullet. (This is not a call for complacency. Get out and VOTE.) But the fact that a large minority of our fellow citizens think this charlatan is suitable for the most powerful post in the world is frightening. It shows that the Republican plan to dumb down the citizenry has worked to some extent. These people will vote for Hitler as long as he has an (R) after his name. And the Republicans now running away from him are no better. Were he to be elected, they'd vote in lockstep with him.

Donald Trump is about to be humiliated on the world's biggest political stage. And no amount of deflection to dark forces will hide that fact.



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