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Addicted to Attention
Author: BobR    Date: 10/19/2017 12:43:48

It seems to be a common agreement among everyone who isn't an ardent tRump supporter that he has mental problems. The common diagnosis is malignant or pathological narcissism among us armchair psychologists (although even the professionals would agree. His constant need for attention and self-congratulation and self-aggrandizement reinforces that diagnoses.

I am not educated in the field of mental illnesses, so this may or may not be in the same ballpark, but I think with tRump, he is an addict. He is addicted to being the center of attention. When other things take the attention away from him, he feels the need to do anything - ANYTHING - to bring the attention back to him. I suppose that is pretty much what a narcissist is, but for him it doesn't seem to matter whether the attention is positive or not. He craves it; he needs it.

His entire adult life has been about getting attention. He appeared on professional wrestling, the cover of Playboy, numerous talk shows, and then finally - his own TV show. That, I think, took it to a next level, from snorting to freebasing. He had an hour per week of people watching him rule his tiny kingdom.

Running for president, though, became the mother lode for him, like the scene at the end of Scarface where he has a big pile of cocaine on his desk and just sticks his whole face in it. There he was going from town to town with crowds of people clapping and cheering for him. THIS was the high he was looking for his entire life - THIS was the all-consuming buzz he was craving but could never satisfy, the itch he could never scratch.

He rode that high all the way to the election, and then was crowned. And then what?...

Then he brought all the cameras into the Oval Office to record him clumsily applying his scribble to his executive orders, holding them up for all to see. When the cameras weren't on him, he was tweeting. When other national stories grabbed the attention away from him, he would make outrageous statements to make himself the center of attention again.

When that still isn't enough, he goes out on "campaign-style" rallies, so he can get the attention he craves.

How does one deal with an addict? First, they need to be "dried out". That means cold-turkey deprivation of the drug. Then - if the addict wants to be cured, they need to swear off the drug.

For tRump, that would mean removal from office, and possibly a jail cell. Let him go several months to several years with no one paying any attention to him.

It's tough love, I know, but I think we really should do what's best for him. It's the kind thing to do.

 

19 comments (Latest Comment: 10/19/2017 20:10:31 by Mondobubba)
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Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 13:34:25
Good Morning!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/19/2017 13:40:50
Hola, mi amigos! I got my apartment. I move on 12/8/.


Comment by Scoopster on 10/19/2017 13:53:26
Gooood mornin' all!

Quote by Mondobubba:
Hola, mi amigos! I got my apartment. I move on 12/8.

Swwweeeeet! PARTY AT MONDO'S NEW PLACE!!!

Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 13:53:35
Quote by Mondobubba:
Hola, mi amigos! I got my apartment. I move on 12/8/.
Wonderful!




Comment by Mondobubba on 10/19/2017 13:54:44
Gonna be following what is going to be happening with/to Mr. Faschie Haircut today at UF.

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22519191_778750305637972_5307029307318611025_n.jpg?oh=ca00d53b15f36b43d665c7fdf9dbe92f&oe=5A86EBC7


This is the first and last time I will ever say this:

GO GATORS!
(unless of course I am rooting for my mother's alma mater, Alleghany College. They are also Gators)

Comment by wickedpam on 10/19/2017 14:01:55
Morning

Comment by wickedpam on 10/19/2017 14:11:28
Quote by Mondobubba:
Hola, mi amigos! I got my apartment. I move on 12/8/.



Congrats!!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/19/2017 15:22:43
Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 16:58:20
Quote by Mondobubba:
Gonna be following what is going to be happening with/to Mr. Faschie Haircut today at UF.

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22519191_778750305637972_5307029307318611025_n.jpg?oh=ca00d53b15f36b43d665c7fdf9dbe92f&oe=5A86EBC7


This is the first and last time I will ever say this:

GO GATORS!
(unless of course I am rooting for my mother's alma mater, Alleghany College. They are also Gators)
What tiem is the hate fest set to begin?


Comment by Mondobubba on 10/19/2017 17:07:29
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Gonna be following what is going to be happening with/to Mr. Faschie Haircut today at UF.

https://scontent-mia3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22519191_778750305637972_5307029307318611025_n.jpg?oh=ca00d53b15f36b43d665c7fdf9dbe92f&oe=5A86EBC7


This is the first and last time I will ever say this:

GO GATORS!
(unless of course I am rooting for my mother's alma mater, Alleghany College. They are also Gators)
What tiem is the hate fest set to begin?


Around now.


Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 17:16:23
Comment by Scoopster on 10/19/2017 19:33:31
Private contractors instead of military personnel were used to evacuate injured & killed soldiers in Niger, left behind one of the soldiers whose body was recovered days later.

Heads need to roll for this shit. Why the FUCK are we still using goddamn mercenaries?! We could have use OUR OWN military. We could have used FRANCE'S military, who is also patrolling the country in the air.

Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 19:40:52
Warms my heart:





Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 19:41:42
Quote by Scoopster:
Private contractors instead of military personnel were used to evacuate injured & killed soldiers in Niger, left behind one of the soldiers whose body was recovered days later.

Heads need to roll for this shit. Why the FUCK are we still using goddamn mercenaries?! We could have use OUR OWN military. We could have used FRANCE'S military, who is also patrolling the country in the air.
JEsus christ.

Comment by Scoopster on 10/19/2017 19:51:48
Also, John Kelly has proven today that he's nothing but a fucking lapdog for a cowardly CIC, and a coward himself for defending the sick verbal & mental abuse of Gold Star families.

Comment by Raine on 10/19/2017 19:53:00
Quote by Scoopster:
Also, John Kelly has proven today that he's nothing but a fucking lapdog for a cowardly CIC, and a coward himself for defending the sick verbal & mental abuse of Gold Star families.

yup.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/19/2017 20:05:16
Quote by Raine:
Warms my heart:






I love each and everyone one of those kids who are standing up to nazi's!

Comment by Mondobubba on 10/19/2017 20:10:31
Quote by Raine:
Warms my heart:






That is wonderful.