Thank you, Dr. West, for sharing your perspective and your angst with all of us here on the Medium Forum. Well and truly said!
I've been sharing your perspective about our corrupt Republican Party and it's despot in the White House for quite some time now. But fortunately, as dreadful as Donald Trump is, he is not immortal -- far from it -- and he is not mentally balanced. Malignant Narcissism is a dreadful personality disorder, and he is ripe with it.
There is a positive element to his despicable demonstration of his self-love and his mental aberration in front of the world. He is giving all of us a good view of what a Mad Hatter (crazy-as-a-loon) American president looks like and what he can do if elected.
The Republican Party is corrupt, and we need to diminish its power through our power of the Vote! We need to find more civic minded, and morally astute, and well-balanced people to serve as our representatives in Congress. More importantly, we should establish a method for evaluating the mental health and educational competency of our candidates for the presidency -- assessments that are demonstrated by academic records, and mental health assessments that are demonstrated by the completion of personality and mental health assessment instruments.
America cannot afford to have yet another Madman at the helm of our presidency. We must not follow in the footsteps of the madmen in Europe who caused the Second World War, and who murdered Jews and Catholics by the thousands.
Your irritation and ire are well earned, and your public response to Donald Trump's egregious and self-serving personal display this week, and his refusal to accept the truth of his condition, is totally unacceptable.
Donald Trump is 77 years old. He is sick with a deadly disease. It could kill him! Oh yes, he is highly privileged as our president, so he has received the very latest and most amazing medications and treatments that money can buy (LOTS of money, and all of it from Our Treasury)!
Perhaps it were better if Donald Trump is going to die, that he get on with the business of it, and leave the rest of us in peace. I believe similar words were spoken by Charles Dickens, and other astute representatives in the literary realm... but truer words have never been spoken (as they sometimes say).