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Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:22 PM

Americans "are being psychologically abused by Donald Trump"

Leading neuroscientist says America will face a health crisis from "post-Trump syndrome" for years to come.

As psychologist John Gartner cautioned in a recent conversation here at Salon: "Donald Trump is the most successful bio-terrorist in human history. This is not an accident."

Ultimately, Trump's sabotage and willful negligence — to which he has now effectively confessed — is a crime against humanity. At worst, it approaches de facto genocide; at best, it could be called negligent homicide on a mass scale.

On Twitter, former CIA Director John Brennan described Donald Trump as a human "abomination," writing, "If he had a conscience or a soul, he would resign. Tragically for us, he has neither."

The American people should know by now that Donald Trump does not care about their safety, health or well-being. Yet again, Donald Trump has betrayed his presidential oath of office. From his coronavirus pandemic to a democracy under siege from his authoritarian movement, a failed economy, an increase in right-wing violence and terrorism, and a public embrace of white supremacy, Trump and his regime are emotionally and physically abusing the American people.

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Reply Americans "are being psychologically abused by Donald Trump" (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Sep 11 OP
Thekaspervote Sep 11 #1
Freedomofspeech Sep 11 #2
SheltieLover Sep 11 #4
AZ8theist Sep 11 #11
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 11 #18
AZ8theist Sep 11 #19
SleeplessinSoCal Sep 11 #21
AZ8theist Sep 11 #22
regnaD kciN Sep 11 #3
KT2000 Sep 11 #6
Tumbulu Sep 11 #10
KT2000 Sep 11 #5
Ferrets are Cool Sep 11 #7
2naSalit Sep 11 #8
somaticexperiencing Sep 11 #13
NEOBuckeye Sep 11 #9
somaticexperiencing Sep 11 #12
flibbitygiblets Sep 11 #14
dlk Sep 11 #15
czarjak Sep 11 #16
LuvNewcastle Sep 11 #17
Ligyron Sep 11 #20

Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:26 PM

1. I know I'm one of them....

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:34 PM

2. Me, too.

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:55 PM

4. +1

Tortured!

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:53 PM

11. NOT ME!!

That fucking IMBECILIC TRAITOR WILL NOT DETER ME.

Some may think the gaslighting is wearing down TRUE AMERICANS, but FUCK YOU TRUMP.

If you launch a Putin required civil war, be advised what happened to Fascist dictators in the past. Just sayin'

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #11)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:31 PM

18. please don't die of a heart attack!!!

Today's press conference by Gavin Newsom has made me seriously ill. He spoke righteously about denying the climate crisis. And that is just one of dozens of the monster's horrensous actions as well as non-actions making us seriously ill. "Rake the forest" ??? That twisted F*@k!!!

My pulse is racing off the charts. Nausea, high blood pressure, dizziness, etc. Cant watch the news. Just dipped in here and decided to vent because that monster is the cause of it all. His horrible family squatting in the White House with the aid of Putin. And Flynn and countless enablers who care nothing for this country or its citizens.

AND we lost our union covered health insurance. I am trying not to be sick, but COME ON!! HOW DO YOU STAY SANE, HEALTHY & INFORMED?


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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #18)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:40 PM

19. No worries. If Putin installs Doturd again, just remember Mussolini's fate...

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Response to AZ8theist (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 10:20 PM

21. You got the wrong Italian leader...

Berlusconi is the model.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controversies_surrounding_Silvio_Berlusconi?wprov=sfla1

"According to journalists Marco Travaglio and Enzo Biagi, Berlusconi entered politics to save his companies from bankruptcy and himself from convictions. From the very beginning he said it clearly to his associates. Berlusconi's supporters hailed him as the "novus homo", an outsider who was going to bring a new efficiency to the public bureaucracy and reform the state from top to bottom."

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Response to SleeplessinSoCal (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 11:44 PM

22. You are correct, but I was thinking more like this:

(I was going to post an image of Mussolini's execution, but thought better of it. Some might be offended. Not me, but some..)

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 05:37 PM

3. If he were just one bio-terrorist, it would be bad enough...

...but the sad fact is that he’s created an “army” of millions of militant followers who will be striving the rest of their lives to turn America into the MAGA nightmare long after he himself is gone.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:11 PM

6. and they are abusers too

and maybe that is the appeal for them.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:32 PM

10. profoundly true

and we must shame them into a long silence by voting forcefully. And ignoring them, hoping that they will go away has not worked out.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:10 PM

5. He is an abuser

in all aspects of his life. It is like we can't get him out of the house and the systems of government are protecting him and not the abused.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:19 PM

7. They are also being physically KILLED by him

and his "policies".

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:25 PM

8. I already had PTSD...

This asshole triggers it every fucking day. If he was my abusive spouse, I'd be in prison by now.

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Response to 2naSalit (Reply #8)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:59 PM

13. you could say that all Americans now have PTSD.

sorry to hear about your PTSD feelings. believe me, we're really all in that together, only some people are more aware that that's where they are living. if it can be believed, some people seem to actually enjoy living in that zone. And of course inflicting it on others. I suppose we, who have had identified PTSD, can all relate to that zone of existence, but thank God I don't live there anymore.

In fact, I've trained to be a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. That's my method for dealing, and I love it. In case your'e curious, website is [link:https://authenticexperiencing.com/|

just had to say something. your post moved me.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 06:31 PM

9. He is only powerful if you believe that he is.

And unfortunately, too many people do.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 07:54 PM

12. and the sad thing is that people actually seem to like it! typical abuse cycle

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:04 PM

14. I almost did on OP about this a few days ago. America is in an abusive relationship with the POTUS.

about a third or so have no clue and think it's completely normal. The rest of us are being held hostage against our will.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:18 PM

15. And the entire GOP is complicit

Let’s not give them a pass.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:24 PM

16. Integrity is hardly their strong suit.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:28 PM

17. He's a predator, has been since he was a kid.

He was caught running around with knives, so they put him in military school, where people would keep an eye on him. He's been accused of rape by many women. I'd say that judging by the number who have died of Covid, he's a mass murderer. My knowledge of Trump isn't extensive enough for me to be able to call him a serial killer. If I find out he is one, one day, I won't be a bit surprised.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Fri Sep 11, 2020, 08:51 PM

20. I refuse to be a victim.

There's not much I can do now other than volunteer and vote but I take great solace in the fact that the shitstorm about to be unleashed on Trump starting sometime in February latest is going to catch him by surprize.

Oh, he's got the power now, sure and no doubt imagines that power comes from from within and pictures himself a fountain of raw animal magnetism, a born aristocrat surely anointed to rule us peons and use people at his pleasure. As he'll come to see however, that power does not come from within and he's in for a rude awakening when the trappings surrounding the Office of the Presidency fall away from his lard ass.

Normally, the old GOP looked after it's own and protected them once their job was done but I'm not so sure that will happen in his case. In fact, I'm pretty sure it won't. He's made way too many enemies within what's left of the Republican party and it may be pay back time with what's left of the old guard.

He's of little use to Putin now either since the authorities are on to their money laundering operation and he'll no doubt be cast aside as just another election loser, a one hit wonder. Considering his diet, how out of shape and overweight he is and all he knows he may just suffer some sudden, traumatic medical event and exit the stage before his next act as a singer or teller of tales. Who knows?

As he himself would say, we'll have to see what happens.

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