For All Points-Of-The-View.
By James C. McIntosh, M.D.
Section 7 of the American Psychiatric Association’s Principles of Medical Ethics of 1973 reads as follows:
“On occasion psychiatrists are asked for an opinion about an individual who is in the light of public attention or who has disclosed information about himself/herself through public media. In such circumstances, a psychiatrist may share with the public his or her expertise about psychiatric issues in general. However, it is unethical for a psychiatrist to offer a professional opinion unless he or she has conducted an examination and has been granted proper authorization for such a statement.”
There is no rule I have ever been happier to have been accused of violating than this one, when I published
the first 7 chapters of my book, The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Rudolph Giuliani in the Amsterdam News and the Daily Challenge newspaper in the seven weeks between March 28, 2000 and May 12, 2000. That is, I have never been happier until now. My latest unauthorized psychoanalysis is “The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald Trump.”
As in the case of my first unauthorized psychoanalysis, this book is obviously just my personal opinion, no matter how professionally it is rendered. It is my opinion about a man many other professionals have already labelled as narcissistic, sociopathic or just plain crazy and dangerous. In the case of Donald Trump some of the brightest lights in white American Psychiatry and psychology have already gone on record labelling Trump as ill.
Psychologist John Gartner who taught psychology for 28 years at Johns Hopkins University began his article published in U.S.A today with the words, “If you take President Trump’s words literally, you have no choice but to conclude that he is psychotic.”
In a letter to President Obama, Judith Hermann M.D., a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School who is also the author of former NY Times Best Seller “Trauma and Recovery,” Nanette Gartrell, M.D. a former member of the faculty of Harvard University and Dianne Mosbacher, MD, PhD. wrote, among other things that, Trump’s “widely reported symptoms of mental instability — including grandiosity, impulsivity, hypersensitivity to slights or criticism, and an apparent inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality — lead us to question his fitness for the immense responsibilities of the office, (of president of the United States).” These psychiatrists went on to recommend that Mr. Trump, “receive a full medical and neuropsychiatric evaluation by an impartial team of investigators.”
Never Mention Fake Hair In a Psychiatric Report
So the purpose of my book, deliberately overstated as a “Psychoanalysis,” albeit “Unauthorized,” is to offer a Black Psychiatric perspective on a man who, if the U.S. was a hospital could in the manner of Hair Club CEO Matt Heinz, boast, “ I am not just the CEO I am a patient.”
The perspective of this psychoanalysis has to be different from the above mentioned doctors, because I am identifiably a descendant, not of Americans but of African people who were held in chains (enslaved) by at least 18 former holders of that office. Until March of 2015 the official logo of the A.P.A., featured a picture of Dr. Benjamin Rush a signer of the Declaration of Independence who is known as the father of American Psychiatry. Just to put the APA and their rules into perspective consider this, Rush, considered a butcher by many of his colleagues, supported practices such as bloodletting and blistering as treatments, and wrote that Blacks suffered from a curable non contagious form of Leprosy called Negritude or Negroidism. He also wrote that Blacks do not feel pain as sharply as whites, a rationale that allowed other butchers such as J. Marion Sims a former president of the American Medical Association to do dozens of surgeries on the private parts of African women that he owned, without the benefit of anesthesia. So, quite naturally, it takes real pathology to cause me to distinguish Trump’s insanity from so many other presidents, be it of the AMA, APA or U.S.A.
A Long Line of Sadistic Swindler Presidents
For an instance, George Washington once asked with these lofty words, “How can we claim to be men of freedom, while we willingly submit men to the chains based on a presumption of inferiority?" Yet in spite of those words Washington would twice annually move his enslaved African captives (slaves) back and forth from Pennsylvania to Virginia in order to avoid the Pennsylvania law that would require they be freed if they stayed in Pennsylvania more than 6 months in a row. Thomas Jefferson wrote in his “Notes on the State of Virginia, that Black people whom he called Niggers in the same text, “secrete less by the kidnies, and more by the glands of the skin, which gives them a very strong and disagreeable odour.” Yet, the married Thomas Jefferson tolerated that alleged odor enough to clandestinely sire as many as 6 children by a Black woman named Sally Hemings that he owned. She was also, by the way, his wife’s “half-sister.” That’s right his sister in-law. The same Jefferson wrote and signed along with Benjamin Rush,M.D., that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Yet when Jefferson caught up to an African named Thomas Hubbard who had escaped Jefferson’s enslavement, Jefferson, in his own words, “had him severely flogged in the presence of his old companions.” Note, that is not just flogged but severely flogged.
So in some respects it seems that Donald Trump should have to stand his place in a line of those presidents needing psychoanalysis. Nevertheless this book will show that Trump is a quick study in crazy, doing all that he can to work his way to the head of that line.
Next week Chapter 1.The Impact of Family Secrets
Chapter 1: FAMILY SECRETS
If the world wanted to prevent the arrival of a narcissistic, vulgar, big mouthed, lying, misogynic, bullying, immigrant bashing, racist, alleged rapist, President of the United States named Donald Trump, it would have to had to have started at least 2 generations ago -- long before immigrant bashing Donald spoke of building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to keep out Mexicans whom he characterized as ”drug dealers, criminals and rapists,” long before he toned down his anti-immigrant rhetoric to say he wants a merit based system of immigration that will favor people who speak English and demonstrate skills that will contribute to the economy of the United States of America.
Yes, the making of the vulgar Donald started at least 2 generations ago when Donald’s immigrant grandfather possessing no skills that would have seemed likely to contribute to the economy of the United States of America, changed the spelling of his name to Trump which was listed though perhaps misspelled on immigration papers as Friedrich Trumpf. It was back then 2 generations ago when Friedrich Trumpf with his new high rolling name Trump made the startup cash for the Trump family fortune in the Yukon region of Canada by opening a restaurant/hotel specializing in food, liquor and rooms where Yukon prospectors could obtain sex for gold.
CHRIST AND THE KLAN
It was also back then when his immigrant Grandmother Elizabeth possessing no previously known skills vital to the economic interests of the United States of America, formally opened, after the death of Friedrich, the real estate business that her son Fred and his son Donald would turn into an empire. Perhaps the making of a loud mouth named Donald Trump was overdetermined once she narcissistically decided to bequeath to her son Fred who was Donald’s father, her maiden name, the very special moniker, Christ as in Jesus Christ.
Fred Christ Trump would grow up to marry immigrant Mary Macleod (No known relationship to Mary McLeod Bethune) and to become a flamboyant real estate mogul with the awful secret from a time before Donald’s birth, that he had been arrested in 1927 at a Ku Klux Klan rally and according to one Newspaper account had been wearing full Klan Regalia at the time. Lying Donald denies not only the Klan membership but even the arrest. The New York Times covered the arrest and listed the address of Fred Trump as the 175-24 Devonshire Road address where the Census indicates that Fred Trump and Mary McLeod lived.
EVERYBODY WANTS DONALD TO REMEMBER SOMETHING
Could this family secret explain the sharp response to Trump by so called former, Klansman David Duke following this week’s Charlottesville Massacre when a domestic terrorist drove a Dodge Charger into demonstrators protesting a “Unite the Right “rally featuring American Nazi’s and the Ku Klux Klan. Note there no shots fired. Apparently, no cops were around [sic] Duke angered perhaps by Donald’s ambiguous call for an end to hatred on many sides [sic] issued a sharp rebuke to Trump. He said that Trump needed to remember that “it was white people who put him into office.” Remember or what? We’ll send the newspapers your dad’s membership card? Duke did not say that but why did Trump need to remember?
Prior to the election when Trump was asked to renounce Dukes support Trump had initially refused to do so, claiming that he was unfamiliar with David Duke, arguably the most famous Klansman of his era. Could Duke be more familiar with Donald’s father than we know? So let’s suppose it’s not a lie and Racist Donald was unfamiliar with David Duke. Donald was certainly familiar with his father and therefore familiar with racism. Donald and his Dad had barred Black people from renting their apartments well into the 1970’s when the government forced them to do so via a consent decree.
IF YOU WANT TO HIDE SOMETHING FROM BLACK FOLKS HIDE IT IN A WOODY GUTHRIE SONG
Famed folk singer song writer Woody Guthrie who rented an apartment from Trump in the 1950’s wrote these words
Old Man Trump knows
Just how much
He stirred up
In the blood pot of human hearts
When he drawed
That color line
Here at his
Eighteen hundred family project”
A version of Woody’s song about Trumps father this can be heard at the following website https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jANuVKeYezs
These events and circumstances and secrets of Donald Trump’s family from at least 2 generations back have perhaps overdetermined that Donald would eventually acquire all of the obnoxious character traits required in this psychiatrist’s opinion to qualify for a diagnosis of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Indeed Narcissism is one of the descriptions almost universally mentioned by those psychologists and Psychiatrists who have taken the time to comment publicly on the personality of President Donald Trump.
NARCISSISTS ARE TROUBLED, SOME ARE TROUBLING AND SOME ARE JUST TROUBLE
The first characteristic of Narcissistic Personality Disorder listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Number 5 of the American Psychiatric Association is grandiosity, “a grandiose sense of self-importance” and big mouthed Donald certainly has that. When asked about employment, Donald Trump has, asserted, “I will be the greatest ‘jobs president’ God ever created.” When asked about disabilities he has said, “No one has done more for people with disabilities than me.” About religion he has said, “Nobody reads the Bible more than me.” Trump described his own book, “The Art of the Deal,” as “the #1 selling business book of all time.” At that time, “The Art of the Deal” had only sold 1 million copies, “How to win friends and Influence people had sold 15 million copies and the 7 habits of highly effective people had sold up to 25 million.” He has also admitted, “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.” Who knew? Many people would have thought it was the enormous fortune he had inherited. - The overstating of one's accomplishments defines the characteristic grandiosity.
But there are things worse about narcissism than just big talk.
The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald J. Trump Part 3
By James C. McIntosh, M.D.
Free Associating and Fantasizing Out Loud
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual number 5 of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM V) provides an interesting alternative to the popularly held notion, that Donald Trump lies all the time. DSM V says that people with Narcissistic Personality disorder are often “preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty or ideal love.” So Donald is not lying; he's just preoccupied and fantasizing aloud. Trump once fantasized aloud that “All of the women on (the show) The Apprentice flirted with (him) then hedged with a little psychobabble adding the words, – “consciously or unconsciously.”
One of Donald’s more famous fantasies of ideal beauty and perhaps perfect love, that he uttered innocently, publicly and guiltily on the TV talk show “The View,” went as follows, "I don’t think Ivanka would do that [pose for Playboy], although she does have a very nice figure. I’ve said if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her."
Low Crimes and Misdemeanors
It was a fantasy so weird that it caused one of the hosts to ask him who did he think he was, “Woody Allen?” This question, even though it brought gales of laughter was an astute question in that it provided insight and struck to the heart of the matter, especially when one allows one’s self to free associate as all good psychiatrists should do. DSM V says Narcissists are also prone to exploitative relationships. Woody married his own (step) daughter. Woody and Trump are both known associates of a convicted Billionaire pedophile named Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein was named in a Civil suit by a woman named Virginia Guiffre who said she was recruited as a victim by Epstein’s sex trafficking ring when she was 15 years old and working as a towel girl in Trump’s Mar a lago resort where Epstein was a member. Eventually around 40 young women alleged they too were victimized. Epstein was allowed to cut a deal with the then U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta in which Epstein would plead guilty to solicitation of a minor for prostitution and given a sentence which allowed him to be locked up in the county jail at night only and released completely in 13 months. He also had to pay settlements to more than 30 of the young women who also had been victimized. He is a billionaire. Acosta was criticized for signing off on this sweet heart deal for Epstein who was described by Trump years earlier in an interview with New Yorker Magazine as follows. "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side.” Trump who now fantasizes aloud that he is not friends with Epstein, tapped Acosta for Secretary of Labor. What would Trump have done for him if Acosta had helped someone who actually was his friend?
Trump was himself accused of rape by another woman called Katie Johnson in the media and Jane Doe in court documents. Johnson/Doe said that Trump and Epstein raped her back in 1994 when she was 13 years old. She claimed that Trump told her she resembled his daughter. That comment would make sense on a couple of levels because in 1994 Ivanka was also 13 years old. A judge ruled against this claimant but her lawyers kept this case open and it did not go away until a couple of days before the presidential election, when, inexplicably, the young lady withdrew her suit. Now many have said that the young woman’s story is dubious at best and some have questioned her withdrawing her claim so suddenly.
Looking at Donald from Many Sides, Many Sides
Yet, as Donald has advised after Charlottesville, things should be looked at from many sides. So from the Black side, has Donald Trump sued Katie Johnson for defamation? If not, why not? Donald Trump and Trump associated entities have sued others 1900 times. When the Daily Mail published that Melania was a former call girl prostitute Melania sued the paper for defamation and, to the surprise of many, won. Donald Trump has an established record of being very punitive when people have sued him. Trump was sued by one of his nephews for allegedly inducing Donald's senile father Fred Trump to cut the nephew out of his will. In retaliation Donald cut off the medical benefits to the nephew’s son who had been born with cerebral palsy. When the United States of America sued Donald and his father in the 1970’s for racist renting practices Donald hired Roy Cohn to counter sue America. So, point of order, Mr. President Have you sued Katie Johnson and if not, why not.
The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of America
Narcissists feel special and entitled and one month before the election Trump’s sense of being special, his sense of entitlement, his tendency to exploitative relationships and his lack of empathy were all exposed on a single tape played publicly to all of America. Said Donald on that tape,
“I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” That could have just as well been Thomas Jefferson describing the easy pickings [sic] for white presidents in the slave quarters. Yet America may have proven that it needs psychoanalysis more than Donald Trump because America validated Trumps view of the world by electing him president after hearing it in plain language.
Three weeks before Donald was elected, New Yorker Magazine ran this account of Donald Trump’s rape of another “almost” first lady of the U.S., his first wife Ivana Trump. Ivanna clearly did not deserve this type of treatment even though to use Donald’s language, she was an immigrant with perhaps no skills likely to contribute to the economy of the United States.
But Sometimes "Id" Hurts Instead
According to New Yorker magazine author Harry Hurt armed with Ivanna’s sworn divorce deposition alleged that in 1989 Trump angered that a “scalp reduction” by a plastic surgeon recommended by Ivana was hurting him yanked out a handful of Ivana’s hair then raped her. When he discovered her in the morning locked in a room crying, Trump, the man who would later argue in a presidential debate that his hands were not small, looked at Ivana and asked ‘Does it hurt? ” Trump has denied both the rape allegation and perhaps more importantly from his perspective, the small hands and the scalp-reduction procedure.
Somehow, Narcissism really does not describe everything that’s wrong with Mr. Trump or America.
Dr. James McIntosh and Activist Larry Hamm will go into what’s wrong in more depth in a multi media program entitled “The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald J. Trump and The Fight Against Fascism”
Saturday August 26, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. At CEMOTAP HQ located at 135-05 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, Queens, NY, 11420, Admission is Free
Next week Part 4 of the “Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald J. Trump”
“Donald T and Cluster B”
Preview YouTube video Woody Guthrie -- I Ain't Got No Home/Old Man Trump by the Missin' Cousins
The Unauthorized Psychoanalysis of Donald J. Trump Part 4
By James C. McIntosh, M.D.
Adolph Hitler, Cluster B OR DONALD T
So far, 61,734 mental health professionals, have signed a petition initiated by psychologist Dr. John Gartner calling for “the removal of President Donald Trump from office due to "serious mental illness” that they agree, “renders him psychologically incapable of competently discharging the duties of President of the United States." Narcissistic, sociopathic, histrionic and borderline psychotic are just some of the words that have been used by prominent mental health professionals in their description of Trump. Ironically these words are very similar to words used to describe the German Dictator Adolph Hitler by various mental health professionals over the last 75 years. These include Psychologists Dr. Henry A. Murray, in his report on Hitler to the (0.S.S.) Office of Strategic Services, Dr. Walter Langer author of the Book, the Mind of Adolph Hitler, and later by psychiatrist Dr. Harvey Cleckley in his book The Mask of Sanity.
Langer is quoted by Harvey Cleckley M.D. as having said about Hitler, "he was not insane but was emotionally sick and lacked normal inhibitions against antisocial behavior." The OSS also came to the conclusion that Hitler was “an hysteric bordering on schizophrenia. “ An Excerpt from The Introduction to Murray’s Report reads as follows. “Murray pegged Hitler's personality as "counteractive narcism," a type that is stimulated by real or imagined insult or injury. According to Dr. Murray, the characteristics of this personality type include: holding grudges, low tolerance for criticism, excessive demands for attention, inability to express gratitude, a tendency to belittle, bully, and blame others, desire for revenge, persistence in the face of defeat, extreme self-will, self-trust, inability to take a joke, and compulsive criminality.”
THESE WORDS FIT HITLER TO A (Donald) T
Does Inability to take a joke describe Donald Trump, the man who goes on a tweet tirade because he is made fun of on Saturday Night Live? Do the words belittle and bully describe the man who said of Rosie O’Donnell, “If I were running my business, I'd fire Rosie, I mean, I'd look her right in that fat ugly face of hers and say, "Rosie, you're fired?" Doesn’t every word in Dr. Murray’s description describe Donald Trump? Histrionic is the modern word that approximates what was meant when Hitler was described by Dr. Murray as Hysteric. Attorney Elizabeth Beck in an interview with CNN, said that Donald Trump had an "absolute meltdown" when she requested a break from a 2011 deposition to pump breast milk. Beck said, "He got up, his face got red, he shook his finger at me and he screamed, 'You're disgusting, you're disgusting,' and he ran out of there" Recognize that this Hissy fit over Breast Milk comes from Donald who had no problem when his girlfriend now wife Melania in the words of British GQ Magazine,” was featured in (a) naked profile shoot on his customized Boeing 727 wearing handcuffs, wielding diamonds and holding a chrome pistol.” He also contained his hysteria when she appeared naked and in the embrace of another naked woman on the cover of the New York Post. He did, however ,demonstrate lots of histrionics when he appeared in a video apparently attempting to breast feed from fake breasts worn by Rudolph Giuliani dressed in drag. Go to this link to see a video of this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBKu9OJ8Ltk
CAN A PERSON HAVE 4 PERSONALITY DISORDERS?
Sociopath is the modern word used for Psychopath and Antisocial and Borderline personality is a word modern psychiatrists sometimes use to describe what Langer most likely meant when he spoke of Hitler’s “ bordering on schizophrenia.” Narcissistic personality is the word used now for the Narcism described by Murray. But how could a person have 4 different personality Disorders? The answer is that in general they cannot but people often have characteristics from several personality disorders in the same Cluster or family of personality disorders. The particular cluster that so many have thought describe both Hitler and Donald Trump is called Cluster B. The 4 personality disorders in Cluster B are Narcissistic, Histrionic, Borderline and Sociopathic. What the Cluster B disorders have in common are Dramatism and impulsivity. Hitler had many Cluster B traits with perhaps narcissism and Sociopathy predominating and so does Donald Trump.
IT’S NOT FUNNY
The point is that although some of the things about Trump make people laugh, similarly to how people laughed at Charlie Chaplin’s movie “The Dictator,” in the words of Larry Hamm, Activist and Chairman of Newark’s People’s Organization for Progress this weekend at a community meeting at CEMOTAP, Center in Queens, “It’s really not funny. It’s really not funny” What Larry meant of course is that a dramatic impulsive person is now commander and chief of the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Marines and Airforce and has access to America’s nuclear weapons and nuclear codes. Hitler only had access to traditional explosives and nearly destroyed Europe.
IF YOU ONLY HIRE BARBERS, SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GET A HAIR CUT
He has also threatened at least one other head of state with “Fire and Fury” and has been appointing more Generals to the Cabinet than any other president since World War II. Comedian Dick Gregory quipped before his recent transition, “This man has appointed 5 generals to the cabinet and y’all don’t know where he’s going? Trump has so far appointed General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security, General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of Defense, General Michael Flynn- retired general replaced in the wake of lying about the Russian scandal with Mike Pompeo former Army Captain and West Point Graduate, as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, General John Kelly as Secretary of Homeland Security, Former Army Reserve Captain Sen. Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, Steve Bannon, former Naval Lieutenant (Equivalent of a Captain in the Army) Trump’s chief strategist, and Commander Ryan Zinke a former Naval Seal , and former "Dean" of the graduate school at the Naval Special Warfare Advanced Training Command as Secretary of the Interior.” Why would you need a Navy Seal to oversee, the management and conservation of federal land and natural resources, which is the purpose of the Department of the Interior. If you hire only barbers, somebody is going to get a haircut.