Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Trump too dangerous to elect

See this article. It asks: "If elected president would Donald Trump act on the behalf of the will of the people, or would he behave more like a dictator—silencing any dissenting voices, perpetually refusing to compromise, and being oppressive to certain groups?"

While not all narcissists are necessarily bad people, and some not at all, putting them in such delicate positions of virtually unlimited power can make for very dangerous outcomes like war. Just observing how Trump has changed in the course of his candidacy shows how the mere prospect has turned him to blatant bigot and xenophobe. Conclusion:

"The position of President of the United States is one that requires great empathy, a certain amount of humility, the ability to preserve relationships, and a willingness to establish new ones. These are all qualities that the narcissist lacks, and with their absence comes danger. Do we really want to put all Americans, and even the entire world, at great risk by giving a narcissist the nuclear code? Donald Trump is very much like Gollum from Lord of the Rings, and the presidency is his 'one ring to rule them all.' In this case we do not have the option of destroying the ring. The best we can strive for is keeping it out of the possession of those who cannot resist abusing its power."

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