To say the election is a source of contention for most people is a gross understatement. Never before have we in the U.S. seen such a divisive election since the Civil War. And I am also incredibly passionate about how I feel regarding this election, just as many Americans are.
For me, the political became just too darn personal .... I am a therapist in Southern California who specializes in helping people recover from toxic relationships in love, work, and family. More specifically, I help survivors heal from narcissistic/psychopathic abuse (see prior blog posts, articles and ebook on narcissistic abuse). When I see DJT showing the very behaviors of emotional abuse (and now sexual abuse allegations), not to mention racism, homophobia, xenophobia, and misogyny that are evident in the perpetrators of narcissistic and psychopathic abuse, I cannot be silent. I will not be silent. We cannot allow a personality-disordered, dangerous person to become the leader of the free world.
And this goes beyond whether or not I am a Democrat, Republican, Independent, etc....this equates to the safety of our country, to relationships we need to preserve and conserve with countries all around the world, the empowerment of the citizens of the diverse country that is the U.S.A.
For the first time ever in my life, I am ashamed to be an American. I am ashamed that people support an individual who resembles Hitler in his fascist demagoguery. I have colleagues in foreign countries who are APPALLED at the fact that DJT could even be a POSSIBILITY as the leader of the free world.
No, I am not taking this "too seriously," as some have claimed. No, I am not. The truth is that not enough people are taking this situation seriously ENOUGH. I know I am preaching to the choir when I say that what we are witnessing in American politics with DJT is how HItler came to power during WW2. I am flabbergasted that there remain individuals who support an unstable, tyrannical pathological representative of what once was LIncoln's Republican Party. I can assure you that Lincoln is rolling in his grave today. What happened to our country?
It is clear that change needs to occur on so many levels economically and with civil rights and empowerment of the citizens of our country to attain prosperity, dignity, respect, freedom, and all of the elements that are written in the U.S. Constitution (although I beg to differ on the right to bear arms...I believe that there should be restrictions -- specifically where automatic weapons are concerned). However, we are not going to attain that with DJT...he is not capable of being the leader we need for this country and this world...because he diagnostically fits smack dab right in the category of malignant narcissist/psychopath.... please continue to read up on what narcissism is, how it is dangerous, and what we need to do to move forward to a place of health, both as individuals and collectively as a society. Our children and future generations deserve no less.