I used to know a guy who was a lot like Donald Trump. An absolute narcissist, greedy, power hungry, never slept, no regard or empathy for those around him, quick to anger and driven by delusions of vengeance and grandeur. He scammed, lied to or outright stole from everyone he met. Every crooked get-rich-quick scheme that came along, he jumped on board and recruited others into the scams. And everyone else was always to blame for everything that happened, never him.
When he got out of rehab, he was a completely different person. He was human. He wasn’t a joy to be around, but he had feelings, and a realistic view of himself, and wasn’t constantly obsessed with going, going, going, earning, scamming.
There’s a lot of talk about Donald Trump being mentally ill. Phrases like “sociopath” and “Narcissistic Personality Disorder” are being handily tossed around, and psychologists are being trotted out to long-distance diagnose him.
Being mentally ill myself, and high-functioning, I know that a person can be a success and still have a debilitating mental illness. But I truly do not think that someone with the disabilities/disorders being described could keep their collective shit together this long, on this grand a scale as has Trump.
So what’s his deal, do I think?
This is where we get into personal opinion, conjecture and conspiracy theory, but if you stop to think about it, it seems really obvious, especially to those of us who came up in the 80′s.
Cocaine, Bolivian Marching Powder, toot, snow, blow … the guy is a massive coke-head! Think about it, Google it. Check out what happens to a person’s personality when they rely on coke to live their lives. They become Trump.
Why has no one addressed this? Is it that much easier to blame mental illness than to look at the obvious signs of raging addiction? Is that because mental illness can’t be cured, or helped, so it isn’t his fault, he’s just sick? Is it so hard to believe that his extreme personality issues are of his own making? The whole guy’s personality screams “junkie” and everyone is pinning the “hapless mental illness” label on him.
I’m sorry, he doesn’t get off that easy. I think someone needs to look into what is really causing the Donald to be so out of control. And look no further than the bags under the make-up under his eyes and the white powder under his nose. I don’t think for a minute that this man is “sick” with any personality disorder other than addiction. And it’s not a problem for him because he has the money to support his habit, which by now must be Yuuuge. But it is a problem for the people of this country, and the way he is going, the world.
Lock him alone in a room for 6 weeks and see what emerges. I’m willing to bet everything he wants right now to sue me for, that he would come out of that room a different person. Maybe not a joy to be around, but human.