More on the Mad King
Before I make my comments another important piece of information regarding Mr. Trump’s madness was published in a Washington Post article where the statement President ‘scrambled for an escape hatch from reality. Before I proceed let me explain who King George III was. From October 25, 1760, he was king of Britain and Ireland. He died on January 29, 1820 blind and mad. It was said that his sickness was due to bipolar depression or hereditary blood disease or porphyria. In any event, he was mentally deranged.
My opinion, regarding Mr. Trump’s madness, was influenced by his obvious narcissism and my Biblical/Theological teaching which I n interpreted as narcissism. It is an attempt to usurp the attributes and prerogative of the Almighty God, creator and sovereign ruler of the universe; completely self-sustaining and independent, but who chooses to give freely to all and expect his creation to do the same. Thus, selfishness, narcissism, or the coronation of the ego is an act of independence and therefore an attempt to be like God leading to a challenge to God’s authority. Significantly, first on the list of seven things God hates is Pride (See the following link for my article Seven behaviors of Trump that God Hates Parts One and Two https://tinyurl.com/y65n33e2; https://tinyurl.com/yxdrh93j). According to the Scripture, it was pride that drove Lucifer to want to be like God to set his throne above the throne of God and attempt to usurp. And thus became a usurper.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.”
Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV
Hence comes the quote “whom the gods would destroy they first make mad". Therefore, God takes revenge in two ways:
Make the proud usurper a clown, a fool an object of laughter. In the Bible, the old king of Babylon became puffed up with pride as he surveyed his kingdom. God reduced him to an animal's life living in the forest. But probably because of King Nebuchadnezzar’s confession and recognition of the Sovereignty of God, God restored him to his kingship.
Secondly, then comes the destruction of the usurper.
Therefore, selfishness is a kind of madness. People who live only for themselves however rich and powerful can never enjoy what they possess. They will always have the insatiable drive to get more, and like a vicious cycle, the more they get the more they want, the more they want the more they get. Mr. Trump is the epitome of selfishness.
Increasingly his madness has been recognized by others. His niece, Dr. Mary Trump, who is a psychologist says that he is sociopathic and as a child wanted to always have his own way about everything. He could not stand to lose. She likened him to a brat when he loses and cannot get his way, he breaks all the toys.
His behavior regarding his loss to Mr. Biden exhibits this selfish childish behavior. He has been defeated everyone knows it but refuses to admit defeat so he tries to break up everything. At this writing, he denies Mr. Biden access or the traditional transition requirements in spite of the urgency and desperation regarding COVID-19. For Mr. Biden to implement an immediate and effective plan to deal with the virus it is imperative that the transition takes place which would give Mr. Biden resources and information.
In the process Mr. Trump makes himself and others look foolish. His team of lawyers, headed by the former Mayor of New York City Rudolph Guliani, have been denounced and ridiculed. Thirty-six lawsuits have gone before the courts and were thrown out. Even the legal team is squabbling among themselves. One of the lawyers, Ms. Sidney Powell, the prime spinner of the conspiracy theories claimed that election fraud began in Venezuela and involved other countries. Subsequently, she has been dismissed from the team. Even as I write, Mr. Trump is trying to overturn or delay the election count in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia.
Johnathan Swain, writer for AXIOS said, “Mr. Trump sees everything through the prism of himself”. While Mr. Trump plays golf all day, he still finds time to send a plethora of tweets all saying essentially, that the election was a fraud, the Democrats cheated and there was a grand conspiracy against him. But in spite of it all he still says, he still won the election- WHAT IS IT BUT MADNESS?
Let us keep in mind that 75% of the Republicans think that Mr. Trump is right - the election was stolen. Obviously, that has serious consequences for the future.
The stakes are high. The future of the country, maybe of the world, depends upon his behavior. Remember he has the nuclear secrets in his possession. He still has until January 20th dated from this writing about 50 days left. Who knows what he is prepared to do? Perhaps in his madness, he doesn’t even know what he’s doing.
I would like to suggest that there be a Nonpartisan Commission of the leading, most trusted, credible psychiatrists, psychologists, and sociologists in the country to do an evaluation of Mr. Trump’s mental/emotional state with the understanding that they will make their findings public. Granted that they would not have any authority to do anything but issue a report. But the report could give us accurate information and insight into Mr. Trump’s behavior which would influence public thinking about Mr. Trump.
To be continued…