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Trump and Munchausen by Proxy

8 Dec

December 8, 2021

When Donald Trump was elected it went straight to his head, and he saw himself as the benevolent father and all other Americans as his “children.” It’s my non-medical speculation that he has been afflicted most of his life with the mental illness Munchausen by Proxy, now known as “Factitious Disorder Imposed on Another.”

Until he got involved in the presidential campaign, whatever mental state he had served him very well as the leader of his companies. I supported him. He’s had his day in history, now he needs to return to the excellent business activities he’s pursued all his life. Not to do so will only tarnish his historical image.

“Factitious disorder imposed on another” is when someone falsely claims that another person has physical or psychological signs or symptoms of illness or causes injury or disease in another person with the intention of deceiving others.

People with this disorder present another person as sick, injured or having problems functioning, claiming that medical attention is needed. Usually this involves a parent harming a child. This form of abuse can put a child in serious danger of injury or unnecessary medical care.

Reference: Factitious disorder – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic

Even now Trump is envious of Putin (the other blonde) and wants to be the dictator-benevolent father of all his subjects-children, the people of the United States of America by falsely claiming or causing the daily belief that our country and its people are dying or severely injured and diseased, and only he, the benevolent father, can save it. All the stirring up he is doing is classic Munchausen by Proxy done on a societal scale.

The literature on Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome states that the condition is most often discovered in people responsible for family members as a parent or caretaker.

But what if it were to affect individuals responsible for large numbers of people? What if it were to affect politicians responsible for policies to protect the public from the death and destruction of our country and the like? Note that there is always a doomsday scenario in what Trump preaches, and Trump alone can save the country from disaster, but only if he’s given unlimited dictatorial authority to abuse his “children”. (like the other blonde, Putin).

He also gets to feel powerful and in control. I have the answers. I can explain this to people who are frightened or confused. People are looking up to me and following my instructions. I am the most important person in the world right now. Delusions of Grandeur….

The biggest payoff is getting attention. He’s being admired for setting up problems that he alone can fix. And the payoff is higher when he works everyone, especially his followers, into a dangerously false panic.

What Trump really wants is totally un-American. He wants to be the dictator. On January 6 he showed that he wants to overthrow the Constitution to make himself life ruler by fiat.

OUR COUNTRY IS NOT IN DISASTER! WE ARE MOSTLY STABLE AND WELL-ALIGNED. We’ve had to deal with some crises and changes in thought patterns, yet none of those will in any way bring our country down. Anyone who says different is a liar, and a promoter of fictitious problems; also known as factitious promotion of his children-fellow citizens.

And the why and the wherefore of Trump’s duplicitous tactics likely can be explained, in part, by an egotistical need to remain in the limelight. It’s a shame he doesn’t realize how badly our country needs a strong, honest leader, be it a Democrat or a Republican. Someone who is not consumed by fictitious crises yet takes care of the real crises as they arise.

Trump has not retreated on any of his lies. He just flogs his “children” into mental illness of their own, instead of backing down. They are his proxies. He said as recently as December 4 that, “Anybody that doesn’t think there wasn’t massive Election Fraud in the 2020 Presidential Election is either very stupid, or very corrupt!” He really wants to keep them sick, even though he knows for sure that he lost the election.

White supremacy is one of the real crises we have right now. Is it going to tear us apart? Emphatically no! Trump is out there encouraging NOT white supremacy but making it into a crisis that requires his dictatorial leadership to solve and stirring up its adherents to believe that the issue will bring down the whole country without him. He is an opportunist, grabbing at any issue that can make his “children” ill so he will have to take care of them as a parent-dictator. It will require all of us working together to eliminate the vestiges of white supremacy.

Similarly, Trump is NOT encouraging refusal to vaccinate. He’s had his shots and is safe. He’s making the anti-vaxxers into a very loud crisis that requires his dictatorial leadership. He’s stirring up these screamers to believe that the issue will bring down the whole country without him. He’s a little delusional here, since state governors have more say about the vaccine than the dictator-president he wants to be.

I say let the anti-vaxxers live in peace. Those of us who are vaccinated can claim no moral superiority over them, so don’t get so all high and mighty about those others. Don’t encourage their Trump-induced rants, just totally ignore them.

Trump’s TV show “The Apprentice” ran for 15 seasons and was a hit. The format of the show is no surprise. He was the benevolent father-dictator who loudly and viciously crushed one of his “children” every week on national TV. This is the perfect show for someone with Munchausen’s by Proxy.

Trump is actively encouraging all this QAnon and election fraud stuff opportunistically since he himself doesn’t believe in these things. He poisons the minds of his “children,” normally rational US citizens, to get the polity to believe that he, Trump, as dictator, is the only one who can save the country from ruin. This is his ultimate proxy fiction, and also his ultimate hubris. Go home, Donald.

We don’t need your education.
We don’t need your thought control.
No dark sarcasm in the classroom.
Teacher, leave those kids alone.
Hey, Trump, leave those kids alone!
All in all you’re just another brick in the wall.                                                                                   

With apologies to Pink Floyd


I am totally indebted to Kirsten Mortensen for giving me the concept of Munchausen by Proxy on a societal scale. See https://kirstenmortensen.com/munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy-on-a-societal-scale/ While my subject, Donald Trump, is different than what she wrote about, the concept is a Home Run. A small amount of what is above is paraphrased or taken from what she said. I want to make it clear, though, that she never mentions Trump in her blog.

I recently found an article on Trump and Munchausen by Proxy which was written half-way through his administration. That article was like a voice crying in the wilderness of what has followed: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/01/19/president-donald-trump-and-political-munchausen-syndrome-proxy

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