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She suggests you might have “been ingesting mushrooms plucked from bull dung” or “Drinking water spiked with credulity-enhancing chemicals” and that you are one of Trump’s “starry-eyed minions.”
This same woman quotes approvingly from devout Catholic Walker Percy but pronounces herself frozen in fear of religion because “Reince Priebus said it was a ‘blessing’ to serve the president”.
And then she tells us of the upcoming book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump which is written by “More than two dozen top psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental-health experts.”
This award-winning writer says these top psychiatric minds “don’t diagnose Trump, which ethically they can’t do without examining the patient”. But then they go ahead and diagnose him as a “complex, if dangerously mad, man”. These mental health experts also diagnose that Trump’s “mental illness is affecting the nation’s mental health as well.”
Two other mental health professionals from Harvard agree with this grim (non) diagnosis.
Writing in the in the New England Journal of Medicine, David R. Williams and Morgan M. Medlock’s “Health Effects of Dramatic Societal Events — Ramifications of the Recent Presidential Election” tells the tale of a nation near its bitter end all because of Trump’s election.
All manner of mental horrors might be wreaked on a sensitive nation, they warn. Like “increased racial hostility”.
How do they know? Williams and Medlock discovered some blacks “whose ancestors have been in the United States for centuries expressed concerns about a return to slavery or being sent back to Africa.”
President Trump has, so far, mentioned nothing about this. But keep your ears tuned to CNN just in case.
The Harvard pair did discover that “Democrats were more likely than Republicans…to report that the outcome of the 2016 presidential election was a significant source of stress.” Who knew?
We also have to watch for “community-level prejudice”. A study Williams and Medlock noticed discovered “an elevated risk of death from heart disease among both black and white residents of high-prejudice counties”.
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