Well, the NK Summit in Singapore just happened. It resulted in a 400 word Ode de Nobel Peace Prize. Don’t worry, it is so off key that it is tone deaf. It’s dulcet charms probably won’t serenade the committee into awarding that pair of war mongers the Peace Prize.
His delusion about actually being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize is just one of the symptoms of his extreme narcissism that the summit lays in such stark relief. His press conference afterwards and subsequent tweets are just rife with symptoms.
Let’s review the definition and symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder, shall we? From The Narcissism of Donald J. Trump (sic):
Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for others. But behind this mask of ultraconfidence (sic) lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.
The official definition lists several items:
- inflated sense of their own importance,
- a deep need for admiration,
- a lack of empathy for others, and
- a fragile self-esteem sensitive to even a slight criticism.
These all make sense when observing the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s antics, don’t they? And, here’s the check list that gets used to diagnose narcissistic personality disorder:
◊ Having an ego so bloated that you think you are more important than you are
◊ Deluding yourself that you are exceptional even if you haven’t ever done anything exceptional except being an exceptional ASShole
◊ Lying through your teeth about everything you’ve done and your talents and your skills
◊ Fapping to fantasies of your own success, power, brilliance, beauty
◊ Needing to have your ass-kissed constantly
◊ Needing special favors and exceptions to be made for you because you are some kind of a special fragile snowflake
◊ Expecting others to ask how high after you’ve screamed jump at them and like it!
◊ Taking advantage of others to get what you want
◊ Being an insensitive asshole unable to acknowledge the emotions or needs of others or even that others exist outside of the purpose of meeting your needs
◊ Seeing everyone around you as being green with envy for you and your bullshit
◊ Being a stuck-up shit like some little queen bee high school mean girl
We’ll go through the tweets and the press conference to see how many symptoms we can identify. Such fun!
Here’s the tweeted assessment of the summit:
Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
Two things jump straight out at me: one feeling safer, and two ending the nuclear threat from North Korea. Are they lies or are so far removed from reality that they are delusions? Has he really deluded himself into believing that he has some special negotiating ability that has rendered us all safer and neutralized the North Korean nuclear threat? For fucks sake, with delusions of grandeur like that, we are all in greater danger not less.
Do you feel safer? Safer from anything? Mass shooters? Nazis? White nationalists? Rogue trigger-happy police? ICE mistaking your tan for signs of Hispania and trying to deport your dumb white hairy ass? Iran’s nuclear ambitions? Israeli aggression?
Were we ever in any real danger from North Korean nukes? Think about it.Tthe US would just roll North Korea right up and drop it in the ocean if he were ever stupid enough to use his nukes. He was never going to use them because of AD: assured destruction. His ultimate goal is to reunify the Koreas under his own term. The only way to do that is to remove the US from the situation.
Viola! After the summit the Ol’ Pussy Grabber announces that we will suspend our “provocative war games” effectively putting South Korea on notice that they are going it their own. Who knows what happened in that room where the two men met alone and unrecorded? Whatever happened, it has split South Korea from the US making a peace treaty between North and South one of few ways of promoting their own security. Once the peace treaty is signed, the US is outta of a job there in Old Korea.
Kim Jong-Un’s problem is solved. And the solution is signed, sealed, and delivered by the Ol’ Pussy Grabber who can stagger about puffed up like a papier-mâché peacock crowing about his great victory as we watch another ally subsumed by their greatest enemy condemned by his narcissistic hubris delusions of adequacy to live for a generation in misery. But, don’t worry folks! All of the suffering by the Koreans will occur completely outside of the awareness of the Ol’ Pussy Grabber. Just 40 million more ruined lives to join the other flotsam left bobbing in his destructive wake.
Eliminating the North Korean Nuclear Threat
Has anyone asked him what has happened to all of the ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons, and fissile material that the North Koreans had before the summit? Does he think it all disappeared after he waved his magic wand? Has he deluded himself into believing that he has some magical ability here?
Or, maybe the Ol’ Pussy Grabber has deluded himself into thinking that the power of his friendship is enough to restrain the hand of Kim Jong-Un when he reaches for his little red button?
Whatever came out of the summit, eliminating the nuclear threat ain’t one of them nor was it making us safer. He’s definitely fapping to fantasies of his own power and brilliance. Ain’t none of the rest of us feeling that, though. Nausea, maybe, at that image, but definitely not nothin’ about no power or brilliance.
The Press Conference
For more on the Ol’ Pussy Grabber’s narcissism on parade, let’s turn to the press conference after the two hour meeting in the love hotel of Singapore. We’ll focus on select lines and analyze them for the symptoms they reveal.
Line: Tremendous 24 hours. Tremendous three months actually. This has been going on for quite a while.
Symptom: Poverty of content. Narcissists often speak using the fewest details possible and the most general terms available in order to inflate their own importance and create an illusion of accomplishments. Tremendous? Really? What exactly was tremendous about it? But, by describing the summit as tremendous, he makes it sound like it was important. It wasn’t given the “accomplishment” of the signed agreement. Quite a while? You’re calling three months of on-again off-again summit “planning” or whatever wet dream you indulge yourself in as planning. This was the most rushed and patched together ceremony imaginable. Shotgun weddings have had more planning and preparation and polish. Again, trying hard to make it seem like more than it actually was.
Line: I think most of us have gotten the signed document or you will shortly. It is very comprehensive. It’s going to happen.
Symptom: Inflating accomplishments by blatantly lying. There is no way in hell anyone in their right mind — translation: the Ol’ Pussy Grabber ain’t in his right mind — could conceivably describe that 400 word fart in the wind as comprehensive. The North Koreans just cut and pasted that dog together from the broken promises they gave Clinton, W, and Obama, and the Ol’ Pussy Grabber lapped it up because he has to believe an exception will be made for his special snowflake ass.
Line: Our unprecedented meeting, the first between an American president and leader of North Korea.
Symptom: Lots of inflating his importance, ability, and accomplishment. There’s a reason this is a first: ain’t no other fool foolish enough to do it. He’s so deluded, he doesn’t realize that he’s just made possession of nuclear weapons the ticket onto the world stage and being taken seriously. Given the North’s desperate need for hard currency, they’re only too happy to join in nuclear proliferation for fun and profit. What’s unprecedented is the idiocy of actually having had the summit.
Line: My meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct, and productive. We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time.
Symptom: Lying out his ass about his accomplishments again. These lies are so habitual and profligate that he tells them without thought or concern. You know nothing was honest, direct, or productive, and they didn’t get to know each other at all. Translation: they pulled out their phones as soon as the doors were shut and got busy watching videos and playing games and shit.
Line: Under very strong, strong circumstances.
Symptom: What the fuck does it even mean? Even when it is taken in the limited context that he provides for it, it don’t mean much. Under very strong, strong circumstances. We’re prepared to start a new history and we’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations. See? It is a non-sequitur. Otherwise, this ain’t no symptom of narcissism; it is good old fashioned garden variety run-of-the-mill bullshit.
Line: This should have been done years ago. This should have been resolved a long time ago. We’re doing it now.
Symptom: Among other symptoms, this one strongly suggests that he believes Clinton, W. and Obama, but especially Obama, are envious of his ability to accomplish this summit. He’s also implying that getting North Korea to agree to a summit meeting is a difficult thing to do. It ain’t and it weren’t. All of ’em coulda done. All of ’em turned down opportunities to do it. Getting them to sign off on this pablum weren’t no accomplishment, neither.
We should end this little exercise here. It is just an infinite loop of more of the same. He just shampoos, rinses, and repeats these symptoms: lying about his accomplishments, inflating his importance, and deluding himself about his abilities.
The level of delusion involved is the scary thing. It puts us all at risk. He is not operating in reality. He continually overestimates his skills, abilities, and competence, he misinterprets the reactions of others to suit his own needs, and he lies rather than be held accountable for his mistakes. He’s a caricature who would be funny if it were a TV show or movie, but it ain’t.