[Marxism] The President Is Mentally Unwell — and Everyone Around Him Knows It

Ralph Johansen mdriscollrj at charter.net
Tue Jul 10 20:40:56 MDT 2018


  Re: [Marxism] The President Is Mentally Unwell — and Everyone Around
  Him Knows It

------------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------------
******************** POSTING RULES & NOTES ********************
#1 YOU MUST clip all extraneous text when replying to a message.
#2 This mail-list, like most, is publicly & permanently archived.
#3 Subscribe and post under an alias if #2 is a concern.
*****************************************************************


Ken Hiebert wrote
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/trump-is-mentally-unwell-and-everyone-around-him-knows-it.html 
<http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/01/trump-is-mentally-unwell-and-everyone-around-him-knows-it.html>

 From the article:
Scores of psychiatric professionals say the latter 
<https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Case-Donald-Trump-Psychiatrists/dp/1250179459/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502149532&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=the+dangerous+cause+of+donald+trump&ascsubtag=[]di[p]cjc0k2a5v00heo8y6bbra4j7z[i]7ARrma[z]m[d]D>. 
Some of their peers — and a large number of laymen — have insisted that 
the matter can only be settled by a psychiatrist who has personally, 
privately evaluated the president. That argument has always struck me as 
nuts./
/
------------------------------------------------------------------------
If these people who see a pattern of mental illness are right, plainly 
this is deadly dangerous for the whole planet, especially given this 
man's demonstrated attitude and actions to date. He has brought in 
people  generally perceived as alarmingly irrational on all major 
issues. I'll cite John Bolton as his principal foreign policy advisor, 
with his madly careening record and actions on display, and the 
replacement of CEO of Exxon Mobil Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, 
who was supposedly an emissary from a more rational sector of capital, 
by the ideologue Mike Pompeo, and stop there. But up and down the list 
of secretaries and advisors it's a well-documented disaster.

So what can be done? Aside from the difficulty of getting adequate 
diagnostic evidence, invoking the 25th Amendment is extremely iffy on 
its face:/
/

    "Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal
    officers of the executive departments or of such other body as
    Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore
    of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their
    written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the
    powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall
    immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting
    President.

    Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro
    tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
    Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he
    shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice
    President and a majority of either the principal officers of the
    executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law
    provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of
    the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their
    written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the
    powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the
    issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not
    in session. If the Congress within twenty-one days after receipt of
    the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session
    within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble,
    determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is
    unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice
    President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President;
    otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his
    office."

Think about that, With a Republican majority, including SCOTUS, so 
mindless, so corrupt, so ideologically straitjacketed and ineffectual 
that rational people roll their eyes. And then there's the supine 
so-called opposition wing of the hopelessly compromised Congress. If all 
is true, it could hardly look much more worse. If only it were just a 
comic opera, and we'd all gasp and afterwards go home to bed. Only the 
corporate decision makers and their hated CIA, and the appointed special 
counsel seem to have any purchase; and even that's doubtful, with the 
kinds of security and insulation from the law available to any sitting 
president.


---
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
https://www.avast.com/antivirus



More information about the Marxism mailing list