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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:43 PM

One thing to recognize about delusional mentally ill people, with or without dementia,

is that they DO NOT identify with their illness(es). It is 100% up to others, usually the family, to get them diagnosed and removed from situations which might give them the ability to harm themselves and/or others.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:45 PM

1. It's an illness in which one of the symptoms

is believing you don't have an illness.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:46 PM

2. Yes, that is part of the delusion.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:58 PM

3. Which is why I don't get Ivanka and her spouse behaving as if DJT is just fine.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that he's very, very unwell.

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Response to manicraven (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:00 PM

4. They're hanging in there for the inheritance.

But if he totally goes off the rails, highly probable, they will be forced to act. Stay tuned.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:01 PM

5. Very true n/t

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:16 PM

6. The man has been operating like this all his gilded life. It's normal to him to have sycophants...

nodding approvals as they clean up his mistakes and blunders by stiffing creditors then following with lawsuits if necessary while he continues on his megalomaniacal way.

Now that his life is pubic, he's exposed and it ain't pretty.

And we're screwed as a country.

It's not even an example of him reaching his level of incompetence as in "The Peter Principle" because he reached that long ago. I mean how do you go broke running a casino where all the odds are calculated in the house's favor?

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 01:47 PM

7. I see things in trump*'s behavior that I wish I had recognized, earlier, in my Mom

In retrospect, I now know that I was rationalizing the irrational. Which is exactly what the majority of Congress and far too many of the general public are doing, when it comes to this train wreck of an administration.

Fortunately we did figure things out and I was put in charge of her affairs, before she did much damage. I am not hopeful the country will be able to do the same.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:07 PM

8. one thing I eventually recognized with my severly schizophrenic younger brother was that the things

he's say & do would sound and appear reasonable up to a point. After that point, which wasn't always readily obvious things got batshit crazy.

I realized this was way so many of our friends and family had a hard time believing he was very sick. That his delusions were real to him didn't make them any more real to the rest of us. He even recognized that in his more lucid phases.

We've got a person in the oval office who is dangerously mentally unfit for any government office. Yesterday's performance kept reminding of my younger brother when he was about to go into a deep paranoid hallucinatory phase.

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Response to MoonRiver (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 02:19 PM

9. And, thanks to the GOPNRA, Resident Chump can now purchase firearms

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