I am very aware of Trump’s boastful, self-aggrandizing persona, that Mars in Leo “I’m the King of the World” attitude. It’s certainly “distasteful,” according to the protocols of “polite” society, where obvious displays of “ego” are verboten. On the other hand, can you imagine another type of persona that could absorb the vitriol slung at him from all directions 24/7 by media, politicians, big tech, “what’s left” of the Democratic party, plus all the RINOs?
Could any normal, non-narcissistic personality absorb even one trillionth of what shoots at him continuously without utter devastation, even obliteration?
And that he still gets things done! — things that have been either ignored, repressed, lied about, covered up, or on the back burner for years, even decades, despite investigations, impeachment, spygate, and who knows how many attempts on his and his families’ very lives, all the while refusing to start new wars, and determined to drain the longstanding global swamp that blackmails anyone who wants to travel up corporate hierarchies via child trafficking, rape, torture, murder, not to mention getting rid of, rendering impotent, or thoroughly reconfiguring international relations and structures of all kinds that have been draining not only children, but this entire country, and indeed the whole world, of its life blood..
I do think there’s more of an excuse to love him, than to hate him. So yes, watching him over these three years, I’ve become decidedly “pro-Trump.”
Aside: I’m reminded here of Glenn Beck’s sincere and bewildered apology, in twitter thread from last night that begins, “I am feeling so humbled this week . . .” Remarkable.
And yet, I agree with the author of this interesting experiment that we have not yet seen what he has in mind for the environment, and that policies and surprises here (free energy, anyone?) will be utterly crucial for the health and future of both humanity and our planetary home.
From the wonderful Fred Burks, of wanttoknow.info, to his email list:
BTW: I had a bit of the same experiment when I read, last week, his niece Mary Trump’s book, attempting to put myself in Mary’s shoes, at least somewhat and always with a sidelong glance, given her enormous stuck bitterness towards DJT who she blames in large part, for the demise of her father, Fred Jr., who, as the first son and and namesake of Fred Sr., was supposed to inherit the family business, but did not have the required persona or desire to do so, and so, blaming himself, ended up dying prematurely, of alcoholism.
Due to his brother Fred’s insistent advice, “Do not smoke, do not drink,” Donald Trump never has. Not even once. At least from this point of view, Fred Jr.’s life was not in vain. As I once heard DJT remark to the press, on video, that he’d never taken a drink, and then added, something like, “Imagine if I had! I would be the worst!”
Clearly, he knows himself pretty well. And BTW: what I notice about him over the past three and a half years, is that he is beginning to show his enormous heart’s energy more and more. That go-for-broke warrior Leo Ascendant/Mars is revealing his courageous (coeur = heart; Leo governs the heart), and thus vulnerable, sensitive heart more and more obviously. Only the first few seconds of the following clip is necessary to demonstrate this: a few days ago, his dear wife Melania, speaking in army brown garb — to signify that we are truly at war! — an info war — from her heart to the American people: notice his big heart, beaming at her, from the audience.
“Helping children is not a political goal; it is our moral imperative.” — Melania Trump, at the RNC 2020