Hillary has proven over and over to the American people that she is solidly unfit to be president. The question is, when will people start believing the behavior that Hillary has proven over and over?
I will acknowledge that it is my personal observation that most politicians at the national level display some number of narcissistic traits. Narcissism is not necessarily dangerous unless other, more organic and systemic traits are present. In fact, the argument can be made that some degree of narcissistic “ability” may be necessary to run on the national level.
Hillary is in a separate category altogether.
- She has risked national security and been instrumental in destabilizing the Middle East.
- She has lied under oath.
- She has colluded with enemies for personal gain through the Clinton foundation: “Honestly I cannot trust the American news media because they are all in bed with the Clinton Foundation” – Julian Assange.
- She has brutalized and bullied women her husband abused.
- She left heroes to die in Benghazi and then lied to the faces of the families, graveside, to cover for Islamic terrorists. The list goes on.
- Hillary Clinton displays evidence of a traumatic brain injury that could impair her decision making as president of the United States.
Hillary admits she has a brain that “short circuits” and “forgets,” even when dealing with critical, sensitive material that is classified. This may have already cost lives.
As Sen. Tom Cotton said, “That just goes to show how reckless and careless [Hillary’s] decision was to put that kind of highly classified information on a private server. And I think her judgment is not suited to keep this country safe.”
America has to ask herself the question: No matter how much we might like the optic of a woman for president, is that the kind of temperament we can afford in the White House, in this precarious time in our history?
On the Sunday shows, when Hillary spokespersons were asked, they lied again, about this, and about the Comey report, again.
Defensive lies are typical of narcissism, where serving self against possible defeat is of the highest order. The frightening thing about Hillary is that she seems to lie sometimes for no reason at all. For example, she said she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, who didn’t ascend Mount Everest until well into her childhood. She said she was under fire in Bosnia, but she wasn’t. Most notably, her lie that a video caused the Benghazi attacks seems unnecessary, unless her effort was to protect Islamic terrorists.
Perhaps it was, but this will give little comfort who know the dangers either way.
Robert Reich, M.D., a New York City psychiatrist and expert in psychopathology, says compulsive lying can be associated with dementia or brain injury. Otherwise, compulsive lying can be associated with a range of diagnoses, such as antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders.
This might explain Hillary’s consistent unlikability factor, along with her consistent denial of lies, even in her lying about FBI Director Comey pointing out that she lied multiple times. Most of America believes her to be a liar, and yet she seems to have zero remorse, even and up to the point of costing American lives.
Mental illness is nothing to ignore. It is dangerous to all involved. Hillary’s behavior might indicate a much deeper, darker mental condition that is flatly ominous. She has had visual, memory and reasoning issues in recent years following her head injury. She has endured many subsequent falls, which would be obvious indicators of traumatic head injury. Instead of running for president, Hillary could be seeking a medical battery of testing that could get to the heart of what may be a worsening mental disorder, as well as intense therapy and perhaps medication (if she isn’t already medicated), before more lives are lost at the hands of her incompetence.
Most devastatingly, the symptoms Hillary exhibits may be indicative of a deeper, progressive psychosis. A NIHMS study showed that pathological liars had increased white matter volumes in the orbitofrontal, inferior frontal and middle frontal cortices. Another theory said long-term use of lying may actually cause regional increase in white matter volume, and that repeated lying could cause permanent changes in brain chemistry. Whether the most caustic disease model of lying is caused by genetic factors or environmental influences is still up for major debate among experts.
If the condition of someone with such systemic mental conditions worsens, their decision-making capacity and overall ability to distinguish truth from fantasy could be impaired. This would be dangerous for the leader of a family, or a company, but it could be devastating for a national leader.
I have been studying psychology – specifically, personality and behavior as it relates to corporations and organizations – throughout my entire career. Only testing and analysis by a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist could say for sure, and I am neither, nor have I ever examined Hillary in a clinical setting. Still, my extensive study of human and organizational behavior and the Dark Tetrad taught me the dynamics that can be most destructive in the interplay of certain traits within an organization.
Perhaps the most damning evidence that she is “unhinged” lies in her absolute insistence that her opponent is crazy. Projection is common in paranoid schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder and psychosis.
Though it is impossible for any expert to diagnose someone without thorough testing, consultation and observation, any lay person could look back at other leaders in history who demonstrated such chronic conditions and who weren’t stopped until it was too late.
For some reason, the public seems to be able to dismiss such disturbing patterns in their leaders until it is too late. In this case, it might be a healthy decision for Secretary Clinton to step back from the limelight, and instead seek some testing or therapy to determine her mental fitness before endangering more lives.
In light of the growing questions regarding her mental health and ability to handle the responsibility of the presidency, I challenge Hillary Clinton to prove to the American people that she is mentally fit for the job. Mental illness and brain damage are serious issues.
Hillary should release any and all records regarding her fainting spells, falls, memory loss, “short circuits,” brain damage and other mental health matters that could impact the American people before they are asked to vote on Nov. 8.