Q’VANGELICALS: THE LIFEBLOOD OF TRUMPISM

by Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., founder of DutyToInform.org

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White Evangelicals, Trump’s most populous and unwavering base throughout his Presidency, were at the heart of the assault on the Capitol on January 6. From the moment Trump declared that the election was stolen from him on election night to his bellicose Save America speech on the 6th, white Evangelicals were active collaborators in the apocalyptic messaging that culminated in the attack.

Once Biden was declared the winner on November 7, it became an article of faith in the white Evangelical community that he had stolen the…


David Foster Wallace saw it all coming twenty-five years ago.

The bizarre spectacle of the pro-Trump mob desecrating our Capitol was the final fitting scene of the (now canceled) Trump Reality TV show. From Trump’s hectoring incitement speech to the ridiculous cosplaying of neo-Nazi symbols and Braveheart style furs and horns to the smearing of feces on the hallowed halls, it was an over the top spectacle. Trump, the performer, in full Mussolini mode, recognized it was a show and held a party at the White House to watch it. The clicks, screen views, and tweets were to die for.


THE SYSTEM IS BLINKING RED — FOR MAYHEM AND UNCONSCIONABLE BEHAVIOR FROM THE PRESIDENT

What We Can Expect From A Clinical Psychopath by Vince Greenwood, Ph.D. founder of DutyToInform.Org

The President has undergone a rigorous evaluation (that does not require an interview or his consent) and has been diagnosed as a clinical psychopath. While there is no treatment for this condition, it can be instructive and perhaps helpful to see him for what he is and what his personality disorder augers.

Unfortunately, because of the nature of his disorder, we are likely in greater danger than we realize and are…


AMERICA WAS RIPE FOR PLUNDER BY A PSYCHOPATH (Part Three)

…and She was fleeced by a master practitioner

by Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., founder of DutyToInform.org

By 2016, the media and political landscapes had become friendly territory for someone seeking the presidency who suffered from a severe and dangerous psychopathological condition called Psychopathic Personality Disorder. This condition consists of a set of hard-wired, immutable traits, including the absence of a conscience, deceit, arrogance, and divisiveness. It is easy to condemn such traits as destructive, but they have also been characterized as “malignant charms” because they can lead to a kind of…


AMERICA WAS RIPE FOR PLUNDER BY A PSYCHOPATH (Part Two)

Part Two — The Political Landscape and the Moral Regression of Our Body Politic

By Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., Founder of DutyToInform.

(see also Part One — The Media Circus and Our Complicity With It)

By 2016, it was not only the media landscape but also the political landscape — at least that significant parcel staked out by Republican-leaning voters — that was ripe for plunder by a clinical psychopath. The GOP had become a party that had devolved into a beyond truth and shame institution. Thus, it was ripe for…


AMERICA WAS RIPE FOR PLUNDER BY A PSYCHOPATH (Part One)

Part One — The Media Circus and Our Complicity With It

By Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., founder of DutyToInform.org

The result: a formidable Trump base that should not be underestimated. It is fervent, committed to his rule, and poised for no-holds-barred battle.

In 2016, America was ripe for plunder by a clinical psychopath. That is someone who was not only adept at executing the political arts in a manner beyond truth and shame but embodied those qualities. Shamelessness and dishonesty have always existed in the political class. But those traits were…


THE INNER LIFE OF A PSYCHOPATH

By Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., founder of DutyToInform.org

What It Might Be Like To Be Him — From The Inside Out

HOW? …

It is the question that reverberates across the country, the proverbial shot across the bow, as this fateful election draws closer.

How could he be so shameless, derelict, and arrogant? How could he inflict so much damage without a smidgeon of remorse, but an abundance of vainglory?

Herein is one clinician’s attempt to provide an answer to that question. A solution not gleaned by focusing on the man himself or the black…


Breaking Up

How Trump’s Condition Undermines Our Republic By Vince Greenwood, Ph.D.

The formal assessment of Donald Trump indicates he suffers from psychopathic personality disorder (PPD. This condition is extreme, rigid, and immutable. Three sets of traits define it.

Trump’s core traits of callousness, unyielding drive to dominate and impulsive mode of functioning were never going to yield to the brutal realities of Covid-19 or the civil unrest triggered by the murder of George Floyd. Trump’s particular kind of disastrous response to these emergencies was unavoidable. Up close, Trump is dramatic, flamboyant, irreverent, and appears to be unpredictable. But, from 20,000 feet…


THE CASE FOR DIAGNOSING THE PRESIDENT ‘AT A DISTANCE’

by Vince Greenwood, founder of DutyToInform.org

An interview with the President is not necessary to conduct a valid and comprehensive assessment of his degree of psychopathy. The determination of a diagnosis of clinical psychopathy rests fundamentally on an analysis of Trump’s life history’s raw data, rather than his characterization of his life. Fortunately, there is an abundance of high-quality information on Trump’s life history from other informants and archival sources. The interview should not be considered the “gold standard” of psychological assessment. …


Trump’s Two Step: Shirking and Shrugging

Understanding Trump’s Irresponsibility and Failure to Accept Responsibility

by Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., founder of DutyToInform.org

Psychopaths appear to have been with us from antiquity, through medieval times, to the present. Descriptions from Greek and Roman mythology, the Bible, and classical literature are remarkably consistent in revealing the presence of those that were intellectually intact but lacked the capacity for moral reasoning. …

Vince Greenwood, Ph.D.

Vince Greenwood, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who lives and works in Washington D.C. He founded DutyToInform.org.

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