The Donald Trump Mentality is Disgusting

Here’s a little something I expressed back in the summer of ’15 (that’s 2015, not 1915). I find that after 10 months, I still feel the same way, so I am hereby expressing my feelings. This is not a call for you to agree or disagree with me. I’m just venting!

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Trump is a schoolyard bully; nothing more nothing less. He behaves just the same as all bullies. When called on his bullying behavior he doubles down and goes on the attack with his favorite weapons: ridicule, disdain and condescension, until the entity who called him on his outrageous behavior is made to feel that they are the ones in the wrong.

I have seen this behavior acted out so many times in my life. In the schoolyard, in marriages, among siblings and from bosses. Now we are blessed with it in our political arena, although I’m not sure that’s a totally new phenomenon.

I firmly believe — and I have NO scientific study nor informational back up for this belief — that bullying frequently stems from hormone imbalance. Too much testosterone!

If we want to stop international aggression, just figure out how to spray the battle sites with estrogen. I think that is why Isis seems to be so effective in recruiting young men to their cause. It’s the same mechanism that drives young men to form street gangs, and, while we’re at it, aggressive sports teams. And it is all because of those hormones raging around in their bodies. No place to expend them? Oh, I know! I can join a gang, (or Isis, or Pop Warner football) and be made to feel that all these aggressive feelings I’m dealing with are not only valuable, but even to be prized and lauded.  And, btw, sports teams are one of the FEW positive ways those energies can be expended, and I even question many of those.

So, back to Trump.  His behavior makes me want to say to him, “Oh, Donald, I’m so sorry about your little penis!” -because that’s the feeling I get every time he spews his invective. And the same goes for those armchair quarterbacks sitting there applauding him. Are you feeling insignificant about your sexual prowess? Well, let’s go hang out with the schoolyard bully and we’ll feel better.

You know, we get so incensed when we see bullying in the school yard or work place or in spouses, but here we have whole segments of our population; women, for one; Hispanics, for another; being smack talked and bullied and we just cower in our corners. We act as though if we just ignore the bullies they’ll go away or see the error of their ways. They NEVER do.

Of course, this compensative invective toward women (can we talk about his treatment of the female moderator at the first debate? Or his attack on Jeb’s wife or Carly Fiorina?) is explained when viewed from the standpoint of penis inadequacy and envy.

And even though I’m not a McCain supporter, per se, I still say, how DARE he belittle McCain’s sacrifice of five years of his life being tortured and abused and beaten while “The Donald” swooped around in sports cars, squiring beautiful women and partying his way through the pampered lifestyle of a four-time draft-exempt Wharton Business School attendee?

Of course, there were many other deferments granted, but the difference here is that I’ve never heard any of those differ-ees bad mouth someone who was actually there. And I know there’s been some push back on that one, but by all rights of what is decent, that statement alone should have wiped him off the political map.  And why didn’t it? Because, like all good bullies, when he gets called on outrageous behavior he immediately responds with more aggression and more ridicule, more disdain . . .. which results in making those of us who are NOT bullies back off, lest we incite MORE outrageous behavior? (See paragraph 6, above.)

Not that the Trump entry on the scene has been a totally bad thing. At least it’s gotten some of the other candidates out of their comfort zones and gotten them actually talking about their platforms. Something, I might add, the Donald has by and large failed to do in any way, shape or form . . . at least to date. Because, he says, “He doesn’t want to give away his strategies to the other side.” I actually saw a clip of him saying that! So, if we vote for him, he is essentially asking us to buy a pig in a poke?

Remember this: Bullying is a weak person’s response to feelings of inadequacy.

As I’ve said, I’ve seen this sequence of behavior played out on the playground, the office, in marriages, in family dynamics, over and over and over again. Clearly, Trump is a bully.

My word to “the Donald” is this: Go get a penis enlarger and get off the national stage!

And my word to the rest of us: We need to grow some balls of our own and stop being intimidated by the big bully.


Adrienne Jacoby

Adrienne Jacoby is a 40-plus-year resident of Shasta County and native-born Californian. She was a teacher of vocal music in the Enterprise Schools for 27 years and has been retired for 11 years. A musician all her life, she was married to the late Bill Jacoby with whom she formed a locally well -known musical group who prided themselves in playing for weddings, wakes, riots, bar mitzvas and super market openings. And, oh yes … she has two children, J’Anna and Jayson.

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