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Present Traumatic Stress, or CTS, is becoming a real phenomenon as a result of the daily viscous verbal assaults from the Bully-In-Chief Donald Trump.
If you experience a Cringe-Reflex at the Sound of his Voice. If you instinctively reach for the Remote Control to hit the Mute Button or Change the Channel when he makes the News. If you find yourself shouting back at the TV any time he is on, you may be experiencing Present Traumatic Stress caused by Continuous Traumatic Situations.
So, I've been long-term Fed-up with the viciousness & Lack of Civility on TV & believe that the Revocation of the Fairness Doctrine has a lot to do with It.
I've never watched Soap Operas or Dramas & am no Sports Fan.
No Football. No Baseball. No Basketball. No Sports. Not a Fan.
Increasingly I'm finding myself asking "just what do I pay my Cable TV provider close to $100 a month for" when I hardly watch TV at all these days?
The aggression is out of control & leads to Bullying.
Think of how you feel when your Football Team is on & "the other side has the Ball."
Do you find yourself screaming "Get Him! Get Him! Get Him!" at the TV?
What happens when unchecked Aggression spills over into daily life?
Present Traumatic Stress differs from Post Traumatic Stress in that it has not ended. It is still ongoing, unlike Post Traumatic Stress. In Post Traumatic Stress the traumatic Event is over finished & done, yet the person cannot get past it. It is panic-inducing, causes Anxiety, can cause Nightmares & can cause or contribute to Eating Disorders. Traumatic Stress can interfere with the person's ability to live their lives without being "paralyzed by fear."
Post Traumatic Stress has long been recognized as a Mental Health Disorder. When a person experiences a Traumatic Event, the memory of which they cannot get past - to the point that it interferes with their daily life - that is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Officially recognized with respect to Veterans of Foreign Wars reliving "Shell-Shock" to the point of Nightmares, the US Department of Veteran's Affairs now has Treatment Programs to help our Military Heroes returning from Combat Zones.
During the Mid-Term Elections while working the Polls on the behalf of SEVERAL Candidates for Elective Office during Early Voting back in 2018, I met Dan Crenshaw & had this to say in my Blog about this specific conversation I had with him:
When I do watch TV these days, after the Local News & the National News, I tend to watch Documentaries.
CNN, in particular has had some really GOOD ones on lately, in particular Fahreed Zacharias GPS: How They See Us. A Global View."
Also of note, yesterday Jake Tapper had an hour-long Special with a veritable Who's Who of former Trump Administration Officials that were speaking out:
CNN)Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has told friends that President Donald Trump "is the most flawed person" he's ever known.
Of course we knew this already. We can see & hear his behavior at his Rallies, at his Press Conferences & we recognize a Bully when we see one.
Hence our collective Present Traumatic Stress.
As previously stated, in 2009 the CDC officially recognized Bullying as a Public Health Crisis on the part of both the Bully & the Bullying Victim.
From a Sociological Perspective, the #ApprenticePresident seems to have SEVERAL Personality Disorders:
He is a Bully
He is a Pathological Liar
He may be a SocioPath when he Incites Violence in others
His failure to Lead this Nation has been called by many an egregious "Dereliction of Duty."
Not only does he fail to lead, but he regularly Blames the Victim.
In fact the #ApprenticePresident never fails to miss an opportunity to Blame the Victim as seen in his attacks on Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer after it was revealed that she was the intended Target of a failed Kidnapping Plot with the intent to over-throw the Government of the State of Michigan.
In THIS COUNTRY???
How do you even begin to unpack how disturbing that is???
The Bullying Behavior of the #ApprenticePresident has emboldened & encouraged these radicalize Individuals to come out of the shadows in the most frightening way possible.
To over-throw the Government.
This is very reminiscent of the revival of The Republic of Texas Movement. Not knowing much about them, I did quickly glance at their Web Page. While they do appear to be peaceful & have their own "Republic of Texas Constitution," complete with Laws & Governing Officials, stuff like this should be deeply concerning to everybody.
They don't appear to be advocating for a radicalized over-throw of the Government by hostile means like the people in Michigan tried to do.
So what is our remedy for this?
Many of these concepts are in my Book, "Yes, I'd Like to Thank the Academy: How to Tame the Red Carpet in YOUR Office" with an entire Chapter devoted to "What is REAL & What is Delusional Thought."
I've always intended the Anti-Bullying Program to go along with it. As of yet, that part of it still needs to be written.
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