8-8: Earth to Ben Carson …

[I write about politics because of the direct link I see between the words and actions of politicians and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. America’s political class manipulates our military as though they were pawns in a global game of chess. To them, PTSD is merely an unfortunate cost of war.]

Bravo, Rio

The Olympics have begun. What a great break from the mundane, and by all standards I am aware of Rio is doing a great job as host country. But try as I may to ignore typical news fare Donald Trump is unavoidable.

This from blogger Hunter.

Trump doesn’t want to be self-praising.

“I’m (Dr. Ben Carson)–then hopeful that he will begin to put–to put out many of the stories that I am very familiar with, of things that he has done to help people who have been in very, very difficult situations.  You know, he–he feels that, you know, that’s self-praising, he doesn’t want to do it.”

That’s right. The reason Donald Trump has not been sharing stories of things he has done to help people is because Donald Trump feels uncomfortable with self-praise.

Oh, he could tell you stories of the kind and generous things he’s done—but that would be bragging, and Donald Trump is uncomfortable with bragging.

What is scary is that Carson himself was a candidate for the Republican nomination for POTUS. Do they all think that the rest of us are idiots? I guess they do.

Finding Respite

I am going to try to enjoy the vitality and comradery of the Olympic Games. I am going to try to ignore the on-coming Trump train wreck. I am going to try … but I bet I’ll be tempted to take a peak every now and then.

Connection to PTSD

The Games honestly uplift me. I honor the winner(s) no matter their country, and I cheer the non-medalists just for being there. I feel comfort in seeing athletes from more than 200 countries assembling in peace. What a concept!

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