I read a great article today. I’d cite it here, and even link it, except I can’t remember the author’s name, or what site, or publication, he was writing for, and didn’t save the link in any way, so I can’t.
But the gist was that being a sociopath is not the thing that marks Trump as unique among politicians and other people in power. Most of them are sociopaths. They don’t mind if they are endangering people’s lives. They will start wars and order people killed and not bat an eyelash.
In fact, it is so common that once Bernie Sanders came along, he stood out. He was a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, a beacon in the night, water in the desert. When he opened his mouth and spoke the truth, it rang out clear as a bell and by comparison it was clear that almost every other politician was a mudmouthed weasel.
No, the thing that marks Trump as different is that he is so emotionally retarded that he can’t even pretend not to be a sociopath. Thus, saying to flood victims who’ve lost their homes “Have a good time.” He probably meant well. (Not really. But it was probably his intent to look as if he meant well)
He just has never mastered, in his hollow and meaningless life, the ability to pretend he gives a shit. His sycophantic fan section might say that’s a good thing, it means he speaks his mind, he’s transparent.
And that’s true. We can listen to his words and know exactly what kind of man he is.: A selfish, sociopathic, ignorant, emotionally retarded asshole.