Introductory note. I am not a psychologist or M.D. However, that does not stop me -- as it should not you -- from reading, listening, having ideas.
First, though, we need to get something highly confidential out of the way. It makes any serious discussion of Hillary difficult, if not impossible.
We make no claim that our analysis is anything other than partial and provisional. Equally true, any analysis which excludes the basic psychological element this post identifies is highly questionable.
Did they or didn´t they?
Only their hairdressers know for sure, and they aren´t telling.
The Internet´s insidious salad of salacious insinuations begins with Yoko Ono. She claims she had an affair with Hillary Clinton.
As for what kind of affair, ah, well... you know ...
That´s not the only high wire act starring Hillary that Confidential Magazine would have featured center ring.
In case you missed it, here´s the back story to Yoko:
Sally Miller, a former lover of Bill, says Hillary is a lesbian. How does she know? Well, Bill told her.
Another juicy tidbit from tabloids whose guiding principle is encapsulated in the New York Times-derived motto, all the news that´s unfit, we´ll print:
As an institution for deciding property inheritance, matriarchy is common sense incarnate. You always know who the mother is.
Everybody knows Hillary is Chelsea´s mother. As for Chelsea´s father... hmmm. That´s where the gossip media slipped the surly bounds of earth, put out their hand and touched the face of...
Chelsea´s father is not Bill Clinton, we are told, but Bill´s former law partner, Webb Hubbell.
While Bill was away, did Hillary play? Was she catting around in the hushed interstices of the Arkansas governor´s mansion? When asked if Chelsea is his daughter, Hubbell coyly replies "no comment."
As for what Chelsea says about the prospect of Daddy Hubbell, watch her here.
Angry, phony...she screams and yells at people...dangerous, abusive, paranoid...she was like two different people. So says Gary Byrne about Hillary. He should know; he is a former White House secret service agent. For Byrne´s full nine yards -- and then some -- click here.
Had enough? No? Hillary reportedly called disabled children in an Easter egg hunt "fucking ree-tards." "Fucking Jew Bastard" was another tsk-tsk effusion. While we´re at it, "God-damned nigger" was supposedly Bill Clinton´s characterization of Jessie Jackson. "Nigger," we hear, is a mainstay in Hillary´s behind-closed-door narrative.
No, no, absolutely no: we can´t and won´t leave out the notorious Clinton Body Count. All those men and women were supposedly murdered on orders from Bill and/or Hillary.
Back in 1952, another, brighter Bill (Gaines) founded Mad Magazine. He discovered that you can get away with saying exactly the same thing with humor -- e.g., "Anthony Weiner´s Creepy TV Show" -- which if said with a straight face would get you gut-cut by lawyers brandishing megabuck lawsuits.
Danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, The Simpsons followed Bill Gaines; it is America´s longest running sitcom. "Confidential Magazine" stayed the course in its unfunny ramblings and got gut-cut; its doors were shuttered in 1978.
Hillary is a two-timing, crazy, hateful, foul-mouthed, paranoid, phony, sadistic, racist, violent lesbian. I have no idea if any of those stories are true. Frankly, I don´t care.
Not one of them is needed to show that Hillary, like Trump, is unfit to be president.
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I am not your friend.
I am the President of Russia.
-- Vladimir Putin --
Our post "Freud -- On Obama" (April 8, 2014) -- discussed Obama´s father complex. It is blatant in his speeches and, more importantly, his actions.
In his customary back-door-man way, Obama acknowledged the complex in his book Dreams From My Father.
Our Freud/Obama post noted how foreign powers, especially Russia, manipulated Obama´s father complex to block him from rational decision-making.
I prepared a step-by-step post on how that manipulation was initiated and carried out, starting with Russia´s five-day war with Georgia in August 2008, when it was apparent that Obama would be the next president. I annulled the post due to political considerations.
Georgia was a tuneup bout for the Crimea crisis in 2014. Crime-mia: the word is laden with psychological overtones that made it the perfect takeover candidate for Russia while Obama was in office. Blinded by his father complex, Obama never knew what hit him.
I do not wish to belabor here how Putin again and again used the complex to beat Obama -- and the U.S. -- to the punch. Three quick points:
(i) For the Russian government´s view of the world, click here. The "New Quality" article by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was published on December 29, 2008, less than a month before Obama took office. The levers pulled and buttons pushed, the bells rung and wires wired up to trigger Obama´s father complex, leap out between the lines. Today, eight years later, I continue to be astonished by the obviousness of what Lavrov wrote.
(ii) In 2013, the United States was on the verge of invading Syria and deposing Russia´s ally, Bashar al-Assad, for using chemical weapons.
Putin deflated the swelling invasion balloon by grabbing the position of peace-maker and counseling al-Assad to hand over the weapons. Not only is al-Assad still in power -- he seems destined to outlast Obama -- there are recent indications al-Assad has chemical weapons and is using them.
His attention diverted by Father Peace-Maker and Adviser, Obama once more got cold-cocked. Tricked, trapped.
(iii) Watch the first Obama-Putin meeting here. Who is the authority figure? Who is Teacher? Putin plays the role of Dad who is seeing his fledgling son off to college. The meeting hardened the foundations poured in Lavrov´s "New Quality" article.
Which brings us to Hillary.
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Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away.
-- William Hughes Means, "Antigonish" --
As did Obama, Hillary Clinton grew up with an absent father. In her case, the absence was primarily emotional. The consequences were different from those of Obama whose father physically abandoned the family when Obama was aged three.
Let´s start with Hillary´s 2016 convention speech. Watch it here.
Did you see it? In over an hour Hillary gave her dad, Hugh Ellsworth Rodham, 20 seconds. Along with quantity, quality was short. Her remembrance sounded like a job application.
Hillary gave her mother, Dorothy Howell Rodham, five times Hugh´s time -- and then some. As for quality, Hillary´s presentation was a full-throated eulogy.
What is behind Hillary´s almost-claim she was born without a father?
Answer: her father.
Carl Jung wrote that the "living processes" of everyone´s psyche consist of two archetypes, male and female, to which he assigned the terms animus and anima:
"The animus corresponds to the paternal Logos, just as the anima corresponds to the maternal eros... [J]ust as the man is compensated by a feminine element, so woman is compensated by a masculine one."
Sometimes the psyche overcompensates and identifies itself excessively with the animus or anima. Jung characterized such cases as possession:
"[T]his transformation of personality gives prominence to those traits which are characteristic of the opposite sex; in man the feminine traits, and in woman the masculine. In the state of possession both [animus and anima] lose their charm and their values; they retain them only when they are turned away from the world, in the introverted state, when they serve as bridges to the unconscious. Turned towards the world, the...animus is obstinate, harping on principles, laying down the law, dogmatic, world-reforming, theoretic, word-mongering, argumentative, and domineering. Both alike have bad taste: the anima surrounds herself with inferior people, and the animus lets himself be taken in by second-rate thinking."
Jung concluded, "No matter how friendly and obliging a woman´s Eros may be, no logic on earth can shake her if she is ridden by the animus."
Harping; world-reforming; domineering. The Hillary Clinton that Gary Byrne so uncompromisingly portrayed comes into focus: The Ice Queen.
In 1991, two years before Bill Clinton became president, Jasbinder Garnermann, Chairwoman of the C.G. Jung Centre in Ireland, published a milestone article, "Rescuing the Feminine: The Problem of The Animus in Women":
"Practising psychotherapists in the West are becoming familiar with the emergence of the psychological problems that are affecting ´liberated´ women. A large number of women who are highly successful and competent in outer terms are plagued with a deep- rooted inner feeling of worthlessness, lack of value and inferiority."
An animus-possessed woman over-identifies with her masculine side. It wells up, seizes control.
Garnermann on the origin of animus possession:
"Because the first carrier of the woman’s animus is her father the condition and force of her personal animus will be determined by the father-complex. If her father has been too strong, she will internalise the voice of judgement and critical authority. If he is too weak, she will have no opportunity for internalising the masculine and will lead a vegetative, unconscious existence..."
By all accounts, Hillary´s father was too strong; in fact, a bully. He constantly belittled and berated her, spanked her. And so, an inner voice formed:
You´re no good.
Everybody I know wonders how Hillary, a woman who claims -- and I think seriously believes -- to be liberated, could have stayed married for over forty years to a unabashed, unabridged adulterer. The relationship seems counter-intuitive.
Actually, the fact she did not divorce Bill after his escapades with Monica, Gennifer, Sally, Dolly et al only confirms that Hillary is animus-possessed. Garnermann on the unsuspected connection:
"Apart from the father aspect of the animus in its mantel of law, order, authority and establishment, the animus also presents itself in the unexpected guise of the trickster both on the outer and the inner plane. In this aspect, the animus is an amoral dissolute adventurer who yet performs the necessary function of releasing the woman from the tyranny of established law (father) to a life of adventure, instability and subversion. On the outer level, women often get involved with Don Juans...which they can use as a tool of rebellion against an authoritarian father..."
An inner tyrant rides Hillary day and night, coming and going. The force that presents itself as her liberator from tyranny is nothing but that same tyranny in another guise. Garnermann:
"Ïn its negative aspect, the animus constellates as the inner critic, judge, sadist, murderer, evil magician and the proverbial cad who constantly informs the woman that she’s ugly, worthless, stupid, and unlovable. It disrupts all the feeling-relationships of the woman... This is the inner critical voice that every woman has heard. It always strikes when something has already occurred to shake the woman or when she has been very successful, to deflate her. This inner tyrant holds complete sway and she finds herself yielding areas of her life that gave her pleasure and enrichment. Every time she tries to enjoy a well- deserved rest or treat the animus will taunt her with the accusation that she’s wasting her time, she’d be better off doing something ´productive´.
This is the introjected father-turned-judge who lays down the laws of acceptable behaviour and feelings. It convinces us that if we go against these dictates we are letting some authority down. In the presence of this voice every woman will be made to feel like a silly little girl, who possesses no dignity in her own right."
Garnermann provided insights into how to correct a woman´s animus possession, i.e., "cut down the animus to size by enhancing and encouraging the feminine." Her solution is exactly the opposite of what Hillary is doing -- enter the man´s world; slug it out; exhaust herself achieving outer success, money, power.
Hugh Rodham died in 1993. He is no longer here; yet he is. You´re no good. The introjected father at the top of the stairs will not go away. Hillary´s frequent references to "breaking the glass ceiling" are singularly revealing in a way she never suspected.
What bothers us:
Other people recognize/intuit that Hillary is animus-possessed and seize for themselves the position of father-turned-judge. By personifying her animus on the outer plane, they trick and manipulate her. They make their agenda her agenda.
Sidebar: we are entering dangerous territory. Before continuing, I need to re-state our fundamental position.
This blog does not give advice; it offers opinion. The line between them is not always clear. Please keep in mind three considerations:
"An opinion may consist of advice which is (i) deliberately offered too late to be actionable; (ii) knowingly impossible to implement due to circumstances prevailing at the moment; and/or (iii) offered with the foreknowledge that the simple fact of its publication will render its practical value null and void."
To the point: are we intentionally or unintentionally offering advice to Hillary´s opponents -- notably Trump and Putin -- about how to make Hillary unconsciously sabotage herself?
Our regular readers know this blog supports neither Trump nor Clinton. We oppose both by advocating conscientious abstention (see our post of March 21, 2016, "Why I Will Not Vote in 2016 -- And You Shouldn´t Either").
To readers who disagree with not voting: Turn on the TV and you will see where 50 years of voting for the lesser of two evils has taken America. Our conclusion: choosing the lesser of two evils is The Third Evil.
What we are offering here and now is not advice but opinion because it is knowingly offered too late to be useful. Manipulation of Hillary´s animus possession is already taking place.
There is a second, more urgent reason for going ahead and publishing this analysis. An incredible calamity is brewing. There is still time to avoid it -- but just barely. More to follow shortly.
To show how Hillary´s animus possession is dominated and directed is to solve an on-going mystery. Money, experience, organization, voter demographics: by all rights, the presidential contest should be slam-dunk for Hillary. Yet as of this writing, the election is too close to call. Why?
(i) Exactly like the little man at the top of the stairs, Hillary´s email controversy won´t go away for a reason. Silly little girl. It affords the golden opportunity for many people -- most of them men -- to occupy the role of judge, critic, evil magician and cad whispering in her ear, governing her.
Curiously, her email controversy began in March of 2015, the month before Hillary announced she was running for president. I believe somebody knew something.
(ii) Almost exactly a year after Hillary´s email debacle began, Julian Assange, director of WikiLeaks, weighed in with the publication of over 30,000 emails from her private server. What else is back there? More on Assange shortly.
(iii) Even FBI Director James Comey, long on C.Y.A. and short on psychology,* piled on as judge, critic, cop.
His year-long investigation of Hillary´s emails ended a few weeks before the Democratic Party Convention. As expected, C.Y.A. was Comey´s lead-off item; he recommended against indicting Hillary.
Let´s move to his conclusions -- make that, judgments. Hillary was extremely careless...should have known...generally lacking.
It goes without saying that such criticisms are completely out of place for an investigative report on whether or not to pursue a criminal indictment. Why, then, did Comey make them?
The clever man no doubt thought he was covering both ends. The more plausible outcome is he will fall through the cracks. A President Clinton will fire Comey for calling her careless and ignorant. A President Trump will do likewise because of Comey´s recommendation against indicting Hillary.
We will know early next year James Comey´s destiny.
Shortly after Comey´s report was released, the bell rang for round two of Assange vs. Clinton.
(iv) On the eve of the Democratic Party Convention, Assange released 20,000 emails somebody hacked from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). (The FBI points to Russia; we suspect an inside job by a fed-up, Edward Snowden-type middle class rebel). The emails showed conclusively the Democratic Party had violated its neutrality pledge** by secretly helping Hillary defeat Bernie Sanders.
Assange announced "a lot more material" is on the way about Hillary. He thus appropriates for himself on the outer plane Hillary´s inner cop, trickster, evil magician, authority figure. Julian and Julian alone holds the other shoe; he and he alone knows when it will drop.
In the meantime, Hillary twists in the wind. I´m no good. Stupid.
(v) As do Assange and Comey, Putin appropriates for himself the outer incarnation of Hillary´s inner cop and critic.
Putin denies hacking anybody but will not let emails that politically ravage Hillary go gentle into that good night: “Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?" he asks: "The important thing is the content that was given to the public.’’ Putin, as does Lavrov, knows something basic: he who defines the situation controls the situation.
Putin is content to let his incarnation of father-as-judge define and dictate mostly off-camera. By being invisible that incarnation is more effective because, exactly like Hillary´s inner voice, the role Putin is playing is simultaneously everywhere and nowhere.
We will call that role what it is: The Absent Host.
(vi) Last but not least, somebody in the Trump campaign has picked up on Hillary´s animus possession.
This month Trump started agitating her inner judge, critic and cad with such psychologically-charged statements as: "Putin looks at Hillary Clinton and he smiles."
The goal of Hillary´s opponents is to create unconscious static that disrupts realistic thinking, reasonable appraisals, appropriate actions. Their strategy creates nothing new; as noted, in Hillary´s case the static started a long time ago. Its latest installment came September 9 when she declared, "To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables."
Worthless. Ugly. Stupid. Deplorable. In sum, WHITE TRASH: an unconscious projection if there ever was one. Trump once again quickly hit back and hit home: "Hillary Clinton should be ashamed of herself."*** Not to worry: she is. Shame is the hidden, inner essence of Ice Queens everywhere.
Concluding this point: readers who think that politicians read articles like this one, have an "Ah-ha!" moment and put certain ideas into practice are mistaken. When it comes to directing Hillary´s animus possession, it can be said of Assange, Comey, and Trump: they do it; they do not know it.
The subtlety of the Putin-Lavrov approach, on the other hand, coupled with their previous mastery of Obama´s father complex, suggest a different case altogether. In Russia we enter the house of Dostoevsky.
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Jung, in the Visions Seminars, wrote that
“the animus is a very greedy fellow, and
everything that falls into the unconscious
is possessed by it. He is there with open
mouth and catches everything that falls
down from the table of consciousness
...[I]f you let some feeling or reaction get
away from you he eats it, becomes strong,
and begins to argue .”
-- Jasbinder Garnermann --
I have saved the most important manifestation of Hillary´s animus possession for last. Because it could result in a calamity for America and for her as an individual, it needs a separate section.
"High-achieving, animus-possessed women can also suffer from compulsive disorders such as bulimia or anorexia nervosa. Because of the lack of a strong female matrix, the body is attacked by the negative animus, and the woman becomes split off from the feminine. Women who suffer from these disorders will in fact often acknowledge that it is their own femininity they are attacking, and will often say that it is an internal dictator who drives them in such a regimented and forceful way to the brink of death."
The Trump camp has repeatedly emphasized Hillary´s health problems. But because Trump and the Republicans are misdiagnosing it, they end up underestimating the gravity of her illness. Where Trump sees a simple lack of "stamina," we find a degenerate disease that in the long term is fatal.
The mass media such as CNN, which are squarely in Hillary´s camp, dismiss out of hand as "baseless accusations" any and all concerns about her physical condition. They are taking their cue from Hillary who continually pooh-poohs her declining health. Overcompensating for the guilt they feel for having helped Trump become a serious candidate, the media are now swinging to the opposite extreme and becoming facilitators of hiding Hillary´s illness. Click here for a vintage CNN example.
What, then, ails Hillary?
I grew up around doctors; my father was an M.D. I worked for six months in the wards of Maricopa County General Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, my mother ended up in a nursing home. I visited her six times a week; she did not have Parkinson´s or Lewy Body Disease, but over almost three years I observed plenty of women who did.
I began to have serious doubts about Hillary´s health not because of anything said about it but rather because of what I was seeing with my own eyes and she was saying -- or rather, trying to say.
An ICU heart nurse who has a lifetime of floor experience and whose viewpoint I greatly value, provided this observation of Hillary:
"I truly think she has non tremor Parkinson's with possible Lewy Body Dementia which can result in fainting spells and orthostatic hypotension. Non tremor is a subgroup more common in women, is more progressive than the type most people associate with Parkinson's with essential tremor and causes a higher degree of dementia."
Her disturbing note set me on a new but old path. My father died of Lewy Body Dementia. For over a decade, I saw him inexorably deteriorate.
The day after the nurse´s observation arrived, I was directed to a second opinion. Dr. Ted Noel discusses Hillary´s health problems in depth and detail here. His basic conclusion is also the nurse´s:
Parkinson´s Disease. NOTE: without full records, any diagnosis can only be highly tentative, i.e., a conclusion. What can be said: Parkinson´s Disease fits the facts that are a matter of Hillary´s public record and what I personally saw in the hospital and nursing home.
Forget Hillary´s concussion in 2012; forget her fainting spells; forget her coughing fits; forget her exhaustion; forget her pneumonia this month. Or rather do not forget them but put them in context. They are symptoms, not causes. The Clinton camp is using them to divert attention from the underlying, fatal illness.
Sidebar: Jasbinder Garnermann noted that in animus possession the body is attacked by the negative animus. This is not the forum to explore the relationship between animus possession and dementia. For those who wish to do so, scientific papers are available on the Internet on psychosomatic involvement in both Parkinson´s and Lewy Body Disease.
Instead of politicizing a medical problem -- as Hillary´s camp and Trump are doing -- we offer a political solution to a political problem. To wit:
Say what you will about them, America´s two major political parties have served to screen out innumerable nazis; idiots; terrorists; spies; crazy people; physically ill people; just plain strange people.
2016 conclusively showed the Democratic and Republican parties are no longer capable of performing that rudimentary, vital function.
Or are they?
The DNC Charter declares (Article 2, section 7 (c) of its Bylaws):
Special meetings of the National Committee may be held upon the call of the Chairperson with the approval of the Executive Committee with reasonable notice to the members, and no action may be taken at such a special meeting unless such proposed action was included in the notice of the special meeting. The foregoing notwithstanding, a special meeting to fill a vacancy on the National ticket shall be held on the call of the Chairperson, who shall set the date for such meeting...
Hillary Clinton´s deteriorating health is observable, grave. We call upon DNC Chairperson Donna Brazile to hold an emergency meeting with independent physicians to investigate Hillary Clinton´s physical condition.
If Hillary is given a clean bill of health, the issue will be put to rest. She will be free to continue her quest for the White House.
On the other hand, if she has Parkinson´s, Lewy Body or any other disease that causes dementia, the presidential nominee position should be declared vacant and a new presidential candidate selected.
To be clear: we are not talking about a mere tremor or other physical handicap; FDR governed successfully from a wheel chair. We are talking about dementia.
Whatever the outcome, a full and objective medical examination and diagnosis and a rational DNC decision would display a courage and sense of responsibility which are unknown in American politics in recent times.
What it boils down to:
Instead of leaving the father-as-judge role to Assange, Comey, Putin, Pekin, and whoever else wants to play it, the DNC should temporarily assume that role and do what is necessary to end the growing American quagmire.
That quagmire is Hillary´s personal catastrophe. If we are right about her animus possession and its physical associations/implications, continuing her candidacy is absolutely the worst thing she can do to herself. Yet that is exactly what is happening.
Hillary´s greatest tragedy is she has no friends -- only interests. Fully in keeping with her animus possession, she has surrounded herself with individuals who could care less about her as a person.
Whatever you do, dear reader, do not hold your breath waiting for Hillary´s hangers-on and family to change. The animus lets himself be taken in by second-rate thinking.
Of course, Donna Brazile is not going to even consider calling an emergency meeting of the DNC. In fact, Brazile is already headed in the opposite direction; she is feverishly participating in the cover up of Hillary´s health problems.
Thus, Brazile is another facilitator in a long line of facilitators about whom it can be said: incompetent or corrupt, it makes no difference.
The final outcome comes into view.
(i) During what remains of the 2016 campaign, aided and abetted by her opponents, her animus possession causes Hillary to sabotage herself. The impossible happens: Donald Trump -- the lowest UNcommon denominator -- wins the presidency.
Imagine the pressure. Hillary and her minders know that if she stumbles and falls one more time, it could be curtains. The expression is singularly apt; her father was in the drapery and window shade business. By trying to cover up her illness, her facilitators unwittingly light up and reinforce the voice of her father.
(ii) Hillary wins the November election.
Let me nuance that statement...
Decades of political campaigns taught me that many if not most elections do not have a winner. The reality is that two, poorly-run, losing campaigns are conducted. What happens is that the candidate who loses least receives the most votes. That no-winner syndrome accounts for a large part of what you are seeing today in politicians throughout America.
The 2016 presidential race is a textbook example. Despite Hillary´s self-destructiveness, Trump obsessively-compulsively says and does incredibly stupid things that could cost him what otherwise would be his: the White House. Trump trumps Trump.****
As her Parkinson´s/Lewy Body Disease worsens, a President Hillary Clinton will be less and less visible, heard. Virulent rumors, far greater in number and frequency than the confidential ones noted above, will wash across America. What is real? False? Is she still alive? What little we will see of Hillary is a bundled-up woman -- a body double? -- smiling and waving 50 yards away. The media will fall for it.
Others will act and speak in her name. Will they be truthful? Besides being mostly men, they will have something else in common:
None was elected.
The Absent Host will play on. Worthless. Bad taste. Hemmed-in by a dead father, pushed to and fro by greedy fellows beyond her control or understanding, the most the silly little girl in the White house can hope for is to be a one-termer.
Note of September 15:
True to form, Hillary is already saying she feels "great."
Also true to form, Hillary´s campaign released a letter from her doctor, Lisa Bardack: "She is recovering well with antibiotics and rest. She continues to remain healthy and fit to serve as president of the United States."
There are two giveaways in the release yesterday of Hillary´s health status:
(i) The information is far from being complete. No inquiry into Parkinson´s/Lewy Body Disease was conducted (or at least made public).
(ii) Bardack has zero experience in the daily lives of presidents. Therefore, she has no idea of what physical qualifications are and are not required to fulfill the post´s duties.
Conclusion: Bardack is unqualified to conclude that Hillary is fit to serve as president of the United States.
Bardack is another facilitator, then, exactly what Hillary does not need.
Don Fowler, former head of the DNC, called for Democratic Party leaders to meet asap and come up with a process to replace Hillary if health issues force her to terminate her candidacy. "It´s something you would be a fool not to prepare for."
Fowler is to be congratulated for showing responsibility when, without exception, everybody in Hillary´s camp and the mainstream media is shirking it. Fools indeed: Fowler got that part right.
Unfortunately, Fowler´s step is no more than a quarter-turn in the right direction. He has bought the line that Hillary had pneumonia, nothing more. A few days of rest, antibiotics. Presto -- everything will be fine. Trust me. I´m O.K.; you´re O.K. Honest...
In reality, pneumonia can be an indicator of Parkinson´s/Lewy Body Disease. The swallowing reflex is disordered, causing the patient to inhale his/her saliva. In that case, pneumonia is the result, not the cause of another, deeper problem.
For Dr. Noel´s latest observations on Hillary´s pneumonia, click here.
NOTE of September 26. Hillary laughed off the suggestion that she take a neuro-cognitive test: "There´s no need for that." See her reaction (September 22) here.
Her reasoning -- no other candidate takes that exam, so why should she? -- is one more confirmation of what we have said repeatedly on this blog: she is a bureaucrat in search of a bureaucracy.
*Starting in September 2014, in post after post we badgered and cajoled Comey to reverse his policy of not revealing the identity of masked ISIS henchman Jihadi John. It took six months but Jihadi John was publicly exposed to be Mohammed Emwazi, a middle class rebel and computer expert. Boys -- girls too -- picked on him.
Shrunk back to human proportions, the terrifying knife-wielding, pistol-packing ghoul Jihadi John was gone in a flash. Comey and his FBI associates will never understand why it worked that way -- but it did.
**The Charter & The Bylaws of The Democratic Party of The United States, Article 5, Section 4.
***Hillary´s sweeping, out of the blue (hence, unconscious) insult of Trump supporters and subsequent half-baked apology were a major political stumble. She and her silly-priced advisers should take a lesson from the nearest high school phys ed coach:
Never insult an opposing team. It only energizes them.
The coaches, incidentally, are taking a page from the playbook not of Vince Lombardi or Casey Stengel, but of Machiavelli:
"I believe that it is one of the great signs of prudence which men exhibit in abstaining from threatening and injuring anyone with words, for neither the one and the other takes away strength from the enemy; but the one makes him more cautious, and the other causes him to have greater hatred against you, and with more industry to think of injuring you." Niccolò Machiavelli, Discourses on Titus Livius, Book II, Chapter xvii.
****"A man who is possessed by his shadow is always standing in his own light and falling into his own traps. Whenever possible, he prefers to make an unfavourable impression on others. In the long run luck is always against him, because he is living below his own level and at best only attains what does not suit him. And if there is no doorstep for him to stumble over, he manufactures one for himself and then fondly believes he has done something useful." C. G. Jung, The Archetypes and The Collective Unconscious, in Collected Works, p. 3,631.