Thursday, November 1, 2007

Is George Bush mentally ill? (Warning: Democratic slant)

Hmmm.... an interesting thought, isn't it??? And one that has been apparently considered by a number of people. It never really entered my frame of reference, despite my current life revolving around mental illness. I mean, how did he get to be president, if he's "not quite right"???

The thing that got me wondering about this was this article from CNN: Kucinich Questions Bush's mental health state over Iran. I happened to notice that, and questions started to pop into my mind.

I need to explain that while I tend to vote Democrat, I have never been someone to criticize the President. When Reagan was president, and even George W.'s father, I accepted that while their core beliefs probably weren't the same as mine, they would do their best to help the country and its citizens succeed. I have consistently tried to view the current administration in the same light and have found it impossible. I could go on a long rant about the things I vehemently disagree with, but I assume that after all this time, most of you have already formed your own opinions as to this issue. In a nutshell, when an educated (and presumedly powerful) person cannot pronounce the word "nuclear" correctly, it casts a shadow on everything else they do! (By the way, I strongly support the troops, just not the "reason" they are there. I don't think we can just up and end the war, there are too many things that are "half done", but I do think we should not have gone there in the first place, if you're wondering where I stand on that).

Anyhow, I started to try to examine Mr. Bush in terms of bipolar, and it just didn't fit. He doesn't seem to have the right symptoms. And I am not one to accept the fact that "Mr. Kucinich thinks he's crazy, so he must be, right?" I don't know much about Mr. Kucinich, truth be told. But it seemed like a logical explanation for a lot of things I don't understand. So I started to look into others who have been questioning Mr. Bush's mental state, and I found this:
Is George Bush insane?

And you know, it did make sense, even if it is a slightly outdated article.

And then I found this:
The neuropsychology of George W. Bush

And suddenly the whole "noo-kee-lar" thing was clear to me.

The only thing that doesn't make sense to me is why is he our president???? A person who won't or can't read??? Or write??? Who has all these things done for him so that he can have power???? I am postively flabbergasted. I don't know what to say. Like I said above, it had never even occurred to me that maybe there was more than just a person I don't particularly like, whose ideas I find repugnant. After reading a little, I am just stuck wondering what has become of our country, that enough people could vote for him, that he could be our leader? But then I didn't know either.

And who is really running the show, anyhow, if he isn't reading and isn't writing, and can't speak well?

Oh, and just for fun, and in case you still have doubt.....
Famous Bush Quotes


Anonymous said...

In his book, “An Enemy of the People,” Dean Lawrence R. Velvel properly indicates that George W. Bush is insane and basically lives in a dream world in his head. Dean Lawrence R. Velvel brilliantly and ingeniously describes that George W. Bush suffers from (1) rigid judgmentalism; (2) irritability; (3) impatience; (4) grandiosity; (5) obsessive thought patterns; (6) incoherent speech; (7) immense anger; (8) exploitativeness; (9) arrogance; (10) utter lack of empathy; (11) difficulties arising from relationships with his father (George H.W. Bush); (12) not caring about the suffering of others; (13) sociopathic behaviours; (14) serial failures; (15) lack of competence; (16) alcohol problems; (17) narcissistic personality; (18) doing anything to protect his psyche from the destruction of being shown wrong; (19) inability to feel guilt; etc.

Dean Lawrence R. Velvel’s book is for all time one of the best books ever written. The American people benefit profoundly from astute writers—like Dean Lawrence R. Velvel—who focus on the severe mental illnesses which underlie George W. Bush’s egregious misconduct while president of the United States. Dean Lawrence R. Velvel’s examinations relative to George W. Bush absolutely explain why Bush has been an utter failure and will leave behind such a tragic legacy.

Lawrence R. Velvel is the dean of the Massachusetts School of Law.

Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993