My graduate degree concentrated on organizational psychology, and one “thing” of few that stuck with me all these decades since, is Maslow’s theory of motivation model. BMT (Bottomless Moral Turpitude, aka that which occupies the Oval Office) is clearly unable to break out of the bottom half of the model. He is and always will be trapped in an infantile state, sad to say, and to me that was pretty obvious during the 2016 campaign.
If you can’t make out the smaller image above, here is another larger one:
BMT’s entire life and now his political existence can be explained very simply with the model as a framework:
- Green: He is all about comforts, easy living, stuffing his face with burgers, and of course groping women’s privates.
- Safety: OMG the caravans are coming!
- Belonging and Love: his close family, inner circle and having eye candy hanging onto his hand (and she with that blank look of “is it over with yet?”).
- Esteem: Article 2 gives me supreme power, and you better love me and not ever let me see you laughing behind my back.
Beyond this, he is a shell of a human being.
Sadly, his type can only attract persons who also are trapped in the bottom half, easily explaining people like Pence, Pompeo, Barr and the obsequious minions of the GOP.
But sadly, given his appeal to a large sector of America, it is evident that our very Nation is trapped in a mass psychosis of underdevelopment.
Ok, I feel better now.