Are Leftist leaders are SEVERELY Mentally Disordered?

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  1. Readmikenow profile image93
    Readmikenowposted 5 months ago

    From the Biden administration’s enthusiastic support for amputating body parts of troubled children, to its obsession with bringing as many millions of illegal aliens as possible into America, to its recent demand that U.S. airlines employ more people, including pilots, with “severe intellectual” and “psychiatric” problems, it’s increasingly clear that many of America’s current leaders are, to put it plainly, stark raving mad.

    But making this statement is not an exercise in calling one’s political opponents nasty names, as happens so often today.

    Rather, it’s about taking a serious look at the reality that America’s current leaders are indeed genuinely insane – in a clinically diagnosable way. We’re talking about rampant sociopathy, psychopathy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder and other scary-sounding conditions whose clinical symptom-pictures perfectly match many of today’s leaders.

    Of course, many cases of what the secular psychiatric world labels serious “mental illness” ultimately boil down to individuals who, one way or another, willingly or unwillingly, have fallen into the grip of dark spiritual forces.

    Yet it’s illuminating to briefly explore how current research in psychiatry – a field ironically dominated largely by the left – nevertheless has concluded that leftist radicals and leaders are, more often than not, “way out there” on the spectrum of serious mental illness.

    For example, in a groundbreaking peer-reviewed study published in March 2023, titled “Understanding left-wing authoritarianism: Relations to the dark personality traits, altruism, and social justice commitment,” authors Dr. Ann Krispenz and Dr. Alexander Bertrams found that left-wing extremism is closely associated with “psychopathic tendencies.”

    “Narcissistic individuals and those with psychopathic tendencies are more likely to strongly endorse left-wing antihierarchical aggression,” summarized the widely cited PsyPost website, which reports the latest research on human behavior.

    “Individuals with dark personalities – such as high narcissistic and psychopathic traits – are attracted to certain forms of political and social activism which they can use as a vehicle to satisfy their own ego-focused needs instead of actually aiming at social justice and equality,” the authors explain.

    Stated simply, left-wing psychopaths pretend to care about “social justice and equality,” but in reality are just feeding their massive “ego-focused” lust for power, glory and revenge.

    Likewise, retired psychiatrist Brad Lyles, M.D., explains that “one way of understanding the increasingly outlandish beliefs and behaviors of the left is through the lens of Borderline Personality Disorder. The Borderline diagnosis,” he notes, “is among the most infamous diagnoses in psychiatry. It is the diagnosis that keeps therapists up at night, covered in sweat, fearful of every encounter with this sort of patient.” Lyles writes:

    Understanding the long-researched processes driving Borderline Personality Disorder provides unique insights into the processes driving the more extreme politics of the left. The Borderline model explains not only the often inexplicable behaviors of the left – but also why the left is so legitimately dangerous.

    The most dangerous feature of the Borderline model – and the process most dangerous in our politics – is “psychological” projection, as distinct from the “political” variety.

    Psychological projection hardens a patient's mere belief or suspicion that the OTHER (person, organization) is bad into a CONVICTION the other person is bad. ...

    t’s this same “conservatives are evil” belief that underlies the left’s epically deranged comparison of President Donald Trump with Adolf Hitler – hands-down the most reviled, genocidal mass murderer in world history. Yet top Democrat politicians, including Joe Biden, as well as the “mainstream” (i.e., irredeemably left-wing and dishonest) media, have continually likened Trump to Hitler since before he was elected president in 2016 and continuing today, eight years later.

    Yet if Trump really is another Hitler, where exactly are all of his Hitler-like policies and actions? After all, the man was president of the United States and leader of the free world for four extremely important years. What justifies such a comparison?

    In reality, of course, Trump’s policies were totally in line with the values and sensibilities of the great, center-right American middle class that has long constituted this nation’s moral, economic and spiritual backbone. America’s economy was stable and strong under Trump, unemployment at historic lows, perverse trade agreements replaced with fair, pro-American ones. Border enforcement was a priority, America’s military was being rebuilt, and the world was blessedly free of major wars, due to Trump’s personal strength and leadership.

    But hold on. Can it really be true that many of America’s top Democrat leaders are ruthless psychopaths?

  2. Ken Burgess profile image73
    Ken Burgessposted 5 months ago

    We’re talking about rampant sociopathy, psychopathy, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    I have come to the same conclusion, the insane are running the asylum.

    If you want to foster the destruction of a society, they are pretty much following the blueprint others have concocted to do so.

    Its one thing for a society to turn in on itself and become self-destructive, as was shown in the experiment Universe 25, America could be considered similar in that we are in generation three (or more) of essentially having all our needs provided for and not wanting.

    If Interested, these are shorts on what Universe 25 was about:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CXj0AGuh4c

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5m7X-1V9nOs

    It is another thing, however, for leadership to be doing everything seemingly within its capacity to foster this break down, this spread of dysfunction, throughout society... which is exactly what we have in the Biden Administration and the establishment in general.

    Child Pornography issues were rampant on Twitter before Elon Musk took it over and started shutting it down... the FBI was more concerned about America learning the truth about the corrupt, disreputable life of Hunter Biden and his laptop than tracking and shutting down child trafficking rings.

    Just one of a myriad of examples of how F'd the people who control the government are today. Untrustworthy, unreliable, dishonest and disreputable... a collection of villains controls the Nation.

    1. tsmog profile image83
      tsmogposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting video to consider many elements. If you think that was interesting and have time take a look at these.

      The Stanford Prison Experiment Was One of the Most Disturbing Studies Ever (YouTube 10:32 min)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRR7CwdHxUE

      Milgram's Obedience Experiment (YouTube 5:53 min)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBDkJ-Nc3Ig

      A short read is Authoritarian Personality by Psychologist World. It is controversial, though has not lost its luster in psychology circles. It involves the F-Scale in regard to Authoritarianism/Fascism.

      https://www.psychologistworld.com/influ … ersonality

      A short YouTube video for it is next
      Ep 10- Adorno and the F-Scale (2:53 min)
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tWwTLOb4TU

      For the daring one of several available test/assessments is next by IDRLabs.

      F-Scale: Testing your receptivity to authoritarian/fascist beliefs

      https://www.idrlabs.com/f-scale/test.php

      1. Ken Burgess profile image73
        Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        The Stanford Prison story I believe I saw once before, years ago, interesting... as it noted in the end, many have issues with it.

        There is some validity to it, especially for that time, I believe people were more manageable back then in general, less independent/individualistic than they are today.

        Having been in the military and gone through a variety of training meant to break down the individual and create extreme mental and physical duress, I can also see the validity in some of its conclusions, knowing that it takes strong willed, strong minded individuals to be able to persevere in such situations without conforming or being broken by the pressures put on you. 

        Also, one has to consider these were just college kids, that had no idea what they were in for.  They weren't trained to be Guards, they had no history of military or police background experience, nor were they criminals or had a hardened personality.

        Milgram's Obedience Experiment.. interesting but not really seeing how it is tied to the reason for why it was done, what the Germans did on a societal level compared to this is... a reach.

        Ah yes, the Frankfurt School and Critical Theory... much of what we are seeing today we have to thank, in large part, to that school... the echoes of those times and those minds... a link you might find interesting:

        https://capitalresearch.org/article/the … nd-part-2/

  3. Valeant profile image83
    Valeantposted 5 months ago

    Not sure about 'leftist leaders,' but the title of this thread is definitely severely disordered.

    1. Sharlee01 profile image91
      Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I note a question mark. The title/context poses a question.

      1. Valeant profile image83
        Valeantposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Maybe you missed the second 'are' that makes zero sense in the composition of a proper sentence.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image91
          Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I thought it was a typographical error. That could not be edited.

          1. Readmikenow profile image93
            Readmikenowposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            You are correct.

      2. Ken Burgess profile image73
        Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        There is one too many "are" in the title.  Not sure it can be edited after posting.

        We have a general systemic failure of reason when it comes to today's leadership.  The acceptance of fantasy over fact is severely impacting every decision we make, economic, foreign affairs, we are not long to remain on this course and continue to be a viable functioning nation.

        Trump being elected really broke the establishment, like a person who has a mental break-down, it can no longer be trusted to make rational, factual based decisions, and it is plainly evident.

        Americans are stuck with recognizing and accepting this fact, or continuing to believe that Orange Man bad is real and supporting those that preach the mantra.

        Just the other day, more proof of how corrupt this system has been dealing with Trump was put forth...

        The report claimed the U.S. intelligence community asked the "Five Eyes" intel consortium – the Americans, British, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders – to "surveil Trump associates and share intelligence they acquired with U.S agencies."

        Information about the alleged cooperation reportedly lies in a 10-inch binder in Langley, Va., home to the CIA's headquarters, according to Taibbi, who added that if true, espionage and election-related laws were then broken.

        "The information that we have, the investigation that was conducted by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: what they found was a broad political espionage campaign," he said.

        Taibbi summarized the findings of his report as twofold: at least 26 Trump-linked individuals were "improperly and without predication, placed under surveillance in the election year 2016" and that intel alleging a Russian interference plot in cahoots with the Trump campaign were unfounded.

        "It's a WMD-style story: They suppressed dissenting opinions and created a false narrative," he said. (Allegations arose during George W. Bush's administration that oppositional claims questioning whether then-Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein had such weapons were widely ridiculed and suppressed.)


        https://www.foxnews.com/media/political … journalist

        The ability to find middle ground where all can agree is practically gone today. 

        You think Trump has been colluded against or you think he is a Russian puppet. 

        You think the Biden Administration went out of its way to ensure the Ukraine war occurred or you think Putin is determined to steamroll all of EU. 

        You think Israel has every right to annihilate the Palestinians in Gaza or you think we are supporting genocide.

        You think we should have a Open Border system where everyone is allowed equal rights to American citizenship regardless of where they come from or how they get here, or you believe in a Border, a Nation, and the ability to refuse any and everyone access that was not born here.

        Child Mutilation, Men being Women, all these issues... little grey area.  Pick a side, going to be hard to remain neutral and on the sidelines, and if you do, don't complain about where things end up.

    2. Readmikenow profile image93
      Readmikenowposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      You are right.

      Tried to fix it after I posted it but no luck.

      If anybody has any suggestions, I'm listening.

      1. Valeant profile image83
        Valeantposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        We've all been there.

  4. Readmikenow profile image93
    Readmikenowposted 5 months ago

    I messed up the title and now that's what people want to discuss.

    My bad, I did it. Guilty as charged.

    Oh, well.

    Is it possible a narcissistic personality disorder is a trait of all politicians.

    I was struggling to think of a politician who would NOT be considered a narcissist.

    Couldn't think of any.

  5. Vlado - Val Karas profile image68
    Vlado - Val Karasposted 5 months ago

    I see a very ambitious diagnosing with a whole list of psychiatric disorders and diseases being attached to the "leftist government". I have studied psychopathology for some decades, and if I learned anything from all of it, it is that diagnosing is a VERY delicate and complex procedure -- far from what can be done by some politically motivated, superficial name-calling.
    Now, none of the above, or what follows is about to take side with either of the camps, let alone to diagnose anybody. Rather, I would like to ask some questions here, if I may, being merely an amused Canadian observer.
    -- Are all those over 60 judges -- who turned down Trump's accusations about a stolen election -- to be also diagnosed as "psychotic leftists"?
    -- Are all current charges against Trump initiated by "psychotic prosecutors", with all evidence being "fabricated"?
    -- Why is Trump the ONLY Republican presidential candidate ever to be "witch-hunted"?
    -- If the "psychotic leftists" are "destroying the country", why it was not already "destroyed" by all previous Democrats in power?
    -- If over 25 psychiatrists are claiming (and even a book was written) that Trump is the one with a "dangerous personality disorder, narcissism being one", are those shrinks also just another batch of "psychotic leftists"?
    -- Is it true -- as stated by the mainstream media -- that Biden asked for money to solve the border problem, but Republicans wouldn't approve it, to make him look inactive?
    Now, if it is NOT true, then how do we know that the other mainstream media which is badmouthing Biden, isn't ALSO just full of crap? From the logical perspective, then it's all about cherry-picking, which news we choose to believe.
    And finally, It must be great to be able to psychologically analyze a whole political establishment. I am too dumb for that kind of intellectual feats -- if anything like that would even be possible.
    And contrary to the impression from this comment, NO, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINST TRUMP, I PERSONALLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH FIRSTHAND INFORMATION ABOUT HIS MENTAL STATE, WHILE JUST MENTIONING WHAT HAS BEEN PUBLICLY SAID ABOUT IT BY SOME PSYCHIATRISTS -- THAT'S ALL.
    In a rather satirical sense, I would actually like Trump to win the 24 election, so that we can all see how exactly he would "make America great again". I am truly curious -- with my only prediction being, that -- if he doesn't make that huge promised change at all, it will somehow be the "fault of the sabotaging, uncooperative, "psychotic left", not his pie in the sky aiming to secure masses of followers.
    But again, who am I to know anything here -- you guys are the obvious experts.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image73
      Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      You make a great point, and I can see how it can seem so absurd to any rational person who hsa not taken a deep nose dive into just what the heck is going on in American politics, education, etc.

      Of course, as you are Canadian I would ask how you view your own politics and what is going on in your education system... I have some familiarity with what is going on there due to the Trucker strike and how it was crushed and Jordan Peterson essentially being made persona non-grata.

      Technically Trump could be guilty of a great many shades-of-grey crimes, the problem is most of them are manufactured and it is clear to see this in how they have been brought about and prosecuted.

      It is way to complicated to educate an outsider on, that has no real knowledge of what has occurred.

      The Dossier... Russia Collusion... FBI investigations... FBI and CIA firings by Trump... Impeachment efforts... Clinton and Biden activities and actions regarding Ukraine and Russia... the 2020 election decided by 'Mail In Ballots' ... Pelosi, the FBI, Trump and Jan 6th... the efforts to frame that as an insurrection.

      Then there are things like Hunters Laptop... the Twitter Files... the effort to create Vaccine Mandates... the reversal of all Trump efforts to stem the tide of migrants on day 1 of the Biden Administration... the Ukraine War... releasing hundreds of billions of dollars to Iran denied to them by Trump.

      This is a war of ideologies not just policies, and one side is using every branch of the government to attack the other in every way possible... and anyone they consider standing with that side (Trump) is also being targeted, be they Elon Musk or Tucker Carlson.

      1. peoplepower73 profile image82
        peoplepower73posted 5 months agoin reply to this

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        1. Ken Burgess profile image73
          Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          Microsoft's chatbot?

          Beautiful, just beautiful.  No need to reason or debate then, we'll just let the bot do it for us.  After all, I am sure those who control the bot are perfectly neutral in their political alignment.

          1. peoplepower73 profile image82
            peoplepower73posted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Well then deny that any of those statements are false and the links. I have it set for balanced results.  That's why there are cautionary statements.  It's a hell of a lot better than your opinion.  At least it is verifiable. 

            There is no one controlling the bot.  It's not a bot and is a great use of AI. It's no different than using google, except it is more efficient.  With google, you have to do all the searching and may missing something that is relevant to your argument.

            1. Ken Burgess profile image73
              Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              Why Is Microsoft’s New Bing ChatBot Raising Ethical Eyebrows?
              https://www.forbes.com/sites/cindygordo … -eyebrows/

              Researchers have spent years warning that text-generation algorithms can spew bias and falsehoods. Tech giants are rushing them into products anyway.
              https://www.wired.com/story/chatbots-go … ot-bigger/

              Microsoft Grounds Its AI Chat Bot After it Learns Sexism and Racism From Twitter Users
              https://www.entrepreneur.com/business-n … ism/272963

              Ultimately, the AI will be filled with all the biases, dislikes, distorted ideas that the programmers put into it.

              If today's Critical Race Theory, "White People are inherently evil" is at the heart of its programming, that is what will define its answers. 

              If it is programmed with CCP propaganda, that is what will dominate it.

              AI is not neutral, any more than those who program it are. 

              It is far worse than Google Search that tries to limit the sources of information you are exposed to... because AI -Chatbot - Co-Pilot etc. comes across as definitive in its answers, they are biased, not absolute in their correctness.

              But, your reaction to it, is a good indicator to just why it will come to dominate people, the world, society, culture, and why the ability to reason and be critical will soon be lost by the majority of humans.

              Compliance will become essential for survival, those who do not will be ostracized, cut out of society, denied CBDC, the ability to communicate, the ability to travel... persona non grata

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                savvydatingposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                Well stated, Ken. As an aside, I know AI is not allowed when writing articles. Perhaps it is different for forums, tedious as it is? Don’t know.

                1. peoplepower73 profile image82
                  peoplepower73posted 5 months agoin reply to this

                  The problem with AI is our technically illiterate lawmakers in congress. All of the old farts don't even know how the internet works.  How are technically illiterate law makers going to create laws to govern AI? We will have to wait for the next generation of technically literate people who grew up with technology to create the laws.

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                    savvydatingposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                    In Japan, strides are being made to protect AI as a sentient being.
                    If that happens here, many will come to dread AI.

                  2. Ken Burgess profile image73
                    Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                    True this.

                    And worse, some of them think they are qualified enough to be the ones to make those decisions.

                    There are many changes to Congress that are at HISTORIC highs today...
                    making it the least capable of coming to a compromise on issues...
                    and also making it the most out of touch with common Americans.

                    In 1973 81% of people serving in Congress had military experience.
                    In 2023 17% of people serving in Congress had military experience.

                    Is this reason why we are so willing to fund wars, and risk WWIII today?

                    In 1973 there were less than 20 women in Congress.
                    In 2023 more 130 women were in Congress.

                    The more diverse the background of individuals that make up the body of Congress, the more difficult it will be to find common ground and places to compromise.

                    Unfortunately it goes beyond being an American, to holding ideals of International/Globalist agendas over National... having loyalties to Israel, Palestine, or other foreign interests that really did not exist to split people apart decades ago.

                    All 100 Senators have college or advanced degrees.
                    Nine-out-of-ten U.S. representatives have a college degree.
                    Nearly two-thirds have a graduate degree.

                    In 2018, only about one-third of Americans had a four-year degree.
                    Based on Education, two-thirds of Americans are unrepresented, a disconnect from the majority of Americans.

                    According to Pew, 54% of college grads identified with or leaned toward the Republican party in 1994; 39% did so with the Democratic party.

                    Today 29% of voters with postgraduate experience are some shade of blue, and 68% are some shade of red.

                    The numbers, what party the lean toward, have flipped.

                    REFERENCES:

                    https://sites.uci.edu/energyobserver/20 … -congress/

                    https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads … egree-too/

                    https://www.pewresearch.org/short-reads … -congress/

                    Further Reading:
                    Four Eras of Congress
                    https://teachingamericanhistory.org/blo … evolution/

              2. peoplepower73 profile image82
                peoplepower73posted 5 months agoin reply to this

                That's why I put the links in the comments as the sources  If you read the links, you will be able to judge for yourself if it is biased. I can say your comments are just your opinions and are biased with no sources other than your biased sources.  Are you ignoring the cautionary notes? Welcome to the 21st century with all the spooky technology.

        2. Sharlee01 profile image91
          Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I'll jump in to discuss the extensive coverage in the media regarding Biden's mental sharpness. I've been expressing my concerns about this for some time, having observed what I believe are indications of cognitive decline in Biden. However, with the recent emergence of the Hur report, Biden's cognitive state has become a significant talking point. I've noticed the numerous links you provided, featuring psychologists' opinions. None of which have examined Trump. So is it fair for these said physicians to diagnose a man they have not examined? 

          I observe a notable absence of similar scrutiny regarding Biden's mental faculties here on HP's. Thus, I present this article, which delves into the perspectives of medical professionals regarding the steps they deem necessary to evaluate a person's mental cognitive state.  With what we have witnessed regarding Biden's mentation problems, is it not essential for "we the people" to be informed of his cognitive capabilities, Via a professional diagnosis?

          https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/09/heal … y-doj.html

          Biden's upcoming physical exam will not include a cognitive test, White House says  https://news.yahoo.com/bidens-upcoming- … 07840.html

          https://ground.news/article/joe-bidens- … UAQAvD_BwE

          1. Valeant profile image83
            Valeantposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Using the Hur report as the reasoning behind it being a talking point, when Hur is not in any way a trained psychologist, is a flaw in the argument you're making.  For in the same breath, you note that it is not fair to diagnose someone who physicians have not examined.  Yet, you clearly see a partisan lawyer as a trusted source to back your own feelings on the matter - feelings you've been repeating since around 2019 when Biden was considering running.

            You don't hear the left scrutinizing Biden because it's accepted that his memory slips from time to time.  The right is in full denial of this fact for Trump.  They cannot admit that he confuses world leaders, is unaware of what city he's in sometimes, and thinks Nikki Haley is Nancy Pelosi.  Let alone the slurring of his words and the word salad that has been coming out of his mouth during his recent rallies.  The same video evidence exists for both men's slipping mentation now, so it's a non-issue when comparing the two options we're likely going to have in 2024.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image91
              Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

              In this particular comment, I didn't express my opinion on Biden's cognitive state. Instead, I referenced the Hur report to highlight the increased media coverage surrounding what's been reported as a deterioration in Biden's cognitive abilities.

              My intention was to indicate that neither man has undergone a formal assessment by physicians regarding perceived deficits. I provided an article that echoes this sentiment, emphasizing the importance of professional diagnosis to accurately determine cognitive issues.

              Regarding your statement about Hur, I want to clarify that I didn't endorse or share my personal views on the Hur report. My sole mention of it was to acknowledge its impact on media discussions surrounding Biden's cognitive state. I believe the context of my comment was clear. My aim was simply to advocate for the necessity of professional examinations to diagnose medical or psychological conditions, as supported by my source.

              I won't engage further with your final paragraph as it's subjective, and everyone is entitled to their own viewpoint. I don't see the value in getting into a back-and-forth discussion as it's unlikely to change either of our perspectives on the cognitive abilities of these two individuals.

              1. Valeant profile image83
                Valeantposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                I've been in agreement with the idea that the country should be screening it's leaders physically and mentally.  On that, we are in agreement.

                As for the back-and-forth about the cognitive abilities, it just supports the view I have that MAGA won't even recognize Trump's issues that now mirror Biden's.

                1. Sharlee01 profile image91
                  Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

                  I will share my view --- simply, I feel Biden and Trump have issues. However, the issues are different in my very different. Apples and oranges differences.

                  I've taken note of your comment. I've expressed my preference for seeing two new candidates, lamenting the absence of younger alternatives. It's unfortunate that we find ourselves in a situation where we're forced to compare the cognitive abilities of the candidates. In an ideal world, it would seem that we could avoid such dilemmas.

                  1. peoplepower73 profile image82
                    peoplepower73posted 5 months agoin reply to this

                    Hell, I'm 85 and I have trouble remembering things, especially celebrity and movie stars names. I had a brain scan about a year ago and there is normal brain cell deterioration, nothing to be concerned about for my age.

                    This is from Copilot:

                    President Joe Biden has faced discussions and scrutiny regarding his cognitive abilities. A recent report by special counsel Robert Hur described him as an “elderly man with a poor memory” after he struggled to recall specific details about his past service as vice president and the period when his late son, Beau Biden, passed away. However, let’s delve into the topic further:

                    Normal Aging and Memory:
                    Neurologists emphasize that forgetting names of acquaintances or having difficulty recalling dates from the past can be part of normal aging.
                    Almost every older individual experiences trouble remembering people’s names, especially when under stress.

                    Stress and lack of sleep can interfere with memory, regardless of age.
                    Blank spots in memory do not necessarily predict memory disorders; only a doctor or neurologist can make that diagnosis.

                    Memory Changes Associated with Aging:
                    While older brains may find it harder to retain new information, mental processes like decision-making and judgment can improve with age.
                    Accumulated life experiences contribute to wisdom, allowing individuals to navigate various situations effectively2.

                    Expert Opinions:
                    Geriatrics experts assert that Biden does not have dementia.
                    Although he may occasionally struggle with word recall, it does not necessarily indicate significant cognitive impairment.

                    Biden’s medical history includes an aneurysm repair in 1988 and atrial fibrillation, but these factors alone do not confirm cognitive decline.

                    In summary, discussions about Biden’s cognitive state should consider the normal aging process and avoid drawing conclusions based solely on occasional memory lapses or name mix-ups. It’s essential to rely on expert assessments rather than external observations

                    https://www.newstalk.com/news/ciara-kel … nt-1640725

                    https://www.nbcnews.com/health/bidens-m … rcna138135

                    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2 … oe-biden-/

                    https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/bl … are-saying

                    https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/bi … 73172.html

  6. Vlado - Val Karas profile image68
    Vlado - Val Karasposted 5 months ago

    Ken -- I am giving a smile of understanding to your somewhat patronizing position expressed as "educating an outsider..." You obviously didn't register my mention of "cherry-picking", otherwise you wouldn't be talking about your  "educated" competence in matters of American politics.
    So let me repeat that part to you.
    You, I, and everyone else are only getting what this or that politically-engaging media are getting us. I can't say it any more clear than that, can I?
    In other words, whatever you "believe" that makes you politically educated is merely the result of your selective perception of a right-winger.
    I am NOT into any of the parties, just an amused observer.
    Let's play a little logic here -- again, because the first time I was not logical enough.
    Namely, if all that evidence against Trump is manufactured -- like you are saying -- then what's the sense talking about politics at all -- because who is to be the judge about what is manufactured about Biden?
    I hope this time you see what I mean because I can't also make a drawing of it to make it more understandable.
    Since you have no direct connections with the White House, ALL you "know" is from the narratives which you decided to listen to and to accept as true.
    Well, I have spent enough time sticking my uneducated nose of an "outsider" into matter which only the geniuses of American breed fully understand.
    Done here.

    1. Valeant profile image83
      Valeantposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Solid use of the sarcasm.  I applaud you.  It has to be apparent to everyone in here now that there's only one person who knows anything about American politics, and he is not shy about letting it be known who that is.

    2. Ken Burgess profile image73
      Ken Burgessposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Well I thank you Vlad for opening my eyes to this, much appreciation.

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        savvydatingposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Perfect response.

    3. Kathleen Cochran profile image75
      Kathleen Cochranposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Viado: Thank your for your contributions to this discussion. "Done here." is a feeling many of us share. You might notice how few still take the bait from these posts.

  7. Willowarbor profile image61
    Willowarborposted 5 months ago

    Is there a relationship between forgetfulness and intelligence? Judgement?

    1. Sharlee01 profile image91
      Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      I believe your point is excellent. It likely hinges on the specific diagnosis. It's possible for someone to experience mere forgetfulness without exhibiting symptoms of more serious cognitive disorders like dementia or severe illnesses such as Alzheimer's. 

      Age-associated memory problems are considered to be a normal part of aging.  "Does memory loss affect decision making?
      Older adults with mild cognitive impairment may struggle with everyday decision making. Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC found that the condition, which can be a precursor to dementia, was linked to worse decision-making abilities"  https://keck.usc.edu/news/older-adults- … abilities.

  8. abwilliams profile image64
    abwilliamsposted 5 months ago

    I have OFTEN suspected AI here in the forums Savvy.
    My typos & southern jargon are my alibi; not guilty.....lol

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      savvydatingposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Haha! You’re funny. I love it when I see a typo here and there. Lets me know the person is using their own words. (That being said, some users insert their own words in between the long AI posts.) Still not the real deal.

      1. abwilliams profile image64
        abwilliamsposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Agreed. Yet another avenue of "fillers". ;-)

 
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