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Fishermen, Del Dios

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Trump unshrunk

Every election cycle the Freudians and Jungians come out and have their say and we can hear about the real battle; that is the ever present one between the nurturing mother and the dominant patriarchal father archetypes. Of course we also hear an earful about narcissistic personality disorders.

Got my first taste of this year's psychosurgery last week with Don Zak's Does the American electorate have daddy issues? The oedipal complex raises its ugly head again.

Neuro linguistician George Lakoff started this type of inquiry months ago. See Understanding Trump. And Understanding Trump, the sequel.

Trump Biographer Michael D'antonio adds to the psychobabble with What Drives Donald Trump? Fear of Losing Status, Tapes Show.

My favorite pick this year; Linguistic Professor Julie Sedivy - Donald Trump talks like a woman.
...academic research has picked up something that thousands of hours of campaign punditry has missed completely: Donald Trump talks like a woman. He might be preoccupied with grading women’s looks, penis size and “locker room talk,” but the way he speaks and the actual words he uses make for a distinctly feminine style. In fact, his speaking style is more feminine by far than any other candidate in the 2016 cycle, more feminine than any other presidential candidate since 2004.

4 comments:

Jon Harwood said...

B-52s flying low over cities spraying Thorazine represent the only possible salvation for this election year.

Blue Heron said...

Funny! I'm with you Jon.

Sanoguy said...

I recently heard that a linguist said Trumpster has a total vocabulary of 200 words.... he did not say that those are the best words.... as the Trumpster has said they are!

Blue Heron said...

I read that too. Here is a link:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-vocabulary_us_580d458de4b0a03911ed69b6?slideshow=true