The Reality vs the Reality Show.

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Trump is losing his grip on the Reality Show he’s running for his Presidential campaign.  In a Reality Show, outrageous behavior gets views.  And so the circus that is Trump is getting lots of attention.

But it’s important to remember, that there is a large and important difference between Reality Shows and actual reality.  And the behavior that garners so much attention is indicative of some very disturbing realities.

Donald Trump has continually shown his disdain for women.

As Megyn Kelly pointed out to him during the debate, “You have called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs’, ‘dogs’, ‘slobs’, and ‘disgusting animals.”

Those are things that are publically recorded.  Think about that.  Trump, as much as we see of him, is living 90% of  his life outside the public record.

I don’t suppose that his off record behavior is actually better than what we see in public.

And while his open contempt for women is disturbing, his attitude toward sexual assault is disgusting.

Actual Tweet by Donald Trump:

26,000 unreported sexual assults [sic] in the military-only 238 convictions. What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?

The belief that sexual assault is inevitable is one that comes from a belief that women are merely objects for penetration by a man’s penis.

The belief that sexual assault is inevitable comes from the personal experience of not governing your own desires and thinking that is normal and acceptable behavior.

Those beliefs are leftovers from the past.  A past we should have left behind.

Then we must consider his disgust at the IDEA of a woman’s breast being used to feed a baby.

During a court proceeding, one the lawyers requested a break in the session because it was time for her to pump milk.  Many men might find that mildly uncomfortable.  But Trump found it so uncomfortable that he stood up and said “You’re disgusting” to the lawyer before leaving the room.  His lawyer doesn’t deny it.

He made a scene about it, in a circumstance where it was incumbent to his best interest to be polite and act appropriately because he was so disgusted that a woman would use her breast to feed her infant.

That illustrates his belief that women are merely sexual beings and his inability to capture any other part of a woman’s existence in his brain.

It also illustrates his inability to control his behavior in situations where good social behavior in not only expected but is in his best interest.  Whether or not he even recognizes that his behavior is inappropriate is in question as well.

I think it’s possible that Trump is afraid of women.  And that is why he acts this way.

He wrote the following in “The Art of the Comeback”

“Women have one of the great acts of all time. The smart ones act very feminine and needy, but inside they are real killers. The person who came up with the expression ‘the weaker sex’ was either very naive or had to be kidding. I have seen women manipulate men with just a twitch of their eye — or perhaps another body part.”

He clearly doesn’t see women as people.  He sees them as an antagonist he must overcome.  He’s obsessed with them, certainly, but he doesn’t think of them as complex personalities that he can get to know and be friends with.

His own feelings of inadequacy have mixed into his feelings of fear and disdain for women and we see him lose control repeatedly when women criticize him.

Look at how he insults the women who have either mocked him or reported negatively on him.

He sent a copy of Gail Collin’s article to her with her face circled and the words “The Face of a Dog” written on it.  She had called him a “thousandaire”.

He said Rosie O’Donnell was an animal, a slob, talks like a truck driver, is rude, obnoxious and dumb.  Because O’Donnell has used her comedy to skewer him repeatedly and well.

He called Megyn Kelly a bimbo because she asked him questions that made him look bad.

He called Ariana Huffington unattractive, both inside and out and said her ex husband made a good decision leaving her for a man. Because – well… the Huffington Post.

He said Bette Middler had an ugly face and body because she insulted his hair.

The Reality Show is good at hurling insults.  100s of them come rolling out of his Twitter account.  Literally 100s.  And it makes good theater and is certainly helping his campaign. And to be fair, these example of insults are only a small fraction of the factory of insults that run out of his brain nearly constantly.

But there is something rather too far in certain insults he throws at women who criticize him, isn’t there?  He makes too many of the insults about appearance because he can’t conceive of women as anything more than an object of sexual use.

He’s obviously overly sensitive to any form of criticism.  Which when you consider the venture he’s taken on, is a very bad quality.  If there is a more pernicious and impertent attack on privacy and self than running for and being President of the United States, I’m not aware of it.  It requires the sort of self control and self definition that can withstand constant and petty attacks from all sides and keep at least the appearance of polite indifference.

Trump has proven over and over that he doesn’t have that self control.  The insults that run out of his Reality Show are not just to keep him from being voted off the island.  They are the gut reaction of a man with some serious problems with women and his own self identity.

Do we want that person in control of our ENTIRE country?

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8 thoughts on “The Reality vs the Reality Show.

  1. This is a great article. I am from the UK and over here he comes across as a spoiled, childish bully who has never been told ‘no’ in his life. He is a ridiculous character and does your fabulous nation a great disservice.

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  2. The Donald does not take criticism well with his thin skin, so he attacks. And, as noted in his latest interview with Leslie Stahl, he does not like to apologize and does it so rarely. He skipped a debate because Meghan Kelly was mean to him and asked him questions. This is the man who some want to be Commander-in-Chief.

    He calls Senator Elizabeth Warren “Pocohantas” and “Goofy,” when this tough as nails woman worked as a waitress to pay for college costs, while he was born on third base and thought he hit a triple. She also helped start one of Obama’s most successful programs the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which protects people from aggressive and fraudulent marketing, which is what Trump is on trial for with three separate class action lawsuits against now defunct Trump University.

    I have said this before, Hillary Clinton is far tougher than Donald Trump. This woman has been grilled and takes more crap, some of it fair, but a lot of it smear campaign stuff such as Whitewater and Foster’s death or the elongated Benghazi campaign to discredit her, which added nothing that the first report found. Trump cannot take a few questions from a man or woman. Trump is so egotistical, he acted as his own PR staffer to brag on Trump on more than a few occasions. “Have I told you about Mr. Trump’s greatness?”

    Willie Robertson said last night that “Trump has your back.” This reveals his marketing genius, as the only back Trump cares about is his own – that is his history, one of exploiting the Willie Robertson’s of the world. How would Willie feel if he was evicted from his home for a Trump Casino, or was owed money by a failed Trump enterprise as an independent contractor like thousands of ICs, or bought a Trump property only to find out Trump had nothing to do with it and sold his name to the developer and Willie paid a 20% premium on the price, or spent $35,000 on a Trump University seminar being taught by a former restaurant manager after believing Trump hand picked elite real estate professors?
    Yea, he has your back – it is the one with knife in it.

    Sorry for the soapbox.

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  3. I love the way you keep pounding away at Trump. Keep it up! Trump has been the flavor of the month for far too long. Frankly, I am surprised that we Americans haven’t gotten tired of him yet and gone off in search of the next new thing to taste.

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