I promised myself that I wouldn't write about the election until November, mostly because I didn't think my perfectly reasonable statements on the matter would matter enough. Facts won't sway people who want to elect Trump. I've decided to talk to those who can be persuaded to put on their shoes and vote for the sane candidate.
Psychiatrists keep saying things about Trump such as "of course I can't diagnose someone I haven't met, so let me talk about sociopaths and narcissists in a general way..." and then they describe crazy, selfish, and dangerous, implying without exactly saying that's what Trump is. I'm not a psychiatrist, so let me say it for them. Trump is a sociopathic narcissist. There's no way he should be trusted with any aspect of our futures.
I started studying cults and narcissism about 1 1/2 years ago. I'm pretty sure that everyone around me is sick to death hearing about it, but I can't help but share what I've learned in my research. You can see some of the traits of narcissists here, and there's loads of excellent information on the subject online.
It frightens me that Trump could actually win this election because there's no telling what he'd actually do in that position. There's no comfort in thinking the people he's surrounded himself with would be any more sane or responsible than he is. They're insane too. Chris Christy is supervising aspects of Trump's operations and Christy's people were convicted this week for vengefully shutting down a major bridge and causing massive traffic jams because another politician wouldn't support him. Multiple people said in the trial that Christy knew about it in advance. He might end up going to prison too. One of Trump's party friends was convicted for pedophilia. A case has been filed against Trump for pedophilia too. His first wife testified in court that he raped and beat her.
One of the problems (of the many problems) in this election has been the smear campaign against Hillary Clinton. This is a classic move by narcissists. I won't say she's a perfect person or candidate, but after decades of investigations, her enemies have never been able to bring her to court -- but the smear campaign has made many people question her actions and motives despite the fact that she has worked for decades for the well-being of others.
If you're a die-hard Republican, well, do what you're going to do, even though Trump doesn't support your Republican goals. If you're a Republican that can't abide by your candidate, please stay home or vote for a third party candidate. But, if you are any kind of sane person who wants to make sure we don't have a sociopathic president, pleeease get out on Election Day and vote for Hillary.