Middle America may need to be "leveled" like Dresden in order to break what she sees as the Hitler-esque "spell" Trump has on his supporters, Yale psychiatrist Bandy X Lee appeared to suggest in a post on Twitter.
A reporter whose grandparents were refugees from Nazi Germany related to me: "I cannot help but remember a conversation I had with my grandfather ... about the firebombing of Dresden, whether he thought the Allies should be reproached for targeting civilians.
He said—I remember this well—that it was a necessity, because nothing short of the sight of SEEING THEIR CITIES LEVELED would have broken the spell. The German public, he said, was not open to reason. They could not be persuaded to abandon Hitler...."
That comment haunted her, she said.
Needless to say, we are seeing the same phenomenon here, and every day that Donald Trump has exposure to the public, he spellbinds his followers ever more deeply, as mental health experts are precisely the ones banned from comment.
and . . .
Lee's statement about mental health experts being "banned from comment" is presumably a reference to the "Goldwater rule" -- which says it's unethical for psychiatrists to diagnose public figures they haven't examined in person -- as Lee readily violates that rule by diagnosing Trump as "psychologically and mentally both dangerous and incapacitated."
HAL TURNER OPINION
I wonder what Dr. Bandy Lee would think if a person used the exact same analogy to describe what should happen to OPPONENTS of Trump so as to break them of their Trump derangement Syndrome? Would she call such a thing a "threat?"
See, that's the thing about these anti-Trump people; they're so enveloped by their shear hatred of the man, they cannot see that their own behavior and thinking has become distorted and dangerous.
Of course, Bandy Lee also APPEARS (to me) to be Chinese. If so, one should wonder if there is some OTHER aspect driving her ongoing and ferocious public criticism of our President? Is she trying to undermine America's President to gain favor with the China Communist Party? In inquiring minds want to know.