There is a great deal of skepticism about the diagnosis of multiple personality disorders in the psychiatric field. Some are convinced this disorder doesn’t exist. Others vehemently disagree. Multiple Personality Disorder or “MPD” is when an individual is diagnosed with having several personalities called ” alters.” These alters can take a person over entirely to the point where the person has blackouts, severe memory loss, and can do things under one or more of their “alters” that they may not even be aware of.
The book “Sybil” is an excellent book to read if one is interested in the subject. Georgia Republican candidate Herschel Walker has said he suffered from the disorder. My personal opinion is that MPD exists. In my life experience, I have actually interacted with one or more people who reportedly did suffer from this disorder. They were non-violent.
And that’s the problem. I do not believe that mental illness should be an automatic disqualification from running for Office. I don’t think that at all. Violence on the other hand is a different story. Walker has an alleged history of violence, and it seems more comes out about it regularly.
For example, a former cheerleader from Texas claims that Walker had been stalking her — “lurking outside her house.” She also claimed Walker had engaged in making threatening phone calls to her. Walker’s wife has said he was abusive. In fact, she reportedly received a restraining order after he threatened to harm her.
When all this is taken together, it paints a portrait of a brutish and thing-like man who, in my humble opinion, shouldn’t be running for anything. Whether one believes in MPD or not isn’t the point. The point is violence is wrong, period. And Walker seems to have left a trail of destruction in his wake. He should not be on the ballot in Georgia.