Voyage of the damned
I want to talk about Donald Trump and his voyage of the damned. And I’m not just speaking of Trump being damned. I am speaking about everyone ELSE he comes in contact with. Have you noticed it? Normal individuals — with good, clean reputations — somehow, some way intercept with Trump on their life’s journey, and all of a sudden, they become unhinged.
Time and time again, we’ve seen it. I cannot even begin to count how many people — otherwise sane at one time — have become enmeshed with Donald Trump and suffered an extreme personality makeover at the umpteenth degree.
There is a name for this. It’s called the chameleon effect. This is when people pick up the traits of friends or family members. Such traits include physical mannerisms, voice inflection, and behavioral changes. However, with the chameleon effect, it is unconscious — the person doing it usually has no idea that they have begun to mirror their friend. And it IS seen as entirely normal unless, of course, it goes too far.
And it certainly has gone way too far with the Trump crowd. Time and again, people who get close to Trump get stupider. And given what we have heard about special prosecutor John Durham he is right up there as one of the MOST afflicted.
Durham once had a good reputation. He was known as a quality attorney and a truly quality man. He was known as that until he got entangled with Donald John Trump and threw his life away. The recent revelations about Durham and how he misled the American people were not shocking to me simply because the Trump effect seems indiscriminate in whom it strikes. Rich or poor, tall or short, it doesn’t matter.
Throw Trump in the mix with you, and you will become stupider. It’s almost guaranteed. Thanks to his lousy decision-making and Trump’s influence, John Durham, once an ethical and reputable individual, will now have a footnote in history as a joke. He will always be seen as a biased, ridiculous, Trump henchman. This should serve as yet another warning to anyone thinking of letting the traitor into their life.