Monday, August 29, 2016

Some People Just Won't Grow Up



I'm kind of surprised that Anthony Weiner once again showed phenomenal disrespect to his family by playing around online in a sexual manner, but I wouldn't say that I'm shocked. He doesn't seem to appreciate why his behavior is unacceptable and hurtful to his spouse, and while it certainly isn't my business, I do think the separation is probably for the best; it isn't Huma Abedin's problem that he's a creep--it's his problem that he's a creep.

That said, it certainly isn't a Clinton campaign issue, as such. Although Clinton is responsible for her staff in some respects, she can hardly be responsible for her staff's spouses. I don't know what the heck Donald Trump is talking about by implying that somehow, Weiner had some kind of clearance via his wife's job, but it seems to me that Weiner is sending crotch-shots and lewd sexts, not selling secrets to the Russians. It's just nonsensical.

3 comments:

mikey said...

Yeah - I actually think that Trump's pumping a dry well by trying to use Weiner and Bill's sexcapades as a political attack against Hillary. If anything is going to create a sense of sympathy for her, it's trying to make her responsible for other people's - men, at that - sexual deviances and dalliances...

Formerly Amherst said...

Hi Vixen, Anthony Weiner shows every possibility of being clinically an exhibitionist. Exhibitionism is one of the pathologies that is very difficult, if not impossible, to resolve.

Naturally, people are somewhat aware that no cure has been discovered for pedophilia. As you know, we have a rash of priests and schoolteachers who amazingly do not restrain themselves from the abuse of children. (If you're ever around a playground and you see some adult snapping a rubber band on the wrist, you know that someone has insisted they try aversion therapy.. it doesn't work.)

Exhibitionism can eventually lead to people hopping out of the car in the nude masturbating in front of whoever sees them. And of course in some cases it can move on to something more dangerous. It's something that no one has figured out how to cure.

While the pathology of choice in politics is the psychopathic personality, it can be almost impossible to detect. A cure for psychopathy is not even a possibility, because there is nothing in the psychopath's personality that can be worked with. It's just not there. (As I said, it is estimated that 1 out of every 25 Americans is a psychopath, but in politics the number would be higher because you have a symbiotic relationship between symptoms and job requirements, so to speak.)

Anyway, Anthony Weiner's inability to pull up from his insidious behavior after being thoroughly rebuked really suggests a compulsion that he is not able to restrain.

Vixen Strangely said...

There's definitely something unhealthy with him--especially since it happened again. A healthy person would have taken note of all the negative attention and said "I will never do this again." But his unhealthy reaction seems to have been "Hey, I got a lot of attention. Maybe I'll do this again." It's very disturbed.