To avoid upsetting people, I am going to leave my beliefs out of this. The truth is, watching this impeachment trial unfold, I looked at this with a scientific psychological mindset, which many were arguing at first that the 25th amendment is something that is used in this case. Where our current president’s mental stability is compromised, it started raising concerns in this matter from both the blue and the red side. Hear me out for a bit.
Regarding the red side, stating that this is not an impeachable act based on the arguments of mental stability undermines one thing that has been present in our current situations that occurred that was out of our control. It dismisses that mental illness is a thing that does not exist and, in many arguments, suggests it is not even a condition. Which anyone who agrees with this would set them up for being opportunists and hypocrites if they have benefits that surround themselves with mental illness, all for the sake of preventing themselves from being disabled due to this specific condition. I see the issues that could go south on the blue side depending on what happens if this impeachment happens based on the treatment. Their idealisms on what they see people deeply plagued by mental health issues do not get the help they need.
Coming from someone who voted for Biden would sound like a betrayal to many die-hard supporters of either side. However, here is the thing I am not about blue or red. Nevertheless, about the effects, it has on everyday people like you and me. I always believed that rich people do not have any right to say what is right for barely making it. However, at the same time, people who barely make it do not have the experience to make these decisions as it will also become a disaster. As many people like you and I think in the sense of “how it affects us personally” versus the “how it will affect everyone involved.”
In many cases being on both sides of the spectrum. Low income and living a significant and comfortable life in Houston, I can see where I went wrong. Before my awakening, I was a bit bias and a bit naive. Believing that if I backed up those in power, it would finally be my turn. However, the truth is that I learned the hard way. If those in power feel a threat in any way, they will do whatever it takes to get rid of that threat. Many in power will have slithered their way up in the ranks. With the materialistic rewards in the form, a lifestyle is jeopardized. The act of self-preservation is what sets off the survival mode mechanism in our brain. Those who are always concerned about losing what they worked for have a sense of paranoia in them. Those who have lost it all can go into the I have nothing to lose and become the same that those in power become. Reckless and incapable of making rational decisions all for the sake of “either attempting to gain more” or “protect what they have.” In many cases, this could be deemed a mental illness as the feelings that motivate these intentions may indeed be a mental health issue that they have not caught yet.
So how does this correlate, you might be asking? Simply this. That mental health is not taken that seriously in our government should be where the red side is ignoring the issue entirely in the sense of denial. Furthermore, potentially a stereotype that the blue side might reveal if, after it has been said and done, they give Trump the help he will need regardless of where he is. This brings so many more issues in this observation that I will leave out for the moment as this is merely speculation. However, the truth is, seeing past your political viewpoint makes you see what indeed is in jeopardy. The sanctity of psychological, mental health, and how it may affect everyone plagued with some psychological ailment. This also shows another point. The idealism of mental health that only came to fruition in the 1990s may be in jeopardy due to our leadership. If you put your political viewpoint aside Because seeing this trial only makes me think one thing, “it is a fight to prove who is right,” only has people like us suffer the repercussions.