At the outset, we must note that this guy is a psychologist:
A Los Angeles psychologist says he hand-delivered gift-wrapped package of manure to Steve Mnuchin's Bel Air mansion because the GOP tax bill is 'bulls***' .
Robby Strong identified himself as the man who dropped off a box of horse manure at Mnuchin's house in an interview with AL.com.
As a general rule, horse**** is even more unpleasant than bull****. But when you're dealing with psychologists, a little imprecision with the barnyard epithets to be expected. Meanwhile, Mr. Strong is quite with himself. And he'll admit to being a bit messianic:
He likened himself to Jesus and said the stunt was an 'act of political theater,' to show that 'Republicans have done nothing for the American worker.'
'What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into a temple and overturned the tables of money-changers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion,' Strong told KPCC.
Jesus was Abbie Hoffman, apparently. But Strong knows his cause is just. Check out his Facebook post:
He's not the best proofreader, but if you're busy being messianic by transporting manure, I suppose attention to detail is a secondary consideration at best. Unfortunately, the Secret Service pays attention to detail and wasn't amused. But our man Strong says the incidental visit from the Secret Service was no big thing:
You sometimes hear the term "thought leader" to describe those who strive to come up with better ideas and lead the hoi polloi to a better path. If you were to ask our would-be messiah if he is a thought leader, he'd likely agree. Our "hero's" have always been thought leaders, especially when they are psychologists. Just ask them:
A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president.
The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable speaking openly about President Trump’s mental health.
The impetus for the email was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psychiatrist in Chicago. “We don’t want to prohibit our members from using their knowledge responsibly.”
I'm guessing many members of this esteemed organization would argue Mr. Strong's knowledge is being used responsibly.