#UNFIT: The Dangerous Behavior of Donald Trump
Join the Duty To Warn coalition, prove Trump is #UNFIT and flip congressional seats in November!
#UNFIT: The Dangerous Behavior of Donald Trump
Join the Duty To Warn coalition, prove Trump is #UNFIT and flip congressional seats in November!
If you’ve landed here you probably agree that Trump is “unfit” to be President and you want to help FLIP CONGRESSIONAL SEATS IN NOVEMBER to rein in his dangerous behavior.
If you’re ready to take action and contribute NOW, just click the “back this project” button, pledge whatever you can and choose a reward.
If you want to know more about #UNFIT and how we’re directly helping to flip Congress, then keep reading and we’ll give you all the deets!
A whistleblower coalition of leading mental health experts, Duty To Warn, are sounding the alarm about Trump’s dangerous psychological disorders!
From an objective, clinical perspective, these experts perceive Trump’s erratic and compulsive behavior as an “imminent threat to our safety.” They’ve concluded he is manifestly “unfit” to serve as President and are therefore “compelled by their professional oaths to protect the public from harm.”
Duty To Warn believe that this “clear and present danger” is so real and so urgent that they must break from convention and DIRECTLY PARTICIPATE in the political ground game, to help Anti-Trump candidates win a majority in Congress this November.
Duty To Warn members are making a compelling series of bite size (1 - 2 min) videos & infographics, and a feature-length documentary film that decode Trump’s dangerous behavior, so all citizens can understand WHY HE ACTS THIS WAY!
The bite-size content is already spreading across social media and helping to fundamentally change the conversation around Trump’s mental instability. Via an overgrowing network of influencers they’re reaching hundreds of thousands of people AND they’re funneling this content directly to political campaigns in districts & states where Pro-Trump incumbents are weakest and can be defeated in November.
BUT WE NEED TO CRANK UP THIS MACHINE EVEN MORE TO REACH AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE!!!
The more money Duty To Warn can raise here on this Kickstarter page, the more of this content they can make and the more congressional seats they can help to flip. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. Small donations add up! There’s power in numbers!
Here’s an example of Duty To Warn’s #UNFIT content: NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER
Become a #TRUMPSPOTTER! The Duty To Warn coalition has just launched an informational hub for the #UNFIT movement, www.trumpspotting.com.
As with any public safety hazard, when you see something, say something! This website will educate the public about Trump’s most dangerous psychological disorders, decode his actions & statements and empower concerned citizens to “spot” (and label) this behavior with the proper clinical terms and hashtags.
All the #UNFIT videos & infographics can be found on www.trumpspotting.com and they’re EASY TO SHARE to all your social networks.
You can also download the Citizens Guide To #TRUMPSPOTTING
Dangerous Donald’s “Top 10” #TRUMPSPOTTING hashtags:
- #Organic Cognitive Decline
- #Present Hedonism
- #Malignant Narcissism
- #Malignant Normality
So, the next time Trump tweets some “crazy sh#t”, don’t just rant about it, use the proper clinical terms to weaponize his dangerous disorders and THROW IT BACK IN HIS FACE! It’s a great way to focus your energy, engage your anti-Trump friends and impact the public dialogue!
#UNFIT: The Dangerous Behavior of Donald Trump focuses on the unusually alarming behavior patterns of our nation’s current Chief Executive; to make sense of his specific disorders, compare them with other world leaders, past & present, and discuss the real-world consequences of these psychological conditions.
Specifically, the film will highlight 4 key areas:
1. Defining & explaining a basic clinical framework - that cuts through the media’s confusing coverage - to help the public understand Trump’s behavior, including terminology & examples presented in straight forward conversational language.
2. Examples & demonstrations of how this behavior spreads from Trump into the general public and the already measurable negative impact it’s having on all citizens.
3. An examination of “Trumpism” and the “Trump Voter”, to clarify who actually put him in power, and why.
4. Understanding the current global moment we’re living in, and how this psychology is leading to the rise of authoritarianism around the world.
Getting the general public to recognize the “imminent threat” of Trump’s psychological disorders requires a credible and powerful piece of communication. Just as An Inconvenient Truth significantly expanded and legitimized the conversation around climate change, #UNFIT, the documentary film, will reach and educate mass audiences about this critical situation.
Once completed, the #UNFIT documentary will be taken to film festivals domestically and around the world and offered to major distributors - both theatrical and online - with the goal of reaching the broadest audience possible.
The official goal of this crowdfunding campaign is $100,000. That baseline of funding will be partially funneled into more compelling bite size videos & infographics, and partially funneled to the documentary film team so they can continue their pre-production research & development. But keeping the drumbeat going until November AND completing the film will require a BIGGER COLLECTIVE EFFORT.
Below is a breakdown of “stretch goals” that can ONLY BE ACHIEVED with additional funding.
CAMPAIGN GOAL ($100,000): This first critical milestone would pay for another month of Duty To Warn educational videos & infographics AND all the documentary film pre-production costs, such as research & development, pre-interviews and test shoots (before production begins).
STRETCH GOAL #1 ($250,000): Reaching this next milestone would allow the Duty To Warn coalition to keep making videos & infographics through the end of summer AND the funding needed for all documentary production (shooting the entire film).
STRETCH GOAL #2 ($450,000): THIS IS A BIG ONE!!! Reaching this next (very important) milestone means the Duty To Warn coalition can keep making their videos & infographics all the way up to the November mid-term elections AND it covers the cost of editing the entire documentary film.
STRETCH GOAL #4 ($1,000,000): ANOTHER BIG ONE!!! Reaching this milestone includes everything above AND ensures that #UNFIT will be able to enter and travel to all the top film festivals to help secure distribution on a broader platform, including theatrical and digital releases.
STRETCH GOAL #5 ($1,250,000): This final milestone includes everything above PLUS aggressive road show activism and grass roots / guerrilla-style promotion. Examples: screenings & panel discussions with mental health experts taken around the country, projections of the film on “TRUMP” buildings, stencils of the #UNFIT logo on street corners, wild postings, flash mobs, etc.
First and foremost, the #UNFIT project offers a better chance for a healthy, informed, functional democracy. But also, there's some awesome stuff that amplifies the visibility and reach of the #UNFIT movement.
#UNFIT is a partnership between Duty to Warn, the most credible whistleblower voices in the mental health community and DocShop Productions, an award-winning documentary film production company.
DR. JOHN GARTNER is a founding member of Duty to Warn: an association of mental health professionals and other concerned citizens Dr. Gartner graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, received his Ph.D in clinical psychology at U Mass, completed post-doctoral training at Cornell Medical School; and taught in the department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School for 28 years. He is a contributor to the NY Times Best-Seller, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.
DAN PARTLAND (Director & Producer) is a Multi-Emmy winner of documentary and non-fiction TV, whose work includes series such as A&E’s Intervention, The Sixties on CNN, American Race with Charles Barkley for TNT, and Afflicted, a soon to be released Netflix series. Prior to his work in television, Partland’s work included landmark films of the independent cinema such as the feature documentary A Perfect Candidate along with Sundance winners Welcome to The Doll House and The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack.
ART HORAN (Producer) is a Creative & Business Executive, Executive Producer of Academy Award winner The Usual Suspects and Executive Consultant on Sundance Festival Winner, The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, Executive Producer of Ring Girls for ESPN directed by academy award nominated Amy Berg and Producer of the documentary film Hands of God.
Why do I have to wait for the film to be released to get my digital download?
Great question!! Remember that the goal of the film and the campaign is produce a film that will reach a mass audience, including the 20% of the electorate that are still undecided about Trump. In order to get such wide release, we need to enlist a major distributor, and distributors need to know that they control the content. Having hundreds of digital downloads floating around is a dis-incentive for a major distributor to release the film for fear that piracy will diminish ticket sales. But as soon as we know our official release date we will reach out to inform you and provide your digital download to correspond with that date.
All politicians have outsized personalities that could be called a “mental illness.” Why is Trump any different?
It’s true that many politicians have an excess of confidence and ambition and ego and libido, etc. In some cases, those traits are precisely what we like about them; it’s what gives them their willingness to lead and take risks. The question we are concerned with is what potential harm exists for any set of psychological traits. Trump’s specific set of psychological traits suggests a person who is capable of doing great harm in any position, but when given tremendous power, the outcomes could be catastrophic.
Many Presidents before Trump have had mental health diagnoses:
- President Lincoln was famously depressed
- President Johnson exhibited Bi-Polar disorder
- President Nixon suffered from acute paranoia
- President Clinton showed symptoms of hypomanic hedonism
...should these traits have rendered them "unfit" to serve?
That’s hard to say.
...were these traits predictive of their behavior while in office?
Is this film suggesting that people suffering from a mental illness are “unfit” to do their jobs?
Not at all! Psychological diagnoses and mild personality disorders are VERY common!! Most people with mental health diagnoses manage their conditions privately and it will never be pertinent to their job performance. However, some psychological traits are problematic for some jobs. For example, someone with a fear of heights should not be a trapeze artist. Candidates for positions in law enforcement are typically evaluated for their, impulse control, integrity, and ability to tolerate stress. Someone who had difficulty being honest, or controlling their impulses, would likely be disqualified from serving on a police force. Someone with shortcomings in reliability, and empathy, would not be appropriate for a job in childcare.
Some of the most stringent psychological evaluations for any job, are for those who wish to serve in the United States nuclear program. These candidates are put through extensive psychological evaluation to determine their mental, emotional, and psychological stability and only those. There is no such test for commander-in-chief.
You say that the film is non-partisan but it is an attack on Trump, How is that nonpartisan?
The film will share perspectives of people from across the political and ideological spectrum. Being concerned about the mental health of the President of the United States is not partisan, it’s patriotic and those concerns are felt from Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives and Progressives. The mental health professionals, politicians, and pundits featured in the film equally represent the two major political parties.
Aren’t mental health professionals supposed to refrain from politicizing mental illness?
Since the “Goldwater Rule” was adopted by the American Psychiatric Association in the wake of the 1964 election, members of the APA are bound by an ethical rule that prevents them from commenting publicly on the mental health of political candidates.
In that election cycle, FACT Magazine, sent questionnaires to 1800 psychiatrists asking if they believed that Senator Barry Goldwater, then the Republican nominee for President, was psychologically fit to be President. The survey was deeply flawed for many reasons but chief among them is that very few psychiatrists responded and predictably, only the ones who had concerns about Goldwater returned their questionnaires. The magazine was sued and went out of business, but fiasco led to appropriate ethical boundaries to the politicizing of mental health issues.
However, in the intervening 50+ years, the mental health field has grown immeasurably, and greater imperative has been added to its charge. Now, mental health professionals are legally bound to a “Duty to Warn” the public when they spot a potential threat of harm to individuals or the public at large. This legal (and moral) obligation to report danger signs when qualified professionals see them, overrules the ethical code of the APA in its well-intentioned effort to keep mental health issues from being politicized. If a community were to be harmed by a mentally ill person whom mental health professionals had identified as dangerous, no one would accept the defense that the mental health professionals did not warn the public because of their professional association’s ethical code. Clearly, the legally mandated “duty to warn” is more important than the APA’s ethical guideline. Our film will explore why leading mental health experts have decided to step forward and sound the alarm.
The news media give endless time to covering Trump’s mental state, why is this film any different?
The news media is comprised of mostly journalists and pundits who are not professionally trained to comment on Trump’s mental health. In fact, due to the Goldwater Rule (explained above), mental health professionals have effectively been gagged from speaking to the news media, and thus, we as a nation have relegated the critical discussion of the President’s mental health to those who are, by definition, unqualified to comment. This must end! The mental health professionals participating in this film are speaking up in this forum because it has been specifically created to carry a thorough and thoughtful evaluation of the issue at hand. You will not find this discussion in print, online or on any of the 24-hour news channels, because most of those forums are ill suited to a deep dive into this dangerous territory.
How can these experts diagnose the President without ever seeing him as a patient?
We are NOT diagnosing the President! Diagnosis should be done in-person, in a clinical setting, and then discussed by the patient and their clinician. Diagnosis is done for the purpose of treating patients. This is not our goal; treatment is a personal and private decision, even for a President. Our goal is to fulfill our duty to warn the public about the dangers we see, by providing them valuable information to help them reach their own conclusions. In this age of 24-hour news cycles, the internet, and twitter, we have ample opportunity to observe the actions and language of the President. His behavior patterns are abundantly on display for all to see. We are speaking up because of the dirth of valuable information currently available to the public.
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Unfortunately not!! For Kickstarter backers, donations are not tax-deductible. The donation is strictly a personal expense. How will my contribution be used? Your contribution will be used to help support the cost of production.
Risks and challenges
Attention #UNFIT campaign backers, as you can imagine this subject matter is highly contentious. The pressure, push back and likely trolling of our collective movement may be intense. While we cannot fully anticipate how political events may impact this project, we pledge to keep you informed and up to date on all important developments and engage you in a dialogue as the campaign progresses. Your comments and suggestions are welcome, and, with your support and encouragement, #UNFIT will weather the storm!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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