Trump Derangement Syndrome holds thousands of liberals hostage and paralyzes them with such fear they are unable to cogitate any logical thoughts. This isn’t the first time in history a politician drove trembling multitudes into hysteria. Charles Krauthammer, political columnist, commentator and psychiatrist coined the term, Bush derangement syndrome in 2003 during the presidency of George W. Bush. That "syndrome" was defined by Krauthammer as "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush.
It isn’t coincidental that the thought of a republican holding the highest office in the land agitates democrat’s psychological universe. Republicans own the reputation of fiscal responsibility through smaller government (which means fewer social services), secure borders and basic rights including the right to life and the right to own a gun.
One must admit President Trump has “poked the bear”, (or in this case poked the donkey) so to speak. With his twitter thumbs seemingly always poised for battle, he assigned the label several times to the fearful masses who appear genuinely deranged.
Why the collective hysteria? Several reasons come to mind when dissecting this simple syndrome. The death of journalism though a constant bombardment of how the commentators feel guiding their narratives instead of reporting facts. Fueling and validating the feelings of a generation who were raised that how you feel is far more important than fact or reality.
Generation Y, those born in the 1980’s and 90’s, now constantly ask “why”. Not because they are interested in facts but obsessed with, “why shouldn’t I, this is how I feel?!”. We have all seen the interviews with anti-conservatives running around in circles screaming for open borders because it just feels right to let everyone in and give them a hug… and free medical care, housing, schooling and food stamps.
I wonder how generation Y might feel when they mature enough to look at their pay statement and clutch their chest in bewilderment because the government is taking virtually half. Maybe then the simple reality will resonate, nothing is free, and every government program is paid for by hard working Americans.
Of course, there are many sufferers who obviously aren’t generation Y. Most of which seem motivated to stay relevant and appear to enjoy inciting frothing emotional reactions.
Maxine Waters provides the perfect example, she insists on inserting herself into various news organizations whenever possible by calling for the impeachment of President Trump, but the truth is she tapped into an easily manipulated audience hungry to devour the garbage of insanity. Emotional opinions mean nothing when all facts are removed, then they are just opinions.
When the facts of the Muller investigation were released and no charges were brought against President Trump, the facts weren’t good enough. The Dems were so emotionally invested in catching Trump colluding with the Russians they lost touch with reality and knowingly dragged hundreds of thousands along for the ride. Curiously, many TDS victims are finding it increasingly difficult to embrace the falsehoods that led their minds into such despair.
Will we ever find a cure for TDS? The ailment is capable of complete recovery with time and truth. An initial large dose of reality via the Robert Muller investigations findings, followed by small doses of continued unprecedented economic recovery, boundless job market growth, American interest being put first in matters of foreign relations and four more years of effective leadership.
Those who deny the available antidotes of tangible results and proven facts are doomed remain miserable with the widespread affliction, constantly seeking a headline to feed the disease and fuel emotional anxieties toward invalid endeavors of outrage.