What do you think will be the cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome?
It has been a month since the election of Trump. So far, after protests, and media criticism, and celebrity meltdowns... it is clear they are not about to leave the US as some had threatened to do. So, what do you think will finally cure them of this irrational hatred? For some, it may be their pocketbooks. Since the Trump rally had put about 10% more savings into their 401K accounts...
For others, it may be the realization that it was all hype and not substance...Finally, it may be to accept it and see what he actually does in office that will determine his success or failure.
I saw someone post the five stages of grief as related to Time Magazine covers, and put the latest magazine cover as stage 3.
I'm not sure there is a cure. Those on the left were miserable and angry before Trump won, the problem is a spiritual one.
To cure a disease you first need to diagnose and define it.
Under all the outraged rhetoric is a narcissistic sense of entitlement. Frustrate it and tantrums happen.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is the tantrum that happens when that sense of entitlement bursts. It’s not a new phenomenon. We saw it with Bush and with previous Republican presidents before him. But as the left’s power has grown, its insular ivory towers have become unable to imagine ever losing it.
Obama maintained the illusion that the opposition didn’t matter by ruling unilaterally. Then in one election the illusion collapsed. The left wasn’t really in charge. There were millions of people across the country in places they had never visited or even heard of who got to decide on all these issues.
That warm comfortable safe space of John Oliver and Samantha Bee viral videos, Buzzfeed stories and social media feeds filled with carefully curated people who agreed with them wasn’t reality. It had been an illusion all along. It was an elitist island that had little in common with that vast geography of people who get their say through the Electoral College. After two terms of getting their way on everything, they woke to a world in which they didn’t matter and which was suddenly no longer catering to their whims.
They don’t really want to abolish the Electoral College, to put Garland on the Supreme Court or to burn New Balance sneakers.
What they really want is to get rid of democracy and replace it with a dictatorship. Trump Derangement Syndrome is the tantrum of tyrants.
It’s a real threat to democracy. But that’s what the left has always been.
The hysteria of Trump Derangement Syndrome is the flip side of Obama worship. Both reject democracy and embrace power. They are the illiberal attitudes of a totalitarian movement at odds with America.
The cure for TDS?
WBA, it is incurable!. They will remain a thorn in the side of Democracy and all you can do is pray for those afflicted or just wait for them to die (likely here and not in Canada) and be put out of their misery.
Trump created the so-called Trump Derangement Syndrome with his tweets and comments; Especially his unhealthy distrust of our intelligence analysts.
If Trump arbitrarily dismisses CIA intelligence regarding encrypted communications between terrorists, our nation may be in grave danger of another 9/11.
This is not about hatred. It is not about a syndrome. It is based on Trump's own tweets and comments.
Is this the same intelligence that said it was ok for Hillary to have a private server in her basement while every hacker have easy access?
Is this the same CIA that messed up in Benghazi? To this day, we don't know who game the stand down order?.
by Jack Lee 18 months ago
In the beginning, it was affecting a few celebrities, a few left wing politicians, a few fringe cable news anchors, a few progressive mayors, some on progressive campuses...Now it has gone main stream. When companies like Nordstrom drops Ivanka clothing line due to perceived public...
by Ralph Schwartz 19 months ago
What is your biggest fear from the Russians? Seems all we hear about lately.The media is actually publishing stories that cite a reported, third-party, unnamed source that claims they have a secret CIA investigation document that flat out says the Russians are at fault for Clinton's...
by Jack Lee 20 months ago
If there are only two things Trump can accomplish in his first 100 days, what should they be and whyInteresting hypothetical mental exercise. If you had a say as to the top two, what would they be?My top two would be to repeal ACA and to reduce the national debt.The reason is the ACA has been the...
by Readmikenow 4 weeks ago
Whoopie Goldberg was accused by Judge Jeanine Pirro of suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome and proved she IS suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome. I love her apology. She didn't like being accused of being hysterical after having been hysterical. Then she followed Judge...
by Mike Russo 6 months ago
If Trump has nothing to hide, why is he relying on his lawyers to protect him from the interview with Muller?
by Ralph Schwartz 4 weeks ago
Hillary has hinted and has been fundraising in the last month, which some say indicates she is preparing for another run at President Trump. Others say she's just trying to make it look like she's a candidate to keep the law off of her tail.Thoughts?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|