America's Left in the Grip of Insanity

https://townhall.com/columnists/benshapiro/2018/01/03/americas-left-in-the-grip-of-insanity-n2429201

America's Left in the Grip of Insanity

 

President Trump is unpopular. He's unpopular because he's boorish, crude and silly; he's unpopular because he has a unique capacity to turn winning news cycles into referenda on his use of Twitter. But the United States under President Trump hasn't seen any serious anti-liberty revanchism. In fact, under Trump, regulations have dropped precipitously; the economy continues its pattern of growth; and press freedoms have actually been strengthened. Despite popular opinion, women aren't on the verge of enslavement into Vice President Mike Pence's "Handmaid's Tale," nor are black Americans in danger of resegregation or political disenfranchisement.

Yet while Iranians protest against a regime that reportedly hangs homosexuals from cranes, members of the hard left in the United States insist that protesters against the Trump administration demonstrate bravery similar to that of Iranians risking death by an Islamist regime. Huffington Post political commentator Alex Mohajer tweeted: "The #IranianProtests, the #Resistance, and @WomensMarch are all the same. Across the world, people are fighting autocracies and oppressive regimes. @realDonaldTrump is NO DIFFERENT than the oppressive Ayatollahs in Iran." Oddly, that movement of solidarity hasn't prompted those who walked in the Women's March on Washington to say a single word in support of the Iranian protesters to this point.

 

This idiocy doesn't merely spring from hatred for Trump but from a deep-seated need to justify the Obama administration's feckless Iran policy. Thomas Erdbrink of The New York Times reported that violence broke out in Iran after the demonstrators ignored "pleas for calm from President Hassan Rouhani" and termed Rouhani -- a tool of the mullahs -- a "moderate." Meanwhile, one CNN anchor fretted that Trump might put a "finger on the scale" against the Iranian regime. Members of the Obama administration took to Twitter to tell Trump to be quiet (Susan Rice, former national security adviser), chide Trump for failing to take in Iranian refugees (Samantha Power, former U.N. ambassador) and suggest that American policy has nothing to do with Iran's protests (Ben Rhodes, former national security adviser and architect of the Iran nuclear deal narrative). All of these administration members did nothing as President Obama watched dissidents die in the streets in 2009, and all of them actively abetted the maximization of Iran's regional power.

Herein lies the insanity of the left. Only nutcases on the right believed that Barack Obama's governance was morally equivalent to the Iranian government. In the main, conservatives thought that Obama pursued bad policies domestically and horribly immoral foreign policies. But many on the left seem to believe that Trump is merely steps removed from the ayatollahs. The ayatollahs agree, and they use that nuttery for public-relations leverage: No wonder Ayatollah Khamenei tweeted: "The U.S. gov. commits oppression inside the U.S., too. U.S. police murder black women, men, & children for no justifiable reason, and the murderers are acquitted in U.S. courts. This is their judicial system! And they slam other countries' and our country's judicial system. #BLM."

Trump isn't Khamenei. And the only recent administration to help build Iran's power is the Obama administration. Comparing the Trump administration to Iran's regime isn't just delusional; it's insulting and counterproductive. And the only people it helps are America's enemies.

Look. Unpopular? Who the fuck is conducting these survey's? Same people who said that Obama and Hillary were the two most admired people in the country?

REALLY!?

Who are they asking "Do you like Donald Trump?" Illegal aliens and the Muslim Brotherhood?

When Trump gets reelected in 2020 it will be a glorious day filled with the lamentations of cucks. I, for one, welcome our orange skin overlord.

I have no doubt the hard left in the US would argue that Iran's regime would be better than the current (or any) republican administration... Its delusional and honestly, scary.

player101 - 

I have no doubt the hard left in the US would argue that Iran's regime would be better than the current (or any) republican administration... Its delusional and honestly, scary.



I have a liberal friend who before OBL was killed said he'd rather have Bin Laden as president than any republican.

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player101 - 

I have no doubt the hard left in the US would argue that Iran's regime would be better than the current (or any) republican administration... Its delusional and honestly, scary.



I have a liberal friend who before OBL was killed said he'd rather have Bin Laden as president than any republican.

That nonsense goes both ways

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player101 - 

I have no doubt the hard left in the US would argue that Iran's regime would be better than the current (or any) republican administration... Its delusional and honestly, scary.



I have a liberal friend who before OBL was killed said he'd rather have Bin Laden as president than any republican.

Your friend isn't a liberal. He's an idiot.

Gad Saad has argued it's a variant of an existing psychiatric disorder.

 

" Early last year I introduced a theory to explain the mass hysteria associated with social justice warriors. I called it 'collective Munchausen' syndrome. Munchausen disorder is when somebody feigns a medical illness or injury to garner sympathy and empathy. Munchausen syndrome by proxy is when you have somebody under your care — say your child — and you harm that third party to garner sympathy. 'Look, my child is hurt!' So it’s a really morbid, grotesque psychological desire to draw attention to yourself because you enjoy the sympathy you receive.

I took this psychiatric disorder that I’d written about in a medical journal and then I argued that the manner in which social justice warriors respond is really a manifestation of collective Munchausen. It’s more than just mass hysteria — which is a known psychological mechanism. It has a specific goal which is to turn the attention inward to: 'Oh my god, we’re such victims.' So the faux-fear we’re seeing now with all of these, for lack of a better term, schmucks is a form of collective Munchausen. It’s: 'Oh my god, we’re going to be gang-raped, the third-reich is coming for us.'

Hate Trump as much as you want. Hate specific policies by him but don’t engage in this grotesque discourse. Especially because it trivializes actual lived trauma. As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ' I'm scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,' because it trivializes what true trauma is.  "

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Stache -

Gad Saad has argued it's a variant of an existing psychiatric disorder.

 

" Early last year I introduced a theory to explain the mass hysteria associated with social justice warriors. I called it 'collective Munchausen' syndrome. Munchausen disorder is when somebody feigns a medical illness or injury to garner sympathy and empathy. Munchausen syndrome by proxy is when you have somebody under your care — say your child — and you harm that third party to garner sympathy. 'Look, my child is hurt!' So it’s a really morbid, grotesque psychological desire to draw attention to yourself because you enjoy the sympathy you receive.

I took this psychiatric disorder that I’d written about in a medical journal and then I argued that the manner in which social justice warriors respond is really a manifestation of collective Munchausen. It’s more than just mass hysteria — which is a known psychological mechanism. It has a specific goal which is to turn the attention inward to: 'Oh my god, we’re such victims.' So the faux-fear we’re seeing now with all of these, for lack of a better term, schmucks is a form of collective Munchausen. It’s: 'Oh my god, we’re going to be gang-raped, the third-reich is coming for us.'

Hate Trump as much as you want. Hate specific policies by him but don’t engage in this grotesque discourse. Especially because it trivializes actual lived trauma. As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ' I'm scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,' because it trivializes what true trauma is.  "

Evergreen College was the case study for this

Look no further than the OG.

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Stache -

Gad Saad has argued it's a variant of an existing psychiatric disorder.

 

" Early last year I introduced a theory to explain the mass hysteria associated with social justice warriors. I called it 'collective Munchausen' syndrome. Munchausen disorder is when somebody feigns a medical illness or injury to garner sympathy and empathy. Munchausen syndrome by proxy is when you have somebody under your care — say your child — and you harm that third party to garner sympathy. 'Look, my child is hurt!' So it’s a really morbid, grotesque psychological desire to draw attention to yourself because you enjoy the sympathy you receive.

I took this psychiatric disorder that I’d written about in a medical journal and then I argued that the manner in which social justice warriors respond is really a manifestation of collective Munchausen. It’s more than just mass hysteria — which is a known psychological mechanism. It has a specific goal which is to turn the attention inward to: 'Oh my god, we’re such victims.' So the faux-fear we’re seeing now with all of these, for lack of a better term, schmucks is a form of collective Munchausen. It’s: 'Oh my god, we’re going to be gang-raped, the third-reich is coming for us.'

Hate Trump as much as you want. Hate specific policies by him but don’t engage in this grotesque discourse. Especially because it trivializes actual lived trauma. As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ' I'm scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,' because it trivializes what true trauma is.  "

Evergreen College was the case study for this

Definitely.  Vilifying Weinstein and his wife as white supremacists is about as delusional and hysterical as you can get.  That entire school has become a parody. 

My problem with SJWs is and always has been, that there ARE legitimate problems, but that SJWs aren't concerned with those, and instead have to manufacture problems to feign concern about!

For example, there are problems with our economic system, the Federal Reserve, and wealth inequality, but SJWs will use those issues to then promote full-blown Communism!

There are race issues, but instead SJWs want to say that white supremacy is THE problem in our society!

*Forum screwed up my post... I was quoting Stache

Posted by Stache

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"Gad Saad has argued it's a variant of an existing psychiatric disorder."

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Thanks for posting this, I had not seen it. It would seem an interesting (and plausible) explanation to the deranged mindset of much of the Left since Trump's election. 

 

Further reading on Saad's theory: https://areomagazine.com/2017/01/23/gad-saad-on-hysteria-and-collective-munchausen-around-donald-trump-speaking-out-as-an-academic-and-evolutionary-psychology-101/

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*Forum screwed up my post... I was quoting Stache

Posted by Stache

[quote] 

"Gad Saad has argued it's a variant of an existing psychiatric disorder."

[/quote}

Thanks for posting this, I had not seen it. It would seem an interesting (and plausible) explanation to the deranged mindset of much of the Left since Trump's election. 

 

Further reading on Saad's theory: https://areomagazine.com/2017/01/23/gad-saad-on-hysteria-and-collective-munchausen-around-donald-trump-speaking-out-as-an-academic-and-evolutionary-psychology-101/

Sorry forgot to post the source. Yeah it's an interesting interview and, as he mentions, it's not just regular people being caught up in the hysterical fear mongering.  He sees it with his university colleagues as well. 

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