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People Deranged about Trump, Funny or Woeful?

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People Deranged about Trump, Funny or Woeful?

We've all had a good laugh about the snowflake meltdowns over President Trump. (Not to exclude the fake news media, establishment anti-Trumpers and others.) I mean, who can forget this lady's reaction to President Trump's inauguration?

But there's an element of pathos mixed with danger that goes deeper. You can see it once the funny part dies down. This lady is near a psychotic break. For real. She's on the verge of losing her marbles and needing interment in a psychiatric ward. Look at how her hands shake near the end of the video, for example.

This intensity and insanity hasn't stopped among lots of Trump haters after two years.

Look at the latest example:

The employee got fired, see here:


btw - The thumbnail in the video is the victim, not the perpetrator. And the thumbnail is not misleading, the Trump-supporting victim was amused.

The guy below is the disturbed person in the throes of his hatred:


Sorry about the blur. That's a screen capture from the video. But even that image doesn't show the level of hysteria he displayed. You have to see the video and hear him to believe it. The level of psychosis in his reaction is scary.

This is not sane.

And, like clockwork, Big Data-Brother is stepping in so you won't be able to see things for yourself. The Facebook page is already down even though it started going viral.

(Here is the BitChute link in case YouTube takes the video down. If that happens, I will embed the BitChute video in its place.)

You can probably keep up with all this on the Reddit link below, but, ultimately, who knows? The Silicon Valley propagandists know the persuasive discrediting power of images and videos like that mentally ill person they helped create. 

The anti trump vape employee has been fired. Go easy on the negative reviews now, this was one idiots actions not the store owners

Now... what to make of all this?

Well, for one thing, this shows the power of core story. (Or core story models, or whatever you want to call it.)

The people in these videos, and countless others like them, suffer from a form of mental illness allied to a storyworld in their heads where their internal villains and monsters--which scare the shit out of them--have nothing to do with the reality of the people right in front of them, the ones they demonize in reality. (Ditto for many in the fringe on the right.)

For propagandists and puppet-masters, this is exactly what they want. They know that people indoctrinated to this level will go fight in any war they determine and gladly give up their lives. Hell, some will put on a suicide vest and blow themselves up.

I have been on a quest to understand how story works on the psyche at this level. How do you take a sane person and turn him or her into what we saw on the videos? After a hell of a lot of study, I now know some of the processes, contexts, techniques, and so on, and they all involve story. But I still have a long ways to go.

This point is, these people can be funny and, as a Trump supporter, I think it is more than OK to laugh at them. They are idiots.

But we cannot ignore how close they are to a psychotic break. This is a time bomb waiting to go off. Serious thought, not just mockery, is called for.


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The time bomb going off would be genuine civil war. The people who have guns vrs the people who have very few guns but don't know yet what that means.

The red and blue divide.


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This form of psychosis, called Trump Derangement Syndrome in the popular media, has an entire multi-part Wikipedia article on it:

Trump Derangement Syndrome

Here is a very cute passage citing Justin Raimondo from it (the section is called "Definition"):


In December 2016, Justin Raimondo divided the "syndrome" into three stages; in the first, those who "lose all sense of proportion"; next, they experience "a profound effect on ... vocabulary" and begin to "speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole"' and, in the final stage, the afflicted "lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality."

That's accurate.


Here is the rest of that passage:


Jonathan S. Tobin defines it as "disgust at his manner and his tweets such that all distinctions between him and genuine villains is lost." In April 2017, Fareed Zakaria defined the syndrome as "hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment." CNN's editor-at-large Chris Cillizza called TDS "the preferred nomenclature of Trump defenders who view those who oppose him and his policies as nothing more than the blind hatred of those who preach tolerance and free speech." Pointing to previous allegations of Bush Derangement Syndrome and Obama Derangement Syndrome, Cillizza suggested, "Viewed more broadly, the rise of presidential derangement syndromes is a function of increased polarization – not to mention our national self-sorting – at work in the country today." Bret Stephens has described the term as something used by conservative groups whenever someone speaks out critically against Trump, regardless of political affiliation.

But the thing that got to me is the sheer number of articles (and a few videos) in the Wikipedia article's "references" section that cite or allude to Trump Derangement Syndrome in the headline. It's funny to see so many anti-Trump people writing about this, as if talking about it will exempt the author of suffering from it. :) 

Here is a list in chronological order for anyone interested:

August 17, 2015 (The American Spectator). Trump Derangement Syndrome by Esther Goldberg

February 25, 2016 (Time). Donald Trump Derangement Syndrome and the Lizard-Brain Campaign by Joe Klein

March 26, 2016 (The Spectator). Trump Derangement Syndrome - Why such antipathy to The Donald? by Michael Davis

August 14, 2016 (Townhall). Defining 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' by Lawrence Meyers

November 19, 2016 (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation). Trump trauma: A sign of doomsday or mass derangement? by Mark Gollom (there is a play on words and the word "syndrome" is only present in the article, but the concept is clearly the same)

December 13, 2016 (Forbes). In Trump Derangement Syndrome, We Have Three Presidents All Rolled Into One by Bill Whalen

December 27, 2016 (Los Angeles Times). Do you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome? by Justin Raimondo

January 5, 2017 (USA Today). New status anxiety fuels Trump derangement: Glenn Reynolds by Glenn Reynolds (the word "syndrome" is missing, but the concept is clearly the same)

January 5, 2017 (Boston Herald). Carr: Trump Derangement Syndrome reaches epidemic levels by Howie Carr

January 5, 2017 (Fox News Channel). Defining 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' by Bernie Goldberg

January 7, 2017 (Fox News Insider). Cain: Joe Scarborough 'Takes Trump Derangement Syndrome to a New Level' (as seen on Hannity) by Fox News Insider

January 8, 2017 (Salon). You have been warned: "Trump Derangement Syndrome" will be a cudgel used to silence his critics by Chauncey Devega

April 13, 2017 (The Washington Post). Liberals have to avoid Trump Derangement Syndrome by Fareed Zakaria

April 16, 2017 (CNN). Fareed: Is 'Trump derangement syndrome' real? by Fareed Zakaria

April 21, 2017 (The New Yorker). The Persistence of Trump Derangement Syndrome by Adam Gopnik

October 23, 2017 (The Washington Times). Paying the price for Trump Derangement Syndrome by Wesley Pruden

November 1, 2017 (Newsweek). How Liberals Can Recover From Trump Derangement Syndrome by Walter E. Williams

January 29, 2018 (The Tennessean). Trump Derangement Syndrome is sad, pathetic and ugly by Saritha Prabhu

February 2, 2018 (Chicago Tribune). Democrats, beware Trump Derangement Syndrome by Clarence Page

April 23, 2018 (The Miami Herald). It would be reckless to reject Pompeo because of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' by Hugh Hewitt

May 7, 2018 (The Winchester Star). Michael Barone: Dems' dangerous case of Trump Derangement Syndrome by Michael Barone

May 10, 2018 (Fox News Channel). Sen. Schumer Revealed His 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' With NK Hostage Remarks by Marc Thiessen

May 11, 2018 (The Washington Post). Am I suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome? Time for a self-audit by Max Boot

May 23, 2018 (The Wall Street Journal). A Grim Prognosis for Trump Derangement by Karl Rove (the word "syndrome" is missing, but the concept is clearly the same)

May 24, 2018 (Forbes). Elon Musk's Trump Derangement Syndrome by Peter Cohan

July 16, 2018 (CNN). Rand Paul dismisses focus on election attack as 'Trump derangement syndrome' by Eli Watkins

July 18, 2018 (The Guardian). Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump by David Smith

July 18, 2018 (CNN). Trump’s diagnosis for critics: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ by Anne Flaherty

July 20, 2018 (The Washington Post). Whoopi vs. Judge Jeanine: ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ comment sparks yelling match on ‘The View’ by Meagan Flynn

July 20, 2018 (AP). What is 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' -- and do you have it? by Chris Cillizza

July 21, 2018 (Axios). What they're saying: The buzz around "Trump Derangement Syndrome" by Haley Britzky

July 31, 2018 (Chicago Tribune). 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' afflicts supporters more than critics of the president by Eric Zorn

September 13, 2018 (Fox News Insider). Hannity: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome Reaches New Heights' With WaPo Headline on Trump & Hurricanes - Paper declares Trump 'complicit' in deadly hurricanes (as seen on Hannity) by Fox News Insider

September 16, 2018 (NYT). ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ Is a Myth - And the Democratic Party has not actually become a band of radical leftists by David Leonhardt

November 20, 2018 (New York Post). 'Trump Imitation Syndrome' is afflicting the president's liberal enemies by Michael Goodwin (the word "derangement" is missing in the headline in a cute play on words, but it is present in the article and the concept is clearly the same)


That's just a scratch on the iceberg of what all is out there in the fake news media. Don't forget that this list only contains the references given on December 30, 2018 (the day I am making this post) in the Wikipedia article entitled "Trump Derangement Syndrome" that give (or clearly allude) to the phrase "Trump Derangement Syndrome" in the headline.

My favorite kind of articles among these are written by journalists afflicted with this mental illness, and addressed to others so afflicted, telling them to be careful not to fall into Trump Derangement Syndrome. This is like journalists--during a plague like The Black Death (if journalists existed at the time)--who are in the final stages of the disease themselves telling diseased people to not get the disease.



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Above I speak of the fakenews victims. They will eventually see they’ve been played and sold a bunch of lies. They will be angry that the people Trump is taking down deceived them.

The other big set are those who have always understood what Trump is all about, they are in the camp Trump is taking down, but they’re not going to tell you that. They appear the same as the victims, but they will present as never quite getting cured, because they will continue fighting for their camp to their end.

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Although the video below does not show feral howling in anti-Trumpers, and the fake news propaganda about him signing the MAGA hats of military personnel is light fare hysteria-wise, it does show credited college courses in places like Harvard on how to impeach President Trump.

This is the way the hysteria and mental illness manifests among the intellectual elites.

One college course mentioned in the video, clearly propaganda itself, is about Trump's propaganda to fool the media.



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A strong candidate for psychiatric help.


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