Hello everyone, glad to be back. I missed my bed, I missed my dog and am (mostly) recharged and ready to go! So let’s start off with something political, called TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome).
I am a very opinionated person, as if you couldn’t tell. However even in my Obama-hating prime I didn’t go anywhere near as crazy about him as some supposedly smart people I know do about Trump. On the book of Face they have this neat little ‘on this day’ link which I click religiously for ideas to write here. Many of the things I post here are reprints from Facebook rants. I have also been checking to see how unhinged I may have been regarding our last president as compared to the people I see now towards Trump. I have been checking the feed since January and I was a freaking saint compared to the people I see on my feed now. Seriously, I posted about Obama or something he did less than 3 times a week. I have people on my feed posting 3 times a DAY! So what causes that? What causes otherwise smart people to let Trump live in their head 24/7 rent free? What causes normally smart people to forward every meme and post they see that criticizes trump without even reading them sometimes to see if they are even true? Do they even care? And when I reply back with a link from SNOPES of all places that shows that what they posted was 100% wrong, they just ignore that, sometimes even delete my reply, and move on as if it never happened. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt…
The fun one lately have been about Trump’s pardons. Somewhere out there a story got started that Trump was going to pardon himself and lefty heads exploded. OMG, how could he! That’s illegal, immoral and wrong! Well buckle up buttercup, because many people on your ‘side’ didn’t think it was wrong when it still looked like (to you, at least) Hillary was going to win. The case for a president to pardon himself, or herself. Or did you forget that there were many people rambling on about that? My favorite one is where trump just threw the ball back at the NFL-kneelers by asking them who they actually thought should be pardoned. No word yet from any of them, and my guess is there will probably not be any. If they were to give Trump some names, they would have to be real people wrongly accused, not some cop killer caught on video, or they will be fully exposed as assholes. but if they give him real names, and he acts on that, they will be forced to admit that he did something that don’t disagree with. And that would be like drinking poison.
The last one is almost the worst. Remember back in the Obama days when there were a small group of people who were rooting for Obama to fail, and they were soundly criticized for that? How could you root for bad things to happen to your country just because you don’t like the guy in charge? You can root for mediocrity, but to root for failure is just wrong on all levels. I would bet serious money that you would find many liberals, especially among the monied elite, that are wishing for a trump failure on levels spectacular enough to cause some serious hurt to this country, JUST so he can be defeated in 2020. One such member finally voiced that opinion out loud. The money lines from the story are:
“I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it.”
“I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”
While I can freely admit I didn’t like Obama, I never wished for our economy to tank just so he would go away. This is a level of TDS that is just bad. Bill Maher needs to go work on his soul somewhere away from politics, media and everything. And my friends if you also are wishing for a recession or worse just because of trump, might I suggest some serious psychological help. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)