Diagnosis: TDS

by Juliette Akinyi Ochieng | July 24th, 2018

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Diagnosis: TDS

by baldilocks

Anatomy of mass psy­chosis.

For the past two years, a par­tic­u­lar power group has sought to explain away its loss of power – or rather, its loss of the Pres­i­dency, as it still holds a pre­dom­i­nance of insti­tu­tional power – by cre­ation of a myth. Main­stream media is known for its herd behav­ior, and in this case the edi­tors, com­men­ta­tors, jour­nal­ists have talked them­selves into a story that ini­tially they them­selves could hardly take seriously.

Don­ald Trump was elected by Rus­sia? (…)

The Rus­sians could do noth­ing to build sup­port for Trump, and there is not a hint of evi­dence that they tried. They might have done some­thing to harm Hillary, because there was so much there: the pri­vate server emails, the Clin­ton foun­da­tion, the mur­der of Moam­mer Gaddafi, the call for a no-​fly zone in Syria … they didn’t have to invent it. It was there. So was the hanky panky at the Demo­c­ra­tic National Com­mit­tee, on which the Clin­tonite accu­sa­tions focus, per­haps to cause every­one to for­get much worse things. (…)

[A]fter two years of fak­ery, to send the estab­lish­ment into a frenzy of accu­sa­tions of “trea­son” when Trump does what he said he would do while cam­paign­ing, try to nor­mal­ize rela­tions with Russia.

Empha­sis mine.

The writer — Diana John­stone — goes much fur­ther and it’s worth the read.

As most read­ers of this blog and of baldilocks blog know, I voted for Don­ald Trump while hold­ing my nose after being very crit­i­cal of can­di­date Trump and sus­pi­cious of his motives for run­ning. How­ever, the pres­i­dent has not given me any rea­son to regret that deci­sion, though I’m not in agree­ment with every­thing he has done while in office.

I under­stand legit­i­mate, rea­soned, and researched crit­i­cism of any pres­i­dent. For the most part, how­ever, that’s not what we are see­ing from his crit­ics. We are see­ing insanity.

It’s fas­ci­nat­ing to watch as the Orga­nized Left and peren­nial Never-​Trumpers flip out over things like

  • The pres­i­dent being nice to Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki Sum­mit. The word trea­son was tossed about as if the tossers had con­jured a new def­i­n­i­tion of the word. Did they expect Pres­i­dent Trump to call a rap bat­tle dur­ing the press conference?
  • The pres­i­dent refer­ring to the sav­age, demonic Legion called MS-​13 as ‘animals.’
  • Yesterday’s rea­son for throw­ing a col­lec­tive fit: White House Press Sec­re­tary Sarah Sanders announces that secu­rity clear­ances for for­mer high-​ranking Obama Admin­is­tra­tion offi­cials will be revoked — as if that isn’t stan­dard pro­ce­dure for worker bees who are no longer in the posi­tion where a secu­rity clear­ance is required. For­mer CIA direc­tor John Bren­nan is at the head of the list of peo­ple who will lose their clear­ances, as well he should be.

Read the whole thing.

John­stone refers to this pre­vail­ing mind­set as demen­tia, but that implies a cer­tain inno­cence. Vic­tor Davis Hanson’s indict­ment con­tains noth­ing of the sort.

You’ll want to read that one, too.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng has been blog­ging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here. She pub­lished her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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by baldilocks

Anatomy of mass psychosis.

For the past two years, a particular power group has sought to explain away its loss of power – or rather, its loss of the Presidency, as it still holds a predominance of institutional power – by creation of a myth. Mainstream media is known for its herd behavior, and in this case the editors, commentators, journalists have talked themselves into a story that initially they themselves could hardly take seriously.

Donald Trump was elected by Russia? (…)

The Russians could do nothing to build support for Trump, and there is not a hint of evidence that they tried. They might have done something to harm Hillary, because there was so much there: the private server emails, the Clinton foundation, the murder of Moammer Gaddafi, the call for a no-fly zone in Syria … they didn’t have to invent it. It was there. So was the hanky panky at the Democratic National Committee, on which the Clintonite accusations focus, perhaps to cause everyone to forget much worse things. (…)

[A]fter two years of fakery, to send the establishment into a frenzy of accusations of “treason” when Trump does what he said he would do while campaigning, try to normalize relations with Russia.

Emphasis mine.

‘The writer — Diana Johnstone — goes much further and it’s worth the read.

As most readers of this blog and of baldilocks blog know, I voted for Donald Trump while holding my nose after being very critical of candidate Trump and suspicious of his motives for running. However, the president has not given me any reason to regret that decision, though I’m not in agreement with everything he has done while in office.

I understand legitimate, reasoned, and researched criticism of any president. For the most part, however, that’s not what we are seeing from his critics. We are seeing insanity.

It’s fascinating to watch as the Organized Left and perennial Never-Trumpers flip out over things like

  • The president being nice to Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki Summit. The word treason was tossed about as if the tossers had conjured a new definition of the word. Did they expect President Trump to call a rap battle during the press conference?
  • The president referring to the savage, demonic Legion called MS-13 as ‘animals.’
  • Yesterday’s reason for throwing a collective fit: White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announces that security clearances for former high-ranking Obama Administration officials will be revoked — as if that isn’t standard procedure for worker bees who are no longer in the position where a security clearance is required. Former CIA director John Brennan is at the head of the list of people who will lose their clearances, as well he should be.

Read the whole thing.

Johnstone refers to this prevailing mindset as dementia, but that implies a certain innocence. Victor Davis Hanson’s indictment contains nothing of the sort.

You’ll want to read that one, too.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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