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Stream: Trump’s Election Causing Disease!
A writer for the Washington Post who won the same journalism prize as did the infamous liar Walter Duranty thinks if you support Donald Trump you suffer from a “reality discernment malfunction“.
She suggests you might have “been ingesting mushrooms plucked from bull dung” or “Drinking water spiked with credulity-enhancing chemicals” and that you are one of Trump’s “starry-eyed minions.”
This same woman quotes approvingly from devout Catholic Walker Percy but pronounces herself frozen in fear of religion because “Reince Priebus said it was a ‘blessing’ to serve the president”.
And then she tells us of the upcoming book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump which is written by “More than two dozen top psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental-health experts.”
This award-winning writer says these top psychiatric minds “don’t diagnose Trump, which ethically they can’t do without examining the patient”. But then they go ahead and diagnose him as a “complex, if dangerously mad, man”. These mental health experts also diagnose that Trump’s “mental illness is affecting the nation’s mental health as well.”
Two other mental health professionals from Harvard agree with this grim (non) diagnosis.
Writing in the in the New England Journal of Medicine, David R. Williams and Morgan M. Medlock’s “Health Effects of Dramatic Societal Events — Ramifications of the Recent Presidential Election” tells the tale of a nation near its bitter end all because of Trump’s election.
All manner of mental horrors might be wreaked on a sensitive nation, they warn. Like “increased racial hostility”.
How do they know? Williams and Medlock discovered some blacks “whose ancestors have been in the United States for centuries expressed concerns about a return to slavery or being sent back to Africa.”
President Trump has, so far, mentioned nothing about this. But keep your ears tuned to CNN just in case.
The Harvard pair did discover that “Democrats were more likely than Republicans…to report that the outcome of the 2016 presidential election was a significant source of stress.” Who knew?
We also have to watch for “community-level prejudice”. A study Williams and Medlock noticed discovered “an elevated risk of death from heart disease among both black and white residents of high-prejudice counties”.
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Categories: Culture, Statistics
Clearly, the Singularity is upon us. Not because computers have become smarter, but because average human intelligence has sunk so much it is now lower than that of the average computer.
Because, are these people stupid or what?
Ahhh! I’m diseased now!
The left loves to pathologize things which they don’t like. They like to do this because it saves them the trouble of providing justifications for their own delusions. It is easier to attack the character of Trump than to actually refute his positions and suggest better alternatives. Since almost all or all leftist positions are born of anti-reality delusions, it wouldn’t be possible for them to proceed down the path of good faith anyway. I believe this is pathologization is a form of gaslighting which they like to do to pretty much everyone of their opponents and middle America as a whole. If you remember the whole “conservatives have lower IQs than shitlibs” crap that comes out on occasion. Funny how they suddenly support IQ when they see some sort of temporary advantage in it. More academically, its a form of post-modern discourse. Links:
According to the article, “Science Says So,” but the only quotes are from psychologists, psychiatrists, and “mental health professionals,” most of which were utterly irrational. Was the article cut short before you got to the scientists?
If one is a minion of Donald Trump would one be as yellow as Donald Trump’s hair?
“Today, about a third of the nation’s population seems to be suffering from a reality discernment malfunction. ”
Is that like false consciousness?
Thanks Briggs. Now I have some sort of disease.
Everybody interviewed for this article needs to read the causality chapter in your Uncertainty book (https://www.wmbriggs.com/uncertainty-book/) and think long and hard about what they said.
At least they are consistent – the liberals have long viewed those they disagree with as suffering from a mental illness, such as homophobia or bitter clingerism.
I’ve never cared much for the admonition “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable” as applied by liberals. But it’s been quite satisfying to watch them squirm as Trump applies his version of that maxim.
The unrelenting drama-queeney liberal reaction since the election has caused me to reevaluate my generalizations about them – I now see them as spoiled teenagers, unable to assess themselves honestly, and completely unable to accept any personal responsibility. Everything that makes them unhappy is someone else’s fault.
Know thy enemy.
~“She suggests you might have “been ingesting mushrooms plucked from bull dung” or “Drinking water spiked with credulity-enhancing chemicals” and that you are one of Trump’s “starry-eyed minions.””~
~I’m sure she does…
I’ve never taken, smoked or otherwise ingested an illegal substance in my life. Not even nicotine. No need of it!
2. Trump’s stary-eyed minions? No, Trump is the real deal.
Beware. It’s extremely contagious. Some of us in southern hemisphere suffer from it.