I have come to believe that Trump Derangement Syndrome comes in many forms and varieties but the end result is the very same. That sameness is both a physical and mental charged reaction to Donald Trump as the President of the United States.
It is understandable why the Left/Progressive is so anti-Trump. The so called “Conservative” is another story and much harder to wrap one’s mind around.
Wikipedia defines Conservatism as ” is a political and social philosophy that promotes retaining traditional social institutions in the context of culture and civilization”.
Merman-Webstr defines Conservatism as disposition in politics to preserve what is established
b : a political philosophy based on tradition and social stability, stressing established institutions, and preferring gradual development to abrupt change; specifically : such a philosophy calling for lower taxes, limited government regulation of business and investing, a strong national defense, and individual financial responsibility for personal needs (such as retirement income or health-care coverage)”.
“Conservatism is not an ideology”. Liberalism is an ideology. Socialism is an ideology. Progressivism, statism, whatever you want to call it, Marxism – they’re ideologies – Nationalism, populism, agrarianism, is an ideology.
“Conservatism is about life. Yes, it can be economic, social, but at its core, it’s a way of living.
“Marxism, nationalism, populism, progressivism, that’s not about a way of living, that’s about a way of man trying to rejigger and social engineer society. That’s not what we’re talking about.
“Look at the Declaration of Independence. People talk, ‘Oh, look at the Declaration [of Independence.]’ They read it. It’s very superficial the way people talk about it.
“The Declaration of Independence is built on thousands of years of human experience.”
“Nationalism, populism, Marxism, agrarianism, all the ‘isms,’ are not.
“The Declaration of Independence, unalienable rights, God-given natural rights, it’s older than Aristotle. It’s older than Plato. It’s older than Socrates.
“Various religions obviously embrace the whole notion of unalienable natural rights – God-given. But in some respects, indeed many respects, it even predates religion, or some religions.
“Natural rights are bigger than man, and as so many great philosophers have written, we figure them out through human reason, human reason. Cicero called it ‘right reason’ – proper reasoning.
“So when people say, ‘We’ve tried conservatism, and it didn’t work. We’ve tried conservatism, and the Republicans turned on us. We’ve tried … .’ You understand, this notion of conservatism, which embraces the Declaration of Independence and all that’s gone before, that undergirds mankind, is bigger than one election cycle, and it’s bigger than one ten-year period.
“It’s absolutely absurd to say conservatism has been tried. You either live it or you don’t, but it doesn’t go away. Unalienable rights don’t go away because current-day politicians are deceitful, and shameless liars, and unconscionable about the way they campaign. That doesn’t mean your natural rights or unalienable rights disappear because of them.
“They’re God-given. No man can give them. No man can take them away. No government can give them. No government can take them away.”
America just went through 8 years of the Obama administration. Even before Barak Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, he made a very clarifying statement about his feelings and beliefs regarding the country he was about to govern. He stated that we are just days away from “fundamentally transforming America”.
To “transform” means to make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of. To “fundamentally ” means forming a necessary base or core; of central importance.
The immediate question that should come to mind based on the definitions of “TRANSFORM” and “FUNDAMENTAL” is WHY??? Why would an Americn patriot and lover of their country WANT to make serve changes to a Representative Republic founded on two documents (the Declaration of Independence-“unalienable rights” coupled with LIFE, LIBERTY & the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS and the US CONSTITUTION, the Supreme Law of the Land) that lay the foundation for the creation of the best political system for the individual to reach his/her potential in an endless sea of FREEDOM?
Did Barak Obama have a different agenda? Did back Obama see America as the best and only hope to make not just America but the world through its example FREE?
Was the gap between Conservatism and Progressivism reaching the point of not being able to ever come together again? Was Barak Obama manufacturing a Civil War to tear down the “old” and bring about the “new”? This Civil War was for the most part non-violent but there would be acts where violence would be justified to make the Left’s point of the complete lack of caring, compassion, and above all Social Justice for “everyone”.
The liberalism of John Kennedy and Harry Truman began to die in 1968 and the funeral started with Barak Obama.The Democrat Party became a Party of “Resistance”. That “Resistance” started with the radicalization of the New Left infiltrating the Democrat Party and slowly changing its IDEOLOGY. It culminated with the election of Barak Obama. It abandoned its classical roots for the formation of IDENTITY as the basis for everything it says and does. It then declared WAR on its opposition. The Republicans were oblivious. The Democrats saw the Right as EVIL and, therefore, they must be destroyed. It was WARFARE.
Not only did the Democrat Party change but, also, the Republicans. The Party of Lincoln and Reagan was fading. Their Legacies were disappearing and from their ashes rose the RINO WHIG Democrat Lite Republican Party. The “new” Party’s chief goal was to get along to belong. They demonstrated that power and control was only for them individually. They moved toward BIG government as the answer and were more then willing to have the Democrats in charge. Proof can be found in how they treated the Reagan Legacy and their constant attack against Conservatism which they saw as a greater threat to their survival then the Democrats and their “fundamental transformation”.
The culmination of the transformation of the RINO WHIGS was seen in the campaign and eventually election of the Donald Trump’s run for President. The emergence of the anti-Trumpsters who envisioned the upstart Donald Trump as the anti-Christ and the scourge of Humanity. He threatened their very existence. Their specific derangement would be a vote for Hillary Clinton, yes the Kleptocratic unindicted Treasonous 2nd Chosen One of the Left. So conflicted were the anti-trumpets that even a vote and total opposition to Donald Trump was completely justified. They threw reasoning out the window. They believed what they were doing was protecting the Republic and their specific Conservatism. The downside which wasn’t factored in was the emergence of an even more RADICALIZED Left and the continued pursuit of “fundamentally transforming America”.
To simply put it, Donald Trump is Donald Trump. But Donald Trump is a much more valuable quantity then Hillary Clinton.
maybe, just maybe, if the anti-trumpeters took all that energy and effort directed at going after Donald Trump and used it to make him a better person and President then the result would be a better Donald Trump.
I have lost my respect for men like Bush, Romney, McCain and the other anti-Trumpsters who daily demonstrated for everyone to see that their believed moral clarity is much more important then the salvation of the country from the attempted “silent coup” of the Left.
How can we be a united country when the fractures are widening?