On a recent CNN “news” panel, one of the mad zealots adamantly opposed to all things Donald Trump suggested that the president’s supporters and stalwarts must have something called, “sluggish schizophrenia.”
You may not be familiar with that term since it was never used outside the former Soviet Union.
Now it is one thing to describe us as “deplorables” or some other pejorative adjective, but schizophrenic? Such diagnosis, if you can legitimately call it that, occurred only in the USSR for a kind of alleged psychotic (or really political) disorder.
Long discredited in the West, such a condition had no scientific basis. At the time it was considered by democratic countries to be a political abuse and a complete misuse of psychiatry.
The category was used solely against political dissidents, (most often non-Communists and freedom-lovers).
It deprived people of their rights, credibility, livelihoods and employment.
Worse, it sent millions of people away to reeducation camps and off to the horrendous gulag, described by the Nobel Prize winning literary giant, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his many books, including his masterpiece, three-volume nonfiction work, The Gulag Archipelago.
Do you get this?
In the former, radically evil and totalitarian USSR, people who opposed the Soviet system and its leaders were often called, mentally ill.
That is where we have arrived in modern American politics.
Trump Derangement Syndrome, a real disorder has so affected the Left, the Democratic Party, and its stooges appearing endlessly on CNN and MSNBC, that they are willing to stoop to an all-time low and use actual Soviet terms to describe their political opponents.
What comes next?
Will they issue requirements for reeducation? Wokeness?
Will they detain us? Get us fired from our jobs?
Will they end worship, take our guns, or curtail the right to assemble?
Will they censor or ban us from all websites and social media?
Will they strip us of all our rights, maybe even the core right of voting itself?
In the end, will the Left build new gulags, right here in the homeland, to house the more than 63 million people who supported Donald J. Trump?
The answer should be a resounding “No.” Will it be?