Daily we see examples of Trump Derangement Syndrome, on TV, from Hollywood and in everyday life. Scott Adams, who started with the Dilbert comic strip and became an accomplished author/pundit, explains how some people are mindlessly changing their lives forever. From his blog:

“Now you have literally millions of citizens in the United States who were either right about Trump being the next Hitler, and we will see that behavior emerge from him soon, or they are complete morons. That’s a trigger for cognitive dissonance. The science says these frightened folks will start interpreting all they see as Hitler behavior no matter how ridiculous it might seem to the objective observer. And sure enough, we are seeing that. …

“Lately I get the feeling that Trump’s critics have evolved from expecting Trump to be Hitler to preferring it. Obviously they don’t prefer it in a conscious way. But the alternative to Trump becoming Hitler is that they have to live out the rest of their lives as confirmed morons. No one wants to be a confirmed moron. And certainly not after announcing their Trump opinions in public and demonstrating in the streets. It would be a total embarrassment for the anti-Trumpers to learn that Trump is just trying to do a good job for America. It’s a threat to their egos. A big one.”

Whose egos are threatened? Most pundits and “reporters” on CNN and MSNBC, especially Lawrence O’Donnell, a confirmed moron long before Trump announced his candidacy. D-list celebrities like Rosie O’Donnell and Sarah Silverman. Mr. Adams goes on:

“When millions of Americans want the same thing, and they want it badly, the odds of it happening go way up. … When humans focus on a desired future, events start to conspire to make it happen. I’m not talking about any new-age magic. I’m talking about ordinary people doing ordinary things to turn Trump into an actual Hitler. For example, if protesters start getting violent, you could expect forceful reactions eventually. And that makes Trump look more like Hitler. I can think of dozens of ways the protesters could cause the thing they are trying to prevent.”

Mr. Adams’ conclusion: “If you see people who are simply afraid of Trump, they are probably harmless. But the people who are excited about any Hitler-analogy behavior by Trump might be leading the country to a police state without knowing it.”

That is where I part company with Mr. Adams. The country already morphed into a police state after 9/11 under Bush and Obama. That is why putting Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court is a good step. From Orrin Hatch on the floor of the Senate:

“In Neil Gorsuch’s America, the laws that bind us are made by the people’s elected representatives, not unelected, unaccountable judges … the powers and limits of each branch of government are decided by the Constitution, no matter whether their enforcement produces a liberal or a conservative outcome … the basic freedoms of the American people enumerated in the Bill of Rights are carefully protected, whether they are in fashion lately with the left, the right, both, or neither … the views that matter are yours and mine, not those of a handful of lawyers in black robes in Washington.”

Will the left listen? Of course not. Most are confirmed morons.

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