Not BDS (boycott divestment sanctions); it’s BS, like BDS, but it’s TDS. Trump Derangement Syndrome. WashingtonPost.com headlines just today: Women all around the world will suffer because of Trump policies; Would Trump start a war to boost his 2020 chances?; Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims; Voters have had it with Trump; Trump’s latest corrupt moves demand a tougher response; We can’t fight white supremacists when Trump supports them; Trump blames NRA’s woes on New York’s governor and attorney general; populist economic frustration threatens Trump’s strongest reelection issue.
I didn’t vote for President Trump, nor did I vote for President Obama, but they were duly elected and regardless of the fact that I don’t like either man, I still refer to them as “President.” That’s the proper title. I much prefer President Trump‘s policies to President Obama’s. Enough to vote for him this time around? Yes, and my vote will reflect less about my politics than it will be an expression of two other factors: my extreme distaste for ALL the contenders And their politics, and TDS. Yes, thanks WaPo, CNN, MSNBC, CNN, NY Times, CNN, MSNBC, did I mention CNN and MSNBC? My iPad has trained itself that whenever I type WaPo, it then suggests CNN and MSNBC. I wonder why? Anyway, these usual suspects’ reporting has actually helped drive me into the Donald’s camp. So has the following:
Rod Dreher in Theamericanconservative.com: From CBS series The Good Fight, a monologue directed to the audience: “Is it alright to hit a Nazi unprovoked? I was always taught never to throw the first punch, never to instigate. Defend, but don’t attack. But then I saw a video of the white nationalist Richard Spencer being punched in the face during an interview. I realized Spencer was in a pressed suit, wearing a tie, being interviewed like his opinion mattered — like it should be considered part of the conversation, like neo-Nazism is just one political point of view. And then I realized there’s no better way to show some speech is not equal. Some speech requires a more visceral response. It’s like Overton’s window — that’s the term for which ideas are tolerated in public discourse. Well, Overton’s window doesn’t mean shit unless it comes with some enforcement. So yeah, this is enforcement. It’s time to punch a few Nazis.” Mr. Dreher then observed, “Having taken the position that ‘some speech is not equal,’ and that there is ‘no better way’ to demonstrate that than to beat up unpopular speakers, what is the limiting principle, CBS? What would you, CBS, say to some right-wing person who attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar over her words, you having promoted the point of view that violence is the best way to set the limits on free speech?”
Ah, Mr. Dreher, CBS (and yes, CNN, MSNBC, WaPo and their ilk, or is that irk?) are never wrong!! Being an SJW, morally superior beings, means never being wrong, sorry or culpable!🙅🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️🤷🏽♂️💁🏿♀️