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We’re In the Epidemic Stage of the Political Hatred Theta Variant

Did you ever wonder why Nancy Pelosi would commit a crime on national TV? As criminal behavior goes, hers was pretty dumb – doing the deed with a couple of million witnesses watching. But there she was, on national TV, tearing up a constitutionally required presidential report to Congress. That’s an even bigger violation of the federal records statutes than storing classified documents on a bathroom server. Of course, who’d want to go into the Hildabeast’s bathroom – so that stuff was fairly secure? Nancy’s crime was even bigger than storing the nuclear launch codes in the wife’s undie drawer. Of course, who’d want to go into Melania’s … scratch that, bad example.

So why did San Fran Nan do it? She did it because Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is quite real, and she has a stage IV infection. As Nancy illustrates, TDS rots the brain even faster than mad cow disease. Oops. Did I just call Granny Boxwine a mad cow – which when you think about it, is technically correct? She does seem angry a lot of the time and the Urban Dictionary says a cow is:

British slang for an annoying, stupid, and/or bitchy woman.

You be the judge. I’m just going to call it a Freudian slip – something I meant, but that I hope you don’t think I meant.

Before Trump Derangement Syndrome, there was Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS). BDS was defined in 2003 by the late great Charles Krauthammer – psychiatrist and political observer extraordinaire. He described BDS as:

The acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush.

Now science has learned that BDS was just the beta variant, and much more virulent strain of the general dislike that Democrats had for Ronald Reagan.

Although we don’t know if the syndrome is bacterial, viral, or astrological, it has continued to mutate. We are now in the epidemic stage of the theta variant which is referred to as TDS. It has now gone airborne, jumped hosts and is infecting:

  • Republicans
  • Democrats
  • Liberals
  • Moderates
  • 22 of the 24 certified gender variants

Fortunately, women who identify as women and men who identify as men seem to be somewhat resistant. Conservatives appear to have natural immunity.

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Both the beta and theta variants are characterized by paranoia and a self-destructive target fixation. The afflicted have an obsessive focus on their perceived bogeyman – as if said person controls the entire universe. They can no more devote mental resources to other people than my dog can perform high level math while there’s a steak laying on the floor.

The afflicted can be identified at a distance by the coexist bumper sticker inevitably displayed on their automobiles. When engaging them in conversation they will constantly reiterate that they have no room in their hearts for hatred – even though it is impossible for them to coexist with any of the 74 million Americans they wish dead.

One hundred percent of those infected with TDS will experience a total loss of critical thinking ability. They will spout nonsensical proposals, such as to spend money to tame hyperinflation – which was caused by spending too much money. Or that imposing a curfew can stop the spread of COVID, because the virus only works at night.

The infected lose all sense of proportion. They will make wildly exaggerated statements like, “Donald Trump is the greatest threat to our democracy since the Civil War.” Or is it 9/11? I forget.

The afflicted are prone to hallucinations. This symptom is a byproduct of their paranoia. They are especially prone to imagining being under assault by Adolph Hitler in a red baseball cap.

Sufferers of TDS inevitably display self-destructive behavior. See Liz Cheney, Bill Kristol, and Jonah Goldberg for examples of rapid onset career suicide.

The afflicted are prone to delusions of grandeur. Which is why everybody in a red cap is out to get them – because of their awesome greatness. A perfect illustration of this symptom is Liz Cheney’s concession speech – comparing herself to Abe Lincoln. Apparently in her mind, since they both lost an election, it is her destiny to save the republic from the freedom and prosperity of another Trump presidency.

However, I believe that both BDS and TDS are merely two instances of the same malady – General Loathing Of Accomplished Thinkers (GLOAT). GLOAT is not about the target of the hatred at all. It is a manifestation of the emotional defects and inherent insecurities of the person afflicted. They have surrendered their rationale selves to their emotional selves – they are all id. They have sacrificed their intelligence for the satisfaction of their emotional impulses. They’re controlled by their hormones not their brains. Just observe how Nancy Pelosi begins sputtering anytime she mutters the name Trump. Her behavior is clearly endocrinological rather than rational.

Just as hatred prevented Ahab from formulating thoughtful tactics to confront Moby Dick, those afflicted can no longer cope with the contest of ideas. There can be no discussion of political alternatives when their id is demanding that they, “destroy Donald Trump.” The dominant id leaves no room for understanding, compassion, dialog, or compromise. The infected lack any of the attributes necessary to be a contributing member of the body politic.

The infected are also highly resistant to rehabilitation. Therapy requires discussion and introspection – two things which are impossible when the id is screaming, “Get Trump! Get Trump! Get Trump! …” In this state the afflicted become non-sentient and unadaptable to external stimuli.

Ultimately, those infected with GLOAT must be culled from the body politic. This call for a culling is not an application of reverse hatred, it is a recognition that the afflicted are dangerous and we still have a right to self-defense. I don’t mean that as hyperbole. I mean it as:

  • Marjory Taylor Greene being swatted — twice
  • An attempted assassination of Justice Kavanaugh
  • James Hodgkinson trying to murder an entire Republican softball team

Those infected are genuinely dangerous.

However, I’m not calling for violence. That’s the modus operandi of the afflicted, not us high functioning conservatives. I’m not suggesting that we exterminate the infected, only cull them (as in separate them) from the rest of the heard. Which in this context means to exclude them from the body politic.

I suggest copious amounts of ridicule and scorn to render the afflicted socially irrelevant – thus separating them from the political heard. Note the arc of Liz Cheney’s career for an illustration.

By John Green

John Green is a political refugee from Minnesota, now residing in Idaho. He has written for American Thinker, American Free News Network, and The Blue State Conservative.  He can be followed on Facebook or reached at

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