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Professional Help for Trump Haters

Professional Help for Trump Haters
Protesters hold a rally outside of Manhattan Federal Court on June 26, 2018, in New York City. They came out to protest the Supreme Court's decision to uphold President Trump's travel ban. (Byron Smith/Getty Images)

By Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:08 PM Current | Bio | Archive

There is an epidemic of rage in America. There is an obsession on the left with anger focused at The President of the United States.

This anger has become destructive for millions of people that have apparently become incapable of getting past the last Presidential Election. The inability to move on has put many on the left in a state of suspended political animation. They are easily agitated and focus far too much energy on criticizing not just the president but are now turning the obsessive-compulsive outbursts toward anyone who doesn’t feel the same way they do or worse, those who actually support the successful policies of the Trump presidency.

The rage boils over for all to see and those that found themselves on the losing end of the 2016 election are seething more every day. The bitterness seems to be escalated each time the president scores a success. It has become so perverse and pervasive that you have to wonder if it is in fact more serious than pedestrian anger management issues.

This irrational and unhealthy preoccupation with everything the president does no matter how small has been called Trump Derangement Syndrome.

At first I think that was a term that was used half in jest. But the infatuation has not waned over 18 months and in fact many observers believe the hang-up on the left and the inability to find their way out of the mental darkness might actually be a more serious mental condition.

In the book "Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work," psychologist Bernard Golden points out involvement in groups can help create a connection with others feeling the same angst and anger. He also points out that many people in this kind of group can be distracting themselves from the more problematic work of figuring out who they are themselves. In a way he is saying those denigrating Trump and his supporters through a constant barrage of ad hominem attacks may be trying to fill their own empty identity.

In a setting where a mob screams hatred to the president it may be a way to avoid their own toxic shame. Could this be one of the driving forces behind Antifa or the so-called Resistance? It certainly would make you pose the question.

Dr. Richard Kradin, a Harvard Professor and trained psychoanalyst, says it’s actually worse than you might already think.

The left’s obsession with hating Trump no matter what, according to Dr. Kradin, is a “genuine psychological issue.”

Kradin says we can identify the problems challenging those on the left. There is rapid change occurring and the Democratic Party is not at all what it was just a few years ago. There has been a progressive breakdown of traditional moral values concurrent with the emergence of an extreme left-wing ideology focusing on radical feminism, identity politics, and hard-core peer pressure all homogenized and normalized through a blistering anti-intellectual assault 24 hours a day on social media.

Kradin terms it “the perfect neurotic storm” which sounds like an apt description to me. I mean when you look at members of Congress like Maxine Waters lashing out at anyone associated with The Trump White House and saying they deserve to be hounded no matter where they may go. Waters is actually fueling the possibility of more violence like we saw on the baseball diamond in Alexandria, Virginia, in June of last year when a deranged leftist opened fire on Republicans. Congressman Steve Scalise and others were lucky to survive the would-be assassin's hail of gunfire on the baseball diamond.

I agree with Dr. Kradin on at least one more very important point. He says the stances on the left are not only extreme but are also self-defeating and the compulsion to regurgitate talking points about white privilege, racism, bigotry, misogyny, preferential treatment of illegal aliens, and emphasis on transgender rights are out of step with mainstream America and is increasingly unpopular with the electorate. Instead of identifying the failure of their arguments they instead turn their frenzied focus to hatred of anyone who doesn’t embrace their radical ideas and they demonize those that have different points of view. Kradin outlines his specific mental health concerns in the book "Out of Control: Apocalyptic Psychology in the Age of Trump."

Dr. Kradin also explored the ideas of irrational rage and compulsive obsession with the president during an interview on "The Steve Gruber Show" this week.

The virulent reactions were on full display once again Tuesday when the United States Supreme Court gave President Trump a huge victory when it upheld the administration's travel ban on citizens from several countries. Many of those countries are predominantly Muslim and the shrieking from the left was intellectually embarrassing, except that those like Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota have no shame. Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer called the decision by the nation's highest court un-American. I thought protecting and defending the Constitution was the most American thing you could do. I am such a radical.

The liberal’s partners in the national news media are also fueling the entire embarrassing circus. Which makes me wonder what the diagnosis would be for the media. I think the basic term is enabler. Instead of pointing out their failures at the polls, in their policies and in their messages, the media continues to cheerlead the whole mess.

I am at least getting a better understanding of medical marijuana from all of it. I mean to buy into some of this garbage you’d have to be stoned.

Steve Gruber is a conservative talk show host with 25 affiliates in Michigan. "The Steve Gruber Show" launched in 2012 with just four affiliates and has grown into the most powerful name in talk radio across Michigan. Steve has been named “Best Morning Personality” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters five years in a row. His conservative, common-sense philosophy was developed during his time growing up in rural Michigan. Steve’s early career found him in several newsrooms including WILX, Lansing where he honed his investigative journalism and interviewing skills. He became the main news anchor of the station and before long was offered a job with NBC in Columbus, Ohio. While working for NBC, he covered the incredible launch of John Glenn, age 77, into space at Cape Canaveral, White Supremacists in Ohio, and the deadly game of selling prescription medication online. Steve was nominated for an Emmy in 2000. To read more of this reports — Click Here Now.

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There is an epidemic of rage in America. There is an obsession on the left with anger focused at The President of the United States.
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Thursday, 28 June 2018 04:08 PM
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