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Left's Hysteria Over Trump Parallels With History

Left's Hysteria Over Trump Parallels With History

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 02:41 PM Current | Bio | Archive

There is nothing more fun that watching the left lose; they are not gracious in their losses. They can never accept that they just might be wrong, or what they espouse is unacceptable to the American voter. Or, that they’re just nuts.

Everyone and everything else is wrong, and to blame.

And the result of the election of 2016 is more fun than most, as the left is currently in total meltdown.

This is even worse than the election of 2000, when the hated George W. Bush defeated the really hated Al Gore. The left is not just screaming stolen election, they are screaming, among many other things, that Putin and the Russians hacked their way to a Trump victory; that Comey issued his late election proclamations on purpose to hurt Hillary; and that "white supremacists" and the "alt-right" garnered their considerable forces and won for Trump, (no matter that no one knows what the alt-right is and that the above referenced group of white supremacists could fit in a phone booth).

Some of the more deranged members of the left are even claiming that they lost because the media "was in the tank for Trump!"

It is truly a wonderful time in Washington, D.C.

It’s just the best watching of the mass hysteria of the left.

There have been a few examples of similar mass hysteria in past years, though few such instances having such a directly attributable explanation. Mass hysteria can be described as a "situation in which various people all suffer from similar hysterical symptoms."

Throughout history, actually, such incidents have occured, with the first recorded case being the reporting of "unusual movements of the uterus that resulted in unusual mental and physical symptoms." This mass hysteria report was found on an Egyptian papyrus dating from 1990 BC. So, these types of occurrences have been happening for a while.

Another interesting example might be:

Dancing mania that occurred during the Middle Ages. In July of 1374 in Aachen, Germany, dozens of villages along the Rhine River were suddenly swept by a dancing plague called choreomania. For no apparent reason hundreds of people took to the streets leaping, jerking, and hopping to music. A bizarre aspect of this was that no one else could hear the music but for those who danced. It was reported that the dancers didn’t seem to want to stop dancing; they didn’t drink, eat or sleep, all they did was dance, shouting and hallucinating all the while, for days on end, until they collapsed from exhaustion. This outbreak of dancing mania spread as far as France at the time, and lasted for several years. Then, just as suddenly as it had come, it disappeared.

And:

Massive outbreak of Okagemairi in Japan in the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1771, mass hysteria struck Japan involving the normally ritualistic pilgrimage, known as Okage-mairi, to "give thanks to their Sun Goddess by visiting the Ise Shrine." Within four months toward the end of that year, five million people visited Ise Grand Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to the goddess Amaterasu-Mikami. According to eyewitness accounts at the time, very odd behavior was exhibited by the pilgrims in the form of "crying, singing, collective frenetic dancing, along with obscene and bizarre behavior such as cross-dressing, amnesia and trance states." Similar incidents, involving similar behavior and at the same shrine, took place in 1830 and 1867, and then never again. The cause of the mass hysteria "was never determined but it is believed that outbreaks were somehow related with the political situation in the country and fear of foreign powers."

Also:

Read all about it! Humans with bat-like wings discovered on the moon. During the summer of 1835, in the U.S. a series of six newspaper reports appearing in The New York Sun involving a new telescopic observation of the moon caused a worldwide sensation. From reports by New York Sun journalist Richard A. Locke, the paper claimed that astronomer Sir John Herschel had perfected the world's strongest telescope in a South African observatory, and had discovered various life forms on the Moon which included a two-legged beaver, a horned bear, and miniature zebras.

The author’s observation that what astonished his readers most was his claim that he could see human-like forms on the Moon flying about with bat-like wings. The creatures were given the scientific name of "Vespertilio-homo" meaning bat-man. The reportage went so far as to claim that these beings were non-threatening, peacefully coexisting with its fellow creatures in an environment "apparently absent of carnivores."

This mass delusion began on a Friday in late August, and caused great excitement throughout the world, starting with the population in New York City. By the time the story was discovered to be a hoax, which didn’t happen for some time, millions of people and many newspapers had been hoodwinked, including the New York Times. The ever-enterprising reporter Mr. Locke later published the articles in a pamphlet and sold sixty thousand copies within a month.

Thus the left can find itself in good company with these and many other instances through the centuries of the mass hysteria in which it finds itself demonstrating right now as a result of the election of President-elect Donald J. Trump. The insane claims and statements that have been made vis a vis the future President and those who voted for him are nothing if not amusing, e.g., "What do I tell my daughter?" "I can’t ever date again." "I’m leaving the country," "Stupidity of Fox News watching zombie Trump supporters," "I feel like I did after 9/11," and "This election was soul crushing," are just a few among them.

Leftist agonistes, to be sure.

And perhaps the most fun of this whole wonderful experience is how much Donald J. Trump is enjoying this, not only by winning as he greatly loves to do, but also by his continuously hilarious reaction to the expressions of grief, denial, vitriol as well as out and out insanity on the part of the left and its fellow traveler — the mainstream media.

It’s going to be a great new year.

Susan Smith Mellody has been a magazine columnist, speechwriter, and reporter. For more of her reports — Click Here Now.

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