The narrative for the left right now is that President Trump is mentally unstable. Of course, much of the fodder for this folly is emanating from a collection of foolishness called a book by some fella named Wolff. It appears that much of what Mr. Wolff claims is second and third hand conjecture. And then there are the rantings coming from one Steve Bannon, who has further made himself irrelevant. I find it interesting that the liberal progressive left wants to condemn a person as unstable, then again, they’re searching for anything.
Sir Winston Churchill was denigrated with horrific monikers but he was the one England turned to in their “Darkest Hour.” Here in America we remember how demeaning the left was towards Presidents Reagan and GW Bush. Heck, the progressive socialist left has referred to yours truly as crazy…along with Uncle Tom, sellout, Oreo, house [email protected], and other very disparaging terms. Well, I just call them “chuckleheads” because their antics are so ridiculous they make me laugh. And heck, they called someone I admire and honor, Booker Taliaferro Washington, many of the same names. So, I figure I’m in good company, considering the accomplishments of this esteemed American educator.
Funny thing, I’ve never heard the left refer to Hugo Chavez as crazy, or even his current successor, Nicolas Maduro, as the same. There are those on the left who seem to state they’re less concerned about a certifiable nutcase, Kim Jung Un, than our own president. And we all know the left seems to have a very perplexing love fest with Islamic jihadists — certainly don’t hear them called crazy. As a matter of fact, the Boston massacre jihadist was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone.
So, how does the progressive socialist left define mental instability, crazy, nuts? Simple, it’s anyone who doesn’t agree with their philosophy of governance. Anyone who doesn’t “embrace the suck” of wealth redistribution, nationalizing production, expansion of the welfare state, social egalitarianism (the culture of the participation trophy), and secular humanism is deemed crazy by the left.
If you don’t believe in manmade climate change, you’re a flat earth Neanderthal, nuts. If you believe in traditional marriage between one man and one woman, you’re an intolerant bigot, homophobe, nuts. If you don’t believe in open borders and allowing criminal illegal immigrants to run rampant through our country, you’re a racist xenophobe, and nuts. If you speak the truth about Islamic jihadism you’re a hateful Islamophobe, nuts. If you don’t support murdering unborn babies as a means of birth control, you hate women, and are nuts.
Their declarations have little to do with truth — as Oprah Winfrey stated, she applauds those who “speak your truth.” It’s all rooted in emotions, feelings, and their ideological agenda.
The tax cut law is Armageddon, it will kill tens of thousands of people. Repealing the individual mandate will result in millions of Americans dying because they’re no longer being FORCED and MANDATED to purchase health insurance. So, not only are you nuts if you don’t agree with the progressive socialist left, you’re a murderer…but not those folks who murder unborn babies in the womb, they’re fine, since that’s part of the liberal progressive ideological agenda.
If you want to see the economy grow and enact policies to that effect, such as reducing onerous regulations, you’re nuts. But, if you’re President Obama and add $157 billion in new rules and regulations from Election Day 2016 to Inauguration Day 2017, well, that ain’t nuts, it’s good policy. However, to those of us who the left deems crazy, this is indeed insane — unless you want and think that less than two percent economic growth is fine. Oops, anyone believing in three to four percent GDP growth is certifiably nuts, according to the left, for whom the NEW NORMAL was the abysmal economic years of Obama.
My recommendation to President Trump is just ignore the chuckleheads. When you respond, you give them credibility and validate their ignorant assertions. When the left calls us nuts, or mentally unstable, we don’t need to articulate our academic credentials. We need to realize that if a liberal progressive calls you nuts, it’s the highest form of accolade, praise, kudos! You don’t argue with a fool, as the wise King Solomon stated in Proverbs 24:6 (NIV), “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him”.
Or as the even wiser Forrest Gump once quipped, “stupid is as stupid does”. And if you haven’t paid attention, there are a lot of stuck on stupid folks claiming to be liberal progressives. And remind them, conservatives are the true classical liberals. Just ask them, what kind of liberal are you?
They’ll respond in a simpleton manner, “you are crazy.” Then walk away from the chucklehead, knowing you’re brilliant and intellectually superior.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]