I flipped yesterday from being a bit alarmist about the coronavirus epidemic to being a sceptic or maybe even a denialist. I think the coronavirus epidemic is just another nasty ‘flu epidemic. Yes, it’ll probably kill a few million people. But that’s pretty much what ‘flu epidemics usually do. It’s just that this one is getting a lot of publicity, and most of them don’t.
There are simply too many health scares these days for me to take any of them at all seriously. It’s health scare overload. And I’ve had enough. We’re living in a time of stupid exaggerated fears about almost everything.
Smoking bans are the prime example. Suddenly people have become terrified of tobacco smoke. They’ve suddenly become terrified of something they’d been living with for centuries.
Carbon craziness is another example. Suddenly people have become terrified about carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. They’ve become terrified about something they’ve always been living with. There’s always been carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is perhaps another example. Some people genuinely seem to think he’s a new Hitler or something. They’re terrified of him. And now they’re trying to impeach him. What’s the charge? That he maybe once thought about denying aid to Ukraine.
I think the Democrats in the US House of Representatives are deranged – completely deranged – to have brought articles of impeachment to the US Senate. The way I see ii, they just spent last week telling the American people just how completely batshit crazy they all are. If I was an American Democrat voter, I would have been been thinking: “And I’ve been voting for crazy people like this?” The way I see it, it’s not Donald Trump that’s on trial: it’s the once-great Democratic Party.
And that’s why having a trial is probably a good thing, because it provides a wonderful opportunity for people like Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler and Nancy Pelosi to demonstrate to the world just how deranged and delusional they all really are. All you have to do is let them talk for long enough, and they’ll show just how irrational and stupid and mendacious and devious and spiteful they really are. Give them enough rope, and they’ll hang themselves. And last week they got all the rope they could possibly ask for. Is it at all surprising that Trump’s approval ratings have been soaring since this impeachment fiasco started?
There are occasions – moments of truth – when people suddenly find out what the people they’ve been voting for are actually like. I used to vote Liberal Democrat until pretty much every Lib Dem MP in The UK parliament voted for a draconian smoking ban. And then I realised that they weren’t in the least bit liberal or democratic. They weren’t at all what I thought they were. And I never voted for them again. And so I can well imagine that there are a lot of Democratic voters who kind of think of the Democratic party as the party of illustrious figures like Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy. And now, to their dismay, they’ve just found out that it’s become the party of Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler and Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and they’re never going to vote Democrat again.
But behind the mad Democrats there’s this Trump Derangement Syndrome which seems to be a genuine psychological disorder. But it’s just one disorder among many, including Carbon Craziness and Smoking Stupidity and Obesity Outrage.
One day the bubble in which they live is going to burst, and they’ll all come crashing down to earth.