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Obama Appointed US Ambassador Gives ‘Make Somalia Great Again’ Hat To Somalia’s New President

Reactions to this gesture on twitter were overwhelmingly negative because let’s face it: Somalia has never been great because of the overwhelming presence of Islamic terrorism within the country.

Somalia remains under a U.S. travel ban due to its present terrorist-threat status to the United States and its citizens.

Somalis are among largest group of foreign nationals arrested on terrorism-related charges in the U.S., according to the Senate report.

The obvious question is, When exactly was Somalia great the first time?

Meanwhile …

Somalia Mogadishu car bomb explodes: At least 34 people killed

At least 34 people have been killed and about 50 injured in a car bomb blast in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Coincidentally, No group has claimed responsibility, although al-Shabab militants are likely to be the prime suspects.

Sheikh Hassan Yaqub said that anyone who collaborated with the new president – who he described as evil-minded – would be at risk of attack by the Islamist group.

No word from the socially ‘programmed‘ “black lives matter“ group as Barack Hussein Obama fully agrees, ‘Things have really improved in Africa since colonialism was ended’ and the Obama’s also hope they can dupe the seven U.S. banned terrorist nations of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and Syria, to help fund the $1.5 billion needed for the Barack Obama’s presidential library.

Silver Alert !

After contracting “D.C. Swamp Fever,” Manchurian Candidate Arizona Senator John McCain, follows media lap dogs, and wanders off (again).

John McCain’s “dictator” talk ignores reality and his own past with the media

Popularizing the meme of Trump-as-fascist

There is an all-out campaign to plant the words “fascist” and “trump” together in the public mind.  Josef Goebbels and the advertising industry both know that if people hear or read a pair words together often enough, the brain starts associating them automatically. This is the theory behind The Big Lie, and is also the theory behind advertising that puts the concepts of “Coke” and “refreshing” together so often.

Read more …

McCain Fortune Traced to Organized Crime: Mob figures later implicated in Arizona savings and loan scandal

McCain-Linked Nonprofit Received $1 Million From Saudi Arabia

McCain cuts off questions about Saudi donation

McCain Received $100,000 From Firm Of Abramoff Notoriety

McCain’s YouTube Problem Just Became a Nightmare McCain debates McCain

McCain: Hillary Would Be Good President Feb. 2005

Not even the Dixie Chicks can say whatever they want (McCain goes to bat for fat mouthed trio)

McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Bill – Euthanasia suicide By Douglas Johnson NRLC Legislative Director

Why NRLC Strongly Opposes McCain-Feingold and Shays-Meehan Bills

More YOUTUBE – McCain On Abortion (UH OH! YouTube Has a Video of Him in 1999)

McCain and Stem Cell Research Round-up McCain: “I Do Support Embryonic Stem-Cell Research…”

Tom Delay On Faux “McCain Has Done More To Hurt The Party” VIDEO

John McCain: “My Conservative Record” YouTube VIDEO

McCain and ‘the Constitution’

John McCain, Jack Kemp and Hugo Chavez.

Senators McCain & Lieberman Introduce Anti-gun Monstrosity

Gun Owners of America on McCain’s Record.

GUNS AND SCHOOLS: THE POLITICS (McCain tries to grab guns, 1999)

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)

John McCain Losing His Cool YouTube video

Vietnam Veterans Against McCain YouTube video

McCain Argues for U.S. Troop Withdrawl from Somalia Mr. Blackhawk Down (YouTube VIDEO)

McCain Group Got Big Cable Donation Breath taking corruption, Senator!

THE PAMPERED POLITICIAN – John McCain Keating 5 and other things. FR Nov. ’99

McCain gives nod to Kerry campaign (MAJOR RINO ALERT!) June 2003

McCain married into the mob.

Former P.O.W.: “Why I Cannot Support Senator John McCain for President”

U.S. POW/MIAs Who May Have Survived In Captivity

The Real McCain



John McCain Is No Hero

John McCain: The Manchurian Candidate

JOHN MCCAIN, WARTS AND ALL A Look At The Candidate’s Mob Ties By Edward Zehr (includes POW info)

The War Secrets Sen. John McCain Hides Former POW Fights Public Access to POW/MIA Files – Sydney Schanberg

John McCain’s Skeleton Closet

A number of articles on McCain. (some the same as above)

McCain Seeks to Change California Primary

John McCain funded by Soros since 2001

John McCain Gets Soros Cash

McCain/Soros by Rabbi Areyh Spero

McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006

Soros’ “Reform” (an article about Soros‘ instrumental hand in McCain/Feingold)

John McCain: George Soros’ Useful Idiot?

Through The Weeds; John McCain, George Soros and the Reform Institute

Inside McCain’s Reform Institute

McCain’s Reform Institute donor list: (From the WayBackMachine. RI removed it in 2006)

Lining the Pockets of McCain’s Reform Institute

Reform Institute greatfully acknowleges Sen. McCain as past Chairman:
(page has been scrubbed)

McCain planning climate change tour

McCain’s Letter (McCain aligns with Global Enviro activists)

The Turning Point on Global Warming (McCain and Lieberman Op-Ed Alert)

Climate bill sets stage for debate (Sens. McCain, Obama, and Lieberman join forces)

McCain: Global warming is fact, must be addressed [hurl alert]

McCain Sides With Leading Dems on Global Warming (NH voter reminder ALERT

EIA’s Analysis of the Lieberman-McCain Climate Change Bill Human Events

McCain’s Nose-Under-the-Tent Strategy – McCain’s “Climate Stewardship Act” (S. 139), co-sponsored with Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)

Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman –McCain Climate Stewardship Act – Heritage Foundation

Promising Vote on Global Warming – “But Mr. McCain, as we know, does not give up easily. … He promises to be just as tenacious on this issue.”

McCain Is Booed by Labor Activists

Captains of Industry Could Populate McCain Cabinet ( Lieberman Potential Cabinet Member)

McCain Still Disliked by Fiscal Conservatives (Club For Growth)

McCain calls Jeffords’ switch lesson for GOP FR May ’01

McCain Antics Weary Arizonans in G.O.P. FR June ’01

Believe NYT on McCain corruption scandal

McCain Ties to Lobbyists Troublesome – Newsmax Staff

Billboard owner bars ad targeting McCain Viacom refuses anti-Amnesty billboard because it bashes McCain.

How Bill Kristol ditched conservatism. Great Escape (Gave floundering McCain 2000 campaign a direction.)

McCain may leave Republican Party to fight Bush in 2004
His staff set up policy think-tanks and other groups to lay the ideological foundations for another third-party challenge in the Bull Moose style.

McCain Looked into Caucusing with Democrats

John McCain Goes Left for Money

McCain, Obama Make Deal on Financing

Sens. Snowe, Collins to head Maine exploratory committee for McCain

John Kerry: McCain Approached Me About Joining Dem Ticket in 2004

Democrats say McCain nearly abandoned GOP

McCain denies he was close to quitting GOP

Double Talk Express. McCain in his own words. VIDEO

John McCain’s Newt Problem (Infidelity to first wife.)

How Cindy McCain was outed for drug addiction(stole drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team) (McCain used his influence to cover it up.)

McCain and his Chicom Connections: Posts #17 and #18 by Calpernia

TEN REASONS NOT TO SUPPORT MCCAIN (Free Republic thread from 2000)

McCain Blames Bush For Osama’s Escape

McCain Rides to Kerry’s Rescue: “John Kerry is Not Weak on Defense” (Today Show alert)

The Real McCain Record Obstacles in the way of conservative support.

McCain Is the Amnesty Candidate


It depends on the meaning of “never” (McCain’s Convenient Memory)

UN Double Talk from Straight Talker McCain (Law of the Sea Treaty)

The Conservative Case Against John McCain In 2008

John McCain: Hypocrite by Mark R. Levin

This Man is Not a Republican (re: McCain) (FR thread – Jan. 2000)

Freeper Alert: Sen. KERRY / Communist Vietnamese Killing Off Christains in Central Highlands… (…with Senator McCAIN (R) in complete agreement with him, is because “Engagement” with Communist Vietnam is better for the people of Vietnam in the long run.)

John McCain armed Kosovo Islamic terrorists

John McCain armed the KLA, Politika

Group tied to al-Qaida backs McCain for prez

Stifling the www? Online Freedom of Speech Act (H.R. 1606)

“1606 is needed because federal courts have ordered the Federal Election Commission to regulate “electioneering communications” on the Internet because of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act (McCain-Feingold). If H.R. 1606 fails to become law, your Web site or blog could be shut down for the 30 days prior to a primary election and the 60 days prior to a general election should you express “electioneering communications.”

John McCain, enemy of free speech

Not Child‘s Play [McCain/Schumer bill could effect FR?]

John McCain, you treasonous bastard, I challenge you or any of your traitorous cohorts… (thread by Jim Robinson)

by TigersEye via Who the hell is this McCain person?  …

Biological Health Hazard – Norovirus Outbreak, Mass Food Poisoning (shellfish): British Columbia, Canada

Published Date: 2017-02-19 15:15:52
Subject: PRO/EDR> Norovirus – Canada: (BC, AB, ON)
Archive Number: 20170219.4850305

Date: Fri 17 Feb 2017 2:14 PM PT
Source: CBC News [edited]

An outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C. [British Columbia] – harvested oysters is now under federal investigation.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has taken on a leadership role in the investigation, now that cases have been reported in Alberta and Ontario, as well as B.C.

As of [Tue 14 Feb 2017], the agency says it’s aware of 221 reported cases of norovirus connected to B.C. oysters.

“We knew in November-December [2016] that there were cases popping up in B.C., but it wasn’t until the middle of January [2017] or so … that we started seeing or hearing about other cases in Ontario and Alberta,” said Mark Samadhin, director of PHAC’s outbreak management division.

“We know that it’s oysters from B.C., but beyond that, we don’t know what’s contaminated the oysters.”

Samadhin said local investigations are still being carried out by provincial health authorities, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), but PHAC has taken on a coordinating role in the investigations now that the outbreak is multi-jurisdictional.

Samadhin said oyster-related norovirus outbreaks of this scale are rare in Canada.

He said this outbreak does not seem to come from one particular source. He said the DFO and CFIA have shut down multiple farms for the short term after testing positive for norovirus.

Samadhin said that when oysters are contaminated with norovirus, it’s usually due to contact with untreated sewage, but the investigation has yet to prove the exact cause of the current outbreak.

Norovirus is a relatively common virus that can be contracted from many sources, Samadhin said – including those already infected, which can make it hard to find the original source.

“Those secondary transmission cases would’ve contracted the illness from somebody who was ill and not necessarily from direct contact with the food,” Samadhin said.

Keith Reid, owner of Odyssey/Stellar Bay Shellfish in Deep Bay, B.C., said his farm was closed for about a week-and-a-half while officials investigated before giving him the all clear.

Though his sales remain strong, Reid says outbreaks like this are troubling due to the difficulty in tracking down the source.

“There are so many things shellfish are exposed to before they’re finally eaten, so it’s really hard to trace exactly where this is coming from,” He said.

“It’s important as an industry that we put product into the marketplace where we’re confident that, no, this isn’t going to make you sick.”

Samadhin said the best way to avoid contracting norovirus from shellfish is to follow proper food safety practices.

This includes ensuring shellfish is cooked all the way through before eating it, keeping raw food separate from cooked food, and to wash your hands thoroughly – particularly if you’ve had contact with someone who is ill themselves.

Symptoms of norovirus include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. (It’s the same virus that causes the “winter vomiting bug.”)

Samadhin said people generally recover from the illness in a day or 2 and often don’t seek medical attention.

But he said that if anyone gets sick after eating oysters, they should contact a health care provider and ensure that the case is reported to their local health authority.

PHAC’s full public health notice regarding the outbreak can be found on its website.

[Byline: Matt Meuse with files from Greg Rasmussen]

Communicated by:
ProMED-mail from HealthMap Alerts

[Mark Samadhin, director of PHAC’s outbreak management division, stated that he doesn’t think there is a single source, but it appears there may be a single supplier.

There also were norovirus outbreaks associated with oysters in 2016 in Canada. A notice was issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the Subtle Islands, located east of Campbell River, B.C., after tests by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found norovirus in oysters from the area. In addition, part of Clayoqout Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island was also closed to shellfish harvesting in December 2016 after more than 100 people got sick from eating raw oysters in Tofino. [CBC 29 Dec 2016]

Norovirus can survive in marine water for long periods of time, although the virus does not multiply in that environment. Shellfish such as oysters, clams, and mussels are filter feeders and ingest norovirus if it is present in the water. Through filter feeding, oysters may concentrate the virus to much higher levels than might be found in the surrounding water. Potential sources of contamination include faulty wastewater treatment plants, failing septic systems, storm water runoff, dumping of boat sewage waste, and vomiting overboard near shellfish beds. Shellfish can be a source of norovirus illness, especially in colder months (November – March).

To prevent norovirus contamination, harvest shellfish only from open and approved areas. Cooking can reduce the risk of norovirus illness, but the virus can survive at temperatures up to 140 F [60 C]. Quick steaming or cooking until the shells just open is not enough to protect against norovirus illness. [Excerpted and edited from:]

Additional reading: Y Yu et al. Molecular epidemiology of oyster-related human noroviruses: Global genetic diversity and temporal-geographical distribution from 1983 to 2014. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 28 August 2015. doi:10.1128/AEM.01729-15
-Investigators examined DNA of 1077 samples of norovirus in oysters. They found 80 percent of documented human noroviruses and saw a match in the oysters, most of which were found along coasts contaminated by human sewage. More unsettling, oysters act as incubators for the virus to mutate between outbreaks. Raw oysters seem to be especially dangerous transmitters [of norovirus]. – Mod.LK

A map of Canada can be found at

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at:]

See Also

Norovirus – Germany, UK (England) 20170127.4797915

Gastroenteritis: Greece, UK (England) 20161231.4734849
Norovirus – USA (02): (Chicago) 20161217.4705776
Gastroenteritis – Australia: norovirus, new strain 20161004.4529481
Norovirus – Italy (02): (SC) waterborne susp 20160722.4362934
Norovirus – Italy: (SC) waterborne susp 20160722.4360244
Norovirus – USA: (OH) political convention 20160720.4357183
Undiagnosed illness – Canada (02): (ON) norovirus susp. summer camp, children 20160710.4336375
Norovirus (02): cruise ship UK to USA, USA to Cuba, Disney line 20160510.4212873
Norovirus – Spain (02): (CT) bottled water 20160427.4186835
Norovirus – Philippines: (ZAS) 20160427.4186834
Norovirus – Spain: (CT) bottled water 20160419.4170111
Norovirus: prolonged viral shedding post infection, research 20160111.3927380
Norovirus – China: (GD) 20150409.3287755astroenteritis: Greece, UK (England) 20161231.4734849
Norovirus – USA (02): (Chicago) 20161217.4705776
Gastroenteritis – Australia: norovirus, new strain 20161004.4529481
Norovirus – Italy (02): (SC) waterborne susp 20160722.4362934
Norovirus – Italy: (SC) waterborne susp 20160722.4360244
Norovirus – USA: (OH) political convention 20160720.4357183
Undiagnosed illness – Canada (02): (ON) norovirus susp. summer camp, children 20160710.4336375
Norovirus (02): cruise ship UK to USA, USA to Cuba, Disney line 20160510.4212873
Norovirus – Spain (02): (CT) bottled water 20160427.4186835
Norovirus – Philippines: (ZAS) 20160427.4186834
Norovirus – Spain: (CT) bottled water 20160419.4170111
Norovirus: prolonged viral shedding post infection, research 20160111.3927380

Norovirus update (03): USA (MN, CA) new strain (MN), RFI 20151228.3896625
Norovirus – middle & high income countries: elderly, retrospective studies 20151019.3724752
Norovirus update (02): Italy, novel Kawasaki strain 20150904.3622339
Gastroenteritis – Macedonia: Dutch-holidaymakers, norovirus susp. 20150819.3589707
Gastroenteritis – USA (PA) Cowans Gap, norovirus 20150729.3545782
Norovirus update (01) 20150724.3534291
Norovirus – China: (GD) 20150409.3287755

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TV: Shellfish disappearing along west coast, nobody knows why — Has become systemic crisis — Finding Pacific shellfish ‘next to impossible’ — Manager: “Recently there’s no local scallops at all, supply gone” — Chef: Began a few months ago, oyster farms flourishing for years all of a sudden had to shut down (VIDEOS) February 8, 2015

Massive die-off of oysters and scallops in Pacific Northwest: “Millions of shellfish dying” — Never seen anything like it — “By July mortality hit 95 to 100 per cent” — “Deformed shells, smaller in size” — “Cause is unknown, but ocean acidification is main suspect” (AUDIO) February 28, 2014

Infection from Consumption of Raw Shellfish or Marine-Related Wounds

Biological Health Hazard – Pestilence, Leptospirosis (Rats): New York City

Environmental Health Hazard  – Pestilence

North America- USA | State of New York, New York City
Bio-hazard Level: Hazardous
Location: 40°42’46.0″N 74°00’21.4″W

Published Date: 2017-02-19 14:37:40
Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Leptospirosis – USA (02): (NYC) fatal, rats, comment
Archive Number: 20170219.4850304

Date: Sat 18 Feb 2017
From: Jan Clement <> [edited]

Re: ProMED-mail post Leptospirosis – USA: (NYC) fatal, living in rat-infested buildings Archive Number: 20170215.4841814
After the discovery of 3 cases (of which one fatal) of rat-transmitted leptospirosis in the Bronx, New-York City, it is perhaps appropriate to remember that the infectious disease mimicking leptospirosis almost to perfection is hantavirus-induced “hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome” (HFRS).

Both infections have surprisingly many similarities, despite their completely different etiology. Both are zoonoses with a worldwide distribution, both are spread uniquely (hantavirus) or mainly (leptospirosis) by wild rodents, and hence have even some epidemiological similarities, such as outbreaks after floods due to heavy rainfalls. Symptoms of leptospirosis can overlap almost completely those of hantavirus infections: fever, myalgia, headache, and liver involvement with jaundice from 12 percent up to 93 percent of the cases, constituting together with thrombocytopenic acute kidney injury (AKI) the classic form of Weil’s disease, the most severe variant of leptospirosis.

However, (mostly mild) icterus can be found in some HFRS cases as well, so this triad in a patient with fever is not always exclusive for the diagnosis of Weil’s disease. Even more confusing, all major complications of leptospirosis, such as acute respiratory failure, hemorrhages, rhabdomyolysis, and extreme thrombocytopenia, with or without overt signs of diffuse intravascular coagulation (DIC), can be encountered in hantavirus infections as well, and act as a severity index of the degree of AKI to come in both conditions. Even the renal lesions in leptospirosis are quite similar to hantavirus nephropathy: interstitial edema and infiltrates, sometimes complicated by acute tubular necrosis and /or medullar hemorrhages.

Nevertheless, a rapid distinction between the 2 entities is of paramount importance, since leptospirosis can be successfully treated in the early phase with antibiotics. (ProMED-mail post Leptospirosis – Jamaica (02) Archive Number: 20071018.3409)(Clement J. Acute kidney injury and hantavirus disease. In: Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology (OTCN), 4th edition. Ed. Turner N, Lameire N, Goldsmith D, Winearls C, Himmelfarb J, Remuzzi G. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2015: pp. 2059-2066. ISBN-13:978-0199592548).

The hantavirus species spread worldwide by the wild rat is known since 1982 as Seoul virus (SEOV). Of interest, SEOV was recently characterized by quantitative RT-PCR in New-York City (NYC) wharf rats, called Baxter virus, and suggested as being recently introduced in the NYC port by international trade, and “thus constituting a new potential risk for human health in the city” (ProMED-mail post Hantavirus update – Americas (41): USA (NYC) Seoul virus, rat reservoir Archive Number: 20141017.2872156). However, in view of the historical fact that NYC was already the 6th major port city in the USA where SEOV had been found in local wharf rats since 1982, and because of genomic sequence comparisons, this hypothesis was later questioned (ProMED-mail post Hantavirus update – Americas (42): USA (NY) Seoul virus, rat reservoir, comment Archive Number: 20141028.2907225) (Clement J, Maes P, Van Ranst M. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in the new, and Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome in the old world: Paradi(se)gm lost or regained? Virus Res. 2014:187:55-58. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2013.12.036.

On the other hand, after decades of scientific lack of interest, and despite the fact that the 1st pathogenic hantavirus isolated in the New World was in fact a SEOV (Girard Point virus, isolated in 1984 from a Philadelphia wharf rat), the concept that SEOV-induced HFRS was a novel entity indeed, to be reckoned with in the New World, was finally accepted after a recent 2017 outbreak of “SEOV-nephropathy”, both in Illinois and in Wisconsin (ProMED-mail post Hantavirus update – Americas (05): USA (IL,WI) Seoul virus Archive Number: 20170122.4782661).

Moreover, lab confirmation of a recent leptospira infection in cases of thrombocytopenic AKI does not exclude a dual, concomitant infection with a hantavirus, most probably a SEOV when wild rats are involved. This underestimated possibility was demonstrated in a prospective study in Sri Lanka, a country highly endemic for leptospirosis (Sunil-Chandra NP, Clement J, Maes P, de Silva HJ, Van Esbroeck M, Van Ranst M. Concomitant leptospirosis-hantavirus co-infection in acute patients hospitalized in Sri Lanka: implications for a potentially worldwide underestimated problem. ERRATUM. Epidemiol Inf 2015;143(10):2094. doi:, and confirmed in a retrospective study in Belgium, a country with a low leptospirosis endemicity, like the USA (Clement J, Van Esbroeck M, Lagrou K, Verschueren J, Sunil-Chandra NP, Van Ranst M. Letter to the Editor: Leptospirosis versus hantavirus infections in the Netherlands and in Belgium, 2000 to 2014. Euro Surveill. 2014;19(38):pii=20912. Available online:

If not too late, a search for SEOV co-infection in the current 3 Bronx leptospirosis cases would be highly interesting, as would be the demonstration of SEOV and leptospira co-infection in the suspected local NYC rats.

Communicated by:
Jan Clement, Katrien Lagrou, Marc Van Ranst
Hantavirus NRC,
University Hospital Gasthuisberg,
Leuven, Belgium.
Marjan Van Esbroeck,
Leptospirosis NRC,
Institute of Tropical Medicine,
Antwerp, Belgium.

[ProMED-mail thanks Dr Jan Clement and colleagues for their continued contributions to the discussion of leptospirosis and hantavirus infection. – Mod.ML

A HealthMap/ProMED-mail map can be accessed at:]

See Also

Leptospirosis – USA: (NYC) fatal, living in rat-infested buildings 20170215.4841814
Hantavirus update – Americas (05): USA (IL,WI) Seoul virus 20170122.4782661

Hantavirus update – Americas (42): USA (NY) Seoul virus, rat reservoir, comment 20141028.2907225
Hantavirus update – Americas (41): USA (NYC) Seoul virus, rat reservoir 20141017.287215

Leptospirosis – Jamaica (02) 20071018.3409

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RelatedParasites and Pestilence. It has interactive maps you can click to see which parasites are found where.

Folie à plusieurs: Institutional Safe-spaces required for the Psychologically Decompensated

Left without Conviction: Psychodynamics of Trump-Triggered Rage Decompensation

Psychological decompensation refers to the loss of mental stability and self-control due to the failure of overtaxed coping mechanisms to handle stress.  The term decompensation is typically applied to breakdowns in individuals who are psychologically fragile in the first place.  For minds burdened with a fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, or a distorted view of reality, heightened stress overwhelms the already brittle ego defenses, and raw psychic pain and rage flows unrestrained.

The election of President Trump has triggered a rage decompensation across the left wing, causing disgusting, dehumanizing, and violent expression to break out.  The categories of left-wing caterwauling are mainly racist, sexist, and eco-psychotic.  In that order, there was the aspiring Democratic Party chair who declared that “white people need to shut up.”  The Midol March on Washington featured a pathetic, wizened Madonna fantasizing about mass murder at the White House while Ashley Judd inflicted a PMS rant from hell.  In giving the stage to Donna Hylton, who sodomized her victim with a pipe before helping to murder him, the left proved beyond a doubt they care that “our children are listening” only until the campaign is over.  From the eco-nuts assortment came the segregationist with the Marine haircut who demanded that the Trump supporter move to the back of the plane after declaring she had the right to vomit on him.

In the madness of decompensation, the left are repressing freedom of speech and association through censorship and mob violence, “unfriending” actual and virtual relationships, ruining family get-togethers, and generally going nutters against anybody deemed to be one of the new political untouchables.

It has become a cliché to liken liberalism to a mental illness.  Here is an explanation: the mental  fragility of the left wing, which has allowed this rage decompensation, has to do with the counter-directional psychodynamics of the belief forms of political opinion versus moral conviction.

In 1919, G.K. Chesterton succinctly summarized the current left-wing lurch into lunacy: “In real life, people who are most bigoted are the people who have no convictions at all.”

The opinion versus conviction dichotomy is the core psychological contradistinction between the American left and right.  The fundamental paradigm of the left tends to be humanist and scientific-materialist with a tendency to disavow what is termed “organized” religion.  Whether or not there is a belief in God, and regardless of what personal experiences an individual may feel as “spiritual,” for the left wing, beliefs are derived from anthropogenic information and knowledge about the phenomenal world.  Anthropogenic knowledge cannot provide the underpinnings of an absolute and unchanging moral code, therefore the left wing tends to have no such code to follow.

Anthropogenic knowledge is limited to the realm of the intellect.  Intellectual knowledge wavers and rationalizes because it invariably is filtered by the egos of the knowers.  Therefore, when intellectual knowledge is applied to the problems of life, it necessarily culminates in ego-driven opinion.

Regardless of their claims of morality and spirituality, in truth, ego-driven opinion is the highest realm of significance in the beliefs of the left wing.  The fact that the left is restricted to ego-driven opinion causes the fallacious self-image, unrealistic life expectations, and distorted view of reality that have caused the current rage decompensation.

The worldview of the contemporary American right wing still tends to be based on the tenets of theistic faith, and specifically the Judeo-Christian belief system.  That paradigm is one of faith in and personal reliance on God Who has provided revelatory scripture.  It is higher than anthropogenic knowledge.  It can be informed by human knowledge, but only faith can use God-given, unchanging, universal standards with which to evaluate the phenomenal world.  And only such faith can in turn allow the modification of egoism provided by the belief form of absolute spiritual and moral conviction.  Such conviction is less prone to wavering and rationalizing. It prevents a grandiose self-image and is less prone to rage decompensation.

Opinions have been likened to the terminus of the gastro-intestinal tract – there is a general complacency toward one’s own accompanied by a reluctance to inhale another’s.  This is because opinions – especially political opinions – are the spear-tipped progeny of assertive egoism designed to do battle with differing opinions.  Political opinions are based in an identification with particular economic or social interests in competition with other interests.  For that reason, political opinion is invariably mentally structured as us versus them.  Furthermore, to resolve the cognitive dissonance and maintain the us-versus-them cohesion, political opinion engenders a sense of intellectual and ethical superiority.  Because opinions are protestations of the ego, they fight back when challenged.  And because politics are a religion substitute for the left wing, that fight has become vicious.

The victory contained in the word conviction is the conquest of one’s own ego when it has discovered truth greater than self.  Convictions need no defense and can incorporate any challenger into the transcendent, universal truth that supplies the basis of the convictions.

Opinion and conviction are psychodynamically opposite.  Opinion tends to be psychologically destabilizing because it is associated with defensiveness, pride, and assumed superiority, all of which intensify judgment and separativism. Conviction is the inner voice of faith, a profound, self-transcending experience of Truth worthy of dedication and sacrifice.  Calling someone opinionated is negative; calling someone a person of conviction is to honor him.

This “cover” of the hymn of the left reveals why leftists cannot form reconciled convictions.  Imagine that you disrespect the Bible.  You have no example of human perfection to emulate.  All of your beliefs are tuition provided by imperfect humans like yourself.  Imagine that you disrespect the religion of your own spiritual heritage.  No pastor, priest, or rabbi – just Tuesdays with Morgan Freeman, Cheetos, and spiritual tourism.  No one can form a lasting conviction while channel-surfing.  Imagine that you believe there is nothing worth fighting or dying for – the clearest symptom of living without conviction.  Imagine that you believe there’s no heaven.  Eat, drug, and be merry, because the black void awaits us all.  Only sky above and dirt below.  Imagine that the answers to the whence and whither of your existence are found only in dumbed down science and suicidal German philosophers.

Imagine that you believe there is no spiritually based moral certainty.  It’s easy if you try.  The commandment against murdering the innocent given by God to Moses has been discarded.  Imagine, as in Islam, that there is no sanctified marriage.  Without God’s law, sex relations are cheap biological functions, and the so-called unwanted, untethered from universal worth, are disposable.  Ironically, for left-wingers, that opinion is the farthest from – and most often mistaken for – a conviction.

The best illustration of the difference between left-wing opinion and right-wing conviction is in the different actualization of the belief that “racism is evil.”  Because that is a political opinion for the left, certain forms of racism are much more evil than others.  In fact, anti-white racism does not exist at all, as the last Democrat president just said.  A black teenager beating an innocent white person to the brink of death while shouting, “F— whitey” cannot be racism.  But when that belief is based on spiritual conviction, all racism is equally wrong.  The decline from conviction to opinion is why race-centered politics has been mainly destructive to black people since the 1960s.  So too with feminism.

Without unity in God’s love, spiritual and moral conviction becomes impossible.  Brotherhood declines, and political identity communities inflict externality in social relations.  All rights are alienable because they are granted by man and man’s law.  Politics replaces religion as the basis of ethics; political correctness becomes the standard of social acceptability.  The cacophony of opinion grows.  The vanishing of spiritual and moral conviction, and its replacement with the zealotry of political opinion, installs a momentum of competition and strife, which eventually decompensates into widespread rage.

[Byline Deborah C. Tyler]

19 February 2017
American Thinker


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