We should praise and give just due when the left does the right thing as it did this week. It was uplifting to hear all mental health groups rush to the defense of the President, after he was declared “mentally ill” and “shamed” in other ways by Democratic members of Congress. It was also encouraging to hear them defend the President from the daily assaults of the media, concerning his mental capacity, and how it was medical malfeasance for any doctor to diagnose, without actually meeting the patient.
Antonio E. Puente, head of the American Psychological Association, was quoted as saying: “Using mental health as a political weapon isn’t only demeaning to those with the disease, it can, in fact, prevent many, who suffer from mental illness, from getting help.” David Barbe, the new head of the always partisan American Medical Association, offered the most critical of these attacks with his biting remarks of: “If you spot it, you got it.” Bravo Dr. Barbe, bravo.
Steve Pitman, head of, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (by the way, guys, your acronym is a bit off), not only blasted this bastardization of psychiatry, but also called for all psychiatrists who diagnose without merit, and through the lens of television, be forced to get themselves evaluated. He went even further to offer these evaluations pro bono. Without naming names, he also offered those in the media, so triggered by the President, free mental health screenings.
Now, of course, NONE OF THIS HAPPENED. These fraudulent, gutless, partisan hack groups, stand for nothing, other than filling their coffers. An outcry would have arisen, by all prominent members of these groups, had any Republican called then President Obama, or any Democratic members of Congress, “mentally ill.” The tweets by the social justice warriors on the left, and the mental illness shaming hashtags, would have called for people to resign, and apologize, and take some sort of “understanding course.”
You want to talk “mental illness,” let’s talk “denial.” The left’s, and the media’s, absolute inability to accept reality is what is called “denial.” And, yes, denial is a symptom of mental illness. Triggered by the President, like dogs on the Fourth of July, the left’s loss of sleep, absolute anxiety and inability to interact with those who think and see issues differently than they do, are symptomatic of an underlying mental health condition. If you want poster people for mental illness, Congressmen Waters and Pelosi are your billboards.
Acceptance is often the hardest thing to do, but it starts with admitting that there is a problem, and realizing what the problem is. Say it with me, leftists, and media, and, why not, you “never Trumpers”: Donald Trump was elected President, and he is The President. Even if you say “not my president,” that doesn’t actually make him not the President. Like, when I was drinking, the mail was there, even if I didn’t open it. Admit you have a problem. You can’t handle, not just, losing the presidency, but the ideology you have honed and crafted for the better part of the past fifty years was given an ef-you by the American electorate. The pain and denial of this were so devastating, no amount of Paxil could help.
So, esteemed boards of mental health, and armchair psychiatrists of America, it is on you to stop the mental illness “shaming.” Media members of the left, it’s time to get help, and we on the right will support and encourage you throughout your rehabilitation. But, it has to start with admitting, and saying it with me: Donald Trump is President of the United States of America. Take a few breaths, and say it again. Before you know it, 2020 will be here. Don’t, and I repeat don’t, whatever you do, allow the possibility, in your head, that he may be reelected. And, see one of these armchair psychiatrists. Their credentials are certified, and their diagnoses are cheap. #stopmentalilnessshaming