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The Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS)

Beyond the Rhetoric

By Harry C. Alford

There is something going around throughout the United States that is causing anger, almost to the point of insanity, it is turning our media into a “Fake News Machine.” You can turn to Fox News and get one story and then turn to CNN or MSNBC and get a different story concerning the same topic. People can’t get over the fact that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton for the presidency of the United States. Many have cried repeatedly as if they just lost their mother. There are feuds amongst relatives.

This matter is starting to split our population into multiple factions. I heard a term for this from Senator Ted Cruz. He calls it the “Trump Derangement Syndrome – TDS.” Many people cannot get over the election and it is having serious mental effects on them. Per Jim Martin, founder of the 60 Plus organization, some of the symptoms are: “Sweeping, unsupportable assertions; visions of grandeur; espousing conspiracy theories; unhinged name calling; making up stuff; ad hominem attacks on people; unhappiness; paranoia and a sense of impending doom.”

I know two sisters who don’t speak any more. The one sister gets upset at anybody who says something positive about President Trump. The women would talk three or four times a week. On one of the calls she told her sister, and best friend, that she supported the Trump campaign and had tickets to the inauguration. Her sister went “bonkers” and hasn’t called her or taken her calls since. This isn’t strange or funny. I think it is a serious matter taking hold of millions of people in our nation.

I started investigating what is going on in our nation: violent protests towards public speakers who support conservative views. These strange events of universities, politicians’ town halls, and “March Madness” as the late George Curry would say, are being financed and managed by some entity. They are fueling those with TDS to continue. I have said many times that billionaire George Soros has something to do with it. But now it is starting to appear that someone else might be involved.

These marches, and protests have tactics that remind me of the philosophy of that great Marxist organizer Saul Alinsky. This is how Wikipedia defines Mr. Alinsky: “Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 – June 12, 1972) was an American community organizer and writer. He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community organizing. He is often noted for his 1971 book Rules for Radicals.

In my opinion, this path of community organizing leads me to a big fan of Saul Alinsky, a community organizer by the name of Barack Hussein Obama who is proud to say he is a “Community Organizer.” He has it on his resume! Therefore, he is staying in D.C. His new office in the Foggy Bottom area of Washington, D.C. will be his new “Command Center.” His two terms at the White House did not satisfy his taste for changing America. He believes that there is much more to do. Does he feel that the GOP will destroy the “progress” he has made? An example of this “progress” being Obamacare.

Per our former President, Barack Obama, has returned to his community activism. It is alleged that there are 250 local chapters of his new organization “Organizing for Action” or OFA, which grew out of his first campaign and is probably another Soros funded organization.

It is estimated that 30,000 protesters have joined this group. Their mission is to stop President Trump on every move he makes whether it is banning terrorists or local Republican congressmen having town hall meetings in Utah or wherever. OFA has partnerships with Center for American Progress, Planned Parenthood and This is a formula for felony rioting.

This organization will have a perfect recruiting ground: the growing number of persons being wrapped up in the state of mind known as TDS. Why couldn’t Barack Hussein Obama “ride” off into the sunset heading back to Chicago and build his presidential library and live off the millions of dollars that will come his way for whatever reasons? Just like all the other retired presidents. But no, he has chosen the way of Alinsky.

I believe the next few months are going to evolve into something the world has never seen. It is going to make the riots and demonstrations of the 1960’s become elementary. We may be headed for chaos beyond any other model. It could develop into a national security problem as our enemies may start to get ideas of how they can take advantage of this.

Time will tell how far it will go. But remember I am sounding the alarm today. May God help us.

Mr. Alford is the co–founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website: Email: [email protected].

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