What was once a COVID-19 pandemic has now mutated into the COVID-19 Derangement Syndrome, no doubt contracted from the same virus that causes Trump Derangement Syndrome. Together, these two syndromes symbolize our political zeitgeist.
The continued persistence of those on the Left in demanding extensions of the COVID-19 lockdown and the mandatory wearing of face masks reveals a motive unrelated to any medical concerns. Clearly, neither the statistics on SARS CoV-2 ‘cases’ nor the efficacy of wearing face masks justifies this.
The real motive, inescapably, is political, and the pandemic is a perfect mask to hide behind in order to justify unjustifiable power. The real target is U.S. president Donald Trump, who, contrary to current polls, appears to be headed for a landslide victory in the November U.S. election. And of course, Trump is calling for a complete re-opening of the economy.
Perhaps that accounts for the second wave of Trump Derangement Syndrome that is now upon us. The sheer hatred of Donald Trump spewing from the mainstream media defies all reason and logic. Whether expressed by columnists and commentators, or by members of the general public, their hatred is outrageous and irrational.