“As somebody who escaped Lebanon and actually hid under desks to avoid death squads, I don’t take well to these idiots from Wellesley College who say, ‘I’m scared to go and buy my hamburgers now that Trump won,’ because it trivializes what true trauma is.” — Gad Saad
That quote from Dr Gad Saad nicely captures the contempt that so many around the world feel toward privileged Democrats in America because of their increasingly hysterical reactions to United States President Donald Trump’s defeat of California President Hillary Clinton.
Dr Saad is an authority on Behavioral Science and Evolutionary Psychology as well as the author of a column in Psychology Today. I appreciate the way that Saad always criticizes BOTH LIBERALS AND CONSERVATIVES just like Balladeer’s Blog does.
Recently Dr Saad was interviewed by Malhar Mali for Areo magazine. Below is a link to the entire interview but first some excerpts:
“Everyone who is suffering from collective Munchausen and mass hysteria are obviously of a particular political bent — the ultra-Left (who typically belong to the Democratic party). And these people have built their whole ethos, edifice, zeitgeist on Identity Politics. Identity Politics leads to victimology poker and the oppression olympics.
“These groups just end up competing to see who is more oppressed because it is the mechanism through which they attempt to solve problems. If you and I are having a genuine debate, I would present my evidence and you yours. The better evidence would win out.
“That’s not what happens in an Identity Politics debate. My victimology card has to trump yours! (Laughter) therefore people have to come up with ever stronger cards and hands and end up falling into victim mindsets.
“This leads to people thinking absurd lines of thought like — and I’m being satirical here — : “How will I go to the store and feel safe buying tomatoes once Trump is in office?” or “What will happen to my children? Will Trump cause us to cannibalize our children?” “Will sex still be permitted?”
“When you’re getting into that kind of delusional discourse it seems extraordinary that this is viewed as reasonable discourse. These are professors, these are colleagues of mine who feel perfectly comfortable departing from reality in this way.
“Hate Trump as much as you want. Hate specific policies by him but don’t engage in this grotesque discourse.
“The problem arises when you have a discourse fully detached from reality. It’s beyond satirical and grotesque in how much stupidity is exhibited. A typical comment on my social feed might state something to the following effect, “I’m a woman of color,” she’s attending some school in Maine and she’s saying, “I’m afraid. Can I still go to class?” Continue reading