The fostering of delusion

The corporate media are busily fostering delusion. Daily, Donald Trump is subjected to a storm of confected outrage on the television screens and the newspapers. The Washington Post, the well known purveyor of Washington groupthink, has an opinion piece that illustrates this mass delusion perfectly. The article is by Professor Tribe. It calls for the impeachment of President Trump and it is not only delusional, it is blatantly delusional.

 

The professor acknowledges that impeachment is for high crimes. Yet, not only does he fail to offer any evidence of President Trump's guilt of any crime, he makes it perfectly clear that there is no such evidence. This delusional thinking is from a Law professor and it is published in one of the nation's most reputable journals.

 

So Professor Tribe does not even try to provide a legal rationale. Instead, he simply asserts that President Trump presents a danger to the country. Possibly, realising that this is absurd, the professor attempts to dress it up with specious references to foreign emoluments, as though there is any evidence that Trump is being bribed by foreign states (something which actually does apply to Hillary Clinton).

 

The reference to foreign emoluments is a mere fig leaf. Tribe is actually clear about why he thinks Trump should be removed from office. He considers Trump to be authoritarian. In other words, Tribe thinks his political preferences should over ride the Constitution and the election. Tribe tries to disguise this subjectivity by resorting to smears about Russia - a scandal that is based on not a single shred of evidence. Revealingly, Tribe is not prepared to wait for the outcome of any investigation; he does not need any evidence; he knows (in his delusion) that it is too dangerous to wait - Trump might do anything. Just to underline this: here Tribe is making it perfectly plain that he wants Trump removed from office because of what Trump might do in the future - an extraordinary position for a law professor advocating a legal procedure for past crimes.

 

The good professor wants this travesty of justice to be implemented in order to protect democracy and the rule of law. This rationale is absurd. How a law professor can seriously persuade himself that one can defend democracy and the rule of law by overthrowing the result of the election by mis-using the law is an enigma that would doubtless by of much interest to professional psychologists.

 

Mr Tribe is clearly deluded. But his delusion is not a personal defect. His delusion is shared across the neoliberal globalist elite. Their candidate lost the election and they are apparently unable to come to terms with the reality of that defeat. This is why they have abandoned all sense of reality. This is why they care nothing for evidence, legal procedures, the actual meanings of words, or even the consequences of their actions. They are determined to foster their delusion and try to impose it on everyone else.

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Comments (17)

  1. wirelessguru1

    It is sedition and treason now, so it is criminal now and no longer just “fostering of delusion”! WAKE UP!!!

    May 17, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      You just told me on one of your posts that they are above the law.

      May 17, 2017
      1. wirelessguru1

        Correct…and that’s exactly why there is a WAR now since “the law” can no longer solve this problem.
        Why can’t you people grasp this shit!?
        You are clearly a fool but you don’t seem stupid so WHY are you acting stupid with Me (God) now!?

        May 17, 2017
  2. EZWAYZ

    The left has chosen to fight rather than wait for another election. “In war, truth is the first casualty.” – Aeschylus

    May 17, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      There is nothing left-wing about them, which is a major part of why Trump won the election.

      May 17, 2017
      1. EZWAYZ

        What do you mean there is nothing left wing about them?

        May 17, 2017
        1. wirelessguru1

          Steve is a fool and still does not grasp that we are in a WAR now!!!

          May 17, 2017
        2. stevehayes13

          I mean precisely what I say. The left wing is concerned to promote the interests and concerns of ordinary people. The neoliberal globalist elite have nothing but disdain for ordinary people.

          May 18, 2017
          1. EZWAYZ

            Maybe in the UK but not here.

            May 18, 2017
            1. stevehayes13

              OK. How are they left wing?

              May 19, 2017
  3. Munkyman

    It is boggling that every thing they accuse Trump of there’s evidence that Hillary and/or Bill have actually done & the same outraged pundits couldn’t have cared less. The cult of personality obliterates actual principles.

    May 17, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      One might think that the accusations against Trump are in fact mere projection.

      May 17, 2017
      1. Munkyman

        That’s the logical assumption.

        May 17, 2017
    2. wirelessguru1

      That’s exactly why we are in a war now! Geronimo!!!
      The majority of the US people that elected Trump will not accept this double standard.
      Americans are not like the pussy Europeans like Steve here.
      The pussification of America failed.
      We will fight these bastards.
      (see My Deep State war thread)

      May 17, 2017
  4. factual

    Nearly all the professors I have known and had to deal with were delusional to some degree and some times totally. Lets face it most professors have no real experience in life or what real life deals out and what one can learn from it. All their so called vast stores or knowledge come from books they read written by other delusional professors or like people, pie in the sky, utopia, make believe, psycho babbo bullshit only another fool would buy into. Hey Stevie, you’re not a professor are you? Sometimes I have to think so when reading some of what you put out, you know, so perfectly written and all the i es dotted and the t es crossed. Hey, nothing wrong with that, me I just like to say it like it is so there is no miss understanding what I said, my intent and the message is clear, those who criticize my grammar/spelling I just blow off as shallow, insecure idiots (professors/pseudo intellectuals) and incapable of any real complex thought. I might even do a poor job just to see who the real idiots out there are. Hey, if the news media was as down on Hillary, Obama and Bill Clinton as they are with Trump all three of those losers would be in jail right now and Bill and Obama would have been impeached, justifiably so. Trumps doing damn good considering, and John McCain needs to get his head out of his ass just like some of those other idiot republicans. Trump never used any words that could even be remotely considered as obstruction of justice or demanding Comey terminate any investigations.

    May 17, 2017
    1. stevehayes13

      Actually, I missed a full stop, but I have corrected it now.

      May 18, 2017
  5. lovinglasvegas1

    Excellent post, Steve. I wish I could be as concise and logical as y’all.

    May 21, 2017