Congratulations to President Trump on an exceptional State of the Union Address!
From the chair – Last night was a great night for Republicans – and all Americans with a sincere interest in preserving our country’s beacon of light. For others – not so much.
The behavior of Brand-X was remarkable. The parade of open hostility, immaturity and narcissism was starkly awkward – and revealing. When, on your worst day, have you ever felt like being mean, negative and adversarial was a path to anything good? Imagine giving yourself or a colleague implied permission to behave like that at work or church or in a social gathering. You wouldn’t – and no one else would unless they had some kind of hidden license.
Actually the left does have a license. It’s the same one that all addicted people use to permit bad behavior – denial.
The relationship between denial and addiction is, well, undeniable. They come packaged together ounce for ounce. How else would you imagine a sex-addict transitions to preying on children; an alcoholic drinks and drives; or a religious zealot beheads his fellowman in Iraq? One other thing is clear about addiction – one can become addicted to about anything.
In the case of Brand-X (progressive-liberal-socialism) the addiction patterns are pretty clear-
- Elitism that tells them they’re more enlightened than the rest of us.
- Confusion on love and compassion versus imposters like enabling, lust and dependency.
- The self-granted right to act out anger based on a perception of personal exceptionalism.
- Depression – see Nancy Pelosi – because they don’t understand that anger and depression go hand in hand.
- Bullying licensed by middle-school thinking as an antidote to insecurity
- Using racist methodologies to accuse others of racism.
- Arrogance framed in a unwillingness to admit one can be wrong.
- Embracing and acting out hate as an antidote to assumed hate in others.
- A careless indifference or antagonism toward inconvenient truths.
Last night’s State of the Union Address revealed a great deal about our President’s successful leadership model in his first year in service. We have lots to celebrate. His growth in office and sincerity to his campaign promises were validated with remarkable clarity.
It also taught us a lot about the opposition. It can all be summed up in one phrase – pouting is not a path to progress…