A Look At: Deliberate Ignorance
Deliberate ignorance is the practice of refusing to consider or discuss logic or evidence disproving ideologically motivated positions.
Examples of deliberate ignorance include:
Abortionists refuse to address the undisclosed harm to the mothers who have abortions.
Believing that only one ideology could ever make mistakes; constantly demonizing that ideology while ignoring the faults of one's own.
Liberals refuse to address how socialism destroys productivity.
Advocates of the global warming theory refuse to consider any scientific evidence which shows that natural causes have always had a greater effect on terrestrial air temperature than human activity.
A Look At: Trump Derangement Syndrome
Trump Derangement Syndrome is a term applied by some writers to describe critics of US President Donald Trump, including liberals, and progressives, whom they accuse of responding in a manner verging on the irrational to statements and political actions by Trump, without regard to his actual position or action taken.
The coinage is traced to Bush derangement syndrome, a phrase coined by Charles Krauthammer in 2003, during the presidency of George W. Bush, and defined by Krauthammer as "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush." Krauthammer defines Trump derangement syndrome as describing a Trump-induced "general hysteria" among the chattering classes, producing an "inability to distinguish between legitimate policy differences and... signs of psychic pathology" in the President's behavior.
Justin Raimondo divided the "syndrome" into three stages; in the first, the afflicted "lose all sense of proportion," next, they experience "a profound effect on ... vocabulary" and begin to "speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole," and, in the final stage, they "lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality." Jonathan S. Tobin defines it as "disgust at his manner and his tweets such that all distinctions between him and genuine villains is lost." Fareed Zakaria defined the Syndrome as "hatred of President Trump so intense that it impairs people’s judgment."
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