Trump’s Comments: The Latest Left-Wing Hysteria

Trump’s Comments: The Latest Left-Wing Hysteria, by Dennis Prager.

Regarding Donald Trump’s private sexual comments: We are living through a national hysteria.

To understand how and why, it is necessary to understand the indispensable role hysteria plays on the left. The left is always in major crisis mode. And, in nearly every case, the crisis is either wildly exaggerated or simply false.

Past examples:

Few people deny that the earth is warming. To assert that is not hysteria. What is hysteria is the left’s position that carbon emissions will destroy life on Earth.

No one denies that there are racist cops. What is hysteria is the left’s claim that innocent blacks are routinely shot to death by racist cops.

The widespread protests against the name Washington “Redskins” were pure left-wing hysteria — ended only by the revelation through polling that the vast majority of American Indians couldn’t care less about the name.

The examples are endless: from the alleged epidemic of heterosexual AIDS in America and preschool molestation scares in the ’80s to the wildly exaggerated dangers of secondhand smoke and the baseless fears about electronic cigarettes.

Like witch-hunting, it serves another purpose:

We are regularly forced to endure a new left-wing manufactured, media-supercharged hysteria. The latest is the tsunami of horror in reaction to Donald Trump’s gross and juvenile comments made in private 11 years ago.

The tsunami of condemnation of his remarks is quintessential left-wing hysteria. That more than a few Republicans and conservatives have joined in is a testament to the power of mass media and hysteria to influence normally sensible people. …

If Hillary Clinton wins, will Republicans and conservatives who gave up on Trump because of this recording really think that it was worth: having a left-wing Supreme Court for the next 30 years; having left-wing judges completely dominate lower federal courts; radically curtailing religious liberty in America; having speech codes go from colleges to the society as a whole; massively increasing the size of the government and of the debt; bringing in tens of thousands of refugees from the Arab Middle East; and having open borders?

hat-tip Stephen Neil