Avengers’ director Joss Whedon suffers from the all-too-common mental disorder known popularly as Trump Derangement Syndrome. The condition is not yet part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but it’s symptoms are depressingly evident.
But Whedon acts as a sort of poster boy for both the disorder, and the attendant philosophic descent of modern liberalism.
Whedon, who comes from a family of wealth, grew up in Manhattan and went to high school at an elite all-boys school in England. He attended Connecticut’s pricey, private liberal arts school, Wesleyan University. He’s lived and swam in Hollywood circles for decades. Whedon is not only a successful Hollywood producer and director — including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dollhouse and The Cabin in the Woods — he is wildly rich with a net worth estimated at $100 million.
He has had a full inculcation in modern liberalism, the kind that can make him rail against average Americans who oppose the dangers and wage suppression of illegal immigration while he lives securely in a gated mansion with no competition from those immigrants; the kind that can make him rail against guns, while his personal security is maintained by men with guns.
So as spring follows winter, he has imbibed heavily of irrational Trump hatred sauce since November 2016. No hyperbole is too great for the smallest of perceived infractions. No amount of good news on the economy or world stage is not met with even more frothing Trump hatred. It’s the heart of the disorder, and an almost logical plunge for those who think there are 72 genders.
His latest dive into the dark pool of jaw-dropping Trump hatred also sadly represents Big Liberalism, a philosophy in full breakdown in its own right. It’s unknown what tripped Whedon’s emotional trigger this time — it really doesn’t take anything — but he tweeted this a few days ago:
“Donald trump is killing this country. Some of it quickly, some slowly, but he spoils and destroys everything he touches. He emboldens monsters, wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia. My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.”
— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 4, 2018
Let’s break down the rant, because it is so instructive — not just of Whedon, but of all those suffering this same descent into madness.
Joss Whedon does not give one example of Trump “killing this country,” because there isn’t one. GDP is up, unemployment is down, deregulation is in gear, taxes have been cut, the military is slowly being rebuilt and so on. First sentence, demonstrably irrational. But to Whedon and others suffering, it’s just obviously true!
On the second sentence, charging that Trump spoils and destroys everything he touches, again he gives no evidence. Nothing.
The charge that Trump “emboldens monsters” is just provably false. Which monsters exactly has he emboldened? ISIS? ISIS has been largely eradicated as a land-holding terrorist organization since Trump’s election. Putin? Putin undoubtedly does not see it that way with sanctions, attacks on Putin allies and strengthening defenses against Putin’s expansionist desires. North Korea? Obviously the opposite is true with the North moving towards talks and pulling back some. Iran? Again, Trump is aiding the opposition trying to contain the terrorist state. What’s ironic is that the president who demonstrably emboldened all of these monsters was Obama. Each one became much stronger during Obama’s presidency.
The charge that Trump…“wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia.” This is just where the frothing starts. Wielding guns? Who knows. Governmental power. Trump has been deregulating. That is kind of the opposite. And liberalism feasts on government power in the first place, so how would that even be a negative? Smug doublespeak? Or Russia? What now? Whedon, like so many others, is just sputtering nonsense repeated daily as though everyone knows. But there are no clothes on this king.
The fatefully critical part is the last sentence.
My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.
Honesty. Finally. He hates Trump. He loathes to the point of wanting him dead. This is probably his most accurate portion.
Liberals hate Trump in a fashion that is wholly divorced from reality. Because by almost all actions and policies, he’s been an average to above-average conservative president. He simply has a unique and at times grating personality. Much of conservatism found that to be true of Obama, just in a different way. Note please, there was no such insanity then.
Then, wishing the president to die. This reveals the disorder in full bloom. Whedon is obviously not a dumb man. But when you publicly wish death to the President of the United States to your 226,000 Twitter followers, you’ve just begged for trouble.
But Whedon’s tweet includes many of the things that Big Liberalism tells itself and its devotees every day. They all believe it so blindly, with such religious-like fervor, they can just say, Guns! Russia! Monsters! And everyone nods their head in delusional agreement.
In an interesting and what appeared to be a contrarian sign, Joss Whedon appeared to be locked out of his account by Twitter, which generally only does this sort of thing to conservatives. Alas, however, it turns out it was just long enough for him to take down the tweet, then he was back in business.
But his grievance over it was real. He tweeted:
“Well I was put in twitter suspension but luckily there was also a jock, a weird girl, a socialite and a rebel and it turns out we’re all the same or something (?) anyway they all hooked up and I had to write this tweet so I’m not sure, trump still killing the country tho lol”
— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 6, 2018
This is the sort of thing someone unstable tweets. Whedon nicely exemplifies Big Liberalism: lots of money, lots of privilege, lots of arrogance, lots of hypocrisy, lots of insulation from Americans…growing mental instability.
Here’s the thing that many Americans will soon have to wrestle with (although probably not those suffering from the syndrome); despite all of these wild-eyed, bomb-throwing, the-end-is-nigh! proclamations, none of their prophecies of doom have come true.
There’s just not one iota of evidence to suggest Trump has done or will do any of the things these people claim he has already done. They don’t provide evidence for an obvious reason. Just wild denunciations. It’s easily arguable the country is better off at this point under Trump in every measurable way.
But Joss Whedon is Hollywood, and the media, and pop music stars and the broader Trump-deranged Big Liberalism culture that feeds off rabid hatred of the President that is beyond all reason. Eventually, either reality is going to create a crisis point for Whedon and the rest of Big Liberalism, or they will continue saying killing babies is a choice, and men can be girls if they feel like it and Trump is destroying the country. That will create a different crises.