|Melting Snowflakes 2/23/17 by Dave Gunn||| Print ||
ON TARGET COMMENTARY
2/23/17 by Dave Gunn
You have no doubt heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. It is a real condition that afflicts some people who have endured a frightening, horrifying, or deeply wounding experience.
There is now a new condition afflicting many in our nation of which you may not have heard, even though you have witnessed its symptoms in people you know, viewed on the news, or perhaps even experienced in yourself. This new syndrome has caused college students to become incapable of taking exams or even attending classes. It has caused some workers to stay home from work for extended periods of time, unable to face the normal stress of their employment. This condition has even been responsible for broken friendships and broken marriages, riots, vandalism, and assorted other societal ills.
This new illness has a name: Post-Election Stress Syndrome. It particularly afflicts but is not limited to young socialists and liberals both in and out of the Democrat Party. The onset of the illness took place Election Day, 2016, when Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States. Immediately little snowflake liberals and socialists, accustomed to having all tings their way, became emotionally unhinged and went into a perpetual hissy fit that characterizes the syndrome. Unlike most conditions, this one did not begin with a patient zero and spread to others. Rather it was characterized by a mass onset.
Is there a cure for Post-Election Stress Syndrome? Thankfully, while there is no medicine nor treatment that is effective in such cases, there is a cure. It is this: Grow Up!
Now it might not be your fault. After all, you were coddled in government school and college where conservative ideas and speakers were not allowed, given trophies for mere participation and protected by non-free-speech zones. Further, you were told that the election of anyone but a far-leftist would spell the end of the nation, the enslavement of all blacks, the starvation of all old people, the pollution of all our water and air, and the mass execution of all illegal aliens (you know them as “undocumented immigrants”).
However, if you will use the brain that God gave you – yes there is a God – you will be able to access your heretofore dormant power of reason to realize that it is liberalism that kills nations, not conservatism. In time, with exposure to some conservative friends and by reading the Constitution of the United States and some conservative books, you may come to realize that America is now beginning to move in the right direction and away from a course that results in moral decay, economic ruin, and a less safe posture in an increasingly dangerous world.
So relax, little snowflake. Take a deep breath. Thank God – yes, there is a God – for the liberty that was won by our forefathers, kept by our fathers, and delivered to us for safekeeping.
[Dave Gunn is the nom de plume of Dr. David E. Gonnella, Pastor of the Magnolia Springs Baptist Church in Theodore, Alabama. The opinions expressed are his own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the church or its membership.]