"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." - 2 Timothy 1:7
Today Power Line has a post titled "Sound and Unsound Minds". In in John Hinderaker links to Dr. Sanity, a psychiatrist/blogger on Bush Derangement Syndrome (BDS). In it he quotes Charles Krauthammer's definition of BDS "the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush."
I was reminded of this yesterday by the comment I received on my Quote of the Day for 11/3/05. In the comment he took exception to the quote. I replied, but today would like to expand on part of my remark "This is the real problem for Christians in the Democrat party: How to justify supporting a party where the entire base is so far gone into the fever swamps of conspiracy, that they actually "believe a lie" (2 Thessalonians 2:11) and honor someone like Michael Moore."
Lest someone think this characterization of the Democrat base and much of their leadership is unfair, here are some examples:
On December 1, 2003, Howard Dean (now the Chairman of the Democratic National Committee) was asked by a leftist interviewer on National Public Radio "Why do you think he (Bush) is suppressing that (Sept. 11) report?" Dean's reply "I don't know. There are many theories about it. The most interesting theory that I've heard so far -- which is nothing more than a theory, it can't be proved -- is that he was warned ahead of time by the Saudis. Now who knows what the real situation is?" Notice how Dean promotes this "theory" while trying to insulate himself from its obvious falsehood. This is the man who the Democrat party later chose as their national leader!
Disgraceful former President Jimmy Carter just claimed "President Bush's policies conflict with American values." This from someone who honored Michael Moore with a seat in the President's box at the Democratic National Convention, and accepted the Nobel Peace Prize after it was publicly stated that it was given to him as a way of attacking the USA.
Mary Mapes the former CBS producer of Dan Rather's infamous attack on President Bush based on fake documents, still pathetically tries to claim the story was true.
Rob Reiner the Hollywood actor, director and producer and leading Democrat spokesman claimed about President Bush "When I hear that on the weekend of the Super Bowl an Iraqi expatriate was explaining to him the difference between Kurds and Sunnis and Shiites, it makes me want to cry. I want to cry!" The only problem is other than Reiner's claim he heard "this anecdote on cable news or talk radio", there is no evidence that this is anything other than another example of BDS made up in Reiner's fevered brain.
Dr. Sanity comments:
"The number of things that Bush has been blamed for in this world since 9/11 (even acts of God like Tsunamis, hurricanes and other natural disasters) is the stuff of major comedy. You name the horrible event, and he is identified as the etiologic agent.
"He is blamed when he does something (anything) and he is blamed when he does nothing. He is blamed for things that occurred even before he was President, as well as everything that has happened since. He is blamed for things he says; and for things he doesn't say.
"What makes Bush Hatred completely insane however, is the almost delusional degree of unremitting certitude of Bush's evil; while simultaneously believing that the TRUE perpetrators of evil in the world are somehow good and decent human beings with the world's interests at heart.
"This psychological defense mechanism is referred to as "displacement"."
Scripture tells us that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." As we look at everything in life, political or otherwise, we should be mindful that a sound mind comes from God, but that the devil is the "father of lies".