Monday, November 14, 2016

11/9--Post Election Trauma Syndrome (P.E.T.S.)

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I got an email Saturday from a pastor friend of mine. It had one sentence which simply said, "Hey Gary--2 dates will remain in the collective memory of America---9/11 and 11/9."

Colleges are trying to deal with the mass trauma of 11/9---America's election--- by bringing in special counselors, sponsoring "cry-ins" and safe spaces, postponing final and mid-term tests and even bringing in pets to be with students in these various kinds of "safe spaces" on campus.

University of Washington President encouraged students to attend a "healing" gathering in the campus "unity room."

Tens of thousands are rioting in cities across America, while the media spent yesterday reporting about themselves, saying this was one of the most traumatic elections for journalists in history. Even they---experienced journalists--- are dealing with Post Election Trauma Syndrome.

I haven't seen anyone else use the acronym, but I think we are in the midst of defining a new disorder, for which thousands of dollars will be spent to study and then to treat it.

Let's call it P.E.T.S.

Tens of Thousands are running the streets of cities breaking things and looting from Seattle and Portland to LA, Miami, and New York to little towns across our land---all, the far Left progressives say, in an effort to cope with the collapse of the progressive house of cards.

Early prognosis shows that it is the students who suffer in silence and loneliness who seem to be suffering the most. How could the far Left fail so miserably?

University of Pennsylvania is bringing in puppies to help students cope with the trauma of losing their election.

Penn State student Daniel Tancredi says that students at the Ivy League university were being "coddled" by administrators this week in reaction to the election.

He says they were actually bringing in dogs and cats to be with the students in safe places to help them through this most difficult time---much like we use pets to comfort veterans and the elderly and the terminally ill.

Daniel says, "There were sheets of paper available with black and white printed designs on them for students to color in. Essentially they looked like pages from a coloring book that were printed from a computer."

He said, "They all had positive feel-good messages on them. Students colored them in with colored pencils."

Tancredi also said that many professors at the University of Pennsylvania turned Wednesday's class sessions into "safe spaces" where students were invited to express their concerns about America's future.

A different kind of "safe space" was created as a place where students could express themselves and talk openly about their fear regarding their own future.

The presidential vote among students on Penn campus was: Hillary 3612, Trump 375.

Clearly, the "diversity" at Penn is not diversity of thought. What we actually see is a monolithic thought which conforms to the ideology of the far Left professors who rule the campus. Most all government run taxpayer funded campuses.

Cornell University is treating P.E.T.S. with "cry-ins."

The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "Braving the cold, wind and occasional rain, Cornellians sat in a circle to share stories and console each other, organizers encouraging attendees to gather closer together and 'include each other'."

Student Zoe Maisel, co-president of Planned Parenthood Generation Action at Cornell, said she was organizing the "cry-in" for "those who have been crying, not knowing how to cope with the election results.

"We need to take a break and just cry," she said, "tomorrow we get back to work...because people feel really powerless."

Some are saying that many students are too shaken by the outcome of the election to even talk about it.

They sit in silence and pet a pet.

Yale students were so distraught they asked their professor to cancel mid-term exams---at least one did.

Some made the exams optional.

University of Michigan students occupied the school's library where they held a candlelight vigil to protest the outcome of the election.

Professors at the University of Connecticut, University of Rochester and Iowa State University canceled all classes because they simply could not face the day.

But perhaps it was the University of Washington that took the cake---because the feelings of fear, marginalization, and distress came not only from the students, but straight from the top.

UW President Ana Mari Cauce sent out a letter Wednesday to all students and faculty describing herself as "an immigrant Latina lesbian," informing students of a Trump inspired gathering of healing in the "Unity Room" of the school's ethnic cultural center."

It isn't only the kids or even the leadership at America's universities---taxpayer funded universities---who are suffering from PETS.

The LA Times is reporting that the Democratic Party is seriously considering Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, a Muslim, to lead the Party as its new chairman.

The Times says Bernie Sanders and New York Sen. Charles Schumer want him to be the next Party leader. There are also 250,000 Democrats who have signed a petition urging the Party to appoint him as their leader.

Yesterday, Harry Reid came out in strong support of him.

Sanders says, "Keith is one of the most progressive members of Congress, and was an early supporter of our political revolution."

It is well known that Sanders supporters are working to take over the Democratic Party. Bernie says, "The Democratic Party needs to look at itself in the mirror..."

Each power component in the Democratic Party is offering its own prescription for PETS.

While Hillary and Bill are taking a look at their next speech, at the fee structure, the press is promising to do better next election---poising for their 4-year run at destroying Trump, while Bernie and other progressives are promising even more "progressive" leadership.

As the children are weeping, the adults are hoping to rebuild.

It was Jesus who gave the healing prescription.

It is He who gave this prescription:

Matthew 7:24-27

Build on the Rock

24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Secular Progressivism is sand. Eternal Judeo-Christian values and principles are the rock.

Storms will come. Houses built on sand will collapse every time. Houses built on the rock will stand every time.

Be Informed. Be Faithful. Be Strong. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.


  1. Can't make this stuff up.

  2. Thank you for the reminder of Matthew 7: 24-27.
    Kirkland, WA

  3. Well said. Very clever. Thanks.

  4. I can't believe the hypocrisy of evangelicals, championing such anti-religious evilness as Trump. We will continue to fight for our planet and against his greed and megalomania insanity ilk.
    NC WA centrist (formerly conservative)

    1. Donald Trump is very much for religious goodness, willing to defend it and go against the hate of the "PC" crowd, and their hypocrisy. He says he will take a dollar for his salary or something like that, and he financed his own campaign. Not so greedy after all, it seems.

    2. What's coming is the Centricity of Christ.

    3. Have some hot cocoa.

  5. 8:04 What virtue did Clinton or Sanders represent that drew you to them. Is it hypocrisy to oppose killing unwanted babies in the womb, even minutes before they are born?

  6. I am also deeply disappointed with the election. While we did gain Trump, here in Washington State, particularly in Seattle, we were awash with misery from the election.

    For all that work in our state we have absolutely nothing to show for it.

    1. Have some hot cocoa, or whatever. It will be OK.

    2. I should have put my cocoa comment in the above comment. Not this one. Sorry 'bout that.

  7. The 'progressives' are far too whiny. How many 'cry-ins' or riots were there after the 2008 or 2012 elections? I guess this means the conservatives are able to weather the storm much better than the 'progressives'. Perhaps it the fact our ROCK weathers any storm.

  8. The left seems to have created psychologically weak and fragile followers. They say and tell us to tolerate, however they cannot tolerate a lost election to the point of wasting taxpayer money on "PETS" therapy and street rioting. Matt. 23:3 says, "therefore all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not do according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them."

  9. I'm sure the next behavior will be a return to thumb-sucking while rocking. Maybe we will even see surrogate mommies checking these people for wet diapers. Maybe a Barney video or two would help.

  10. These young people have been robbed of the ability to be analytical, logical, or responsible by indoctrination. They are unable to have compassion for anyone but "self" and/or someone who agrees with them. They "parrot" what they hear from a corrupt media that is complicit in their manipulation and indoctrination. They do not understand that those who are pro Trump also have fears to deal with, and that our fears were huge when Obama was elected, yet we were able to respect the law and the process and deal with our fears in prayer and hope for eventual change. Perhaps we can help these victims understand that they are being controlled by an agenda to turn them into weapons to be used to tear down a Democratic Republic and usher in a Totalitarian Government. We cannot afford to give them positive reinforcement, but we can pray, and pray, and pray, and tell the truth with gentleness and respect.

    1. Looks like too many of us have been also propagandized by the extreme right media, or hate rhetoric of Rush Limbaugh- to not recognize the truth. Maybe a little real effort at prayer might help you. And maybe anarchy and environmental destruction of the planet will help, but I doubt it. It appears the end times are near, hastened by the evilness within this country; and of hate mongers and worshippers of greed and irreverence. NC WA (former JB Goldwater conservative)


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