Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The New Public Health Crisis

A heart-wrenching scene of sufferers from the current epidemic, gathering together for mutual support, occured recently in Rochester.   The disease strikes intensely in isolated, high-profile pockets of susceptibility.   Symptoms include near-suicidal depression, hysteria, rage, irrational fear and impulses of violence, often manifested in Tourettes-like outbursts.

Cases range from the comparatively mild, for example, "[coming]into the office angry and wanting to kick things," to the far more dangerous.   Here the afflicted themselves speak in their own, poignant voices:

Patient A describes her feelings as "violent, nay, murderous, rage ...my head almost exploded from the incandescent anger boiling in my skull."

Patient B describes "nightmares" and thinking "... of rape.   I think of destruction.   I think of domination."

Patient C describes a group of sufferers "on the verge of throwing themselves out windows," experiencing "high hysteria" and being "beside themselves with terror."

Patient D
expresses physical manifestations of the underlying mental disturbance: "I literally want to vomit with rage."
By now some readers will have identified this, the latest public health challenge.

It's PDS  --   Palin Derangement Syndrome.   The statements quoted here are all from educated, professional women, reacting to the nomination of Governor Palin for Vice President.

On Sunday a group of PDS-positive persons, claiming to number 250, gathered in Rochester in celebration of "violent, nay, murderous, rage" over living in a country where someone from a background they can't understand could be nominated for high office.

The same day, down in the American wing of America, Sarah Palin drew a crowd of 60,000.

(All quotes from the PDS-afflicted are drawn from Josh Gerstein's story in last Friday's New York Sun.)

1 comment:

scape32 said...

The Sun article reflects reality.

The Palin pick was not an attempt to lure Hillary voters in New York State. The psychotic remarks quoted in the Sun article reflect an underlying neurosis brought about by a hatred of men and the desire to rule one's body to the detriment of any new life within it.

The Palin pick was to lure the strong, independent women who live in flyover country, not New York City, not Rochester.

Those beautiful women whose smiles light up a room and calm the fears of helpless children in search of comfort and love. You know, those women you actually want to take home and introduce to your parents.

New York women are wound tightly into ball of "visceral hostility" and "incandescent anger" ready to "explode within their minds."

I suggest it's just the compound guilt associated with the want to take another life when deemed convenient to do so.

It'll eat you alive.

Try not to take one home to meet your mother.