As someone who has tried to leave the news behind and even stated that I have no real interest in the news as a rule as it leads to depression and pessimism, I loath to admit that I have started to show symptoms of TOCD
Trump Obsessive compulsive Disorder, or OCDT…it sounds better!
Initially I became worried about the latest President of the United States and signed every online petition I could find that posed even the slightest opposition to him. I then started to comment on blogs, whos authors expressed worry and doubt about the new man at the top, adding my voice of support. Interestingly enough not one of the blogs that I follow or indeed anyone that I have email contact with in the US supports the new administration (at least publicly)
This man has to be stopped, I told myself, he has the potential to push buttons and I’m not talking about the ones on his keypad as he rants tweets. CNN, ABC, NYT, AP, NBC and of course the BBC became my new obsession, I even started to read his tweets in search for what? To be honest I have no idea!
It’s taken me a while but I am slowly beginning to realise that whilst it is good to protest its not good to be obsessed. So instead I have decided to laugh at the man and his madness, he is, after all, the comics dream, comedy gold as they say. I even watched Saturday Night Live to see the American take on the Pres and was reassured that if you can still take the piss of your government and the people in it as much as they are doing then its not as bad as it could be. I don’t know, but I doubt that they have similar programs in Russia about Putin? Memories of Spitting Image come flooding back!
I won’t go on, it’s off my chest, but I will end this post with one final word from the Collins English Dictionary which sums the man up in my mind:
(intransitive) British slang