Remember when I told you that the lockdown and all of these associated measures were going to start pushing people over the edge into lunacy?
You’re seeing that more now.
It’s only going to get worse from here on out.
Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has reportedly been hospitalized after a tense exchange with police in which he was armed, barricaded himself in his home and threatened to harm himself, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Authorities told the Sun-Sentinel that Parscale’s wife called police saying he was at their Fort Lauderdale, Florida, home with guns and threatening to harm himself.
Fort Lauderdale Police Chief Karen Dietrich told the Sun-Sentinel the encounter at Brad Parscale’s home was short and authorities were able to obtain help for Parscale.
He was taken to a hospital under the “Baker Act” which allows authorities to detain someone who may be a threat to themselves or others.
This statement is actually the weirdest part of this story.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) September 28, 2020
I don’t know which specific attacks he is referring to. There must have been some recent series of attacks. There are cryptic messages on his own Twitter from the last few months referencing his enemies.
I was @TeamTrump employee number 1 in 2015 for the exploration committee.
My team built the biggest infrastructure in history.
My critics are just trying to be relevant.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) August 8, 2020
I don’t really know what they were doing to him other than talking shit on the internet, however. He was not currently the subject of any high profile lawsuits or criminal investigations. Some people get really upset by people talking shit about them on the internet, I guess.
It’s very funny, when your dude goes insane and then you point to your enemies and say, “you did this.” It’s maybe a little bit too funny. I don’t think people will get it.
Anyhow, this guy obviously had some problems. He got a really big head after the 2016 campaign, when he basically took credit for electing Donald Trump, because he was running the online strategy. However, I frankly don’t remember seeing any of his work in 2016. I do remember that I myself sure did a lot of work, and I remember that /pol/ and r/The_Donald did a lot of work, but I don’t remember seeing any top memes from Brad Parscale’s department.
I mean, someone told me he made this epic meme:
But that has never been confirmed.
Anyway, he apparently convinced Trump that he was the genius behind the memes (similar to the way Richard Spencer convinced boomer donors that he invented Pepe the Frog), and got himself promoted to campaign manager.
Then, he did what might have been the worst thing I’ve ever seen, and planned a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on June 20, telling Trump it would be totally full and sold out. It was of course not totally full. In fact, the only people there were Jack Posobiec and 4 other people.
Nah, I mean, there were some people there. But the entire top bleachers were empty. It was the only time I’ve ever seen this at a Trump rally.
And yes, it was because of the virus, or at least related to the virus somehow. But there is no way that it was impossible to have a packed house, in some venue, in some city in America.
If it was impossible to have a packed house, then the campaign manager should have been able to figure that out, and not planned a rally. But Parscale told Trump he was going to bring in hundreds of thousands of people. Apparently, this internet expert was trolled with a bunch of fake RSVPs? It’s not clear. Who knows.
Anyway, after that, he was demoted back to cyber manager, which is his current position.
This probably makes it difficult for him to pay for the stuff he bought when, after he was promoted, he went on a NFL player style luxury purchasing spree.
Mediaite, August 22, 2019:
Brad Parscale has been promoted from President Donald Trump’s digital media manager to his 2020 campaign manager. Since the promotion, he’s been blowing millions on cars and real estate, even though his stated salary is only $15,000 a month.
This year alone he’s bought a $2.4 million waterfront mansion in Fort Lauderdale, a $78,300 BMW, and a $146,000 Range Rover, according to the Daily Mail. This was just months after Parscale and his wife had spent $2 million on condos in the Fort Lauderdale area.
His wife also looks very expensive, with these big fake Florida titties.
A failure like the Tulsa rally destroying your career is a difficult thing, that can crush a man.
I recently wrote about Jerry Falwell, and his situation of being totally crushed by losing his job, to the point where he fell down drunk and couldn’t get up.
Parscale’s situation is worse than Falwell’s. Falwell clearly had people out to get him, whereas Parscale apparently was just sloppy or incompetent and ruined his own career.
Everyone’s problems are being compounded by the virus hoax and the weird measures. Parscale is obviously not a particularly stable person, with a lot of problems, but he wouldn’t have gone full apeshit and done this teenager “I’m gonna kill myself, DAD!” routine to Donald Trump if he didn’t have all of the added pressures of this lunacy with the masks and everything being closed and the whole economy being collapsed and everything else.
Understand: having a personal breakdown like this is something that happens when your stress gauge significantly surpasses your stress management ability. His stress gauge popped on Sunday. There is no way he didn’t have stress from the coronavirus lockdown, meaning that if you removed that stress, his gauge would not have been full.
As the lockdown marches on, it increases the stress gauges of everyone. So, you will progressively see more and more stable people breaking, until eventually, you have people who without the lockdown would be perfectly normal completely snapping and going on rampages.
It can happen to anyone, just as anyone can have a heart attack if they don’t have enough blood pumping into their heart. Mental health isn’t mystical. It’s just a part of the overall wellbeing of humans. Right now, our psychic wellbeing is being harmed, systematically.
These kinds of breakdowns are going to become a constant element of the backdrop of our society.
I just hope some of them are funny.