Ailment is a good word for it. Here is an excerpt from a piece by George De Vries III writing at American Thinker:
Modernism and now post-modernism reject God, devalue the individual while suggesting equal outcomes for control, reject traditional values, and cannot admit to the black of evil or the white of truth on their gray-spectrum palette of values. Thus, the left construct their own reality and wishes it to dominate and control every aspect of life. Nothing matters but that goal – not the means or the words they speak toward that end. Speak a lie often enough, repeat it frequently enough, and it becomes the desired reality. Segregate speech into “go” and “no-go” political fashions, not by truth, civility, or appropriateness. Attempt to shame and intimidate by throwing out labels like racist, misogynist, Islamophobe, etc. Create crises for consolidation of power and control – e.g., climate change.
A good deal of the left are now flailing about in the throes of decompensation, as evidenced by their absolute and total post-election failure to understand what happened. Not only was Hillary Clinton arguably the worst presidential candidate ever nominated, but President Obama and his administration and policies were totally and utterly repudiated. That’s not to mention that other part of the splenetic cabal: the alphabet media. But always being true to who he is, President Obama has continued his self-congratulatory, medal-awarding tour while intimating that Hillary and Russia were to blame for the election foozle.
During the last year and a half of the presidential campaign, “America’s best days are still ahead of her” (paraphrase mine) was frequently heard, and President-Elect Donald Trump’s chief slogan was “we’re going to make America great again.” It’s doubtful without deep cleaning, though I hope I am wrong. A republic can stand and function only with a moral and informed voting citizenry.
As Thomas Jefferson put it: “Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.”
Read more: American Thinker