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Monday, February 25, 2008

Breaking News: Psychiatrist finds that liberals are crazy!

A psychiatrist who has treated over 1,500 patients has come to the unshocking conclusion that liberalism is indeed a mental disorder.
Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."

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Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by the two major candidates for the Democratic Party presidential nomination can only be understood as a psychological disorder.

"A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do," he says. "A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation's citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do."

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

  • creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
  • satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
  • augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
  • rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.

    "The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."

  • So, Dr. Rossiter has concluded what conservatives have been saying for a long, long time -- that liberalism is nothing more than politics practiced by someone with a mindset of a five-year-old, immature and emotional.

    Does this mean that with some mental help, liberalism can disappear? Interesting, indeed...

    Hat Tip: Evaluation

    12 comments:

    Yominium said...

    Hasn't Michael Savage been saying this for a few years now? Not exactly "breaking", is it?

    Blogradamus said...

    I hope this is tongue-in-cheek, unlike the assorted serious studies on the "causes" of conservative thought as a mental disorder, which were deservedly ridiculed.

    Liberals may stupid and evil, but calling them mentally ill is just engaging in the same stupid tricks they engage in.

    Blogradamus said...

    I hope this is tongue-in-cheek, unlike the assorted serious studies on the "causes" of conservative thought as a mental disorder, which were deservedly ridiculed.

    Ultraliberals may be stupid and evil (whereas I think regular liberals are simply childish), but calling them mentally ill is just engaging in the same stupid tricks they engage in.

    Anonymous said...

    It's sad to see an obviously young attractive young woman fall for the dark vision of hate and fear espused by the dying consevative movement. 9 times out of ten the movies you love, the music you love, the television shows you watch were created with majority input by people that identify themselves as liberal.

    To obviously despise over half of the population seems like such a desperate idea in so young a person. Do you also hate blacks, gays, muslims,hindus?

    You gotta get out and see the world, meet some people. The state of our country today is the result of 6 years of conservative rule.

    Cassy, you are just to young to have this dark and negative vision of the world.

    mkfreeberg said...

    Well, I can only speak for myself but I think when fat ugly chicks fall for things that shouldn't snooker them, it's just as sad as when gorgeous hot babes fall for things that shouldn't snooker them. And like many others, I'm perfectly capable of hating people without thinking they're nuts, or questioning their sanity without hating them. Those are two different things.

    But to regard liberals as crazy, you only have to do two things. One, you have to look at "sanity" as describing a general readiness, willingness and ability to behave productively in life, with some reliability. That is to say, sane people have thought processes that enable them to make decisions that turn out to be good, with a frequency above-par compared to a thought process based on random chance. Two, from this, you need to exempt thought processes that are based on "fitting in" with a crowd, just doing what everybody else in proximity is doing, to earn adulation.

    So if we do those two things, we define sanity as an ability to make individual choices. More to the point, to know how to make individual choices, productively, independently.

    And liberals just don't have it in 'em. Just look at the Obamaphenoma for starters...people fainting because a bunch of other people are fainting. They wannavoteforobama, but they can't say why. It's just the "cool thing" to do. There are lots of ther examples, but I don't think they're necessary.

    To the extent that sanity is an ability to interact with an environment, with autonomy, to reliably produce the desired outcome based on your sense of good judgment, liberalism is all about not having it.

    Anonymous said...

    So do you read this kind of 'scientific' literature with any kind of skepticism, or do you just ingest it as fast as you can?

    Seriously, you might try being a little more critical when choosing your reading list. You DID read the book, right?

    How is this any different than when liberals read Michael Moore's completely biased bullshit and accept his words uncritically?

    This book is just more polemic propaganda, thinly disguised as science.

    Depressing.

    -ra

    Gredd said...

    Clearly this guy needs federal funding to do further studies.

    mkfreeberg said...

    So do you read this kind of 'scientific' literature with any kind of skepticism, or do you just ingest it as fast as you can?

    Neither. I check this against my own personal observations, which is sometimes difficult to do, and sometimes very easy to do.

    In this case, it's very easy to do.

    Hope that meets with your approval, anonymous person. If it doesn't, I'm just going to be losing all kinds of sleep tonight.

    Anonymous said...

    mkfreeberg:

    Neither. I check this against my own personal observations, which is sometimes difficult to do, and sometimes very easy to do.

    Ok. So you don't read with skepticism? You just check to see if what you're reading affirms your preconceptions? Is that what you're saying?

    In this case, it's very easy to do.

    Good for you. Glad to hear that you're not overexerting yourself.

    Hope that meets with your approval, anonymous person. If it doesn't, I'm just going to be losing all kinds of sleep tonight.

    Well, I wasn't actually addressing you, but thanks for the well-reasoned reply. I am glad that you are so proud of accepting this very well researched book because it confirms your political predilections.

    And yes, there was some sarcasm in there somewhere...

    Keep up the good work.

    -r.a.

    USpace said...

    great article! This is fabulous, we must keep writing about this stuff and sending stuff like this to our 'Correct' friends, as well as to those on the Left.

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    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    Marx was simply BRILLIANT

    .
    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    never admit you were wrong

    Communism's FANTASTIC
    BEST false ideology

    .
    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    keep poor people poor

    ALWAYS vote Democrat
    only good intentions count
    .

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    :)
    .

    USpace said...

    And furthermore:

    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    politics is religion

    feeling is most important
    thinking is not required

    .
    absurd thought -
    God of the Universe says
    claim to care for people

    call yourself progressive
    your policies hurt poor folk

    :)
    .

    Anonymous said...

    hmmm.

    what a surprise, the fact that none of my questions were addressed.

    just accept the bullshit of some supposed 'scientist,' without reading the book, and post it online because you agree with its political intent.

    way to be skeptical. yes, we must all think for ourselves...

    -ra