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article imageOp-Ed: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

By Mark L Harvey     Feb 16, 2008 in Politics
There is an oddity that drives the Liberal Proponents of Guilt and Shame to frenzied hate and pitiful rhetoric filled with platitudes, bumper sticker sloganeering and utter contempt for those which do not comply or adhere to the Liberal Pathology.
It is painfully obvious to the vast majority that the over emotional weaklings cannot be trusted to be alone with themselves let alone be in positions of responsibility.
Some time ago, Family Security Matters conducted a study that revealed many issues of the liberal mindset and explained in detail that which most of already knew but did not understand The Why. This group brings to discussion topics such as Liberal pathology, Liberals are like children, A rage that knows no bounds, Fathoming liberal rage, Rage trumps rationality, Symptoms of liberal pathology, Diagnosing liberal pathology, Symptoms of liberal pathology and Diagnosing liberal pathology.
Rick Moran has attempted to clarify the Liberal Mindset of BDS but to this writer, it falls short of the mindset. The mental disorder that is all so prevalent in the psychological make up of the modern day Liberal has been further diagnosed and made public by Charles Krauthammer. Among other things: From 1975-1978, Krauthammer was a Resident and then a Chief Resident in Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital. During this time he and a colleague identified a form of mania (a part of bipolar disorder) which they named "secondary mania" and published a second important paper. The standard textbook for bipolar disease ("Manic Depressive Illness" by Goodwin and Jamison) contains nine citations of his work.
[...] In 1981, following the defeat of the Carter/Mondale ticket, Krauthammer began his journalistic career, joining The New Republic as a writer and editor. His New Republic writings won the 1984 "National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism." In 1983, he began writing essays for Time magazine. In 1985, he began a weekly column for the Washington Post for which he won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.
In 2006, the Financial Times named Krauthammer the most influential commentator in America, saying "Krauthammer has influenced US foreign policy for more than two decades. He coined and developed 'The Reagan Doctrine' in 1985 and he defined the US role as sole superpower in his essay, 'The Unipolar Moment', published shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Krauthammer's 2004 speech 'Democratic Realism' set out a framework for tackling the post 9/11 world, focusing on the promotion of democracy in the Middle East."
On the other hand, left-wing commentators have been quite hostile to Krauthammer. In a 2006 column in The American Prospect criticizing The New Republic and other proponents of democratization in Arab countries, Matthew Yglesias wrote that Krauthammer is "very possibly the worst journalist working in America today, a relentlessly pernicious force, never right about anything, who feels his commentary should not be shackled by the small-minded bonds of accuracy or logic." [...]
I find it curious that the "left" berates Mr Krauthammer to the degree that they do but, taking into consideration of the pathological mindset of the modern day Liberal, it really isn't much of a surprise at all, in the end run.
In December of 2003, Mr Krauthammer published the following article in many publications and the link to one of the publications is here:
Bush Derangement Syndrome
[...] It has been 25 years since I discovered a psychiatric syndrome (for the record: "Secondary Mania,'' Archives of General Psychiatry, November 1978), and in the interim I haven't been looking for new ones. But it's time to don the white coat again. A plague is abroad in the land.
Bush Derangement Syndrome: the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency -- nay -- the very existence of George W. Bush. [...]
And, so, it is no surprise that these studies have been further investigated. Such a study is here and now.
In a new publication resulting from years of study and documentation by top mental disorder doctoral investigations, we now have at our disposal a new book: THE LIBERAL MIND: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D.
Why do today's liberals act and think as they do? The radical left's politics and its destructive effects on our basic freedoms have provoked many to speculate on what makes these people tick.
The Liberal Mind answers the question. This book is the first systematic analysis of the political madness that now threatens to destroy history's greatest achievement: the American dream of civilized liberty.
In his penetrating analysis, Dr. Rossiter reveals modern liberalism's assaults on:
* Our freedom to make good lives for ourselves
* The ability of families to raise children to be self-reliant and mutual
* The morals, rights and laws that protect our freedoms
"Modern liberalism's irrationality can only be understood as the product of psychopathology. So extravagant are the patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that characterize the liberal mind that its relentless protests and demands become understandable only as disorders of the psyche." The Liberal Mind reveals the madness of the modern liberal for what it is: a massive transference neurosis acted out in the world's political arenas, with devastating effects on the institutions of liberty.
The unexamined political belief is not worth holding.
The unanalyzed political agenda is not worth promoting.
Get used to the irrationality of the 2008 election processes and be aware of the mindless mantra of "change" where the "change" is not clearly defined nor is it known.
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