Funny, I have always felt that there was something wrong with those who demand to spend their lives sucking on the titty of the nanny state, and in return having to be submissive to the control freak state.
An article I found in The Catskill Commentator “Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder” kind of puts it in perspective.
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.”
For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.
In his penetrating analysis, Dr. Rossiter reveals modern liberalism's assaults on:
The freedom of adults to make good lives for themselves by cooperating with others
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.”
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.So next time you find yourself saying that the left have to be insane, it will be nice to know that there is a professional opinion backing you up.