« Hollywood pays tribute to the military the only way they know how | Main | OK, Who Else Wants A Piece Of Me? »

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."

...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


TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/28109.

Comments (41)

Aw heck we knew that all al... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Aw heck we knew that all along it dont take a genius to find that out LIBERALS ARE NUTS

My sentiments exactly; it's... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

My sentiments exactly; it's just a really bad neurosis, and sometimes delusion. Perfect summary here.

If any Liberals read this b... (Below threshold)
glenn:

If any Liberals read this blog Dr Rossiter is in the soup.

Just think though, if we ha... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Just think though, if we had the full-blown Socialized Medicine that the liberals want, they could finally get the mental health care they so desperately need... (picture visions of "mental health care" ala Soviet Union style here)...

How exactly is this any dif... (Below threshold)

How exactly is this any different than the liberals fawning all over 'studies' by 'doctors' that conservatives are, in fact, mentally ill? One came out just a few years ago and was roundly ridiculed by the right.

I hope you posted this as a joke, Cassy.

Where's Barney? He forgot t... (Below threshold)
914:

Where's Barney? He forgot to clean His room again..

Here's a quote from the goo... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Here's a quote from the good doctor from your link:

"When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary villains, 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."

Now lets just change a word or two to fit the current hero of the right wing of the republican party whose lease on the White House is fortunately soon to expire.

'When George Bush (and thus his followers) whines about imaginary threats, rages against imaginary enemies and seeks above all to run the lives of every citizen in the US, and most of the rest of the world, who are competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the current conservative republican becomes painfully obvious.'

You are cuckoo, one and all.

How exactly is this any ... (Below threshold)
Brian:

How exactly is this any different than the liberals fawning all over 'studies' by 'doctors' that conservatives are, in fact, mentally ill? One came out just a few years ago and was roundly ridiculed by the right.

IOKIYAR.

Technically, extreme narcis... (Below threshold)
ras:

Technically, extreme narcissism - which is not being in love w/oneself, btw, but is instead a state of presenting and maintaining an unrealistic image of oneself to the world rather than of one's true self of whom one is ashamed - is a personality disorder, rather than a mental disorder per se.

Regardless, presume that the maintenance of this image is *overwhelmingly* important to such a person - as much as a fix is to a drug addict regardless of long-term consequences or short-term understanding - and you will understand the Hard Left (or libs or whatever label is used) and all their contradictions.

It ain't about what it's about. Debating the issues per se with them is a mug's game because they are smart - yes, smart, as are you - and already know how ridiculous many of their positions are. But they can't admit it, cuz that would shatter their *overwhelmingly* important image.

One more time, with feeling: it ain't about what it's about; it's about their egos. Blame the unearned self-esteem movement and its junk-food praise for creating kids whose reach so exceeds their grasp.

And wonder no longer why libs and islamists seem so alike. So what if their ostensible philosophies are so different; it ain't about what it's about. But both groups are emotionally similar in that they have been raised to believe they are superior in a world where they can see that they're not.

...whines about imaginar... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

...whines about imaginary threats, rages against imaginary enemies...

"Imaginary enemies"? You mean like the OBL, Iran, Saddam, Zarqawi, etc. and so forth? You mean those imaginary enemies? The very ones who committed acts of war and aggression against us (and yes, I count firing missiles at our planes in Iraq's former No-Fly zone an act of aggression and war)?

...and seeks above all to run the lives of every citizen in the US...

He does? Funny, I have no loss of freedoms that I can readily cite.

...neurosis...

You should talk, King Neurosi.We're all coming to get you! Boo!

liberalism is noth... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:
liberalism is nothing more than politics practiced by someone with a mindset of a five-year-old

"Yes, we can!" - Barack Obama (appeals to 'Liberals')
"Yes, we can!" - Bob the Builder (appeals to 5 year olds)

Coincidence ?

lol, Mike!... (Below threshold)

lol, Mike!

LOL, Mike and Peter. ... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

LOL, Mike and Peter.

Well said.

By the way, hardly "breakin... (Below threshold)
Brian:

By the way, hardly "breaking news". This book was published in October 2006.

Imaginary enemies - ... (Below threshold)
JFO:


Imaginary enemies - yes, the ones he went to fight against in Iraq while he let the real ones get away. You really want to talk about OBL - the guy they let get away out of criminal negligence, the guy he was going to get "dead or alive", the guy who was responsible for 9/11 and has been on the loose for close to 7 years now? You really want to talk about that guy?

Iran? Enlighten us about how he has made them no threat to us? Oh yeah. he called them a bad name - that's a hell of plan.

"You are cuckoo, one and... (Below threshold)
914:

"You are cuckoo, one and all"

Ah JFO, grow up that 5 year old mindset of Yours.

Why does Obama appeal to the 5 year old liberal mindset so much? I mean, they had Kookcinic and He actaully had the stature of a 5 year old?

I mean, they had Kookcin... (Below threshold)
Brian:

I mean, they had Kookcinic and He actaully had the stature of a 5 year old?

And that comment is supposed to demonstrate maturity from the right?

Brian:By... (Below threshold)
_Mike_:

Brian:

By the way, hardly "breaking news". This book was published in October 2006.

By the way, I think the 'breaking news' was sarcasm. Don't feel bad though, it's hard for 5 year olds to pick up on sarcasm.

Ah, only JFO and his inabil... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Ah, only JFO and his inability to grasp history can actually try to sound knowledgable.

So, GW said, "WE will go after TERRORISTS no matter where they are. If a country aids or helps them, we will go after them. If your not with us, you are with the terrorists". So, in JFO's meager mind, that means ONLY Osama. Not to mention that JFO said terrorists are an imagined threat. What a liberal bafoon. ww

Ummm, Willie what have we d... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Ummm, Willie what have we done to get the real terrorists currently residing in Pakistan? I'm listening.........how's that 10 billion we gave our dictator buddy there helping us with that?

And to help your really poor reading comprehension quote me where I said that "terrorists are an imaginary threat".
You assume, thus, as usual making an ass of yourself.

And if you're going to call me names at least get it right, you buffoon you.

Maybe all you folks aren't crazy - maybe some of you are just wound too tight.

This is fabulous, we must k... (Below threshold)

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.

Marx was one of the GREATEST idiots of all time.

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
.

http://absurdthoughtsaboutgod.blogspot.com/

:)
.

Oops, sorry, I didn't mean ... (Below threshold)

Oops, sorry, I didn't mean to post it twice.

:(
.

Thats ok USpace, 5 year old... (Below threshold)
914:

Thats ok USpace, 5 year olds learn from redundancy.

LOL, true, just trying to h... (Below threshold)

LOL, true, just trying to help.

:)

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
.

5 year olds can be pretty s... (Below threshold)
the struggler:

5 year olds can be pretty strong.Look how many times JFO has moved the goalposts.

Oddly enough, Dr. Sanity ma... (Below threshold)

Oddly enough, Dr. Sanity makes the same sort of observations.

Dr. Sanity: IVY LEAGUE POPULISM AND THE PATH TO POWER
.
What makes matters worse is that the "champions of the poor and oppressed" (as progressives of the left like to think of themselves) then virtually demonize anyone who suggests an alternate strategy-- even when that strategy has been proven to work.
.
We see this time and again in their portrayal of Republicans as people who "hate the poor" or as racists, whenever they suggest that pouring money into some programs has not worked or even diminished the problem of poverty. The radical idea that maybe there may be other solutions that encourage independence and self-sufficiency are reflexly deemed as insulting, demeaning, or damaging to the self-esteem and feelingz of the poor.
.
Such programs are basically all show and no substance. They make the people who propose and maintain them feel good, but do little to change the underlying causes of poverty and, in fact, reinforce the dynamics that perpetuate it.
.
The true believers of the political left become hysterical and incapable of reasonable discussion at this point; and psychologically it is apparent that their beliefs on this subject serves an intense psychological need. They need to portray their enemies as racist, sexist etc. because their demonstrable behavior often belies their own glorious rhetoric.
.
This is a very convenient psychological ploy that prevents these progressives from ever having to acknowledge their own innermost prejudices and biases, and hence they can easily convince themselves that their own racist, sexist behavior is appropriate--or even serves some "higher good". In the psychiatry business, we refer to this psychological maneuver as "projection". It requires considerable self-deception and this is usually achieved by "talking the talk" of equality, but "walking the walk" of egalitarianism.
It's kind of funny - I remember at one time "Question Authority" was a catch phrase. But I guess it depends on who the 'Authority' is - because there's some you DARE not question!

So, GW said, "WE will go... (Below threshold)
Brian:

So, GW said, "WE will go after TERRORISTS no matter where they are.... So, in JFO's meager mind, that means ONLY Osama.

Geez, WildWillie... toss another on the big heap of demonstrably false statements you've been posting lately.

In a day of stepped-up rhetoric and law-enforcement proposals, President Bush said today he wants accused terrorist leader Osama bin Laden "dead or alive."
So, GW said, "WE will go af... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

So, GW said, "WE will go after TERRORISTS no matter where they are.... So, in JFO's meager mind, that means ONLY Osama.

Geez, WildWillie... toss another on the big heap of demonstrably false statements you've been posting lately.
------------------------------------
Did he say that he is ONLY interested in Osama? BTW, where is Osama now? If he is so good and brave, why didn't he go to Iraq to bring up the morale for AlQ there? If he is alive, why is he hiding like a rat? Or is he waiting for Obama and the dems to withdraw from Iraq to create a safe haven for him and his allies?

Osama works at a U.S. unive... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Osama works at a U.S. university in the "Sensitivity Training" Department. They just sit around all day and cry themselves silly.

Did he say that he is ON... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Did he say that he is ONLY interested in Osama?

Nope.

Did anyone say that he said that?

Nope.

Do you have a point?

Nope.

Did he say that he is ONLY ... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

Did he say that he is ONLY interested in Osama?

Nope.

Did anyone say that he said that?
------------------------------------

Why did you respond to this

So, GW said, "WE will go after TERRORISTS no matter where they are.... So, in JFO's meager mind, that means ONLY Osama.


Again, what is your silly point?

Why did you respond to t... (Below threshold)
Brian:

Why did you respond to this
>So, in JFO's meager mind, that means ONLY Osama.

Because JFO said Bush wanted to get OBL. And then out of the left field, WW disingenuously accused JFO of saying "ONLY Osama", when that was not what he said at all. And then he sought to disprove JFO by showing a quote where Bush said he'd get other terrorists, too. Which, while true, did not cancel out the fact that Bush said he wanted OBL "dead or alive".

It's hardly worth responding to you anymore these days, since you intentionally pretend you don't understand anything. Either that or you're really that dumb.

Brian, You are so ... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

Brian,
You are so dishonest. JFO said that Zawahi, the AlQ leaders in Iraq for example, are imaginary enemies. That 's a dishonest and false statements. You cannot even be honest enough to acknowledge the truth.
Are you saying that AlQ in Iraq are imaginary enemies? Are you trying to defend that statement now? Can you be honest just for once?

BTW, I forgot you may be to... (Below threshold)
LoveAmerica, Immigrant:

BTW, I forgot you may be too dumb to understand JFO 's dishonesty. Let me try to explain it a little more slowly. Are you saying, as JFO did, that only OBL is the REAL enemy? All others are imaginary?

I wonder if LAI is a... (Below threshold)
JFO:


I wonder if LAI is a real person or a pseudonym for a representative of the RNC? Hmmmmmm.

I vote for a member of the RNC.

The "Breaking News" was ind... (Below threshold)

The "Breaking News" was indeed sarcastic, and I thought pretty heavily so. Thank you Mike for picking up on it. ;)

JFO's Comment:'Whe... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

JFO's Comment:

'When George Bush (and thus his followers) whines about imaginary threats, rages against imaginary enemies and seeks above all to run the lives of every citizen in the US, and most of the rest of the world, who are competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the current conservative republican becomes painfully obvious

Clearly JFO thinks that terrorists are imaginary enemies. I would even dissect the rest of the comment but JFO is having a hard time understanding why it was pointed out that he thinks terrorists are imaginary. HM! JFO having a hard time understanding? Isn't that redudant? ww

Once again, "buffoon", poin... (Below threshold)
JFO:

Once again, "buffoon", point out where I said terrorists are imaginary enemies.

Of course you can't because you the hater accuser are a hater and a dishonest hater at that.

I almost, repeat almost, fell sorry for people like you.

Hey Cassy,When did... (Below threshold)
ryan a:

Hey Cassy,

When did you read the book? What methods were used to come to those conclusions? Were there any problems that you saw with the data or the presentation of the data? What was the strongest part of the book? And the weakest part of the argument?

A book that makes such sweeping claims must be built upon incredibly sound data and methodology. Very impressive.

Here's something great abou... (Below threshold)

Here's something great about this:

Left-wing Fascism: An Intellectual Disorder
By John J. Ray
FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, October 22, 2002

A Leftist prophet

The ideas of Benito Mussolini, the founder of Fascism, are remarkably similar to the ideas of modern-day Western Leftists. If Mussolini was not the direct teacher of modern-day Leftists, he was certainly a major predecessor. What Leftists advocate today is not, of course, totally identical with what Mussolini was advocating and doing 60 to 80 years ago in Italy but there are nonetheless extensive and amazing parallels.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/Read.aspx?GUID=4F727F1C-01F2-44AA-93B1-ECCB922B38C3

Good stuff!

:)

Just the entire thread is r... (Below threshold)
DS:

Just the entire thread is retarded. This veteran psychiatrist is obviously a republican and is extremely biased. Wilie... you are not helping our cause by your arguments. On the behalf of educated republicans I urge you to just shut up.




Advertisements









rightads.gif

beltwaybloggers.gif

insiderslogo.jpg

mba_blue.gif

Follow Wizbang

Follow Wizbang on FacebookFollow Wizbang on TwitterSubscribe to Wizbang feedWizbang Mobile

Contact

Send e-mail tips to us:

tips@wizbangblog.com

Fresh Links

Credits

Section Editor: Maggie Whitton

Editors: Jay Tea, Lorie Byrd, Kim Priestap, DJ Drummond, Michael Laprarie, Baron Von Ottomatic, Shawn Mallow, Rick, Dan Karipides, Michael Avitablile, Charlie Quidnunc, Steve Schippert

Emeritus: Paul, Mary Katherine Ham, Jim Addison, Alexander K. McClure, Cassy Fiano, Bill Jempty, John Stansbury, Rob Port

In Memorium: HughS

All original content copyright © 2003-2010 by Wizbang®, LLC. All rights reserved. Wizbang® is a registered service mark.

Powered by Movable Type Pro 4.361

Hosting by ServInt

Ratings on this site are powered by the Ajax Ratings Pro plugin for Movable Type.

Search on this site is powered by the FastSearch plugin for Movable Type.

Blogrolls on this site are powered by the MT-Blogroll.

Temporary site design is based on Cutline and Cutline for MT. Graphics by Apothegm Designs.

Author Login



Terms Of Service

DCMA Compliance Notice

Privacy Policy