Top shrink concludes liberals are nuts

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by satellite66, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Top shrink concludes liberals are nuts!
    Makes case ideology is mental disorder
    Posted: February 16, 2008
    12:23 am Eastern


    WASHINGTON – 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."

    While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to "the vast right-wing conspiracy."

    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.

    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."

  2. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Want more proof? Here it is. :D


  3. hit that nail square on the head....Mr. Satellite....

    I love it......:D

    The truth will set us all free.....;)
  4. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    I'd like to get his book on the subject to see all his background data from which he made the conclusion that liberals are certified NUTS, i.e., mentally ill !!!!!
  5. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    I bet there is more data proving his points about liberals than there is real data showing gun owners to be nuts.
  6. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    I like that article. I shared it with some folks I know as well as a car forum I'm part of...

    Thanks for providing the link as well. I get irritated when someone posts a great article I'd like to share, and they provide no link; a process that takes 2 seconds to do... CTRL+C, CTRL+V, Voila... :)
  7. Ursus

    Ursus Active Member

  8. Nighthawk

    Nighthawk New Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    South Central Texas
  9. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    As you can tell from my signature, I have been saying that for - - -

    Y E A R S !!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

    Up 'til now no one has LISTENED. :( :(
  10. noslolo

    noslolo New Member

    Oct 15, 2004
    Johnstown PA
    Sounds like a very good read, that would help alot of people. Hopefully before the election.
  11. TJFrey

    TJFrey New Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    I like the little children comparison, that indeed is how the liberal mind works.
  12. loarmistead

    loarmistead New Member

    Mar 10, 2008
    Davidson County, NC
    Finally. The truth comes out.
  13. lefty48

    lefty48 New Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
  14. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    Wikipedia and 50s study from CA? Had to dig deep to get that huh? :D
  15. One huge problem Lefty; by the modern definition, an authoritarian is not a conservative. A conservative believes in an ordered but free society, where the individual rights and freedoms are protected by the rule of law.

    According to your sited article "...the theories of Theodor Adorno and his colleagues predict one's potential for fascist and antidemocratic leanings and behaviors." Fascist and antidemocratic leanings and behaviors are the antithesis of modern conservative principles.

    Remember, the most noted fascist were the Nazi's, i.e. National Socialist Party. The dirty little secret is that Fascists, to include Nazis, are left wing.

    It seems to me that you've helped to prove the point of the original study; liberals are nuts.
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
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