Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
It will only get worse.
The shrill cries that rang out from the left, like a wounded animal, on November 9, 2016, have grown from roar to a thundering hurricane of raging disbelief and angst. Each day those that did NOT #walkaway, gather in small groups to tell each other how awful life is and that the end is nigh.
And then they hop on Facebook to say it again.
They are victims, though not in the way they believe, but in a much crueler sense from which there may be no salvation.
They are not victims of the things they want to be known for, the racism, xenophobia, sexism, financial oppression, but are victims of core liberal life goals. Now, this is not to say that those things don’t exist, as they surely do, as these despicable beliefs exist in the hearts of most liberals.
They think that because everyone they know is a racist (liberals only associate with other liberals) and because when they think of other races from their own, their first instinct is to pity them with their bleeding heart, which is the purest form of racism, that everyone must be a racist.
If they would only hang out with people outside their bubble, they would learn this isn’t true.
I could go on and on giving examples. This is not the point. We need to look deeper.
The Core of Their Disorder
If we understand the disease that is the progressive movement, then perhaps we can stop battling with them about their ridiculousness and maybe understand their self-inflicted pain.
Once we understand, then it will become clear that the kindest, most humane gift we can give the liberal is indifference. The hate that fuels their sickness can’t live in a vacuum. Without the annoying fact-based voices on the right to debate and slander, the will simply not exist.
What is at their core?
The little voice inside the liberal head has been conditioned to only look for the worst possible outcome and to hold lengthy discussions with the consciousness that begin with, “What if…” and end with a feeling of despair.
Like two dozen browsers always open, their minds fuel insecurity. And like a drug, the insecurity becomes an addiction. They loathe making decisions. They want to be told what to think. If a national news story involves two parties, neither of whom are white males, they must wait to find out which side to hate from their shepherds at MSNBC. Only then will the voices in their heads be quiet. Only then will they get their fix.
They like socialism. Not only is it based upon the idea that everyone is equal, it is rooted in a philosophy that in order to make sure everyone truly is equal, a central authority will make all the decisions. But here is the problem:
Liberals have taken the idea that every human should be treated with respect regardless of their race or beliefs and bastardized it to mean that anyone who works hard and succeeds is no better than those who never try.
They believe that the success is only stolen or given, never earned. They look for reasons to reduce achievement to something unworthy of praise. Striving to find the great asterisk to attach to the winners so that they might be brought down to the level of those who just couldn’t be bothered to try.
Their Leaders Feed the Disease
Obama, in a July 13, campaign appearance in Virginia when he was running against Mitt Romney, said, “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. (Applause.)
“If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.”
They take a simple truth, that nobody lives in a vacuum, and extrapolate from it that those who have risen to the top in their fields of endeavor are no better than those at the bottom. The achievers got lucky.
Why do they do this?
Why do the folks on the left who have clearly been successful through hard work preach against the idea of accomplishment?
Could anyone argue that Hillary Clinton has worked hard her entire life?
What about the other thought leaders on the left?
Again, none of them rose to become leaders by “mailing it in.”
Why then do they cringe at telling the truth?
I believe it comes down to two main points.
- They are preaching to a choir that doesn’t want to hear that reaching goals takes work.
- They don’t really believe they deserve praise for their accomplishments.
It’s the second point that goes back to the underlying issue that feeds this sickness we call liberalism, the self-doubt and self-loathing.
This progressive disease feeds itself through their constant self-criticism and criticism of others. It makes organism stronger, such that no amount of logic can kill it.
When we understand that the progressives are not the horrible monsters they appear to be, that they are just beaten down souls too weak from a lifetime of self-loathing to fight against the sickness, then we ourselves are freed from the burden of worrying about “fixing” them.
Instead of trying to argue that socialism is terrible and getting nowhere, we should just let the liberal be, secure in the knowledge that they deserve our pity.
These are humans who have been destroyed and beaten down in the most sinister of ways. We should feel sorry for them. We should reach out and hug those who escaped by #WalkingAway.
The individual spirit in the only cure.
Those that can’t be saved will always hate those on the right because we like the accomplishment, hard work, goals, and building better lives. They will hate how we don’t want to be given a free pass. They will rail against those who decide they don’t want a handout but would rather find their own way.
And they will then lament, “If everyone would just vote based upon their own self-interest, we would never lose another election.”
Which is code for, “Vote to let the government run your lives, it’s easier.”
But that’s not what conservatives want. We don’t want to be handed a participation trophy. We want to earn it.
And THAT is the most unforgivable sin the left can imagine.
Because, those who earn it, are NOT the same as everyone else.
They are better.
They are Republicans.