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 Copyright © November 2004

Are Liberals Really Dysfunctional?...

Not Such an Outrageous Claim After All.

~written from the common sense perspective of The Winds of the Soul~

by Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.)

 
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To link a socio-political view with a significant mental aberration is no laughing matter, because such a dysfunctional perceptual-set has generally run our country over the past 50 years.  It has been the prevailing wind of the Elite Media who have fed us information that is in concert with their prevailing opinion.   

 So far, I have presented the idea that the gross, undisciplined and self-serving, overly self-absorbed and self-promoted, incubated egocentricity of the everyday Liberal is the fundamental underlying antecedent of aberrant cognition that largely enables, incubates and proliferates, protects and insulates, if not inoculates, the dysfunction of the Liberal Mindset from appropriate reality testing and serious challenge.  I know that at first blush, this is quite an astounding perspective, and perhaps too over-extended and harsh an analysis for some ears.  But it needs to be said....

To link a socio-political view with a significant mental aberration is no laughing matter, because such a dysfunctional perceptual-set has generally run our country over the past 50 years.  It has been the prevailing wind of the Elite Media who have fed us information that is in concert with their prevailing opinion. 

It has been the most powerful political persuasion in Washington, DC, that has until very recently run the House and Senate of the U.S. Congress, being the majority political power of our country.  And, it remains the driving perception which forms most opinions among the entrenched autocracy of our civil servants, including the sacred halls of both our Liberal State Department and CIA. 

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To tout the Liberal Mindset as fully legitimate and intellectually astute, capable of providing an accurate rendering of the real world, is woefully ignorant of the heteroclitic nature of Liberal's own self-centered egocentric psychology.  In other words, and to be most blunt, if you can't see the fools in front of you, perhaps you're a fool yourself and are part of the problem.

Most of us have grown up oblivious to its rancor, and  unaware as just how predominant and how far the pale of Liberalism insidiously extends throughout our culture. 

Indeed, such a realization brings credibility to the notion of many of us feeling that we actually live in a ward within a psychiatric asylum much like that of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" run by abusive nurses!  We continually find ourselves awakening to a situation not of our choosing and wondering who put the bars on the windows while we were sleeping.

Remember, we are really only talking about the extent that rampant egocentric self-absorption has become normalized within our country.  Most simply, rampant egocentric self-absorption = the Liberal Mindset.  

Without such incubated and protected narcissistic egocentricity, the Liberal Mindset would go the way of extinction just as other childish notions generally do as one grows up and finally matures.  But because it becomes so socially rewarded while insulated from reality testing, it remains entrenched within the minds and hearts of Liberals.  No matter their chronological age, they remain childish and undeveloped with all the maneuvering skills we would expect in an adult.

To tout the Liberal Mindset as fully legitimate and intellectually astute, capable of providing an accurate rendering of the real world, is woefully ignorant of the heteroclitic nature of Liberal's own self-centered egocentric psychology.   

In other words, and to be most blunt, if you can't see the fools in front of you, perhaps you're a fool yourself and are part of the problem.

Still some may argue that such an exposition of mine lacks merit, questioning the absence of published studies, etc, feeling that if it is indeed yet to be documented, then the point should not be advanced.  My reply is that in order for any study to be undertaken, the thesis first needs to be advanced in a reasonable way.  And, that's what I'm doing.  I invite anyone to prove me wrong. 

As a student and observer of human behavior, there's just too much going on here for this not to make sense. In fact, I think most thinking people have been sensing this for years if not having already labeled this dysfunction, seeing the connections between Liberalism and the decay of our civilization, the slackening of our moral resolve, the de-prioritizing of our values..., certainly not in the bettering of these broad foundations. 

As mentioned last month, Liberals would have us believe that there is no connection, no conjunction, no association or possible evolution between the basis of their behavior and the degradation of our society, or their making possible the evil tyrannies of despotism.

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Again, what fantasy----what delusion! They prove incapable of understanding the antecedents of totalitarianism, or recognize those things which singularly and specifically stem from their own habitual Liberal Mindset are the salient precursors of "evil" made manifest itself!  How do they hope to lead when they are so blind?

Liberals would have us swallow that there is no relationship between the foundations of their own self-absorptions and the craze of oppressive tyrannical mindsets.  Specifically, they refuse to recognize that such sociopathic behavior has its determined roots in the Liberal self-centered unhealthy persuasion, and in time, makes possible the entry of a political tyrant upon the world's stage!

Instead, they would have us believe that their seeds of influence are innocent and would never lead to such social malignancies..., that flirtation with "evil" is not evil, but makes the world a better and more global place. 

That's akin to saying that a little bit of arsenic poisoning administered everyday is a healthy thing, no matter the physical weakening that may then ensue, and that any resulting disfigurements and fatalities are only exceptions to their rule and should be ignored!

Again, what fantasy----what delusion! They prove incapable of understanding the antecedents of totalitarianism, or recognize those things which singularly and specifically stem from their own habitual Liberal Mindset are the salient precursors of "evil" made manifest itself!  How do they hope to lead when they are so blind?

Once more, the link between the depravity of butchering tyrants and the Liberal Mindset is more direct and obvious than most think.  To wit, let me clearly lay out the direct connections so that we all may understand...

First, we must remember something very important, yet not often spoken often enough nor clearly enough in our public dialog today.  Namely, the Liberal notion of justifying whatever suits one's own ego, creates a self-serving "opportunistic" twisted frame of reference, a prevailing priority of self-promotion and subsequent myopic direction that is thereinafter dogmatically and relentlessly followed. 

The Liberal cause (whatever it may be), generally unbalanced and not objectively thought through, becomes a "right" derived from the ego's central demand that everything must subordinate to its own imagining, leading to the wrongful conclusion that its "might" and "numbers" makes "right" (instead of right making might) and that its gathering power brings with it the justification for dominance. 

As a recent example of this turn about, recall Clinton's explanation of why he performed his sordid activities in the White House as "Because I could...," clearly excusing himself because of his egocentric positioning.  He took advantage of the "opportunity" presented him without any thought as to the harm done to the Office of the President.  Again, rampant undisciplined egocentrism.

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And make no mistake, "opportunism and exploitation" are the manifest faces of Liberal egocentrism and the corruption that ensues.  These constitute the foundation and prevailing thread between the Liberal Mindset of today and the atrocities which were committed in the past, as well as those that are finding place in the present.

Now let's review what many others have said before me. Namely, the Liberal egocentrisms of "opportunism" are in fact, a sort of social Darwinism, which interestingly was as well the very basis for the infamous ideologies of Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, some of the most brutal autocratic dictators of the last century. 

It's no fluke nor secret that all of these failed men found philosophical basis and justification for their totalitarian regimes expressly from the liberally revered writings of Darwin, believing that his thesis on "the survival of the fittest" (now proven wrong, by the way: see newsletter September 2001) justified and legitimized their butcheries and injustices.  Each freely referenced Darwin's ideas in their personal writings as being their central influence for direction. 

And yet, sighting the mistaken biology of Darwin as the legitimization of their forms of social engineering and direction is absurd and totally unjustified, since "altruism" not "exploitation" has been found to be more the rule than not in the animal kingdom.  Recent evidence suggests that animals often help one another while receiving no obvious benefit in return, an occurrence more widespread than is commonly known, and has even been documented between different individuals of different species. 

Indeed, such "altruism" is the antithesis of "opportunism," and refutes the very heart of Darwinian notions of "survival of the fittest," and as such, strips away any pretense for biological justification from the ideologies of the world's worst tyrants and their Liberal egocentricities.  Yet again, another self-centered Liberal idea, no matter how meticulously crafted and protected, bites the dust....

And make no mistake, "opportunism and exploitation" are the manifest faces of Liberal egocentrism and the corruption that ensues.  These constitute the foundation and prevailing thread between the Liberal Mindset of today and the atrocities which were committed in the past, as well as those that are finding place in the present.

These are the connections they so wish to disown, but cannot.  These are the exposures they so wish to deny, but are unable.  These are the threads of evidence they so willingly suppress, but cannot destroy.  These are the like "kin" which cling to the Liberal's skirts, and stain their cause forever.

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The elitist posturing which results from the exploitive egocentrism of Liberalism, deceptively instructs civilizations to travel down a path that has consistently lead only to intellectual decay and physical ruin.  This is the course on which the Liberal Mindset would have us travel, despite their rhetoric to the contrary.  There's no reason to believe that their empty promises will change for us in the future. 

The elitist posturing which results from the exploitive egocentrism of Liberalism, deceptively instructs civilizations to travel down a path that has consistently lead only to intellectual decay and physical ruin.  This is the course on which the Liberal Mindset would have us travel, despite their rhetoric to the contrary.  There's no reason to believe that their empty promises will change for us in the future. 

A corrupt model yields only corrupt results.  Anything which is tainted by the unyielding egocentrism of Liberalism will turn sour and become corrupt itself.  Liberalism cannot save us, but only ensures that the fetters and chains of Hell become shackled to our feet. 

Curiously, the Liberals egocentric driven "opportunism" extols the exact opposite qualities and characteristics that the Bible lauds and speaks about as the goodly basis of individual self-awareness and the resulting functions of family, culture and civilization....those being: to be honest, just and merciful, and to love kindness, generosity, and humility, loving God more than self...and embracing all that is good while shunning all evil. 

Lacking this prescription reigning in the ego, this is yet another reason as to why Liberals make poor leaders, and ultimately, damagingly erode the freedoms of those they purport to lead and represent.  Their actions are never for the best of mankind.  Stripping away the veneer, we consistently find that they only serve themselves.

Again, Liberalism, bared of all its swagger and design, is nothing more than an unreigned egotism that demands its own, and will literally destroy anything or anybody that stands in its selfish way.  No matter their cover, the majority rights of others are always rationalized as expendable, and are not viewed as important as its own right to be self-satisfied.  There are no exceptions.  It looks to advantage itself in every opportunity presented, no matter the costs to others, no matter the harm its exploitive nature brings.

Never is this manner more salient when considering what has happened to otherwise legitimate causes after Liberals hijack them for their own political purposes. 

Take the case of environmentalism.  Now, I've always considered myself a balanced environmentalist, but what the Liberals have done with this cause in particular is outrageous and downright shameful, turning the word "environmentalist" into a disreputable cronyism... 

Hence, we find that no matter the cost, Liberal environmentalists always seek a one-sided, egocentric picture that leads them, for instance, to take water from thousands of decent family farmers in order to save a fish from extinction....., even though that particular fish is later found not to be in danger of extinction, the data having been confabulated by the Liberals themselves.  

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They do not seek a "melting pot" of tradition and talents, but rather the stripping away of all individual differences, making us clones after the order of Orwellian patterning.  Although they would have us believe differently (and perhaps in this does their twisted genius really demonstrate how dark they truly are), they are in fact the portending "BIG BROTHER" we should all fear. 

Elsewhere, their common strategy of "politics above environment" seeks to unilaterally stop the burning and clearing of underbrush, even though it makes the forests a potential tinderbox which explodes and burns millions of acres uselessly every year.  So much for leaving the care and direction of our nation's forests in their self-serving hands. Notwithstanding the needed and reasonable regulation of the logging industry, the vitriolic rabidity coming from Liberals is clearly over the line. 

And too, entrenched in their typical over-reactive mode, they seek to make recycling a conscionable "global" matter, even though much of recycling has proven to date to be ineffective, inefficient, more costly, and more importantly, less environmentally sound than originally thought.   

In fact, consider any Liberal backed cause today..., and generally the cause itself legitimately originated elsewhere only to be commandeered by them for their elitist purposes.  This is standard fare for Liberals.

Politically, Liberals seek a witless world order, a hegemony where everything is made in their image.  They promote any number of appeasement strategies that are targeted to specifically dilute and obscure moral values, moral principles, and any cultural histories which challenge their egocentrically defined authorities, making everything "harmonized" (another code word for "sterilized") for its own tune. 

They do not seek a "melting pot" of tradition and talents, but rather an "enforced multiculturalism" that far from encouraging diversity, actually seeks to strip away all individual differences, making us clones after the order of Orwellian patterning.  Although they would have us believe differently (and perhaps in this does their twisted genius really demonstrate how dark they truly are), they are in fact the portending "BIG BROTHER" we should all fear. 

No one else has the capacity for such deception and arrogance.  No one else manifests the conspiratorial and paranoic insight so comfortably threaded within their daily thoughts.  Indeed, so habitually self-absorbed, these cognitions become second nature to Liberals, who seek a one-world-order run and directed by themselves. 

Anything not seen to tote their line, obeying their political correctness, or carrying and upholding the party line, is judged as offensive, against the harmony of their established order, and targeted for their propaganda and reeducation (code word="annihilation"). 

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In reality, Liberals appear to be very alone....desperately alone..., selfish people who have only become more lonely over time..., since their egocentrism has left them infertile, without imagination, and further isolated.  Generally, the more self-absorbed one becomes, the more alone they are in life, no matter the people with which they may try to surround themselves.  

What they cannot persuade others to agree with them, they will force upon us through one-sided adjudication, turning the unaccountable judiciary into law makers, usurping the powers of the legislature.  Through such chicanery, they have already proven their intentions, using every advantage they can to make their point of view law, no matter how wrong their point of view turns out to be. 

This myopic self-indulgence is seen no matter the discipline they attach themselves to.  Whether it's trying to change the history of the United States by writing-out the influence of the Judeo-Christian heritage, or rewriting the definition of marriage to include homosexuals, or believing that abortion has nothing to do with the cause for Life, the Liberalization of our educational institutions and the promotion of the Lawyer upper class, the Liberal Mindset will work to overthrow reason and understanding, while exploiting fear and hatred to its own political advantage.   

Such is their blindness, which turns to curse all their works, spreading into all areas of their lives.  Misinformed and out-of-touch, Liberals give poor advice and direction for those that choose to follow them.  Again, they lack the necessary prerequisites of character to make good leaders....

Behind the Liberal appetite for social acceptance and acclaim, rests the fact that their ego and resulting personality is prematurely consolidated, resulting in a "small," meager, impoverished, and "mean" personality, missing and devoid of the many "parts" of their personality they should have, leaving little room for the characteristics of generosity and mercy, kindness and understanding to grow much less become a dominant part of themselves.

In reality, Liberals appear to be very alone....desperately alone..., selfish people who have only become more lonely over time..., since their egocentrism has left them infertile, intellectually sterile and without imagination, and further isolated.  Generally, the more self-absorbed one becomes, the more alone they are in life, no matter the people with whom they may try to surround themselves.  

Filled with so much of themselves, there's simply no room anymore for anything else.  The more they crave the applause and audience of others, the more dissatisfied and alone they appear, just like that which is in continuing evidence amongst Liberal Hollywood Elites.  As is ever the case, more and more is needed to make themselves satisfied and give themselves a "fix."

Ironically, these are the very people who have not the slightest capacity to really relate to others, but in the end crave the very interactions of others which they originally disdained and held inferior in order to fill up the black-holes of their ever widening cavernous empty inner worlds.  These are people that are hopelessly addicted to their own egos and elitist positioning----and like most addictions, leave their addicted users only more weakened and incapable of dealing with the real world. 

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About the Author:  Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.) is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuroscientist having been educated abroad where he completed his postgraduate studies at King’s College, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and then graduated and received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. He has been in private clinical practice and medical research for over 25 years, being active as an author, popular radio and TV personality, public speaker, and biomedical researcher. An expert in a number of fields including Forensic/Criminal Psychology, Child and Family/Relationship Psychology, and Neuropsychology. 

 

 

 

 

So self-absorbed, they have no place in their heart for another.  So egocentric in their world view, there's no possibility for any opinion other than their own to ever be seriously considered.  So filled with their self-centeredness, nobody but themselves is ever worth listening to.... So isolated, so alone..., they remain so deeply angered, if not enraged, at their personal predicament! 

They never intended this lonely result, but could not and would not, no matter how they have been warned to change their habits and directions, read the ominous signs of their demise along the way.  Like the Barbados Green Tail Monkey mentioned last month, Liberals remain ensnared in a trap largely of their own making, and relentlessly chatter about the unfairness and injustice of it all while still holding onto the very thing that has crippled them, and seeks to cripple us if we're not careful.  

In the words of songwriter Paul Simon, "I am a rock..., I am an island..."  And with those sentiments engraved upon the Elitist Liberal cold heart, the final words of Peter Pan's Captain James Hook as he faced his demise with his nemesis the crocodile, come to mind:  "Old..., Alone..., Done for!" 

 

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