Psychiatrist concludes that today's self-harmful liberalism is a mental disorder. Agree?
Top psychiatrist concludes liberals clinically nuts Eminent psychiatrist makes case ideology is mental disorder WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed 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." Concerning earnings, the desire to do what one will with whatever one earns is not a mental disorder, it's a 'choice', whether they give to charity while alive, or through their Will, or give it to their children, that would be their decision alone to make. Liberals who believe otherwise prove this man's conclusion.
Asked By: trans- formed - 2/18/2008
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Thank You!! (by the way guns do protect us!) I completely agree with Dr. Rossiter. Some of the people who have answered this have shown the true signs as listed above especially the primitive feelings of envy. For instance, those answering by saying that conservatives are rich and want to keep all the money for... More
Answered By: RubyUnicorn - 2/18/2008
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Do you read The Onion a lot?
Answered By: iwillmocku - 2/18/2008
I don't see a reference at the bottom?
Answered By: Charlie Bucket - 2/18/2008
You sound like radio talk show host Michael Savage. Now, he is nuts.
Answered By: Robert R - 2/18/2008
So...... if you are going to list one "psychiatrist" as a "source" and we are all supposed to bow and acquiesce under this mighty weight of "science" then... More
Answered By: justLookin - 2/18/2008
"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... More
Answered By: sweet sweet jane - 2/18/2008
Yeah and Psychiatrists have one of the highest rates of suicide.
Answered By: Pook - 2/18/2008
you only present one person's view.. mainly your own.... meanwhile, many starve, many die without medical help because cunning conservatives only want to hoard as much of the wealth as they can get their hands on. As an example I can assure you that the major oil companies have conservative politicians (including the... More
Answered By: just a gorilla - 2/18/2008
OMFG. Have you attempted to determine the damaging effects of conservatism? How conservatism affects access to opportunity by the population with low income. I believe there are extremes of both schools of belief, but that there is an acceptable formula that will provide equal opportunity. However, because most of... More
Answered By: zeb6219 - 2/18/2008
Tell me, now: Do you believe every right-wing nut-job who makes some outrageous statement?
Answered By: jimthecelt - 2/18/2008
If you do not clearly see what this person is saying (sources are always good here, though), then you aren't paying attention... More
Answered By: Michael - 2/18/2008
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