By Xavier Lerma
Are liberals mentally ill, spiritually depraved or just ignorant good-hearted people trying to improve society? Liberalism defined by Merriam-Webster: "a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race". It sounds nice but history has already proven that political liberalism is not beneficial. Unfortunately, many still adhere to its philosophy which has led many psychiatrists to examine this behavior.
One such psychiatrist, Dr. Lyle Rossiter wrote the book:
"The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness."
"Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind: The adult drive toward omnipotent control of others, in any arena whatever, is rooted in fears of separation, abandonment loss or abuse--the residual effects of early attachment gone wrong. The need to dominate others arises from the tyrant's need for absolute assurance that the catastrophic loss of dependency or the pain of abuse so devastating to him in his earliest years will not be repeated."
"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."
Dr. Lyle Rossiter has 37 years experience with more than 1,500 patients as a board certified clinical psychiatrist. He is also a board certified forensic psychiatrist who has examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases. He was educated at the University of Chicago.
No wonder he had a lot of patients! Obama and his crew came from Chicago. Dr. Rossiter was also a psychiatrist in the army for two years. His website for his book is here. His professional website is here.
He also writes, "America's founding fathers intended, as the Preamble tells us, to establish justice, insure peace, provide for the nation's defense, promote its general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty. But the entire twentieth century, and the dawn of the twenty-first, have witnessed modern liberalism's relentless attacks on all of these goals and on all of the principles on which individual liberty and rational social order rest."
Many times on the Michael Savage Show he says, "Liberalism is a mental disorder". He actually wrote a book on it. I always laugh when he says it. Recently I reflected what is the common denominator among the liberals that I have met in my life and came up with a list. Maybe yours is the same or different.
Liberals have all or most of these qualities: -prefer to insult others rather than use logic and reasoning -have an arrogant behavior -use anti-depressants or illegal drugs -favor Marxists, Socialists or Communists -against all or part of the 10 Commandments-favor killing babies (abortion) -dislike Christians-liars -like Lucifer they hate obedience or responsibility
Then I made a list of qualities of people I have met that are conservative. They have most of these characteristics: -try to follow the 10 commandments-have a spiritual life either as a Muslim, Jew, Buddhist, Christian, etc. -have a genuine love for their Creator and people around them -selfless
Selfless? It almost sounds like Anakin Skywalker when he was talking to Senator Palpatine about the Jedi's virtues in "Revenge of the Sith". "The Jedi use their power for good. The Jedi are selfless. They only care about others." Senator Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious) was trying to seduce Anakin to the dark side by rationalizing his need of it.
When we rationalize anything seems acceptable. Determining good ethics can be easy just as those who planned the "final solution". That is one extreme. Another is how Obama allows chaos and death on the US / Mexican border in order to promote Soros' agenda of open borders and keep the Hispanic vote.
In the next video O'Reilly and Savage both speak about liberalism in America. O'Reilly calls them "secularists". Savage sees the radical left attacking the church. Michael Savage compares Communist Russia and modern America in this video.
Fox News' O'Reilly argues with Michael Savage about Liberalism
Dr. Michael Savage (Michael Weiner) has been a successful national talk show host since 1994. His Jewish grandfather escaped Russia's Bolshevik revolution and came to the U.S.. Savage was a liberal like David Horowitz who also later became a conservative. He is not your average talk show host.
He is highly educated with two Masters degrees. One in medical botany and the other in medical anthropology. Savage has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in nutritional ethnomedicine. He has written five New York Times best-selling books including "Trickle Up Poverty: Stopping Obama's Attack on Our Borders, Economy, and Security".
"Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" by Rap artist "The Infidel"
If you are in the public eye and speak the truth you will be attacked. When people speak the truth against the king, his royal subjects try to silence them. Michael Savage was banned from Britain for saying too much that the Obama administration did not like.
Dr. Manning defends Savage for being banned from Britain and tells how other conservatives like Fox News' O'Reilly will not defend him.
Leaders of liberalism have learned from Marx and Engel who promised prosperity, justice and freedom but only brought chaos and death to their people. History has proven the terrible effect it has on the world.
Liberals who led Communism, Socialism and Marxism all were doomed and failed miserably. Russia, China, Korea, Vietnam, Europe, countries in Latin America and others have benefited not one iota. Perhaps their leaders managed to revel in their riches but certainly not the people.
Lenin and Trotsky did not bring prosperity to Russia. The destruction of Christ Our Savior Cathedral by the Communists unleashed the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and innocent millions were murdered. The Red terror created slave labor camps called "gulags". The Ukraine was one giant concentration camp, "Holodomor.
China's Mao Zedong brought millions to their death as well. Tens of millions of Chinese were murdered during the "Great Leap Forward". Fortunately, China is more capitalist now much to Fidel Castro's chagrin. Nevertheless, the people in China as in Cuba are mostly poor in comparison to even today's citizens of the U.S..
National Socialist German Workers' Party was not Communist. It can be argued they were socialists as defined by Ludwig Von Mises. The government controlled everything just like the Soviets did. Some say Hitler had purposely made the Nazi flag red in order to attract Communists. His advances in operation Barbarossa were noticeably rejected by Stalin. Hitler was looked upon as a hero who eventually led his people to ruin.
Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh's name was equivalent to death. He sent 850,000 Vietnamese to their graves in "education camps" which does not include the war. The Democrats forced out President Nixon with Watergate. When the Democratic Congress refused to honor President Nixon's promise to defend South Vietnam, the North Vietnamese overran the south and later Laos and Cambodia.
The U.S. was the only country that never lost a major battle in Vietnam but allowed Communism to spread thanks to the Communist sympathizers known as the Democrats. Without America to defend them, millions more died under Communism in Laos and especially Cambodia. The blood of millions more were on the Democrats hands.
Socialism has made Europe economically and morally ill with some saying it started in America. Would it be better to say that the crash in 2008 was organized? Odd, George Soros actually made millions when everyone lost money. When will America investigate that old buzzard??? Fortunately, America said, "Hell no!", to Socialism in November 2010.
Remember Velma Hart? She was the one who told off Socialist Obama in front of America last September: "...and quite frankly, I'm exhausted. I'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that I voted for ...and deeply disappointed with where we are right now." Did Obama help her?
Are you kidding? She got laid off and lost her job just like others did the week before Thanksgiving. It was not Velma Hart who punched Obama in the mouth on Friday November 26th. Although, in my previous article, "Velma Hart, Voice of America" I joked, "Who is Velma Hart? She is the one who punched Obama in the face on American TV and got away with it.". Well, maybe she did do it. Way to go Velma!
Liberals may have some good ideas and policies but they always want the government to take more of your money (not their money) and use it. Who can better take care of your money? You or the government? This is a must see video that raises good financial questions. One example, Planned Parenthood versus Pro Life Groups are compared in the next video. Which is more cost-effective?
Famous comedian and talk show host, Dennis Miller said on the "Tonight Show" that he was a social liberal but a fiscal conservative. His honesty is on his sleeve. Contrast that to a liberal Democrat who like a Communist, lies when promising equality and a better life for all in order to put themselves in power.
Keep in mind that not all Democrats are liberal and not all Republicans are conservative. However, overall, Republicans lower taxes and are pro-life while most Democrats are liberal and prefer to raise taxes (take more of your money) and always promote abortion (killing babies) and Planned Parenthood. It has been that way after Kennedy was assassinated and LBJ took over in 1963.
For example, liberal Republican McCain always backed Planned Parenthood and abortions until he ran for president where he magically became a pro-life candidate. Fortunately, most Republicans are always pro-life and want less money from the people.
When Americans first complained about the Communist subversive activities in the country they were ridiculed. Most Communists then began calling themselves Socialists. When Americans exposed the Socialists as Marxists they were ridiculed again. Now Democrats use the term "progressive". What name will they use next? Will they call themselves "Saviors"?
The progressive claims he desires bigger government control of human life and generally has no consciousness of God. Those in political office promise equality and a better life for everyone as they rise to power. Sounds like Communism to me.
Below are the "Ten Reasons to Reject Socialism" by The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property.
"Why we must protect the family, private property and America from the dangers of Socialism."
1. Socialism and communism are the same ideology
Communism is but an extreme form of socialism. From the ideological standpoint, there is no substantial difference between the two.
2. Socialism violates personal freedom
Socialism seeks to eliminate "injustice" by transferring rights and responsibilities from individuals and families to the State. In the process, socialism actually creates injustice. It destroys true liberty: the freedom to decide all matters that lie within our own competence and to follow the course shown by our reason, within the laws of morality, including the dictates of justice and charity.
3. Socialism violates human nature
Socialism is anti-natural. It destroys personal initiative - a fruit of our intellect and free will - and replaces it with State control. It tends to totalitarianism, with its government and police repression, wherever it is implemented.
4. Socialism violates private property
Socialism calls for "redistributing the wealth" by taking from the "rich" to give to the poor. It imposes taxes that punish those who have been able to take greater advantage of their productive talents, capacity to work or thrift. It uses taxation to promote economic and social egalitarianism, a goal that will be fully achieved, according to The Communist Manifesto, with the "abolition of private property."
5. Socialism opposes traditional marriage
Socialism sees no moral reason for people to restrict sex to marriage, that is, to an indissoluble union between a man and a woman. Furthermore, socialism undermines private property, which Friedrich Engels, founder of modern socialism and communism along with Karl Marx, saw as the foundation of traditional marriage.
6. Socialism opposes parental rights in education
Socialism has the State, and not parents, control the education of children. Almost from birth, children are to be handed over to public institutions, where they will be taught what the State wants, regardless of parental views. Evolution must be taught. School prayer must be forbidden.
7. Socialism promotes radical equality
A supposed absolute equality among men is the fundamental assumption of socialism. Therefore, it sees any inequality as unjust in itself. Private employers are quickly portrayed as "exploiters" whose profits really belong to their employees. As a consequence, they rule out the system of wage earning.
8. Socialism promotes atheism
Belief in God, who unlike us is infinite, omnipotent and omniscient, clashes head-on with the principle of absolute equality. Socialism therefore rejects the spiritual, claiming that only matter exists. God, the soul, and the next life are illusions according to socialism.
9. Socialism promotes relativism
For socialism there are no absolute truths or revealed morals that establish standards of conduct that apply to everyone, everywhere, and always. Everything evolves, including right and wrong, good and evil. There is no place for the Ten Commandments, neither in the private mind nor in the public square.
10. Socialism mocks religion
According to Karl Marx, religion is "the opium of the people." Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union, agreed: "Religion is opium for the people. Religion is a sort of spiritual booze in which the slaves of capital drown their human image, their demand for a life more or less worthy of man."
"May God protect America from Socialism"
If you think that list was too short or unbelievable then I have just the thing for you. That is, if you want the truth. "The Communist Takeover Of America - 45 Declared Goals" from the U.S. Congressional Record, Vol. 109 88th, Appendix, pp. A34-A35 , January 10, 1963. The list will make you ask, "Are they insane?".
The answer to that is yes, the Communists and other liberals are insane. If you are over 50 you can see that almost everything that was written has already occurred in America. If you are young, you should first read "1963- The Year That Changed America" found on the middle of the page. A must read if you are an American.
There is a reason that most Americans are not taught the Bolshevik Revolution.
Another source is here.
Does America want a liberal or conservative government? Which is more effective? We all know government is wasteful and inefficient. Vladimir Putin warned against having a big liberal government at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland in 2009. He warned about the Soviet mistake.
"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
Josef Stalin (evil)
"Only moral criteria can help the West against Communism's well planned world strategy." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn (good)
Is liberalism an illness or perhaps a spiritual retardation? Isn't the quarrel between liberals and conservativesreally the same as evil and good? Light and Darkness? Physical laws exist and will never change. It is the same with spiritual laws that govern our souls.
If you stick your hand in the fire your hand will get burned and be of little use especially if you are dumb enough to keep doing it. If you steal something your soul will be damaged especially if you are dumb enough to keep doing it. It is not apparent at first but it has a damaging effect in your life. You will not improve yourself and your mind will be darkened to things that are obvious to others.
Most conservatives tend to stay in tune with a higher intelligence outside of themselves. They are more likely to admit their own flaws and failures. No one is perfect. Faith is the spiritual intelligence that cannot be fathomed by most radical liberals especially by atheist leaders like George Soros.
The spiritual life is the fourth dimension that cannot be measured by a tool. However, it can be measured by cause and effect. If you pray you will be enlightened and self-improvement will become evident. If you do not pray you will tend to have more mundane, animalistic reactions and behaviors. Carnal desires will have more control over the individual rather than the mind and soul. Criminals are more likely to be rehabilitated by religion.
We know a tree by its fruit. If a man says he is good but constantly beats his wife, we know he is really bad. A woman says she is a bad singer but every time she sings we hear a beautiful voice. We know she is a good singer. We know them by their actions not by what they say.
In the same way, always judge a politician by his actions and not during their election when it is too late. A conservative would tend to do their homework and find out the details of the politicians actions and deeds. A liberal votes by peer pressure or feelings they get from political advertisements.
So, are liberals mentally ill, spiritually depraved or just ignorant good-hearted people trying to improve society?
Well, Vladimir Lenin did say, "The so-called cultural element of Western Europe and America are incapable of comprehending the present state of affairs and the actual balance of forces; these elements must be regarded as deaf-mutes and treated accordingly". Later he called President Wilson a "simpleton".
The BBC has taken the evolved term "useful idiots" and defined it: "useful idiots, in a broader sense, refers to Western journalists, travelers and intellectuals who gave their blessing - often with evangelistic fervor - to tyrannies and tyrants, thereby convincing politicians and public that utopias rather than Belsens thrived.
John Sweeney for the BBC, does a great job and his report is important for us today as it is for future generations. He interviews Professor Donald Rayfield who says a useful idiot is:
"...someone who doesn't think they're an idiot, who thinks they're highly intelligent, but is so easily persuaded by flattery from people in power; that they're prepared to serve their purposes and allow themselves to be duped".
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