posted on Jan, 9 2020 @ 06:31 AM
Well, I'm not a trained psychologist (pronounced "sick'-aw-lo-gist"), but I am a lifelong observer of human behavior. I'll give it a shot.
One quick note: I am not speaking of anyone who considers themselves a "Democrat." I am speaking of those who constantly exhibit the properties
carewemust has outlined. I personally refer to them as "Progressives" until such time as they outlaw that word and force me to choose another.
Ahabstar referenced "pessimistic bullies." I think that's pretty apt. The tendency I have noted is that these Progressives attempt to bully others
into accepting their pessimistic attitudes. One example would be Antifa: their tactic of choice is to flood the streets of a particular area and
threaten, intimidate, and even attack anyone who they believe doesn't agree with their 'protest.' That is obviously "bully" behavior. Another is the
cap ordeal: Progressives seem to get upset at a cap containing the letters M-A-G-A, which stand for "Make America Great Again." Now, anyone with two
functioning neurons to rub together can see that the USA is a great country. We led the Industrial Revolution, lead in exploring space, have a
military that is technologically superior, and our people generally have a high standard of living compared to most of the world. That's not to say we
haven't made mistakes; we certainly have! Slavery, the Trail of Tears, improper use of our military... yeah, we did all that, but it didn't make
America great. So the slogan does not cover that... it simply expresses a desire to make America great. What American wouldn't want that? But time and
time again we see the weakest in society, children primarily, abused for wearing a cap that simply expresses a desire to make America a great
Those are bully tactics.
So let's examine what it is that causes someone to use bully tactics. The typical bully is also a coward. They are perpetually scared. The bully
tactics serve as a constant source of reassurance of their own self-worth and ability. If they can beat up someone, it tells them that they are
physically powerful... if that person they beat up is smaller than them, that is a detail they can overcome in their mind. Their victim wasn't chosen
because they were small or weak; they just happened to be small or weak... at least that's what the bully tells themselves.
That source of reassurance is there to combat fear. In a schoolyard, that fear is typically attributable to a deep-seated sense of inferiority, and
that can come from many sources. Some feel inferior due to learning difficulties, and those can be due to a number of factors as well: overactive
metabolism, a tendency to not pay attention, an actual learning disorder, or just a rebellious streak. Whatever the core reason, they feel fear that
they are inadequate for whatever is coming next in life, and supplant this fear by proving their physical prowess over and over.
Even this proof of their physical prowess is false, however. I have yet to see a bully who acted alone. Usually there are several together: one acts
as the ringleader, the instigator of the bullying, and the rest back him up. Without the backup, the bullying behavior is curtailed. This reinforces
the concept of fear being the driving force behind the bullying, as without fear, their actions would not be so dramatically different when acting
So now that we have established fear as the driving force, what could so many people be so afraid of? Well, the future is always a constant source of
fear for many. We live in a fairly chaotic world, and our lives can be ripped asunder at any moment. I once was talking to a friend whose wife had
just died in a car accident. He called me and kept repeating, "I'm a widow." His whole world was shattered, and he was helpless to do anything about
it. A medical diagnosis, a fall, an announcement at work... all can have sudden, unexpected, serious repercussions on our lives.
Yet, many handle this while many do not. What is the difference? I am going to go out on a limb here and say, a belief in good over evil. Yeah, that
sounds corny, but most religions are based in this one principle. Those who handle life's vagrancies well typically say things like "everything will
work out in the end," while those who do not handle them so well will say something along the lines of "my life is ruined!" Well, the simple fact is
they are both right.
I believe we have fear, based on a lack of belief in good over evil, anger at those who seemingly ignore their cries for help, and a lack of
compassion because they are too concerned with their own survival, all to blame for the recent actions of these Progressives. The sad truth is, they
do not know how to handle life itself, and that terrifies them. they seek comfort in numbers, in asserting themselves in protests, and in the safety
of their echo chambers. The very thought that someone else might take some of their control from them is horrifying.
But there is more. Many of these Progressives, mainly the leadership, have availed themselves of one of the advantages that comes with power: criminal
activity. Now, whenever someone even attempts to thwart their power, they have something else to fear: the repercussions of their criminal activity
being uncovered. So they use whatever means they can, usually media, to get their followers fearful as well and thus keep themselves in power.
Little do they know, that is unsustainable and always has been.