Let us examine the possibility that Liberalism is a developmental disease brought on by a lack of parental discipline or nurturing at an early age.
First, let us take a look at common characteristics of toddlers that I think we can all agree on:
1. Thinking they are always right and saying NO to any idea that conflicts with their selfish desires
2. Magical thinking
3. A need to have control of everyone around them
4. Dependence on their mother and father or a guardian for protection and sustenance
5. Throwing Tantrums and whining as a way of getting their way
6. Utter self-centeredness
Now let us compare those to the actions and thoughts of many extreme liberals.
Thinking they are always right and saying NO to any idea that conflicts with their selfish desires
It is common when discussing something with an extreme liberal that they will promptly refuse to continue on once you stop bowing to their beliefs.
They will just give up a logical discussion and do the equivalent of a three year old taking their ball and going home. We have all seen it. They
are right and you are stupid (or even a hater, racist, etc) for being against what they are for. For example, when you discuss Pro-Choice with them
they will insinuate that you are uneducated for thinking it is murder to abort a zygote and will refuse to acknowledge that a human zygote, given what
it needs to survive, will always become a human child. Trying to teach many of them the difference between right or wrong is just as fruitless as
getting on your knees and looking a two year old in the eyes and explaining to them why it is wrong of them to smear their feces on the wall. They
are just not mentally developed enough to understand simple concepts. The only consistent answer they can give is a resounding NO!
Most Extreme Liberals believe anything is possible. They commonly appear to believe that resources, including money, is unlimited and human nature
will simply disappear if we are all nicer or are handed everything that we want or need. They seem to believe that money and resources magically grow
on trees to support their social agenda, and the rest of us are unpatriotic for not wanting to hand ALL of our hard earned money to the government.
The only time it seems like resources are in fact going to disappear is if they have something to gain about it, maybe green cars, or eco-friendly
To add to this, many of them believe that war and evil will simply disappear to exist if we would just be kinder and gentler to the very people that
want to murder us. They believe it is our fault that our enemies may want to kill us.
A need to have control of everyone around them
Let me just give a few examples. They believe that since they disagree with guns or smoking that nobody should be allowed to own guns or smoke
anywhere. They have decided that they know what is best for the world and therefore you shouldn’t have any choice in the matter, well unless you
want to have an abortion. Then it is ok, because as long as the choice agrees with what they want then it is ok.
Dependence on their mother and father or a guardian for protection and sustenance
This idea is simply supported by their belief that once we are adults and our parents no longer support us then this role must be continued on by the
government. A higher power, so to speak, to provide for and protect everyone from the consequences generated from their own actions or inactions.
They seek to create a parental figure that will feed you, clothe you, and put a band-aid and some Peroxide on the scrapes and bruises that are the
natural consequences of human mistakes. They want an entity to make everything fair and equal to all regardless of intelligence or ability or whether
a person is a benefit to society or a burden.
Throwing Tantrums and whining as a way of getting their way
Many extreme liberals are oversensitive and throw a tantrum at the very list bit of someone questioning what they believe. You know the type. For
example on ATS, they threaten to leave your thread or accuse you of this or that without any proof, and the only crime you have committed is to
question them or test their logic and show that it may fail. They follow you around from thread to thread and insult you or better yet they post
accusations on every thread you create, just for spite. Since many of them are against discipline and probably weren’t properly disciplined as a
child they are left unequipped to control their childish emotions. Also, many extreme liberals tend to whine to get their way. They go to the
government and whine so loud and persistently that new laws are constantly created just to shut them up. They whine about war, they whine about the
environment, they whine about more support of the lazy, they whine every time the government or anyone around them does something that disagrees with
their world view, etc… It works quite well, because the rest of us become so sick of it that many of us simply give in because the only other
acceptable response would be considered violent abuse.
Just as a two year old screams at Wal-Mart for a shiny new toy and is unable to understand when you tell them that you cannot give them what they want
at that moment, because you only have enough money to pay the mortgage and buy a few groceries, many extreme liberals want what they want and they
want it now. They have no care of who it hurts, even if it hurts them, as long as they get their way.
Just as a two year old and his beliefs are the center of the universe for them, so it is for many of the extreme liberals. An example would be, the
current extreme liberal administration demanding an agenda that is unaffordable, and, in their own words, unsustainable. As long as their self
centered needs are met then to hell with the rest of us. The child hates their own parents as long as the child their own selfish desires met.
So I say this is all evidence that it could be true that liberals suffer from an early childhood or teenage developmental disorder. It could be due
to a lack of parental discipline or a lack of parental care. This left them unable to develop past the emotional and mental equivalent of a 2 year
old or possibly a 13 year old adolescent.
What are your thoughts on this being possible?
Test your own psychology
Test your own psychology
[edit on 6/1/2009 by justsomeboreddude]