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    Top psychiatrist concludes liberals are clinically nuts!

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    Top psychiatrist concludes liberals are clinically nuts!
    Makes case ideology is mental disorder
    Posted: February 15, 2008
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    WASHINGTON Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran 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."

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    I knew it all along...

    That, and gun control will decrease violent crime...

    If Liberals actually had to PROVE their emotionally charged opinions with factual evidence... their platform would disintegrate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    "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." ...

    "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,"
    Just like a psychiatrist ... always blaming psychopathology on the mother.

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    Didn't Michael Savage say that first?

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    We knew that a long time ago.

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    Good find tno...


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    It's great to see what I aready knew being spouted by some guy with Phd attached to his name, LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    That, and gun control will decrease violent crime...
    Actually, a reading of the FBI crime stats would seem to imply that belief is at least partially true, rather than insane. NYC is a lot safer than Phoenix, for example.

    Calling our political opponents names serves no good purpose, and is the very opposite of reasoned debate - which is where we win the argument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Actually, a reading of the FBI crime stats would seem to imply that belief is at least partially true, rather than insane. NYC is a lot safer than Phoenix, for example.

    Calling our political opponents names serves no good purpose, and is the very opposite of reasoned debate - which is where we win the argument.
    What? Nobody called them names. Just look the other way if the turth hurts. Were expected to. They call us gun-nuts and many more things everyday. Now because some one labeled them with the truth were suppose to help them out. I don't think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    What? Nobody called them names. Just look the other way if the turth hurts. Were expected to. They call us gun-nuts and many more things everyday. Now because some one labeled them with the truth were suppose to help them out. I don't think so.
    Labeled them with the truth? You honestly think liberals....in general....are insane? I agree with a lot of what that therapist said. I'm sick of people not taking responsibility for their own actions. I'm sick of people thinking the Government should take care of them....and I'm against gun control............yet I find myself voting Dem more often than not lately. Look what the Republicans have done over the last 7 years......after this Bush fiasco it might be a very long time before I could go Republican again. Although.....with that being said as far as Republicans go "Maverick McCain" might not be so bad. Certainly 50 times better than Bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Actually, a reading of the FBI crime stats would seem to imply that belief is at least partially true, rather than insane. NYC is a lot safer than Phoenix, for example.

    Calling our political opponents names serves no good purpose, and is the very opposite of reasoned debate - which is where we win the argument.
    That is when you talk about it rather than doing it, whatever it is.
    Debate is clearly defined in my mind but "Reasoned" is subject to opinion. What I find to be the norm is if I continue to disagree I am considered "Unreasonable". Is that what you are saying?

    Name calling accomplishes a lot. It has been known to relieve tension and serve in place of shooting.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred40 View Post
    Labeled them with the truth? You honestly think liberals....in general....are insane? I agree with a lot of what that therapist said. I'm sick of people not taking responsibility for their own actions. I'm sick of people thinking the Government should take care of them....and I'm against gun control............yet I find myself voting Dem more often than not lately. Look what the Republicans have done over the last 7 years......after this Bush fiasco it might be a very long time before I could go Republican again. Although.....with that being said as far as Republicans go "Maverick McCain" might not be so bad. Certainly 50 times better than Bush.
    If you look back in time a little you will see that the press is the one's who hijacket liberal. The left wing of the democrate started with calling themselfs progressive and then to gather more they came out with progressive liberals. Now it can go either way or both. Liberal has lost it's true meaning. By todays standard yes they are nuts. When I look at the Democrate Platforum there is no way I can vote for what they beleive in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    If you look back in time a little you will see that the press is the one's who hijacket liberal. The left wing of the democrate started with calling themselfs progressive and then to gather more they came out with progressive liberals. Now it can go either way or both. Liberal has lost it's true meaning. By todays standard yes they are nuts. When I look at the Democrate Platforum there is no way I can vote for what they beleive in.

    Yep, that is my quandary......BOTH sides go to far.....just on different topics. Pick your poison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred40 View Post
    Yep, that is my quandary......BOTH sides go to far.....just on different topics. Pick your poison.
    I agree with you 100% on both sides go to far. The trouble is this country is being run by two elite classes of people that are after power to control. It's just a matter of time till they have us all herded into the coral and ready to dictate what we can do and can't. Think England. Some of the worlds greast warriors. Now can't even keep a gun in their home to protect their family. This is just one issuse of many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    I agree with you 100% on both sides go to far. The trouble is this country is being run by two elite classes of people that are after power to control. It's just a matter of time till they have us all herded into the coral and ready to dictate what we can do and can't. Think England. Some of the worlds greast warriors. Now can't even keep a gun in their home to protect their family. This is just one issuse of many.
    Well said my friend. Well said.

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    every liberal friend of mine is on some sort of med, so yeah... I've known this fact for a very, very long time.
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    Well, if all liberals are insane, then anyone who is religious can also be termed insane, I guess. Believing in something you can't see, feel, hear, touch, taste, or prove exists? Must be crazy, right?

    I have debated religion with a lot of people. I have debated politics with a lot of liberals. Sometimes I've won, sometimes I've lost. But I never resorted to calling my opponents "clinically insane" simply for holding beliefs that differ from my own. That's just intellectual laziness, so that arguments that don't fit one's beliefs can be dismissed without regard, and so one doesn't have to actually win a debate with reason, logic, facts and persuasion. Name-calling is a cop-out, even if some obscure psychiatrist supports it.

    As much as I dislike his politics, I think Senator Obama has a pretty good handle on debate without acrimony: http://news.yahoo.com/s/weeklystanda...rimarycolors_1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Well, if all liberals are insane, then anyone who is religious can also be termed insane, I guess. Believing in something you can't see, feel, hear, touch, taste, or prove exists? Must be crazy, right?

    I have debated religion with a lot of people. I have debated politics with a lot of liberals. Sometimes I've won, sometimes I've lost. But I never resorted to calling my opponents "clinically insane" simply for holding beliefs that differ from my own. That's just intellectual laziness, so that arguments that don't fit one's beliefs can be dismissed without regard, and so one doesn't have to actually win a debate with reason, logic, facts and persuasion. Name-calling is a cop-out, even if some obscure psychiatrist supports it.

    As much as I dislike his politics, I think Senator Obama has a pretty good handle on debate without acrimony: http://news.yahoo.com/s/weeklystanda...imarycolors_1.
    We have somehow in this country reached the point where the one that tells the most believable lies with the most soothing voice is the "Winner".

    So having lost all these debates are you telling us now you have become a Liberal Christian or given that you "Won" some are you just confused?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Well, if all liberals are insane, then anyone who is religious can also be termed insane, I guess. Believing in something you can't see, feel, hear, touch, taste, or prove exists? Must be crazy, right?
    Well I personally would not call it insanity......but it is delusional. When you believe something without any physical evidence it is (at minimum) a delusion. Most people hold some if not many delusional beliefs. If you believe John Edwards can really talk to the dead. If you believe in astrology, or ghosts or UFO's are actually alien vessels........or dowsing, "real" magic or even dualism or any other number of "Supernatural" beliefs (Which includes all major religions) then you are deluded at least to some degree....IMHO.

    I have no supernatural beliefs......none.

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