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I Believe Conservatism Is A Mental Illness

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    Insanity Of The Right Wing

    The specter of mental illness does indeed loom large over creationists, but they are not alone. Signs of psychopathology can also be seen among their political bedfellows, conservative Republicans, especially when you consider a wide range of illness indicators. In his award...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Feb 15, 2013

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    The Conservative Crackup: How The Republican Party Lost Its Mind

    ( Credit: AP/Isaac Brekken)How a major, diverse political party became so dependent on the Tea Party's narrow range of strident voices In a recent article, I argued that the Republican Party has been captured by a faction whose political psychology makes it highly intransigent...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Aug 31, 2013

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    How can an individual be stupid enough to at

    once insist that the government shouldn't interfere with business and at the same time support a national sales tax and payroll tax? By being a conservatard.
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 23

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    Alex 'Jim' Jones explains conservatism in 20

    minutes http://youtu.be/IVTYC6chmnU
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jul 25

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    Why do I hate U.S. Conservatism?

    There are so many reasons, but I will try to keep this brief and expand on it later. I'm not writing this from the perspective of a post modern liberal, as many self described conservatives would assume, but a Spencerian liberal: the sort of liberalism espoused by Herbert...
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Daily Show Demonstrates That Even An FBI Hostage Negotiator Can’t Make A Deal With Republicans (video)

    The Daily Show Demonstrates That Even An FBI Hostage Negotiator Can’t Make A Deal With Republicans (VIDEO) Not she has no real answers as to WHY she wants to defund obamacare All she says it would be disastrous the worse,that they don't need government in healthcare, but no...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 3, 2013

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    We Petition The Obama Administration To: Designate The Republican Party A Terrorist Organization For Repeatedly Threatening The Full Faith & Credit Of The U.s.a.

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/designate-republican-party-terrorist-organization-repeatedly-threatening-full-faith-credit-usa/vy1cgtk5please sign.
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2013

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    It Is

    Conservatism today is fear of others who aren't just like them. One example is many of the homeschoolers that I've met. They are afraid their kids will be exposed to non-Christians, blacks, Hispanics, Asians, mixed "race" (what ever that is) and anyone else who isn't part of...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 4 Responses May 26, 2013

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    33 Quotes About Conservatives, Republicans That Liberals Should Know About

    33 Quotes About Conservatives/ Republicans That Liberals Should Know AboutWe all know what conservatives/Republicans are like. It’s just unfortunate that they don’t know it themselves. And if they do, that’s just sad. Many things have been said about conservatives...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response May 20, 2013

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jul 19, 2013

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    Sociopathy, Lack Of Empathy, Hypocritical Personality Complex, Authoritian Personality, asperger's syndrome, borderline personality disorder

    How could anyone seriously believe that the corporations are a-ok and pay their fair share of taxes (see all of the offshore tax havens that add up to over a trillion in tax dollars, enough to reverse the deficit and create a 200 billion dollar a year surplus) and yet the poor...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 10 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    God Gave Us Guns: Rick Santorum - Proof Positive Conservatism Is A Mental Illness

    ''Yes, God and the Constitution are all about the right to buy products. Speaking of which, I wonder which gun would’ve been Jesus’ favorite''? Says Rick Santorum God Gave Us Guns, Says Rick Santorum Rick Santorum on Friday told the National Rifle Association Institute for...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 6, 2013

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    Truly Psychotic!

     The Three Most Disgusting, Psychotic Things from the NRA Convention Picking up where I left off the existence of the Second Amendment offers a patina of nobility, entitlement and providential sacrosanctity to psychotic behavior. The Second Amendment enables the gun culture...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Who Better To Represent NRA Values Than This Guy

    News from The Onion....FAIRFAX, VA—Saying that he embodies the organization’s core values and beliefs, members of the National Rifle Association elected Aurora, CO mass shooter James Holmes as their new president Monday, sources confirmed. “Mr. Holmes is not only a...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response May 8, 2013

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    Kicking The Beehive Conservative? No. Radical, Regressive, And Reckless? Yes.

    Like so many trained parrots, Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, and others on the left side of the political spectrum have acquired a bad habit of repeating the well-researched and well-tested catch-phrases of the Republican disinformation machine. This allows the Republican...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 3, 2013

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    Why Is The Conservative Brain More Fearful? The Alternate Reality Right-Wingers Inhabit Is Terrifying

    Walk a mile in your ideological counterparts' shoes...if you dare. Photo Credit: ShutterStock.comMay 1, 2012  |   Consider for a moment just how terrifying it must be to live life as a true believer on the right. Reality is scary enough, but the alternative reality inhabited...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    A Special Kind Of Crazy

    Zeeda Andrews is co-organizing a trucker rally and she’s a special kind of crazy. She thinks Obama is secretly Osama bin Laden and she’s gonna arrest him. You may have heard about the trucker rally that is being held in Washington, D.C. on October 11th. But you may not...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    Sorry but if I'm ever with a guy, I could never have him be stuck with only me his entire life. I'm gonna get hate for this and have millions of people say it's because of my "low...
    crypticcrime crypticcrime 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    ( Try to make it short ) One time my biker friend had a bike accident, broken leg with several wounds. He didn't want to go to hospital so my other biker friend tried to heal him...
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 70+ 12 hrs ago

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    Guys, take some time off and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http: //wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I had noone to teach me how to cry. My parents sucked the cold **** of conservatism. A quote from some author called Victor Hugo taught me how . "Men who don't cry don't know the...
    Chryssipus Chryssipus 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I think we've just discovered my partner may have depression, but it seems to have reached an incredibly advanced stage very suddenly. she's shutting me out, barely seeing me when...
    crystalballer27 crystalballer27 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Earlier this summer when at lunch at work one of my employees mentioned about bipolar people as just waiting to go "postal". Being Bipolar myself I shoulda told him that I was and...
    Golondrinas Golondrinas 51-55, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    proof that Jesus was undiagnosed Paranoid psychosis The word paranoia comes from the Greek παράνοια (paranoia), "madness",[2] and that from παρά (para), "beside, by...
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here's a couple of related logical fallacies that probably are familiar to you. The first is spotlighting. Spotlighting is when you choose an especially distressing experience...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You know what ****** me off? When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Another brief mental hospital story: During my initial evaluation upon entering the enchanted kingdom for the third time, I told the doctor that I have a reasonable grasp of self...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    In this day and age, it can be quite shocking. I accept some people try their best to understand, but they still don't fully. They just think it's something you can brush off or...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    My husband has split personality disorder. He hasn't told anyone but me because he doesn't want people to think he is crazy. Especially not his patents. Well one time I mentioned...
    messj messj 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just laid into a puerile jerk who made a lame joke about schizophrenics that he thought was hilarious. Not only did he get the symptoms wrong, but he misspelled schizophrenic...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    And I'm tired of everyone pretty much trying to shove medicine down my throat. I hate the way it makes me feel. I don't want to lay around like a zombie. It makes me feel like I...
    HappilyMrsLetson HappilyMrsLetson 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Human Logic = If you can't be a good pathetic slave to society you automatically have a mental illness. I'm a borderline personality and I just want to be with the person I love...
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Very frustrating to come from a culture that shames mental illness and pretends it doesn't exist .
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses a week ago

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    My pretty much my whole family is a affiliated with the military in some way. I loved the military lifestyle of travel and structure. I use to hate moving all the time when I was a...
    littlemissdazed littlemissdazed 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Unfortunately, some of us can't easily 'Change the way we think' or 'Cut the emotional bullshit out'. If you're trying to help, why thank you, I just found another reason why I'm...
    BlackRosesAmongLilies BlackRosesAmongLilies 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    Oh, for sure. Every time someone shoots people in a theater or a church, the news says "He has to be mentally ill" whether or not he really is. Never mind that we are more likely...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    A lot of people don't understand mental illness and a lot of people don't u sweats d those who don't understand mental illness. Naturally if you see something or someone who is...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M a week ago

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    I am surrounded by people who don't understand mental illness. Many don't care to understand it. I'm told that I'm moody, looking for excuses, or I just need to go to church. It...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    Many. Employers. Doctors. Landlords. Neighbors. No employment equality. No housing equality. No doctors listening. Neighbors disrespecting. Sad. Bet we could...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response a week ago

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    The family of mine are prejudiced over mental illness. They aren't educated, or easily understood. They don't share their opinions, yet they reject me. People should be educated...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 5 Responses a week ago

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