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I Believe Conservatism Is A Mental Illness

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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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    Alex 'Jim' Jones explains conservatism in 20

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

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    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F May 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M Jul 3, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 31

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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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    Related Experiences

    I just wonder whether it all matters Would anyone notice if I disappeared? This stuff is so ugly so unflattering. I feel so high strung so high geared. I'm barely a ripple in...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 3 Responses 54 mins ago

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    If people would just accept Jesus as their personal savior and a provider of all that they need,surely they will have a better life. I believe when you accept Jesus in your life...
    annieIn21 annieIn21 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I mean I believe there's a God and that Jesus was indeed a thing but at the same time I want to believe in reincarnation? I don't think we go to either heaven or hell, maybe if...
    BumbleBees113 BumbleBees113 13-15, T 4 hrs ago

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    or am "i" the problem? maybe I have too many expectations? well, sorry...not sorry it is hard to find a great guy!!! believe that... xoxo
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 5 hrs ago

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    Forever, I will believe in its tremendous power, its benevolence, its majesty, its complexity, its shy, And, obvious simplicity. Love is the only truth that succeeds our last...
    SoulSurfing SoulSurfing 46-50, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I never did till I met you MOB and I said if we work out and our relationship works I would then become a believer and for all to see I can now say you are my girl friend and yes...
    Sirwithherkey Sirwithherkey 36-40, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Yeah, it is kinda weird to explain. I do believe that there is a force that moves everything along, but i think that religion is brainwashing people to follow some codex. Yeah...
    AnjaM98 AnjaM98 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just had a debate with Jehovah's Witness about anxiety and depression. They provided the following bible verse: [Matthew 6:25-34 34: Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, for...
    LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds LuckyInTheSkyWithDiamonds 22-25, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have narcissism and bipolar , these 2 collide which lead me thinking im great all poweful ect.. the narcissism makes me emit this through my actions which is strange because you...
    andrewsomeone andrewsomeone 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    A Wish that Blesses Everyone Before I moved out of my last place, my landlord warned me that as he had advertised my room, he was going to be coming round with interested parties...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 14 hrs ago

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    I know mine seems a lot better since I found her. I have to confess, I never really saw myself having a female best friend....kind of a sex fiend, so that always seemed a little...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have only started truly believing in him for almost a year now, but when I think back to my childhood. I can remember a lot of things that happened to me that I can relate back...
    FrostedWillow FrostedWillow 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I suffer from clinophobia or Hypnophobia. It's a constant fear of falling asleep due to various reasons, like nightmares, night terrors or sleep paralysis, to name my reasons. I am...
    Kettunainen Kettunainen 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm wondering if anyone has had the same weird experience as me. Recently when i leave the house, I have these brief moments like blackouts for a few seconds (at least thats what...
    auroraskyy auroraskyy 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I suffer from depression. I miss the town I was spending the Summer in. There's something special about it... And all it takes is that one song to make me think of it... Then...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Mental illness changes you. You start to do things you always swore you'd never do. You get to a point you always sworw you'd never get to. You look back at who you used to think...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    the anxiety is overwhelming, its days like today that I really have trouble pushing on. hard to find real reason to anyway.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think I might have psychosis. I have depression and social anxiety, but there are things that have happened that lead me to believe I also have psychotic episodes. If anyone has...
    Dawhead Dawhead 13-15, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I use to think it was OK for me to want someone to love me with the intensity I felt I might be able to love. I wanted to be the center of their world. Have them worship the ground...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I have a chronic illness it's hard to work through it.
    bradytales8530 bradytales8530 26-30, F Aug 24

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    I found a boy that said he loved me and i believed him. He made me feel worthless. Like every thing in this earth was my fault. I blamed my self it was like taking a shovel to my...
    RealMsKate RealMsKate 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I support the semicolon movement!
    emetophobic247 emetophobic247 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I hate it when Im feeling depressed and my dad or sister tell me to snap out of it or use my willpower, or ull feel better when u talk a walk. they havent been through severe...
    sugarpuffs sugarpuffs 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Dissociative Identity Disorder/DID/formally known as MPD or multiple personality disorder. A lot of people have no idea what it means so I decided to write something about it and...
    Meliantha Meliantha 18-21, F