Well.. Robert Asked For It...

I'm not actually going to join this group, because I think the statement is quite extreme.... BUT a previous story posted here asked for some proof. So, I decided I might as well provide some.

This article can be found here: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56494

And here it is... it is short, and there's actually a lot more to be read on the subject, but I thought this was a good synopsis.

Veteran psychiatrist calls liberals mentally ill
Publishes extensive study on 'Psychological Causes of Political Madness'


Posted: November 12, 2008
6:33 pm Eastern

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

 


 

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 both Barack Obama and his Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton 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."

 

SO, there you have it. You can attack me personally if you want.... although that would be silly. I didn't write the book.

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I'm one third of the way through this book and its awesome.

You hate Billy Joel because he has dark hair! I know it! And he plays the piano when you OBVIOUSLY prefer the slide guitar!<br />
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I'm so tired of your hate speech!<br />
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Working too hard can give you a heart attack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack-ack.<br />
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Andy Kaufman

No, if Billy Joel were here he'd probably say something about you starting a fire of some sort. He'd tell the rest to keep the faith.<br />
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Chris

Oh no, you've gone and done it again! Associating a dietary choice with a political tendency! This is going to start a new argument! Generalizations are bad!<br />
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lol ... and you had a super conservative who couldn't spell his own name propose marriage! This thread is going great.<br />
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Chris

We're cross-stitching a picture of a bibartisan picnic as you speak. Historically, we all love beef. And pork. Especially pork. So we're having burgers and pulled-pork sandwiches.<br />
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"But he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke<br />
The same cigarettes as me." But WTF OMG, Rs and Ds even smoke the same kind of cigarettes. Well, some of us on the left side brought cloves but that's neither here nor there.<br />
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I also recently learned on Wikipedia that both Liberals and Conservatives apparently breathe oxygen and are carbon-based.<br />
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Let the healing begin.<br />
Chris

Chris...thanks man. We probably have more in common than either one of us cares to admit.<br />
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Hope your day is going well.

"Ha ha!! Didn't know Bush was a liberal!!!"<br />
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I also did not say that.<br />
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At least get your hate straight if that's all you've got.<br />
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Chris<br />
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P.S. Popular vote. Popular vote. Popular vote. Electoral college, electoral college, electoral college. It's your time to stew while people you disagree with make their changes. See you in 2012.

lol. The only guy I actually respect on here is the one I was arguing with. We have nothing in common but were in the mood at the same time for some good old jive-talk. This is pure theatre, as is Fox News or CNN or any other venue. I only feel bad for the people whos' blood pressure gets all jacked up thinking about these things.<br />
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You should learn to cross-stitch.<br />
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Or watch The Joy of Painting.<br />
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You can paint donkeys and elephants all over your SUVs or Priuses, or whatever stereotype-mobile I feel like angering you with.<br />
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The nation has been in a decline the past 50 or so years regardless of party. Maybe it's time to refresh the tree of liberty again? Let's all meet at the playground at 4 PM. This **** is going down. Bring your duelin' gloves.<br />
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Rest in Peace Bob Ross,<br />
Chris

katy, <br />
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The blame game is old and benefits no one. If you're curious about the difference between liberals and conservatives and their value systems, I would recommend you check out my blog, where I posted a video about the differences between libs and conservatives. Both groups have reasons for thinking the way they do. This 19 minute video illustrates that. <br />
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Of course a liberal isn't what this doctor says a liberal is. If you want to know some general things about liberals, there will always be exceptions, but I can say a few words that might illustrate some differences between liberals and conservatives. <br />
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Generalizations lie ahead: <br />
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The word "liberal" has been smeared for decades to represent someone that hates America. Ask a conservative what they think of Jane Fonda due to her "stunt" during the Vietnam war. Liberals are largely anti-war, so when the US is engaged in a war, they protest that war. Conservatives point to these anti-war demonstrations as proof that liberals hate America. Conservatives are (usually) all about a strong military and tend to let their patriotism blind them to the fact that their policy essentially boils down to "might makes right". <br />
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Liberals favor diversity and multi-culturalism, and respect people's differences when it comes to religion. Attitudes towards religion largely illustrate the differences between liberals and conservatives, because conservatives tend to prop up authoritarian values which lead towards religion and a strong military. Liberals tend to focus on equality and fairness, and civil rights and protections from discrimination. That is why liberals fight so hard to keep the wall up between church and state. We are not a Christian nation, we are a nation of mostly Christians. There is an enormous difference between those two statements. <br />
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Americans have many different beliefs, as Obama pointed to at the Inauguration. Atheists are just as American as Christians are just as American as Mormons are just as American as Scientologists. The founding fathers were mostly deists with very poor opinions of Christianity. Our nation is founded on ideals, on the thought that all Americans share basic equal rights and should get equal opportunities to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. <br />
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Conservatives tend to worship individualism and personal responsibility. A pull yourself up by your bootstraps mentality. Liberals don't deny that it's honorable for everyone to lift themselves up by their own boot straps, they just want to ensure that everyone has boots.

I love how Cannondale starts by berating unforgiven for blaming everything on one man.... and then proceeds to blame teenagers having sex on Clinton's blowj0b and pot smoking. <br />
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Pot - Kettle - Black <br />
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Classic! Very entertaining, and would highly recommend to a friend.

We could have a civil debate on that one, I'm sure, and even cite some solid reason for our views.

Yes Myonis, I think we could have debated open or closed toe shoes with more conviction.

Frankly, this bored me. It was like a high school civics class with no direction or real thought. Both sides sounded juvenile. *yawn*

And probably owe an apology to people who suffer from mental illnesses.

I have worked with many children and adults with physical and mental challenges. The one thing I could never say about any of them is that they are ignorant. I cannot say that about the tone, the language, or the comments of this story. You should be ashamed for your ugliness.

well we agree to disagree. I will leave it at that.

I don't. Why do you assume that I do? His profile states that he is, so any assumption on my part would be valid based on that.

Don't sweat stuff so much friend, I don't value your opinion in any way. Neither of us are going to change our minds, I just don't like the labelling of the opposition as "insane." It's a complete cop-out and I think you're smart enough to realize that.<br />
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I rarely get into little hair-pulling debates like this because I simply don't give a **** but when it comes to saying people who don't share your mindset are INSANE or in some way genetically inferior to you... that's simply going too far. Which is why I alluded to the Nazi Party as an obviously exaggerated metaphor.<br />
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That's my whole gist, I could've saved us both some time by cutting to the chase, I suppose.<br />
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Anyway, off for real this time.<br />
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Happy Tuesday, and Good Night,<br />
Chris<br />
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p.s. Talk to you tomorrow, baby.

Why do you assume that anyone who disagrees must be a liberal?

Did you read the article? What more proof do you need about our theory?

I didn't say he was an idiot, and I said nothing at all about you.<br />
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He jumped in on our group and chose to get offensive with his comments. What started as a lively, but civil debate, quickly became a ******* match. I didn't start the fight, and I am not going to run and hide when he comes after me. <br />
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You will agree that I did not personally attack you.

Offending a guy who contributes vehemently to a group who's own icon is an overt racial slur seems kind of nonsensical. Celery is an honorable cat, though. <br />
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For those reading, that's called slang. Sometimes human beings use it when they're not trying to sound like they read the dictionary before bed.<br />
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Happy Tuesday and Good Night,<br />
Chris

To assume that someone who attended public schools must be an uneducated idiot is offensive to ME. But I don't want to create ill will for the sake of a witticism... I'll delete the cross comment.

prefernces??? EEEsshhh! If you're going to criticize someone's spelling and grammar, you better be **** sure you check your own first!! LOL

Celery...I would have expected better from you. You do not know me and to suggest that I belong to the kkk is offensive.

lol. Where did I make a grammar or spelling error? If this is going to begin a contest of catching missed periods or semicolons this will be even more boring than it already is.<br />
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You seem light on wit, although I'm sure you're quite intelligent. Sadly misplaced, unfortunately. It would have done better in someone without so much hate. <br />
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Was that a yes on listening to Rush "Did Someone Say Pills" Limbaugh?<br />
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Well, i'm off. There's whiskey to drink and entertaining people to talk to. Talk to you tomorrow, baby. You'll be on my mind.<br />
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I'm sure now you'll say your beverage of choice makes you smarter and more American. Well, have it it. You've gone and made me so boo-hoo sad that I might have to blow my nose.<br />
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Pwease, Mr. Pseudo Intelligence, pwease don't be mean to me no more!<br />
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****, did I burn my last flag? I'll have to buy more...<br />
Chris

You win...I gives up. you r juz so darn edumacated a po boy likes me has no chance.<br />
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Boy those shore are some purty lips you got their boy...

Haha. "Y'AINT FROM ROUND HERE ARE YA BOY?" Say, Eagleman, do you play the banjo?<br />
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Just a random thought.<br />
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DUEL ON.<br />
Chris

A mind is a terrible thing to waste. Your grammar and spelling exposes your lack of education. I do not fault you for this, as I am sure you went to a government school.<br />
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You have no idea of my race nor my radio show prefernces. To assume so shows your inability to have a intelligent debate.<br />
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The eagle represents patriotism (which I believe you to have no concept of) as well as fierce loyalty and strength (again, all foreign concepts to you).<br />
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Did you hear that Chris...clean up on aisle 8!!! Seems some young snot nose brat just spilled his bleeding heart all over the place.<br />
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You will lose any debate when it comes to intelligence and wit.

Haha, i'm incoherent? I know you haven't been to school in some time but I am speaking English. You probably speak A-merican, though. <br />
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I work retail but I make good money. Although its nice to see you also discriminate economically as well as just about every other way.<br />
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You didn't take debate waaaay back in high school or college did you?<br />
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Your eagle reminds me of how birds feed their young. You seem to be coughing up stale Rush Limbaugh thought-vomit. If you come on over to aisle eight I can show you our elegant selection of mouthwash; perfect for upper-middle-class white men who are your idea of the "pure American," apparently.<br />
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I bet you're firing up The Ovens as we speak.<br />
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Eins, zwei, drei, gehen!<br />
Chris

elix...NO. bin laden is the poster boy for your cause, not mine.

He is also dyslexic. So many mangled sentences so little time... calling helicopter pilots, "drivers" at his last press conference.

bush is a rhino. not a republican and not a liberal.

Liberals led this once great nation into the toilet???<br />
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Ha ha!! Didn't know Bush was a liberal!!!

HEY ARE YOU THE SAME BALD EAGLE THAT WAS SPOUTING BIN LADENS MESSAGE ABOUT THE MORAL TOILET AMERICA HAS BECOME........HA HA.MENTAL!

So there are people walking around who seem to be functioning normally and yet they have psychiaric diseases. That does not make sense. Some people do have psychiatric coditions. Some are being treated but some are not. But to say that people who think that government should help people, like hurricane victims, are sick is just plain wrong.

another thought incoherent...you hate it so much here, move your whiny *** to some socialist spineless country. I hear there are some condos in France available since Alec, Whoopi, Babs ad Rosie all moved back here. You girly men boys are making America weak.

hey unoriginal...think maybe you could say something coherent? That is, when you are not smoking weed.<br />
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I know you are a lib because you have a ****** job and make minimum wage and all, but someday when you grow up and have some money...you will change your mind. Unless, you like the government taking it all from you and giving it to potheads.

I AM I GUESS LIBERAL ALTHOUGH I HATE LABELS I AM NOT AMERICAN AND HAVING WATCHED HOW COWARDLY LIBERALS ARE IN AMERICA GETTING PUNKED BY INTELLECTUAL MIDGETS LIKE LIMBAUGH HANNITY AND CRABS THE BIG O... THEY GET NO RESPECT FROM ME!

"Feeling extremely feisty because I feel like kicking the *** of all the socialist/libs that have driven a once great nation into the toilet. I know they are mentally ill, otherwise I would open a can a whoop *** on them."<br />
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LOL.<br />
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A once great nation? It hasn't been great since World War II. If not great then at least Honest. The last president who felt like changing our military junta got shot in the head. Our last non-failure president got flak for getting head. If you're talking about our newest president taking our nation "into the toilet," I hope you realize its been just over a month into the Presidency. If, by comparison, Obama has "already" led this nation into the toilet then the preceding 8 years must've led us straight through the core of the Earth, through China and probably shot past the moon. So through the toilet is a marked improvement. Without toilets our economy would cease to function. There must be a way to remove the **** from our world. That's why we have political elections in the first place.<br />
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I like hovering over the age of the people in this string of posts. I won't say anything besides that sidenote. You hover yourself.<br />
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I'd like to think that people of a hateful mindset die off as fast as the people who still write checks at stores. I wonder if you're dead in the middle of that Venn Diagram?<br />
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(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venn_diagram)<br />
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Well, anyway, good luck with your rhetoric.<br />
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Don't forget your Glucosamine and Lexapro. You'd be extra spiteful without those conversation hearts.<br />
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Chris

How.... retarded. Both sides are equally useless but come equipped with differing slogans and their own versions of Kung-Fu-Chop-Action. Either one could make claim that the other is "crazy," inasmuch as the guy who's favorite color is red is crazy because your favorite color is green. Must be because his father didn't love him enough. Or maybe too much? People should stop trying to philosophize disagreements. People disagree for many reasons and very rarely is that reason "Well, he's crazy! And he's a big poopypants!"<br />
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If the only thing that helps you sleep at night is knowing the people who disagree with you are genetically inferior then maybe you should just be more honest and get some Ambien.<br />
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You can get some from your neighborhood psychiatrist.<br />
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Or read Mein Kampf? It's a few stops down the road you're on.<br />
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ARYANS ONLY, OBEY THE SECRET KNOCK<br />
Chris

Dammit... now that song is stuck in my head....

"here I am, stuck in the middle with you" although, I am way right of middle!

Wow. Great story. Thank you!

Thanks Katy. Good catch.

lol. I read this story when it first went up. I'm looking for the book now in a second hand book store.

Katy...thanks for sharing. I knew I was right! It is very ironic that this guy went to the University of Chicago, same as that nutjob Bill Ayers.<br />
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If one knows right from wrong and believes they are responsible for all of their actions and well being...they cannot be liberal.<br />
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So, I guess when I say liberals are spineless, weak knee, weenies...I am not really being harsh, just blunt.