Friday, December 4, 2015

Is It All A Mental Disorder?

A few days ago, my friend, Lefty, wrote a good article on some of  his random thoughts. The entire article was relevant. Many parts caught my attention, for differing reasons. One part of particular note that stood out to me -

I hate it when people compare liberalism to a mental illness. It’s a slam on the mentally ill. Mental illness is an actual medical condition that is often treatable with medication and/or psychotherapy. The mentally ill can’t help the way they are. Liberalism, on the other hand, is just plain willful stupidity that isn’t treatable.

Powerful statement.

In the past, I've gone on the record on this blog, Facebook, and Twitter, stating my opinion that liberalism is a mental disorder. So when I read Lefty's post, I immediately agreed... and disagreed. The logic centers in my brain were fired. I was at odds with myself, and being a logical individual, I must say that rarely happens. But why did that happen? Why did my logical brain both agree and disagree?

Usually, when "both sides" of an argument make sense, one side of the argument is shaded by having specific exclusions or parameters. However, on the surface, this did not seem the case, so I dug deeper. What I observed of liberals both in real life, as well as their online personalities, was definitely eye-opening.

It would seem that liberalism is a mental disorder, and simultaneously is not a mental disorder. How can that be? Simple... we must look at the motivations for being liberal. Of note, I found three major motivations for being liberal:

Willful Ignorance
Often, this is the educated person over the age of 30. Think college professors and the like. These people see facts, but just don't want to accept them, so they create a fantasy world wherein liberalism is the answer.

Some people are born smarter than others. We all learned this in elementary school. Some of the more mentally unfortunate wind up being liberals because when a person is more unintelligent,  they seem to be more emotional. Vice-versa is generally true, as well. Liberals often confuse the ideas of "I think" and "I feel" and this is your telltale sign.

Mental Illness
I'm not 100% sure yet if there are ranges of mental illness that predispose a person to liberalism, or if liberalism is a specific mental illness (or series of mental illnesses) but itself. Either way, the mental illness (which, as Lefty pointed out, is treatable) puts a person into a state of reduced mental capacity such that Stupidity or Willful Ignorance take place. The good news here is that the liberal condition can be remedied with the afore-mentioned treatments.

So, there you have it. My take on three types of liberal motivations. What say you?

Posted via Blogaway


  1. Liberals are mentally ill. But having glanced around you blog, you're pretty much a psychotic asshat yourself.


Your comment will be displayed after approval.
Approval depends on what you say and how you say it.