Saturday, February 16, 2008
Makes case ideology is mental disorder
Posted: February 15, 2008
3:40 pm Eastern
© 2008 WorldNetDaily
"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."
Friday, February 15, 2008
1 In my vision, the man brought me back to the entrance of the Temple. There I saw a stream flowing east from beneath the door of the Temple and passing to the right of the altar on its south side. 2 The man brought me outside the wall through the north gateway and led me around to the eastern entrance. There I could see the water flowing out through the south side of the east gateway.
3 Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles. 4 He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist. 5 Then he measured another 1,750 feet, and the river was too deep to walk across. It was deep enough to swim in, but too deep to walk through.
I'm swimming in the will of God.
Luke 13: 1-9
Repent or Perish1Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 2Jesus answered, "Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? 3I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. 4Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on themdo you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish."
6Then he told this parable: "A man had a fig tree, planted in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it, but did not find any. 7So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, 'For three years now I've been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven't found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?'
8" 'Sir,' the man replied, 'leave it alone for one more year, and I'll dig around it and fertilize it. 9If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.' "
I'm midrashing that if Jesus were here bodily and his disciples came to him for comfort about the killings at NIU in DeKalb he would say the same thing.
If our pastors in our churches on Sunday in our area would say the same thing to the sheep in their care instead of trying to salve the wounds perhaps the impact that crisis should have, bringing people to repentance wouldn't be wasted.
We wasted 9-11 as an opportunity to reach people, let's not waste this.
You would have to understand that my "Blindness"' results from trust in a man who believes what I believe. Not politically, but spiritually. There is a hair's breadth distance between how Mike Huckabee sees God in Jesus and how I see him.
For that reason, conviction, core values and a compass that always points north no matter which way the wind blows causes me to hope. I know the statistical impossibility. I also know God.
This woman in this story says it exactly as I would say it:
PEWAUKEE, WISC. -- Most didn’t care; others, resolutely defiant. When told that Mike Huckabee didn’t have much of a shot at winning the nomination, supporters said they were voting for him anyway.
"If God wants him in, he'll win,” said Lissa Eske, of Oconomowoc. “And even if he can't, I'll vote for what's right." She had driven 20 minutes to see him. A caregiver at a nursing home, Eske said she was “concerned” about McCain’s “liberal leanings” and that he was “overly focused on the war.” More importantly, she liked Huckabee and trusted him. When she casts her vote next week, Eske said it was a vote for Huckabee, not against McCain.
To the vibrant crowd of more than 500 people, Huckabee said, “People ask me, why am I staying in this race? Well, first of all, I got in it to win and I’m staying in it to win.” The audience cheered. “If nobody gets 1,191 delegates before the convention, then we’ll settle it at the convention like it used to be done in the old days and I’ll take my chances there like anybody else.”
Kent Moore, of Waukesha, has been following Huckabee for a while now. He wants Huckabee to stay in the race, protesting the notion McCain would win the nomination without having a contest of ideas. He said he would vote for Huckabee as a way to keep “McCain going to the right” and not “off the reservation.”
It was an argument Huckabee acknowledged in his speech.
“In many ways, the discussion over the next several weeks is not just about the next election, it is about the next generation,” he said. “It’s not just about the politics of the Republican party, it’s about the principles of the Republican party. It’s not just about winning and losing an election, it’s about winning and losing a culture. It’s about whether or not we will stand for something or whether we will fall for anything just so that we can beat the other guys.”
He continued, “Ladies and gentlemen, if it doesn’t matter anymore what we believe, then most of us probably wouldn’t have gotten involved in politics anyway. Because most of us didn’t get involved because of the game of it. We got involved because of the goal of it – which is to preserve, protect, and pass on a culture and a country for our kids.”
What surprised Kelly Smith, a journalist living outside a town named Heartland, was the age range and makeup of the audience. He noted people in the crowd were in their late 30s and early 40s, bringing entire families of toddlers and pre-teens to the event. He also noted that, in an area with a sizeable evangelical community, it was surprising to him that “not a single Republican official had showed up.”
Perhaps, Smith speculated, it was an indication that young families were seeking a new kind of leadership. With a vibrant talk radio environment in Wisconsin, where many conservative talk show hosts “hate McCain Feingold,” he said it’s hard to come to conclusions about who would win next week given the state’s fierce independence.
"Wisconsin is kind of like Iowa,” said Smith. “It’s a state of mind.”
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Those who put a high value on words may recoil at the title of Jonah Goldberg’s new book, Liberal Fascism. As a result, they may refuse to read it, which will be their loss — and a major loss.
Those who value substance over words, however, will find in this book a wealth of challenging insights, backed up by thorough research and brilliant analysis.
This is the sort of book that challenges the fundamental assumptions of its time — and which, for that reason, is likely to be shunned rather than criticized.
The Fascists were completely against individualism in general and especially against individualism in a free-market economy. Their agenda included minimum-wage laws, government restrictions on profit-making, progressive taxation of capital, and “rigidly secular” schools.
Unlike the Communists, the Fascists did not seek government ownership of the means of production. They just wanted the government to call the shots as to how businesses would be run.
They were for “industrial policy,” long before liberals coined that phrase in the United States.
Indeed, the whole Fascist economic agenda bears a remarkable resemblance to what liberals would later advocate.
I know this has lead balloon status in liberal land's flight plans, but, it's true.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tomorrow is Valentines Day. It is required as the male of the species to invest a few bucks in a Card or candy or flowers for your significant female other on this day. It's in the rules.
So, tonight at 5:30PM I trotted off to the Hallmark Store. Men of all shapes and sizes were there. We all took the mark of the beast which in this case is the shape of a heart, and stood in front of a well picked over card rack to find that "Just Right" card as the clock ticked to 6.
I say the mark of the beast because biblically no man can buy or sell lest he have the mark of the beast, and none of us were there under our own power. We were marked with love, marked with guilt and marked me destined to buy adequate stuff for the sweet one in our life.
These men were typical of those I see every year about this time. I think we are brothers of the late heart.
No real hurry you understand. So, I looked around, guys with plumbers shirt and Mike as a name, guys who worked construction, a guy about my age who was in deep weeds, guys who were distinctively out of their element.
I recall a few years ago when Grimms was the hallmark store too. We all descended at the appointed time to pay our $3.95 voluntary oblation and go home. It was nearly 6. The rack had like 8 cards left on them. 4 were inappropriately "Funny". One gushy beyond the pale. And 3 weren't horribly offensive.
Those of us left stood and looked at these cards, they were by then well shop worn. Many formerly grease stained hands had examined and rejected them during the day.
To say beggars can't be choosers applies here is understatement.
I bought one, as did all the others. The owner of the shop was finding stock as fast as he could. I swear he was scratching out "Happy Birthday" and writing in some cursive Valentines Day.
Fortunately my dear wife loves me. If I brought home a used lottery ticket with happy valentines day scribbled on the back she wouldn't love me less.
I get to pretend I'm this great romantic because I have such a wonderful wife. Why she puts up with me, I'll never know, but I do know, for that I am very happy.
But she is funny, and not bad looking, not that I ever noticed you understand.
This is from her latest Column:
Hillary is, shockingly enough, the most conservative candidate among the top three presidential candidates.Read the whole thing.
The Rev. Jerry Falwell once remarked that his people would rather vote for Beelzebub than Hillary Clinton.
He didn't mention John McCain.
Pat Buchanan says if McCain is the nominee, the Republican Party will lose its soul. I'm more worried about the Republican Party losing its mind.
Republicans are doing what the Democrats tried in 2004 with John Kerry. In a state of despair, Democrats dumped the legitimate leader of their party, Howard Dean, for a candidate they deemed "electable." Kerry served in Vietnam! Republicans: Conniving has never been our strong suit. Honor is our strong suit.
Sen. John McCain's claim to being a Republican comes down to two factors:
(1) He was a POW -- I know that because he mentions it more often than John Kerry told us that he served in Vietnam.
And (2) he has a relatively conservative voting record compared to, say, Maxine Waters.
The big lie of our age is the whole human caused global warming conspiracy.
When is the truth of this going to come out? How soon before the manipulators in politics who have bought into this and who use it for global control, how soon before they are exposed for what they are.
Snake Oil Salesmen.
It's colder than a cobra's butt in India. The Snake Oil Drummers are saying it's cold because of Global Warming.
Right. They believe we are really stupid. Sadly, some are.
I'll cut right to the chase here: I quit.
Now before anyone gets all in a lather about me quitting to avoid impeachment, or to avoid prosecution or something, let me assure you: There's been no breaking of laws or impeachable offenses in this office.
Let's start local. You've been sold a bill of goods by politicians and the news media. Polls show that the majority of you think the economy is in the tank. And that's despite record numbers of homeowners, including record numbers of MINORITY homeowners.
And while we're mentioning minorities, I'll point out that minority business ownership is at an all-time high. Our unemployment rate is as low as it ever was during the Clinton administration.
I've mentioned all those things before, but it doesn't seem to have sunk in.
We face real threats in the world.
And don't give me this 'Bush Lied; People Died' crap either. If I were the liar you morons take me for, I could've easily had chemical weapons planted in Iraq so they could be 'discovered.' Instead, I owned up to the fact that the intelligence was faulty.
That'd be fine, as long as they weren't also committed to taking as many of you with them as they can. But they are. They want to kill you, and they are all over the globe.
You should be grateful that they haven't gotten any more of us here in the United States since September 11. But you're not. That's because you've got no idea how hard a small number of intelligence, military, law enforcement, and homeland security people have worked to make sure of that.
- Nobody went ballistic when Bill Clinton committed mass murder as a "wag the dog" distraction
- Nobody went ballistic when Bill Clinton did nothing after the USS Cole was hit.
- Nobody went ballistic when Bill Clinton did nothing after the embassy bombings. Clinton knew all about Ben Laden and where to find him after Bin Laden blew up the US Embassy in East Africa in 1998,
- And Nobody went ballistic when Bill Clinton did nothing after Clinton had the chance to nab Ossama Ben Laden but passed on it.
When this whole mess started, I warned you that this would be a long and difficult fight. I'm disappointed how many of you people think a long and difficult fight amounts to a single season of 'Survivor.'
Making matters worse, you actively support those who help the enemy. Every time you buy the New York Times, every time you send a donation to a cut-and-run Democrat's political campaign, well, dang it, you might just as well FedEx a grenade launcher to a Jihadist. It amounts to the same thing
I could say more about your expectations that the government will always be there to bail you out, even if you're too stupid to leave a city that's below sea level and has a hurricane approaching.
So I quit. I'm going back to Crawford. I've got an energy-efficient house down there (Al Gore could only dream) and the capability to be fully self-sufficient.
No one ever heard of Crawford before I got elected, and as soon as I'm done here pretty much no one will ever hear of it again. Maybe I'll be lucky enough to die of old age before the last pillars of America fall.
That means Pelosi is your new President. You asked for it. Watch what she does carefully. Nancy Pelosi would make Cindy Sheehan Secretary of Defense.
I still have a glimmer of hope that there are just enough of you remaining who are smart enough to turn this thing around in 2008.
Neither Hillary or Obama are wise choices for the Presidency . Change is not always best, especially when its just change for the sake of change. You need the right "Change" or its no good.
So that's it. God bless what's left of America. Some of you know what I mean. The rest of you, kiss my Texas born and bred rear end.
From Our World as we See it
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Because of this post (and some other information) a man contacted me. He has a troubled child. He lives in town a long way from here, a town I'm quite familiar with. He believes this child, almost a teenager, needs deliverance. Hearing his story, so do I.
If I were close I would go do it myself. I'm hundreds of miles away. If it were in Rockford, Janesville, Lincoln or any of a hundred other towns I would know where to send them. But, most of the Churches in his town are not fulfilling the commission of Jesus and I am frustrated. I know of a man there who walks in authority. I'll make the connection. This morning it occurred to me that once upon a time recommending a person to do deliverance would have been easy. In our western church today it's not. Time for a change folks. It's time to be about the Fathers business.
At Faith Center the worship leader last night didn't get the cue for a turn back to the second ending of a song. He launched off into a new direction and the rest of the band went somewhere else. It only lasted a few seconds. Smiles were all around on the platform, and in the end no worship was injured in the whole venture. It was organic and real. I laughed and whispered to Peggy, sounds like we did this morning. I think we are going to make it in worship at LOL.