Monday, December 04, 2006

HERE'S A MUST-READ, FOLKS!

The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion.


Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does not idealize individual liberty and the structure of law and order essential to it; it does not defend the basic rights of property and contract; it does not aspire to ideals of authentic autonomy and mutuality; it does not preach an ethic of self-reliance and self-determination; it does not praise courage, forbearance or resilience; it does not celebrate the ethics of consent or the blessings of voluntary cooperation.

It does not advocate moral rectitude or understand the critical role of morality in human relating. The liberal agenda does not comprehend an identity of competence, appreciate its importance, or analyze the developmental conditions and social institutions that promote its achievement. The liberal agenda does not understand or recognize personal sovereignty or impose strict limits on coercion by the state. It does not celebrate the genuine altruism of private charity. It does not learn history’s lessons on the evils of collectivism.

What the liberal mind is passionate about is a world filled with pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice.

More at:
libertymind.com

http://www.townhall.com/columnists/LyleHRossiterJrMD/2006/12/04/the_liberal_mind
_the_psychological_causes_of_political_madness

3 Comments:

Anonymous Cassie said...

Hey, this guy is right on the money! He's sure got them pegged!

1:33 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Yeah, I want the book for Christmas!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

They ARE crazy, absolutely f-ing nutz!

2:06 PM  

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