Lyle H. Rossiter Jr., M.D., authored a book titled “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” The book is a treatise pursuant to “modern liberalism’s irrationality being the product of psychopathology: a massive transference neurosis acted out in the world’s political arenas, with devastating effects on the institutions of liberty.”
Dr. Rossiter writes: “So extravagant are the patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that characterize the liberal mind that its relentless protests and demands become understandable only as disorders of the psyche.”
He further notes, “This makes complete sense and explains the liberal thinking and behavior that defies any other explanation.”
In support of Dr. Rossiter’s aforementioned observations, I submit the liberal Democratic state Rep. Cynthia Chase from the 3rd District in New Hampshire. A more complete representation of that which he postulates would be difficult to find.
Chase, who has taken great pains to masculinize her appearance, exhibits the very psychopathology that, as Dr. Rossiter observes, leads to the irrationality liberals exhibit. In December she opined that: “In the opinion of this Democrat, Free Staters are the single biggest threat [New Hampshire] is facing today. There is, legally, nothing we can do to prevent them from moving here to take over the state, which is their openly stated goal. In this country you can move anywhere you choose, and they have that same right. What we can do is to make the environment here so unwelcoming that some will choose not to come, and some may actually leave. One way is to pass measures that will restrict the ‘freedoms’ that they think they will find here. Another is to shine the bright light of publicity on who they are and why they are coming.” (“New Hampshire Legislator: We Need To ‘Restrict Freedoms’ of Conservatives,” Warner Todd Huston, Jan. 3, 2013)
Free Staters is the assignation given to the people of the “Free State Project.” The intent of the project was and is to have conservative Americans migrate to New Hampshire and, ultimately, through strength of numbers, run for office and move the state toward conservatism and libertarianism.
Liberals like Chase see nothing wrong with their condemnable ideologies. But you can bet all the gold in Fort Knox that Chase would be frothing from her nose if a housing development decided that the best way to keep homosexuals from moving in would be to make them feel as unwanted and unwelcome as possible.
She and those like her would be incensed if they were to find out that although the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prevents housing discrimination based on race and/or gender – the community can very quietly legislate in ways that create unfriendly environs.
If it were whispered that such comments were made in reference to blacks, Hispanics, illegal aliens, women, homosexuals, cross-dressers, pedophiles, or one of the other protected groups, the media would launch into a spasmodic apoplexy of breathless round-the-clock reporting. But, as expected, in this case there is a cacophony of silence from the media.
My personal observation regarding the media silence surrounding Chase’s desire to restrict the freedoms of conservatives, and to create an environment that is unwelcoming to them, is that it doesn’t matter – because as everyone knows (sarcasm intended) conservatives are just a bunch of old white men whose goal it is to oppress minorities and women. Conservatives are just old white men who use the Constitution as a club of enforcement for a mandamus from their idea of God.
Conservatives, especially those like tea-party members, are branded as racist, xenophobic homophobes who are anti the liberal’s definition of modernity.
Not that we needed more proof. It is not conservatives who are intolerant – it is liberals who are among the most hateful, intolerant, rapacious, discordant persons there are. And for those who are not given over to political correctness, evidence of what Dr. Rossiter rightly observed is pandemic.