Liberalism is a mental disease spread through self-pity

I will explain this quickly because I lead a busy life, generally involving work that creates for my family stability outside of what is promised to us by the government, the good will of my fellow citizens and even the comforts of religion and friendship.

Our society is hell. It is a subtle hell, because it is not fire and brimstone. It is instead a conspiracy of many details that don’t add up into a whole. It is what happens when big complex things like civilizations fall apart.

There is no way to point to any specific facts, only a fact pattern. We no longer have anything in common. We rely on more rules and regulations to fix that. The more rules we make, the more they are evaded. This in turn leads to social chaos, more police and more cheating.

If any of you think democracy is going to save you, perhaps consider mental health care: democracy is demagoguery, or using pleasant and/or scary images to browbeat the population into reacting in knee-jerk ways. Your best leaders are the ones who have lied to you, and then done what needed to be done in order to protect their own families, friends and neighbors.

Some of you believe the media, and I’d pity you if I didn’t think pity was a disease. The media sells products. The best product is dramatic. This is why every week in the news there is a new Hitler, a new miracle cure, a new soft-hearted story and a new “deep” question for you to feel important talking about. Take this hint: there are millions of such stories possible, but the media chooses the ones they need when they need them to sell product.

Industry is not going to save you either. Industry has no fixed actors. It isn’t people; it’s people pulling a drive-by in which they invest, make money, and get out, because they’re not fools and they don’t trust society either. The only escape is wealth. If you own a private island and private security, no one can harm you.

They feel this way (as do I) because this society is unstable because it is built upon illusions. We are living off of the wealth of the past, that which our great-grandfathers invented and made. We don’t do anything for ourselves. We are decadent and permissive, have no standards, and nothing in common.

As a result, it’s a cross between a lottery, lynch mob and witch trial out there. If you do something the Crowd likes, then you’re a golden boy. If you do something it doesn’t like, and it doesn’t make up its mind until that instant, you’ll get run out on the rails.

Laws? Trials? It doesn’t matter, because everything comes down to popularity. Judges need to be elected, so do politicians. Products need to be bought. Everyone wants what is popular, as it will make them rich, and no one wants what is unpopular to get in the way of the money.

Almost everything you “know” is wrong. They don’t tell you the real reasons for the wars; the real reasons are usually legitimate, but too complex to ever be approved of by the voters. Thus they lie and they must keep lying, because the voters demand they lie, because the voters will turn down any sensible proposal and cling to any emotional one.

In democracy, a simple lie like bread and circuses always wins out over a complex truth. The first election, or the meta-election, was to decriminalize lying and in fact to make it the currency of the realm. Social problems persist because we cannot face them honestly, either to fix them or to admit they’ll always be with us, like poverty and alcoholism.

Any civilization that separates actual truth from “official” truth is heading downward. Corruption, distrust and manipulation rot it from within. A society without good leadership falls apart. If you want to see an example of a fallen-apart place, look at the third world. Most of those nations are what’s left of once-great empires.

How did our society get this way? It adopted liberalism. Liberalism is a mental disease spread by self-pity. The primary idea of liberalism is that the individual perception of reality comes before results. It does this in order to make everyone feel good, which is how you make a social event succeed.

If you want to be popular, go around and tell everyone about how they’re wonderful. Everyone is great, everything is great, it’s all going to be OK. There is no need to worry about the possibility of things going wrong, because we are all here and in agreement and we will all make sure that doesn’t happen.

The reason for saying this is to make each individual feel that he or she is not accountable for the results of his or her actions. Whatever method is chosen, and whatever results occur, the individual is not to blame because they are equal.

Liberalism constitutes a denial of actual reality in favor of thoughts which are pleasant in appearance. It works backward: you figure out what result you want, and then you claim that result is your method, leaving the question of the consequences of that method unknown.

Conservatism works the other way: we look at all known results of all known actions, and pick our method by its results. Liberalism is the first half of the decision cycle: you look at what you want, then figure out how to get it. Liberals omit the second half. Conservatives have both halves.

This difference is important because how your leaders and fellow citizens choose to act is determined by the shared values system they choose. They can choose liberalism (humans-first) or conservativism (reality-first). Naturally, liberalism is more popular.

How much of moral thinking is innate? Haidt sees morality as a “social construction” that varies by time and place. We all live in a “web of shared meanings and values” that become our moral matrix, he writes, and these matrices form what Haidt, quoting the science-fiction writer William Gibson, likens to “a consensual hallucination.” But all humans graft their moralities on psychological systems that evolved to serve various needs, like caring for families and punishing cheaters. – “Jonathan Haidt Decodes the Tribal Psychology of Politics,” The Chronicle of Higher Education

The liberal consensual reality is that “Everyone should be equal, and we should all be free!”

This sounds good, but we must consider more than one level of game play here. What are the consequences of doing this? Conservatism works the other way: we look at all known results of all known actions, and pick our method by its results. That is less popular.

Liberalism is the equivalent of schizophrenia. We create a fake reality, a consensual values system based on what we want to be true and not what is true, and then our society falls apart under us.

If we saw a patient behaving this way in a hospital or courtroom, we would categorize this person as having a mental disease because of their denial of obvious reality in favor of a fantasy world. Liberalism takes this insanity and dresses it up as “morality” by ignoring the second half of the cycle, which is the effects of its actions.

It is spread by self-pity because in order to deny reality you have to feel that something is wrong with reality. You invent a fantasy world because this world is horrible to you. Liberalism, by creating an unrealistic and dysfunctional society, makes more people self-pitying. It spreads like a cancer.

What you must do is decide whether you care about the future of humanity and all the species on planet earth. The choice is yours: either a third-world wasteland, or a first-world place that thinks about the results of our actions. It is a moral, scientific, political and ethical choice to be conservative.

Until we change direction, our fortunes will continue to slowly worsen. We will continue to be the species that consumes everything and leaves a ruin behind. We will continue to be neurotic and self-pitying.

The tide is turning, very slowly. The promises of liberal democracy have failed one by one. More war, not less; no economic stability; more work, less free time; more rules, less stability. Liberalism doesn’t work.

To help turn the tide, repeat this as frequently and loudly as you can: Liberalism is a mental disease spread by self-pity. It makes liberals angry, but they retreat, because they know it’s true. So do you, and that’s why you’re considering it.

19 Comments

  1. crow says:

    Yes indeed. I’ve said this for years. Years and years and years.
    The human race went mad. And there was nobody to turn to for help because all the helpers were mad, too. And all the leaders. The police were mad. The intellectuals were mad. Little old ladies were mad. Children…

    It’s a sad commentary when a man gets more sense out of a rabbit, or a raccoon, than he does out of a human.

    1. The human race went mad. And there was nobody to turn to for help because all the helpers were mad, too.

      Thus it is with trends. They replace our innate knowledge (intuition) and awareness of the world with socially-correct memes.

    2. Rabbits don’t have the burden of civilization, and also the burden of having to care what other people think.

      They’re rather liberated in a way that liberals never can be.

  2. uh says:

    “The choice is yours”

    Over fifty-million Latinos here to replace us would disagree that any of this was, or could be, our choice.

    1. That’s the problem with modern society. Someone’s always disagreeing, and since we’re all equal in theory, we have to pretend that we care.

  3. RegulusSeradly says:

    “Liberalism is the equivalent of schizophrenia. We create a fake reality, a consensual values system based on what we want to be true and not what is true, and then our society falls apart under us.”

    I feel that this statement is unfair to those suffering from true schizophrenia: the fake reality they experience is not of their creation, and the behaviors they exhibit as a result of experiencing their false reality are not due to a willful rejection of responsibility.*

    I suppose that there are liberals who are also affected by schizophrenia, but most liberals are not of this sort. As was stated in an earlier part of the essay, their false reality is something that was either willfully created or willfully joined.

    1. crow says:

      Schizophrenia ia as damaging as it is, because the schizophrenic can not/will not accept their schizophrenia. Knowing that one is defective in this way goes a long way to minimizing its effect.
      The really serious consequence of leftism is its taking itself so seriously that its disease is taken to be the standard/normal human state.
      Everybody loves downs-syndrome people, because they are what they are and seem very happy about it. Imagine if those abnormal people started demanding everyone be as they are, and saw themselves as normal, or more normal than others.

    2. True schizophrenics do not choose their affliction. Would they, if they were sane?

      Then why do liberals choose it? For the pity?

  4. Abraxas says:

    “I feel that this statement is unfair to those suffering from true schizophrenia:”

    Way to miss the point and find a faux victim class to be offended on behalf of.

    Classical liberal behavior.

  5. Drama says:

    It sums up well with one of your first sentences.

    ” It is what happens when big complex things like civilizations fall apart.”

    It didn’t just fall apart, it has been systematicly destroyed from the inside. When one solution creates a worse problem we simply create another solution that ends up taking us even further from the original condition. All in the name of good intentions.

    America was a unique country in that is was founded with all people as equals, having an equal stake in the country that they could easily have a say in. As equal citizens and not subjects each person was free to be an individual and life their own life.
    Ironically now as things stand, we choose who are the winners and losers and who should be more free than others and call it progress and equality. Apparently some of us are too equal and should be penalized while others are rewarded. Somehow this definition of equality doesn’t seem legitimate.

    1. As equal citizens and not subjects each person was free to be an individual and life their own life.

      That’s the problem. When everyone is free to live their own life, no one is thinking about the civilization itself. No one is at fault. No one takes responsibility and it all falls apart.

      Equality is another word for “no quality control.” The vote of an insane homeless criminal is equal to that of a man who invented a new industry, or wrote a great book, or saved the nation from Communism.

  6. Brian says:

    If you want to be popular, go around and tell everyone about how they’re wonderful. Everyone is great, everything is great, it’s all going to be OK. There is no need to worry about the possibility of things going wrong, because we are all here and in agreement and we will all make sure that doesn’t happen.

    Truth is real. So is beauty. So is virtue. As humans we fall short, constantly. But these qualities are real. Are they worth fighting for, or not? Shouldn’t they be what any legitimate authority should uphold?

    1. Yes. I don’t know why people wouldn’t want truth, beauty and virtue. They make life better.

      Unless people think they can’t have them, because they’re bad or broken.

    2. ferret says:

      Yes. Yes.

  7. Dirk says:

    Good post, except for one tiny part:
    “They don’t tell you the real reasons for the wars; the real reasons are usually legitimate, but too complex to ever be approved of by the voters.”

    True the voters are a problem, but fighting for you-know-who that are not named here is a not legitimate. Ruining good genes that haven’t had time to spread yet in order to protect those who cannot be named is not legitimate. Spreading “democracy” ie, tattoos, piercings, drugs, skankiness, effeminacy, etc.? Also not legitimate. Fighting to defend “our way of life” (which you correctly deride daily) is also not legitimate. These are the causes. None of them legitimate.

    1. Ruining good genes that haven’t had time to spread yet in order to protect those who cannot be named is not legitimate. Spreading “democracy” ie, tattoos, piercings, drugs, skankiness, effeminacy, etc.? Also not legitimate. Fighting to defend “our way of life” (which you correctly deride daily) is also not legitimate. These are the causes.

      Are these the causes, or the effects?

      It seems to me that if you tell people they can vote for whatever they want, they will, and for most people that will be immediate gratification.

      Democracy is insane because our societies do fit a bell curve of IQ distribution. Most people can’t make these decisions, so we get popular fictions instead.

      But even democracy is not the cause.

      Democracy is the expression of a need, which is that the vast majority of people do not understand why the consequences of their actions are important. It’s simply out of sight, out of mind.

      In saner times, it was recognized that leadership is a rare ability like being a savant on the piano, and we bred people to do it.

      The raging ego did not like that, and the raging ego is most concentrated in the prole.

      Now after 200 years of prole-rule, people are desperate for any excuse. But there’s only one thing to blame: proles and their “leadership.”

      1. ferret says:

        “Democracy is insane because our societies do fit a bell curve of IQ distribution. Most people can’t make these decisions, so we get popular fictions instead.”

        Most people, due to low IQ, believe they can make right decisions because they were told so. They don’t understand there is a lack of right information, they are being manipulated and brainwashed. As you said, “It’s simply out of sight, out of mind”.

        “Now after 200 years of prole-rule…”

        If proles were ruling these 200 years, we would be a third or even forth or fifth world already.

        “But there’s only one thing to blame: proles and their “leadership.””

        Again, if proles are in power, why are they blaming corporations and banks instead of establishing their own “order”? And they would defeat Vol… Vold… oh, you-know-whom, if he were wrong.

        It seems, as long as different groups of the society are busy blaming each other, there will be no much improvement. The little guy is always blamed, but it doesn’t help.

  8. ArcticLupinus says:

    Liberalism should be in the ridiculously “numinous” DSM somewhere near neurasthenic and schizoid, perhaps… Literally, liberalism is a mental disease, practically LITERALLY. Toxoplasmosis of the Mind/Nous itself, degenerative terminal dementia of the Intellect–like toxoplasmosis, the idea-virus transforms potentially healthy neurons into warped zombie nightmare…

    Liberalism is democracy, communism, and the unappealing aspects of fascism (populist mass-mobilization, &etc.)–there is NO ALTERNATIVE TO THIS CARCINOGENIC MONSTROSITY TODAY, and LIVING IN THIS MODERN DEMO-LIBERAL-HUMANIST HELL IS ACUTELY PAINFUL TO THOSE REMAINING, EITHER BY BLOOD OR BY HEROIC WILLPOWER, ACTUALLY HUMAN…

    Evola is the starting point: Polemics of limp-wrist effete intellectualism, is pointless, vacuous. Vehmgericht-style vigilante retribution, along tyrannicidal moral reasoning, the Evolian militants proved themselves unworthy of realizing–no Western mind, let alone “white nationalist” guttersnipe, is internally prepared to even half-realize Evola’s temptation; thus, due to LACK OF PERSONALITIES, there arose “neo-fascist terrorism” for Jewish sociology to endlessly analyze. And the massacres in Italy, the Jews are correct about: barbaric, senseless, regressive, morally void, spiritually necrotic.

    We must internalize Evola’s point about existent authority as provider of law as self-deposed, while avoiding the dark possibilities of his call for a neo-Vehmic righteous restoration.

    Inarguably, “The time for polemics is OVER.” Higher-order vindicating justice of the “Lex Primordialis” is what is cosmically needed, not totemic savagery of confused zoological materialists. Trotsky was not brainless–his point is valid!

    Since the mob butchered whatever was noble in Washington’s dream, return to the origins is our war-cry… America’s death-knell, is sounded.

    Consolidate not into pathetic paramilitary bands of paranoid gangs–consolidate internally METAPHYSICALLY and instead of “white nationalist” militias (i.e. dysgenic populism…Vedically, “ANARIYA”!…), let there emerge new chivalric Orders, utterly professional, of morally educated sensibilities, and meritocratic in the highest sense… These can be the seeds as the Dark Age implodes, of the post-liberal reawakening…

  9. Nick Digger says:

    Liberalism is the political ideology spawned directly from the minds of women and children.

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