The Liberal Thoughts: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness By Lyle H. Rossiter
The Liberal Thoughts is the primary in-depth examination of the key political insanity of our time: The radical left’s efforts to manage the individuals from cradle to grave. To rescue us from our troubled lives, the liberal agenda recommends denial of private accountability, encourages self-pity and other-pity, fosters authorities dependency, promotes sexual indulgence, rationalizes violence, excuses monetary obligation, justifies theft, ignores rudeness, prescribes complaining and blaming, denigrates marriage and the household, legalizes all abortion, defies spiritual and social custom, declares inequality unjust, and rebels in opposition to the duties of citizenship.
By a number of entitlements to unearned items, companies and social standing, the liberal politician guarantees to make sure everybody’s materials welfare, present for everybody’s healthcare, shield everybody’s vanity, appropriate everybody’s social and political drawback, educate each citizen, and eradicate all class distinctions. Radical liberalism thus assaults the foundations of civilized freedom. Given its irrational objectives, coercive strategies and historic failures, and given its perverse results on character growth, there might be no query of the unconventional agenda’s insanity. Solely an irrational agenda would advocate a scientific destruction of the foundations on which ordered liberty relies upon.
Solely an irrational man would need the state to run his life for him quite than create safe circumstances through which he can run his personal life. Solely an irrational agenda would intentionally undermine the citizen’s development to competence by having the state undertake him. Solely irrational pondering would commerce particular person liberty for presidency coercion, sacrificing the delight of self-reliance for welfare dependency. Solely a madman would take a look at a group of free individuals cooperating by alternative and see a society of victims exploited by villains. [From The Liberal Mind; The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., MD]