Skip to comments.Infantile Rage on the Left
Posted on 12/27/2016 3:55:21 AM PST by Kaslin
It was Anna Freud, Sigmund Freud's daughter, who first described the most common ego defenses in detail. Later, scientists and clinical psychiatrists expanded the list of accepted defense mechanisms and did much improved research, like Harvard's George Vaillant. There is good agreement on a basic set of ego defenses, like denial, displacement (blaming), and rationalization.
Ego defenses distort reality in some way, from very mild defenses like rationalization to "primitive" defenses like massive denial of reality and fantasy-driven thinking. These defenses are fairly easy to spot when people can't cope or feel very anxious or overwhelmingly confused. Ego defenses protect us from excessive fear, uncontrollable rage, shame, guilt, and other painful emotions. Some adults retreat into the safety of childhood and even infancy, feeling protected by an all-powerful mother or father substitute.
This brings me to modern liberals. This country used to have mainstream liberals who faced reality, like Harry Truman, Hubert Humphrey, JFK, and more recently Joe Lieberman and a few others. But today, the radical left controls the Democrats, which is why I believe they lost the election. And they can't cope with losing.
Donald Trump used hints and half-sentences that might have come from Rush Limbaugh to signal the voters that he was on their side. Because liberals have filtered out conservative thinkers like Limbaugh for all these years, they simply did not get what Trumps was plainly saying to most Americans. Trump's rhetoric became a kind of secret code, not because conservatism is a conspiracy, but rather because ordinary liberals simply need to escape from ordinary conservative ideas. They created their own cult of silence when it came to sensible conservative ideas, which they experience as intolerably scary. It's a kind of normal-phobia.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
An absolutely perfect description of the modern liberal/democrat.
This describes them perfectly
Anyone reading it should be sure to check out the equally excellent comment section following.
I always do.
I always do.
The most amazing post-election videos were the people who smashed their big-screen TVs. That’s absolute insanity.
Conservatives can thrive as individuals, but liberals need to hear their favorite beliefs echoed and supported by others.
in fairness, groupthink exists in conservative media as well...
Yes, it does. Magical thinking and irrational rage exist among "conservatives," as well.
It can be satisfying to read something like this and think, "Yeah! That's what They are like!" but a thoughtful person will take the next step and ask himself, "Does some of this also apply to me?"
“INFANTILE Rage from the LEFT” - straight from the department of redundancy department...
Take the time to read it ... not long.
It is very well worth reading.
Heck, I was surprised by BO's victory in 2012. I'd been drinking far too much Koolaid here on FR, was certain that a hated loser like Obama would get steamrolled. Shows what I know.
Of course, the difference is that I learned from that mistake.
Excellent article, a must read for sure.
Every liberal is a totalitarian thug.
paranoid personality disorder
“There is a word for adults with infantile defenses.”
Actually, it’s two words.
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