Friday, November 17, 2017

Liberalism is a mental disorder?

The apoplectic reaction to the questionable allegations about Roy Moore from nearly four decades ago is something to behold. To the extent they are accurate, they are evidence of a healthy--perhaps too healthy!--male sex drive, the kind of thing normal men fantasize about. This is in stark contrast to the pathological degeneracy of Weinstein and Louis CK, men who engaged in behavior that is repugnant to well-nigh everyone.

Some of the hatred for Moore is so viscerally unhinged as to suggest mental illness in those expressing it. Indeed, liberals have worse mental health than conservatives do. The percentages of whites who report having experienced poor mental health in the previous 30 days, by political orientation (N = 5,530; for contemporary relevance all responses are from 2000 onward):


Among those who suffer from especially poor mental health--experiencing it at least 15 of the last 30 days--the differences by political orientation are even more pronounced. Again for whites since 2000:


A sitting senator, Bob Menendez, is alleged to have paid for underage prostitutes while occupying his august position. The current case ended in mistrial, but the evidence against Menendez is stronger than it is against Moore, and Menendez is said to have been engaged in this stuff last year, not last century.

Who? Whom? explains a lot, but the audacity of such blatantly selective outrage still seems remarkable.

Parenthetically, Who? Whom? is not synonymous with partisanship--not even close in this case. Mitch McConnell is calling for Moore to drop out of the Alabama senate race but hasn't called for Menendez to resign the senate seat he currently holds! He hasn't called for Al Franken to, either.

The special election in December is the current active front in the middle American insurgency against the bipartisan Cloud People. We can imagine the extent to which Moore's anti-establishment shitlord instincts are being accentuated through this process. Or we can simply watch the man in action.

If he wins, he'll work to make their lives a living hell. It's why he must win.

GSS variables used: MNLTHLTH(0)(15-30), RACECEN1(1), HISPANIC(1), POLVIEWS(1-2)(3-5)(6-7)

22 comments:

Sid said...

The cucks' muted response to Menendez and Al Frankenstein compared to their hysteria over Roy Moore says a lot, even though it's to be expected at this point. I just don't understand why they are that way.

I'm thinking out loud here. I guess they believe if they denounce enough disreputable parts of the right, they'll be accepted to more coastal cocktail parties?

I know they want a "dignified" civil discourse. I guess they think they can get there if they NEVER strike back but just take each blow from the left with grace and understanding?

I know a lot of us believe that cucks love losing, but don't politicians love keeping their jobs? I've heard acquiring power is comparable to a hit of cocaine, and losing an election brings about feelings of despair and depression is akin to going cold turkey.

I mean, I see the evidence that cucks trash their own and are eager to throw them under the bus without much of any prompting. I'm trying to understand why they are like that, but I just don't get it.

My idea of "losing with dignity and grace" is going down the way the Spartans did at Thermopylae. The cucks apparently look to Ephialtes as their example.

mark auld said...

Excellent post, we are beginning to see who really wears the white hats in this face off. Pick a side folks, there will be only 2 when the pot comes to a boil.

Dan said...

Right. Astonishing that they can't even attack Menendez. When the Senate was unanimous to take away Trumps recess appointment power I felt gloom. Is there not one righteous among you?

JayMan said...

Let us not forget my post:

Features and Bugs, by JayMan

To the extent they are accurate, they are evidence of a healthy--perhaps too healthy!--male sex drive, the kind of thing normal men fantasize about. This is in stark contrast to the pathological degeneracy of Weinstein and Louis CK, men who engaged in behavior that is repugnant to well-nigh everyone.

Their behavior is perfectly normal evolutionarily. Men want women. They have a powerful Darwinian incentive to have women. They always have. See Genghis Khan.

Indeed, liberals have worse mental health than conservatives do. The percentages of whites who report having experienced poor mental health in the previous 30 days, by political orientation

This is self-reported, right? I doubt that that's reliable. Heck, there is a negative correlation between mental health and Wordsum in the GSS, when our best evidence shows that that is not the case.

And of course, the answer to the title of the post is no. Liberalism was selected for and is not disordered at all.

Audacious Epigone said...

Jayman,

Their behavior is perfectly normal evolutionarily

I'm referring to both men forcing women to watch them masturbate. It appears that in many of these instances they didn't even pressure the women for sex but just wanted to force them to view as they got their rocks off.

The allegations against Moore, in contrast, evidence a normal male sex drive. It's only alleged pedophilia in the statutory sense--the girls were all post-pubescent.

Heck, there is a negative correlation between mental health and Wordsum in the GSS

Only when not separated by race. Among whites, the correlation between wordsum and poor mental health is negative. Blacks and Hispanics report better mental health than whites though, so if the total population is included, the correlation becomes positive.

Feryl said...

A professor whose names escapes me said that a recent study did show that liberals are more poorly behaved. And it's liberals who consistently are much more likely to defend criminals and weirdos.

Also, don't forget status striving. Liberals are much more likely to live in striverville, where there's intense competitive pressure to reach the top and stay there. Note that this applies as much, and maybe more, to young and desperate people as it does to older and established people. By default there can only be so many winners, and most of the losers are probably miserable.

DissidentRight said...

This explains a lot.

Audacious Epigone said...

I know a lot of us believe that cucks love losing, but don't politicians love keeping their jobs?

Until Flake and Corker, they did keep their jobs, their positions, and their CoC donations. Sure, their putative legislative agendas lost, but if all they're after is power, do they care about those things?

When they have actual skin in the game is when they will actually start caring about losing. We're approaching that point, I think.

Dan said...

"And it's liberals who consistently are much more likely to defend criminals and weirdos. "

Not to put too fine a point on it but criminals and weirdos tend to be liberals. Hence the constant efforts by the left for criminal voting, and the perfect tailoring of the agenda to those who want to cut the genitals off of little boys.

Re "Liberalism is a mental disorder", lack of faith and lack of supportive faith communities (these are two different related protective factors) is a big part of the problem. If all the churches closed tomorrow, America would quickly do bankrupt due to mental health costs.

In life, you get old, get sick and die, with considerable disappointment along the way. Being unable to handle

Relatedly, Based Sebastian Kurz, Peace Be Upon Him, is a devout Catholic who marched in a tiny christian march on the day of the big gay pride march in Vienna. There are two versions of Catholicism in the world today actually and the one of Austria and Poland doesn't hate either Austrians or Poles. It is like a bizarre parallel universe.

Austria's parliament went 110 against to 26 for same sex marriage *after* our Obergefell ruling. The Greens who backed it disappeared from parliament entirely in October 2017.

Here's hoping his Kaiser Kurz produces an heir soon. With only 50 years of additional life expectancy remaining, his subjects urgently need to know who will continue his reign after he is gone, even though his reign technically begun yet.

Dan said...

even though his reign technically *hasn't* begun yet.

Jig Bohnson said...

"To the extent they are accurate, they are evidence of a healthy--perhaps too healthy!--male sex drive"

Moore is accused of molesting a 14-year-old against her will. If that is what passes for healthy then it is truly game over.

Dan said...

Jig --

Moore has been in public for decades. There is not so much as a single complaint on record and no hint of any of this prior to the home stretch of his Senate race.

Leftists have pushed so many perversions up and including the present fetish for castrating little children in the name of a nonsensical gender ideology that they made up last week, that it's kind of hard to hear their voices off in distant la-la land.

Just checked on Austria. Austria's left wing Green party went from 24 seats in parliament to 0 last month. I guess that means only two earlier voters in parliament for same sex "marriage" remain? I guess our media propaganda will now have to be about how we have always been at war with Austria.

Audacious Epigone said...

Dan,

There is a clear inverse relationship between church attendance and self-reported poor mental health, and also an inverse relationship between belief in God and poor mental health, though the former is stronger than the latter. Community matters.

Random Dude on the Internet said...

> I know a lot of us believe that cucks love losing, but don't politicians love keeping their jobs? I've heard acquiring power is comparable to a hit of cocaine, and losing an election brings about feelings of despair and depression is akin to going cold turkey.

There's no real cost to them losing an election. It isn't like after losing they will go apply to be a sandwich artist at Subway, they will land jobs at lobbyist firms, highly paid sinecures, etc. So in the back of their mind, they know that they have options. An average working stiff in Ohio doesn't have options. It's why the GOPe is so cucky and the working class is going full shitlord.

Furthermore the cuck politician who gets washed out will likely self justify why he/she/xe lost anyway. If you go to Jeb and ask why he lost, I doubt he will say it was because he was a poor candidate who either ignored or despised the base, it will be because he didn't lower himself to fight Trump, people just didn't understand his platform, etc.

Anonymous said...

I think you have it backwards.

No political ideology is a mental illness. Rather, people who have mental illnesses rationally vote for whichever party is promises to give them free help, such as counselling, medication, whatever mentally ill people need.

I suppose that physically ill people are more likely to vote for left wing parties too. Being a democrat doesn't automatically make you have cancer but having cancer, or some congenital defect will make one more likely to vote for leftist parties.

Audacious Epigone said...

Random Dude,

Yes, the lobbying pipeline is another major aspect of why they don't care. Lose the seat and turn your existing connections into 6- or 7-figure earnings selling the influence you've accumulated. Less glamor but also less spotlight.

Anon,

Yeah, I think you're correct.

Wrt to liberalism being a mental disorder, that's tongue-in-cheek. Through the mid-2000s when alternative media was just getting started and podcasts were still in gestation I listened to Michael Savage. One of his catchphrases was (is?) that liberalism is a mental disorder. His other catchphrase--"borders, language, culture" is pure gold.

Dan said...

Inasmuch as liberalism urges rejection of religion, rejection of traditional community, rejection of marriage, and rejection of gender norms while encouraging things like homosexuality and transgenderism and drug use, it can be said that liberalism causes or exacerbates mental disorders.

Feryl said...


"There's no real cost to them losing an election. It isn't like after losing they will go apply to be a sandwich artist at Subway, they will land jobs at lobbyist firms, highly paid sinecures, etc. So in the back of their mind, they know that they have options. An average working stiff in Ohio doesn't have options. It's why the GOPe is so cucky and the working class is going full shitlord.

Furthermore the cuck politician who gets washed out will likely self justify why he/she/xe lost anyway. If you go to Jeb and ask why he lost, I doubt he will say it was because he was a poor candidate who either ignored or despised the base, it will be because he didn't lower himself to fight Trump, people just didn't understand his platform, etc. "

Yeah, a new theme o'er at dusk in autumn is that ideology is a thin veneer upon material motivations. Is it really that stupid for higher level GOP'ers to do what is in the best financial interests of themselves and each other? After all, it's not like there's going to be billions of people moving into cattle, corn, and oil country any time soon. And ur average GOP'er is just fine not giving a shit about the 70-90% of the country that lives elsewhere of whom many have never exactly been loyal GOP voters. Never underestimate the pettiness of doctrinaire conservatives, most of whom bitterly swore off Rust belter prole whites and their goddam unions back in the 60's.

Feryl said...

There's a balance that needs to be found soon. The GOP for at least 40 years has actively promoted excessive welfare of industries (the military, agribusiness, the energy industry) that can take care of themselves and/or need to reined in for the public good. On the other hand, the Dems gratuitously promote disgusting tolerance of the intolerable (drug addicts, criminals, disease carriers, etc.).

We can do better than this; Why must we choose between voting to become the vassals of resource lords and war chieftans, or voting for the tolerance of dangerous weirdos? By the mid 70's, the demarcation between which party sucked up to which parasites was obvious and complete. We've grown increasingly estranged from both party's reigning attitudes and rules, which is yet another symptom of a broken down culture and society.

Anonymous said...

@Feryl

To answer your question: yes, if you are trying to speak on behalf of low IQ prole whites.

Regardless of whether racial minorities and LGBT people exist, low IQ prole whites will always be on the bottom of the white totem pole.

Audacious Epigone said...

Feryl,

Z-Man talked about the same in his most recent podcast. If Moore can run the Trump playbook successfully and win the Senate seat in Alabama, we'll be a step closer to that happening.

Anon,

They're still people. Even if you're from the upper class, they're still a couple of your cousins, maybe a sibling, etc.

Anonymous said...

If any black man displayed the level of racial self-loathing white liberals do everybody would consider him to be a sad, mentally ill case. So yes, liberalism among whites is a mental illness. Among non-whites, including (((our friends))) its just racist exploitation of whites and at least rational if not very moral.