Letter to the Editor

Liberalism is a mental disorder

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dear Editor,

Conservatives often remark that “liberalism is a mental disorder.”

In the 48 hours following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the progressives and their media sycophants, with predictable unbridled hypocrisy, have again proven the truth of the expression.

Senate Democrats recently exchanged “high fives,” celebrating their victory in filibustering Republican legislation that would have ended the practice of aborting babies after 20 weeks gestation. Yet now they lecture us on the evil of firearms, and how we must accept their plans for “common sense” gun control, so “to keep our children safe.” If not so perverse, their cognitive dissonance would be comical.

Recall that, just days ago at the Winter Olympics in South Korea, these princes of political correctness fell over themselves to heap praise upon North Korea’s Minister of Propaganda, Kim Yo-Jong, while they mocked our pro-life Vice President Pence.

Yo-Jong, sister of Kim Jong Un – whose communist regime starves and murders its citizens by the thousands – works to justify and conceal her brother’s acts of terror. But in the eyes of America’s leftists, Yo-Jong is a rising star on the world stage, while Pence is an evil intolerant bigot. If this worldview is not that of a psychotic pathology, then I don’t know what is.

The Democrats, subverted by a cabal of collectivists who desire to impose absolute control over every aspect of our lives, now act to once again manipulate a national tragedy and demand that Americans surrender our firearms – the final check on tyranny – to their “common sense” solutions.

This is the same faction of charlatans whose platform holds as a “right” the perpetual mass murder of the most innocent and helpless among us: the unborn, the elderly, the terminally ill, and those with cognitive defects. However, they feign outrage when their culture of death exerts its influence beyond those they deem “expendable.”

When the consequences of their toxic indifference to moral absolutes extend far beyond the helpless child in the womb, only then “we must do something to stop the carnage!”

Recall also that it was these secular revolutionaries who forced the removal of prayer from our schools; who worked tirelessly to expunge religion from the public square; who, in the name of “social justice,” undermined the very foundation of justice; and who have left no part of our culture untouched by their vulgar and debauched vision of liberty. They act to criminalize reasoned dissent.

They mock God and despise correction. Then, after gutting America’s cultural norms, they demand we “do something” about the negative results their wicked machinations wrought upon our society and the nation.

Liberals plant seeds of anarchy, yet demand order. They corrupt the culture with vulgarity, yet complain about incivility. They despise authority but consider themselves the final word in all matters. They move to silence dissent, yet demand to be heard. They bring disdain upon the police, but then insist that only police be armed. They are wont to disarm Americans, so that they themselves may riot, burn and pillage in the name of “equality,” “diversity,” and “social justice.” Is this not a mental disorder?

Thus it is no wonder that liberals worship Castro, Guevara, Kim Yo-Jong, and Alinsky. A leftist is a leftist, whether residing in Cuba, Argentina, North Korea or America. That their need to exercise total control demonstrates no less a dysfunctional mentality than the Florida shooter is lost on them. Yes, liberalism is a mental disorder – a most clever pathology that projects its guilt upon others. But if we allow its emotional extortion to hold our reason hostage, we will eventually find America’s lot among those unfortunate nations whose citizens discovered too late that a disarmed population is soon decimated by those who think themselves the superior race. At that point, the carnage in Florida will seem trivial.

Bruce C. Desautels

Stratton, Neb.

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