Conservatives continually adhere to several themes when talking about their political beliefs. You really don’t even have to read closely to pick up on it. At times they even sound like broken records.
It’s apparent in the recent discourse on health care reform, how they continually adhere to misinformation and lies that don’t even make sense. Even when confronted with the truth, they deny it. The same happens with subjects like the death penalty. They continually believe, ideas different from theirs are causing America to deteriorate, even though history shows us that the most Liberal period of our history was filled with growth and advancement and prosperity on a far larger scale than seen since that time.
Even those things can be explained as blind philosophical fantasy. What is disturbing, is they all state ideas and opinions that reflect resentment and anger toward others. A lot of the comments are even buttered over with a rancid garnishment of bitterness. Feelings related to a unnatural fear of loss of control seems to drip from almost every comment
This almost rises, at times, to a level of paranoia. Some of this becomes so strong it borders on the delusional.
Distaste and disdain for almost every racial minority leaks from even the most benign of comments. It appears, fear of loss translates most often into greed but the self-centeredness seems to boil from deep within. Even, when not directly stated, it’s obvious in how their principles lack respect or care for those less fortunate than they.
And like most unbalances, they seem to be wholly unaware of their condition, even to the point of incessant denial.
Is it really possible conservatism is the symptom of mental illness or an other wise unhealthy mental state? I know it has been debated for years, and conservatism has been around along time.. but this current epidemic seems be a particularly serious variety.
Unchecked, it appears the next level may grow into a syndrome fairly reminiscent of people like the Taliban who are political conservatives and the Conservative Germans and Italians in the 1930’s to the 1940’s, or as in the conservative movement of the Christian Reformation and Crusades. Throughout history you can trace conservative movements which eventually became violent and destructive. While we haven’t experienced conservative violence outside of the Witch Hunts in New England and Genocide of the Native Americans and the Racial atrocities prior to the 1970’s and the bombing of the Murray Federal Building, could this mental degeneration lead to the same or worse in our future?