The psychology of leftists, according to Unabomber Ted Kaczynski:
- His feelings of inferiority are so ingrained that he cannot conceive of himself as individually strong and valuable. Hence the collectivism of the leftist.
- He can feel strong only as a member of a large organization or a mass movement with which he identifies himself
- Leftists of the over-socialized type drive for power has only one morally acceptable outlet – to impose their morality on everyone
Ted Kaczynski addresses leftism as a movement (he states that he uses “the term ‘leftism’ because we don’t know of any better words to designate the spectrum of related creeds that includes the feminist, gay rights, political correctness, etc., movements”) and analyzes the psychology of leftists, arguing that they are “True Believers in the sense of Eric Hoffer“ who participate in powerful social movements to compensate for their feelings of inferiority:
When someone interprets as derogatory almost anything that is said about him (or about groups with whom he identifies) we conclude that he has inferiority feelings or low self-esteem. This tendency is pronounced among minority rights advocates, whether or not they belong to the minority groups whose rights they defend. [However] the leftist is not typically the kind of person whose feelings of inferiority make him a braggart, an egotist, a bully, a self-promoter, a ruthless competitor. This kind of person has not wholly lost faith in himself. He has a deficit in his sense of power and self-worth, but he can still conceive of himself as having the capacity to be strong. But the leftist is too far gone for that. His feelings of inferiority are so ingrained that he cannot conceive of himself as individually strong and valuable. Hence the collectivism of the leftist. He can feel strong only as a member of a large organization or a mass movement with which he identifies himself.
In Kaczynski’s view, the nature of leftism is determined by the psychological consequences of “oversocialization“:
The moral code of our society is so demanding that no one can think, feel and act in a completely moral way … Some people are so highly socialized that the attempt to think, feel and act morally imposes a severe burden on them. In order to avoid feelings of guilt, they continually have to deceive themselves about their own motives and find moral explanations for feelings and actions that in reality have a non-moral origin. We use the term “oversocialized” to describe such people.
Because of the restrictions placed on their thoughts and behavior by their high level of socialization, many leftists of the over-socialized type cannot pursue power in the ways that other people do. For them the drive for power has only one morally acceptable outlet, and that is in the struggle to impose their morality on everyone
Theodore John Kaczynski (/kəˈzɪnski/; born May 22, 1942), also known as the Unabomber, is an American mathematician, anarchist and domestic terrorist. A mathematical prodigy, he abandoned a promising academic career in 1969, then between 1978 and 1995 killed 3 people, and injured 23 others, in a nationwide mail bombing campaign that targeted people involved with modern technology. In conjunction with the bombing campaign, he issued a wide-ranging social critique opposing industrialization and advancing a nature-centered form of anarchism
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- Jason Chaffetz “is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I have my subpoena pen ready”
House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) on Tuesday said that he is ready to issue a subpoena for a memo that former FBI Director James Comey reportedly wrote documenting a request made by Donald Trump to shut down FBI’s investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
Chaffetz tweeted that his panel “is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists.”
@GOPoversight is going to get the Comey memo, if it exists. I need to see it sooner rather than later. I have my subpoena pen ready.
TRUMP FIRST TRIP ABROAD REPRESENTS WORLD’S THREE MAJOR RELIGIONS: JUDAISM ( ISRAEL ), CHRISTIANITY ( VATICAN ) AND ISLAM ( SAUDI ARABIA )
‘This trip is truly historic’: Trump to visit The Vatican, Israel and Saudi Arabia before NATO and G7 summits on his first trip abroad
- When President Donald Trump makes his first trip abroad next week, his first stop will be in Islam practicing nation of Saudi Arabia.
- White House says he wanted to go to the Middle Eastern country first
- From there, he’ll travel to Israel and The Vatican, speaking to the ‘faithful of three of the world’s greatest religions’ before he flies to Brussels and Sicily
- National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster says, ‘No president has ever visited the homelands or holy sites of the Jews, Christians and Muslim faiths all on one trip’
- Trump will promote his ‘America First’ doctrine on the trip while spreading a message of ‘tolerance and hope’ as he works to unite peoples of all faiths
( Daily Wire ) Last week, during an International Women’s Day protest, feminists staged a bloody abortion on a woman dressed as the Virgin Mary, outside an Argentinean cathedral.
Apparently engaging in “performance art,” feminists donning pink masks poured out massive amounts of fake blood as they pretended to abort a baby. The smiling woman dressed as Mary was wearing a rosary and a veil and holding a triumphant finger in the air.
The photo of the “performance art” was circulated on social media. Clarin and a Spanish EWTN affiliate reported that Tucuman Archbishop Alfredo Zecca condemned it.
“It is with great sadness that we read about this highly offensive protest in Argentina,” Maureen Ferguson of The Catholic Association told LifeSiteNews. “It is gravely disrespectful to mock the faith of billions of people in the woman whom National Geographic recently described as ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’ in its cover story on the Virgin Mary. It is also highly ironic for a feminist march protesting femicide to advocate for the right to take human lives, including the lives of female babies. Annually about 25 million little girls are aborted worldwide.”
A group known as Socorro Rosa Tucuman praised the “art,” reported EWTN’s Spanish affiliate. In a now-deleted post, the group said the feminists were aborting “patriarchy” and “forced heterosexuality.”
National Director of Priests for Life’s Father Frank Pavone called the mock abortion “grotesque and blasphemous,” adding that it’s a representation of what “every abortion actually is.”
“This grotesque and blasphemous act represents what every abortion actually is, and those who are upset by it should be equally upset by each and every abortion that occurs,” Father Pavone told LifeSiteNews. “As Pope St. John Paul the Second wrote in Evangelium Vitae, every attack on a human life is an attack on God and every rejection of a human life is a rejection of Christ himself.
“This act also shows what is at the foundation of the hard-core pro-abortion people,” Father Pavone added. “They hate the church, and they literally want to abort Jesus off the face of the earth in every manifestation of his presence today.”