Do You Have to Be Insane to Be Liberal?
Jared Taylor, American Renaissance, July 1, 2022
What the research shows.
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I’m going to start with some passages from one of the most eye-opening mainstream articles I have read in a long time. It’s called “The Assault on Children’s Psyches,” and it’s in the June 20 issue of City Journal, which is published by the Manhattan Institute.
The article is by Leor Sapir, who has been following young people who think they suffer from Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria or ROGD. That’s a fancy name for thinking you were born the wrong sex and want to “transition.”
Mr. Sapir starts with what white children are taught in school: “how awful it is to be white, how white people enjoy unearned ‘privilege,’ how they benefit from ‘systems’ put in place by and for white people for the sole purpose of oppressing ‘people of color’.” “The students, especially the girls, absorb this messaging. . . . Being white is not something these teenagers can escape, but they can mitigate its social costs by declaring themselves part of an oppressed group.” As Rachel Dolezal, Jessica Krug, and Elizabeth Warren discovered, you can’t escape being a white oppressor by pretending to be black or American Indian.
Instead, young white girls are so desperate to rid themselves of the hateful identity they were born with that, as a woman Mr. Sapir met explained to him, “her daughter’s at-first-lesbian and then trans identity emerged in response to feelings of shame about being white.” Mr. Sapir adds, “I have since spoken to more than a dozen ROGD parents and parent-group leaders who tell a similar story.”
Mr. Sapir explains: “Instructed to view their humanity through the distortive lens of ‘white supremacy,’ California’s teen girls [and it’s not just California] are seeking refuge in puberty blockers, testosterone injections, and double mastectomies.” They have been so brainwashed they think being a “white-cis person” is so horrible, they are trying to turn themselves into something else. That way, they, too, can becomes victims, stop being oppressors, and finally become good people. This is surely one of the most hideous effects of anti-white propaganda.
Mr. Sapir goes on: “Another option available to girls who wish to escape or at least mitigate their status as oppressors is to have a diagnosed mental-health problem — especially ADHD, multiple-personality disorder, gender dysphoria, depression, or anxiety. Patricia [a woman he interviewed] said that it is not uncommon for teenage girls in her daughter’s community to one-up one another constantly, based on who has more (or more severe) diagnoses.”
What this means is that the horrible things our society says about white people have literally driven these people insane — or at least to the point they wish they were insane which is, to me, its own form of insanity. If you’re a diagnosed psychotic, I guess you can’t be blamed for blacks shooting each other and filling up the prisons.
Is it possible that trying to believe the things liberals are supposed to believe can drive you crazy?
Zach Goldberg is a researcher at Georgia State University, who calls himself a “wokeness studies scholar.”
He has analyzed data from Pew Surveys on who is most likely ever to have been diagnosed with a mental condition. Here are three groups — left to right — white liberals, white moderates, and white conservatives, broken out by sex — blue for women, red for men — and by age.
The left-most pair of columns are the percentage of people — male or female, age 18 to 29 — who say a medical practitioner told them they had a mental condition. The tall blue column is young, white liberal women. An astonishing 56.3 percent say they have been told they had a mental problem. For liberal men, the red column, the number is 33.6 percent.
For all groups, women are more likely than men to have had a diagnosis, and young people are more likely than old people. But for both sexes and all ages, the more liberal you are, the more likely you are to have been told you are mental. Could it be that liberals are no more likely than conservatives to be crazy, but seek help more often or are just more likely to admit it? I can’t prove that’s not true, but look at this graph.
It compares whites and non-whites (all ages are mixed together) according to political positions, from “very liberal” on the left, to “very conservative” on the right. As you can see for non-whites — the blue column — liberalism is only slightly associated with a higher likelihood to get a diagnosis. But look at whites — the red columns. At 38 percent, very liberal whites are more than three times more likely than conservative whites, at 13 percent, to have had a diagnosis. Interestingly, for both whites and non-whites, being “very conservative” slightly increases the chances of being told you are mental.
Here are more interesting data.
Should white people feel guilty about racial inequality? Blue columns are “agree,” red columns “disagree,” and green means “don’t know.” As you can see on the left, more than 50 percent of white liberals think they should feel guilty — and probably a lot of them do. Over on the right, only 7 percent of white conservatives think they should feel guilty, and 90 percent say they shouldn’t. Feeling guilty — certainly for something that isn’t your fault and that you can’t change — could drive you crazy. Just like those white girls who want to be boys.
Here’s another finding. What would you do if you were monitoring social media and found a message that says the average IQ of whites and Asians is higher than that of African Americans and Hispanics?
Look at the choices for liberals on the left. Only 15 percent — the dark blue bar — would let it be. More than 30 percent — the light pink bar — would permanently remove the post and nearly 30 percent — the dark pink bar — would suspend the account. Look at conservatives over on the right. Sixty percent — the dark blue bar — would leave the post alone, and not even 5 percent would suspend the account.
The question asked here is what you would do about a post that is objectively, factually true. Even Wikipedia reports that “in the US, individuals identifying themselves as Asian generally tend to score higher on IQ tests than Caucasians, who tend to score higher than Hispanics, who tend to score higher than African Americans.” You get the same group differences on the SAT and GRE.
But presumably only 15 percent of liberals would let you say that. The rest either refuse to accept reality or want to hide it from you. Either way, it is an unhealthy state of mind.
I think you do have to be unhinged truly to believe the things liberals claim to believe. How else can you believe that black people are as smart and law-abiding as Asians, that white silence is violence, that there will be less crime if there are fewer police, that women are just as aggressive as men and should be in the special forces, that men can become women and vice versa, that men who want to have sex with men are just has healthy and normal — maybe more so — than men who want to have sex with women?
Back to this table.
Why are young people, in almost all categories, more likely to have been told they are mental? Old people have been around longer. They have had more time, more reasons to jump the tracks. You might say it’s a question of stigma, and that people my age are too proud to see a shrink. But couldn’t it be the increasingly insane things people are now taught in school? Young women grow up bombarded with ideas their mothers would have thought were outlandish.
And there is more mental illness, particularly among young people. This article from the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found startling increases, just between 2009 and 2017. Rates of major depression up 63 percent in adolescents and in young adults.
Mood disorders up 68 percent in young adults.
Suicide-related outcomes up 47 percent in young adults.
These graphs don’t show race and sex differences, but white women are the most vulnerable group. How much of this is due to liberal craziness?
And in what country, in what period of history, have young women — of the majority group, no less — ever been made to feel so terrible about themselves that they want someone to carve off their breasts and change their sex?
What better example could there be of a vicious ideology that poisons the minds of people who are just beginning to make their way in the world?
I know that many in our camp believe our rulers want to hurt us. I disagree. They are deluded, self-absorbed, sanctimonious, hypocritical zealots, but they don’t deliberately hurt us. And that makes them all the more dangerous. They cloak the wreckage in the language of human rights and believe their own propaganda.
So did Robespierre, Stalin, Pol Pot, and Mao Tse-tung. They left behind mountains of skulls.
Our rulers leave behind broken bodies and tortured souls.