Skip to comments.SIXTIES NOSTALGIA: CINDY SHEEHAN AND MADNESS AS TRUTH
Posted on 08/18/2005 1:49:31 PM PDT by ritt
Horsefeathers has refrained from commenting on Cindy Sheehan on grounds that psychopathology is best dealt with in the privacy of the consultation room, and that deranged individuals should be quietly led to treatment, not encouraged to dramatize their delusional ideas for the evening newscast. One doesnt require the 70+ years of combined clinical experience we possess to note the detachment from reality this woman exhibits. Her obvious rage at her son, her trashing of his life, her paranoid fantasies about the 'neocons' and Israel, her Bush hatred, her self inflation, her weird affect, the strange smile as she articulates barnyard epithets---all these should make clear to even the dumbest journalist that she is in need of psychotherapy, not publicity. Yet this remains unmentioned by her supporters in the media. The elephant in the room, overlooked by her activist friends, is that Cindy Sheehan is deranged. Why no mention? It is quite unconscionable that bored and lazy Bush hating reporters, have promoted Sheehan's story as one of a contemporary moral exemplar, a Mother Courage, the perfect representative of our therapeutic culture. Cindy Sheehan suffers, she's a victim, her son was snatched from her by the big bad government, and this loss, according to Maureen Dowd, gives her ravings unchallengable moral authority.
(Excerpt) Read more at doctor-horsefeathers.com ...
"...if society imposes its repressive normality on us, then madness would represent a rebellion against this crushing imposition... While socialism may have failed in the real world, it lives on in fantasy. It appeals to the longing to transcend and escape from human nature. There will always exist the yearning to return to an imagined perfection of early childhood, and this is why the infantilism of the left is not refutable by logic. All it takes is a Cindy Sheehan, a woman in the grip of paranoia, grievance and victimhood. For the children of the Sixties, the Maureen Dowds and our wordsmiths of the media and universities, Sheehan's bizarreness certifies her as a truth teller."
Very interesting. I liked this a lot and it actually makes a heck of a lot more sense than the left could ever make. What the loony liberal left sees as "repressive normality" imposed on these poor victims of society, we conservatives tend to see (and accept) as "responsibility". Like I posted on another thread, liberals are no more than emotionally retarded, mental midgets.
The further from reality they go, the more obvious it is...
I agree, the left and the Islamists have become allies. I think it's more than just because there's no one else the leftists can ally with, but they also share the same utopian loathing for reality, the same urge for revenge against the world for not submitting to them.
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