Most of these liberals I know also consider themselves Christians, and perhaps that is where we see such a great difference between them and secular liberals, of whom I know very few. But paranoid, living in fear - no way. Confused about the tenets of their religion and why Christianity is conservative - most definitely. So where does control fit in? You can't create paradise unless you control everything that might spoil paradise.
If we were talking about Pol Pot, Stalin, Hitler et al., paranoid without any doubt. It seems to me we are not talking about the same thing. I will spend much more time examining your website and thanks again for the link.
Of course, liberals do not think they are paranoid and don’t overtly act fearful in the way a person fears a spider. It is an ideological fear. But there is much too much to explain here. I am glad you are willing to read more at my website. I suggest you read at least the first and second essays. You will understand the role of parnoia much better.
Actually, the paranoia theory is not new. It dates back to the early 1960s to a historian who studied historical ideological groups in America. His essay on it is quite famous in his realm of study. I explore it in essays #2 and #5.