Recently, there was the suggestion that liberalism might be an aberrant state of mind, literally, a form of insanity.
This in turn raises the question, is it a pathology, that is, a neurological defect, or a sociopathy caused by indoctrination; or a combination of the two?
Clearly, liberal indoctrination from a young age can be a persuasive way to incorporate these beliefs in the vast majority of a population, with some number being less enthusiastic, and only a few openly in opposition. David Horowitz comes to mind as someone who while thoroughly programmed, overcame his programming to utterly reject the axioms of that belief system.
So it is harder to associate liberal-leftism with a known pathology, except by comparison between the other common pathologies of liberal-leftists apart from those found in the population as a whole.
For example, liberal-leftists commonly suffer both from severe feelings of inadequacy, yet that is expressed by vigorously asserting superiority. They feel week, ignorant, oppressed, victimized, ugly, poor, etc.; yet insist that they are brilliant, noble, worthy, and far better than everyone else.
In short, they imagine themselves as elitists, and sneer at those not of their kind as inferior. In academia, they are pseudo-intellectuals; in spirituality, of whatever form, they imagine their interpretations as far superior than anyone else. In art, they are both pretentious beyond belief, and consumed by their moral superiority.
Yes, but the problem is that "they" are teaching America's children.
And what are they met with? Oprahcized apathy. Not a great defense.
He was brought up short when the Oakland Police told him they were powerless to do anything about the murder of his friend Betty.
They told him it was OK with them if he and his friends killed each other.
He thought that over for several years before he came out with a change in his thinking.