Democrat is someone willing to trade Freedom for free stuff
Liberals have not individuated. Their bodies have grown, their brains have filled with information, but psychically and emotionally, they are still the child who lives in a collective world of child-parent.
Individuation naturally occurs in the period we call adolescence. Note that liberals do not act adolescent - they act pre-adolescent. All of the aspects of adolescence, the awkwardness, the insecurity, etc., are what liberals fear most of all. They are the barrier the liberals have refused to cross. SO they remain pre-adolescent, which is a period of arrogance that is supposed to provide the fuel necessary to take on the individuation process of adolescence. The arrogance of pre-adolescence comes from knowing one is not a child anymore, but not having had to take on adulhood challenges yet.
That’s where liberals camp out for their whole lives. And that’s why Leftist politics can be entirely reduced to offering support and satisfaction for people who choose to stay in that arrogant childhood state of mind, which is actually an intense dependency crossed with cowardice, because adolescence and individuation has been rejected out of fear.
That’s also why liberals don’t mind contradicting themselves - they live the lives of children, where information is fragmented and only the parents or adults know how it all goes together, and all that is required to them is obedience. But with liberals, the obedience goes to the dominant group.
Offering freedom to a liberal, therefore, is to offer the most feared, most hated thing in their lives. From their point of view it is like trying to kill them, and thats why they respond with rage and hatred when conservatives bring up principles and arguments based on freedom. “Freedom” to a liberal means only one thing - the loss of mommy and daddy to a child. How would a child react to that? How do liberals act regarding conservative arguments?
Do all Democrats vote for Obama for the same reason(s)? Does a highly paid college Professor with lots of free time decide to vote for Obama using the same reasons that an inner-city welfare mother of six uses? We are foolish if we think that Democrat voters use no reason when choosing to vote Democrat. Ask an inner-city Democrat mother of six if she thinks she’s stupid. She may not have a PhD, but she thinks she has “street smarts” and that she’s clever. We insult that inner-city Democrat voter when we intimate that she’s too stupid to think for herself. She thinks her voting for Democrats is a wise choice for her and her children. We claim the moral high ground when we say that the inner-city Democrat voters aren’t very bright, but we lose the election. We have to compete for the inner-city and college Professor votes. We have to understand them and their reasons for voting Democrat. We have to speak to them, in a manner they will listen to, about how voting Republican is actually in their best interest. The first step is understanding.
“Understand yourself and your opponents and in one hundred battles you will not be defeated.”
With respect to Professor Washington, but what exactly am I suppose to do to cure cognitive dissonance? This is like chasing unicorns. You will have to find a unicorn first before you can chase it.
No, the practical solution is to overrun the government with conservatives and pare down the federal governments (and states) to constitutional size. And let the cognitive dissonant flutter in the wind or irrelevance.
You need to explain better what's going on. It's hard to make out from these postings just what you're talking about.
Theodore Roosevelt was the first RINO, a radical progressive and not anyone to be admired. His "Bull Moose" Party third-party run in 2012 split the Republican vote, causing the defeat of the incumbent William Howard Taft and delivering the election to the first avowedly progressive president, Woodrow Wilson.
Roosevelt deserves America's undying contempt.
America, please join me in trying to cure the cognitive dissonance of the Democrat Socialist Party and their tens of millions of voters
There is no cure. The cancer has metastasized, and the patient is Stage 4 Terminal.
The conflict in America can only be resolved by other means.