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?
Excellent description of liberal mentality! It helps me to understand the mindset if I ever find it necessary to interact with them.
If hope is the enemy of fear, how can conservatives best show how not to fear freedom?