May 4, 2011
Therapy for the LeftBy James Lewis
These are strange, strange people, our friends on the left. France's Sarkozy calls Obama "alienated from reality," and that's pretty accurate.
Today the liberal "news" is brimming with fulsome praise for Obama, who okayed the US Navy Seal Team pulling the trigger on Osama, after sleeping on it for sixteen hours. Well, okay. All Hail Obama! The last time it took him a lot longer to get it, so this is progress.
Now watching the left dancing in triumph about the death of Osama (with an "s," don't forget that) is a sad lesson about a certain kind of liberal neurosis. "Neurosis" is a charged word, and I don't use it lightly. But it's accurate.
What we are seeing on the left is:
On top of that, Osama's end is only important as a symbolic victory. It won't stop the suicide jihadis. Not a single one. If UBL becomes a martyr for the cause he'll just be a recruiting tool.
Obama (our guy with a "b") just told President Mubarak to resign in disgrace from his office in Egypt, as a result of which the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is immensely empowered -- and yet, the Moo Bros just told us they loved bin Laden.
They also assassinated Anwar Sadat for making peace with Israel. Remember? If you went to school in the last twenty years nobody told you about it. Well, you can look it up.
In other words, Obama has just empowered the nice folks who killed the last leader of Egypt who had the courage and moral convictions to make peace with Israel. Please remember that, because it means the world is now in bigger trouble than it was two years ago, when Obama the Messiah came down from that mother ship.
So we've killed one head of the many-headed monster, and allowed its power to spread wider and wider. New monster heads are always popping up, and we will see another mythic honcho like Osama (with an s) show up in a couple of months.
In the upshot, Obama (with a b) has appeased radical Islam in Turkey (where the Moo Bros are now in charge), in Egypt (where the 30 year peace treaty with Israel is falling apart), and in Iran (where the insane-o-crats feel more secure than ever before, with two years of Obama's suck-up messages.)
We still have massive military and political superiority over Iran, but Obama is doing nothing, and letting them go nuclear. Even the Saudis are panicked, because they are just 50 miles away from Iran.
If you think that's all a brilliant idea, please go to the liberal psychotherapy group. We'll see you in five or ten years.
So yes, it's good that OBL is fish bait in the Atlantic, but it's not so good that all the Osama copycats in Turkey, Egypt, and Iran have been empowered by Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. This is like hanging Hitler but not fighting the Nazis. It's symbolism over substance.
It's dizzying to keep track of them, but all you need to remember is that they are sleazy opportunists, and they count on the supposition that the American people are mentally lazy and won't notice from one day to the next what you're saying. The liberal third of the country is even worse, because they are actively engaged in spreading an endless series of lies. They need to do that because their premises are false from the beginning, and since everything else comes from their bizarre premises, they keep having to fix holes in their personal reality.
The media are in the middle of another Big Lie by denying the credit for this symbolic victory to the gutsy adult policies of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, not to mention the thousands upon thousands of courageous military and CIA men and women who did all the hard work, with honor and decency and endless, self-less dedication;
This is a lethal neurosis on the left. It's not just that they lack elementary honor and decency. We can see that when they do another mob assault on baby Trig Palin on his first birthday, or when they go after Justice Clarence Thomas, a man of great integrity and decency, and soon, they will go after Colonel Allen West. The left has no admirable or even normal values. They are lowlifes, and they never see it in themselves. In their own eyes they are grandiose Saviors of Humanity. Obama is a good example of a mass neurosis in the US and Europe.
It's better to see liberals as a neurotics, people who are driven by deep anxiety and insecurity about themselves. They may know how grossly incompetent they are, and have never figured out a way to overcome their weaknesses the way normal people do: By learning to do better.
We all start in life helpless and incompetent. That's what babies are for. Most of us figure that out, and we spend our time learning more and more, testing ourselves, falling down and scraping our knees, and getting up again. The second or 20th time we succeed, and then we go on to the next hurdle.
And then there are the people who look for others to blame when things go wrong. It's a childlike defense mechanism, and as children we all use it. But when we figure out how to grow up, most of us stop blaming the world, because it doesn't do any good, and it does not lead to learning. So we just go back to our last failure, and try to do better.
In our pathogenic statist paternalism, some people succeed just by being victims, blaming others, and getting rescued. Professional victims never have to face their own strengths and weaknesses, because it's always somebody else's fault. That's the life of Obama and the left. If you don't believe it, check our Jerry Wright's Sunday rants, and remember the Obamas kept coming back for 20 years. They liked that stuff. They think it's reality, when it's only the ravings of a madman.
Which brings me back to my title. The Obama Administration is all about the psychotherapy of the left. I didn't quite get it before. But I think that for liberals the goal of this administration is not:
(a) to have the country thrive and prosper;
(b) to win an unwanted war against maniacs from the 7th century who attacked us on 9/11;
(c) to mobilize the civilized world, to make common cause against these barbarian throwbacks.
The war on terror can be won if we treat it like the war against the Kaiser, Hitler, and the Soviet Union. Three great struggles, three wins for America and decent people around the world.
But no. That is not the goal.
The goal is to do psychotherapy on America. That's what they mean by "Hope" and "Change." They hope that you change.
First we elect a man with no visible qualifications, but who fits all the standards of "cool" for preadolescents. Then we have to prove that our idiotic choice was right -- that Obama can be a great president in spite of his utter lack of experience and qualifications.
That's why the media need to overlook and cover up the last two years of bumbling incompetence. Liberals who constantly accuse decent people of "racism" also have to drown their fears of their own racist impulses. They really can't think straight. Try to ask them a straight question, and they can't answer it.
With Obama the left has trapped itself with a cool-dude incompetent who suffers from personal grandiosity. Liberals lost their heads two years ago, but they can't admit it. Instead, they have to fix their historic mistake by hullaballooing the fantasy Obama is a "really Commanding Commander in chief" as one of their babbling airheads said the other day.
Now Obama, who has run his whole life as a phony pacifist, suddenly is supposed to look like George S. Patton. The left-o-mob is eager to make it look that way, and of course millions of suckers will fall for it just like last time.
Lying is so much part of their way of being that one more Big Lie means nothing. After all, it's only adults who worry about the truth.
To conservatives Obama will be a successful president if he does his best to keep this country safe and strong. That's not what the left is looking for. No, they want to fix Obama until he turns into a good-enough president, because only that will assuage their racial guilt. And then of course they want to do state-coerced therapy on the rest of us, to indoctrinate us into their own neurosis.
That's their paradise. Reality has nothing to do with it. They don't believe in it.