Monday, April 7, 2014

Liberals, Especially Feminists, As Narcissists

Many years ago, when Ex-Army was Pre-Army, it was the habit of the left to accuse everybody on the right of mental illness. I think they learned the technique from their mentor, Stalin. One of their favorites was accusing people they particularly hated, from Hitler to J. Edgar Hoover to Joe McCarthy, of homosexuality. That was before homosexuality was cool. Now they don't do that, of course, as "homophobia" has replaced homosexuality as a mental disorder in their groovy little world. Nowadays, they accuse the hated ones of repressed homosexuality, which is evil, while homosexuality itself is just peachy.  They have other accusations, such as paranoia or some kinds of sexual perversion that haven't been rehabilitated yet, and they also like to think up terms like "homophobia" or "Islamophobia" that sound like mental disorders. They also like to say that people who believe in the Second Amendment have some sort of problem with their male organs, even if they're female. I guess the females are just supposed to be crazy in general.

But, like so much of what the left says, it's just projection, to use a trendy term, because it's not us on the right, it's the ones on the left who are, well, nuts. From Just Not Said, John Craig explains:

Political movements as personality disorders

The essence of narcissistic personality disorder is that people who have it can never admit they're wrong, and can never take blame. No matter how badly they screw up, narcissists will never own up to mistakes: it's always someone else's fault. We've all known people like this.

People who will never admit they're wrong can never learn from their mistakes, and as a result are rarely right.

When you have an entire political ideology based on the inability to take blame and a commensurate need to blame others, you can be sure that ideology is deluded.

The essence of feminism is blaming others -- i.e., men -- for all of women's problems. Most women don't subscribe to this type of thinking. But if you're the type who doesn't like to ever admit fault, it's an attractive belief system.

Don't earn as much as you'd like? It's men's fault.

Don't like the fact that you can't have a full time career and also be a full time mother? It's men's fault.

Don't like the fact that the fireman's test requires one to be able to lift a 160 pound dummy and carry it across a room? It's men's fault.

Feel worthless? It's the fault of our patriarchal society that values men more.

Aren't considered pretty? Men need to be reprogrammed.

Men can be used as scapegoats for everything.

Feminism is essentially a narcissistic political movement. This is not to say that there is no truth to anything the feminists say. But for the most part, feminists are the types who must lay blame for their own lack of accomplishment, or personal issues, or faults, elsewhere.

When you think about it, most liberal thought runs along these lines: it's rich people's fault that the poor have less money. It's white people's fault that black people don't test well. It's the fault of the Group of Eight that Third World countries remain less developed.

Feminism, like most of liberalism, is just narcissism writ large.

Quibcag:  The illustration is the adorable Ayuko Oka (丘 歩子) from the bizarre but compelling anime, Mysterious Girlfriend X (謎の彼女X Nazo no Kanojo Ekkusu), who is certainly no feminist,
but who makes an excellent illustration for quibcags about feminists.

1 comment:

  1. Baloo --
    Thank you; I like that introduction. I'd forgotten how leftists used to accuse the right of being homosexual. Another of their favorite themes was to equate an ideology they didn't like with being "anal retentive." How typically leftist to (A) make charges that would make you look foolish if you tried to deny them and (B) take a charlatan like Freud literally.