But this brought me back. Hmmm: that link doesn't seem to be working, perhaps it will. If not, simply go to the blog there and the article appears.
MSNBC host Martin Bashir interviewed Stanton Peele, a psychologist and an "expert on addiction," this afternoon. Bashir urged Peele to psychologically evaluate supporters of the Tea Party. "It reminds us of addiction because addicts are seeking something that they can't have," Peele said. "They want a state of happiness or nirvana that can't be achieved except through an artificial substance and reminds us of the Norway situation, when people are thwarted at obtaining something they can't, have they often strike out and Norway is one kind of example to one kind of reaction to that kind of a frustration."
Bashir later asked: "So you're saying that they are delusional about the past and adamant about the future?"
"They are adamant about achieving something that's unachievable, which reminds us of a couple of things. It reminds us of delusion and psychosis," Peele responded.
Sorry, guys: the ones who are delusional are the MSM, the left, the Democratic Party (sorry, but I repeat myself).
Addicts seeking something that they can't have? Sounds like the left with their visions of "economic justice" or "equality."
A state of happiness or nirvana that can't be achieved except through an artificial substance? Sounds like the left with their heavy meddling in business and their dependence on federal money (now there's an artificial substance if there ever was one!) to try to remake society after their own vision.
When people are thwarted at obtaining something they can't have, they often strike out? Sounds like the name-calling and hysteria of the MSM, the left and the Democratic Party (again, I repeat myself) towards the semblance of responsibility that the deficit ceiling agreement appears to be (it's a long, long way from being really responsible, but it's a start...).
They are delusional about the past and adamant about the future? Doesn't that sound like the delusions about the Great Society - which led to a worsening of society, rather than an improvement - and the whole edifice of New Deal beggar-thy-neighbor-especially-if-he-has-more-money distributional policies?
Delusion and psychosis are some of the fundamental core values of those who have dedicated their lives to maintaining the shibboleths of US liberalism: that the government is there to do wonderful things for society, that throwing money at problems is a solution; that the government can do no wrong; that by dwelling on the past and making injustices of the past inviolate and holy, one can achieve a better society.
Those are delusional and psychotic, my friends: the reality is that government is doing terrible things to society in the name of a utopian good; that throwing money at problems only serves to corrupt; that government does wrong each and every day; and that by maintaining and enhancing grudges and hates, the government divides in order for the politicians to conquer.
Talk about projection!