February 19, 2013

Leftwing “science” works to deligitimate, infantalize, and dehumanize TEA Party

And don’t think those in the GOP establishment busy trying to rebrand themselves as “conservatives” don’t appreciate the help.  What we’re seeing is essentially a one-party ruling class trying to insulate itself against a growing grass-roots movement to rein them in, and the strategy they seem to have chosen is quite revoltingly Stalinesque:  suggest that this desire for limited government, personal autonomy, a stable currency, a reality-based monetary policy, fiscal responsibility (and sustainability), and the protection by government and the Courts of natural rights is a manifestation of some mental disorder, be it through some chemical imbalance, a recessive genetic predisposition, or some ridiculous and insulting mapping of largely-dismissed Freudian theory onto an entire mass of disparate individuals.

From Hans Bader:

In addition to the ridiculous NIH-funded study saying that the Tea Parties were created by the tobacco companies, another publication described on NIH’s web site (which may, or may not, have been funded by the government, for all I know), says that the Tea Parties are the product of “harshly coercive toilet training” and “anal eroticism”

The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Abstract

“The psychohistorical roots of the American ‘Tea Party’ Movement.”

Tilden WW.

Extreme resistance to governmental taxation and authority is derived, according to Freud’s theory of anal characterology, from premature and harshly coercive toilet training, in which a child is forced unfairly and against its will to surrender the products of his eliminations (which represent money, among other things, in the unconscious) to parental authority. Among these individuals anal eroticism plays a significant role in the psychogenesis of paranoia and conspiracy theorizing, which may represent a defense mechanism erected against repressed fears of passive submission.
[PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

So, if I’m reading WW Tilden correctly, it would seem our country was actually forged not out of some resistance to tyrannical (and far-flung) centralized British rule; but rather out of some particularly difficult (and unfairly premature) New World potty training that robbed those who would later become rebels and revolutionaries of the joys of ownership over their own waste.  Which represents among other things, symbolically, anagogically (in the realm of Freudian mysticism), a kind of theft of their labor, later reimagined in the unconscious, by these misogynistic slave owners, as the theft of their money and property.

Or, to put it another way, our founding fathers were mostly ass men.

And while I agree with WW Tilden that our current fiscal and monetary crisis is indeed demonstrably shitty, I’m not quite sure that’s where the author was hoping to take this extended Freudian metaphor

— Though I will say there’s something pleasurable about imagining those who embrace the opposite of American first principles as being those who would wallow in their own filth, and then later form some sort of collectivist vision wherein they each share in the forced redistribution of waste.

This would be hysterical were it no so historically suggestive and frightening.

No wonder they need us disarmed.  We’re defective.  And per Bill Ayers, to bring about paradise, the defective and recalcitrant anal eroticism and shit hoarding that psychologically marks classical liberalism must be either educated away or, you know, wiped from the gene pool altogether.


Posted by Jeff G. @ 9:19am

Comments (31)

  1. Pingback: Sharp as a Marble - This has to be an intellectual equivalent to a ‘potty joke’

  2. Fwoyd? Sewiouswy?

  3. So how do these eggheads explain those of us who were radical leftists in our youth and gradually turned right when we matured and realized the shit just don’t work?

  4. Inigo Montoya is too busy with the word “compromise” two posts back to begin dealing with “science” in this one.

  5. 4 out of 5 scientists agree! George Washington had a wooden butt-plug!

  6. They may be on to something with the anal eroticism thing, a lot of TEA partiers I talk to do mention how tired they are of getting fucked in the ass.

  7. I wish that Tilden guy would stop thinking about my butthole.

  8. we matured and realized the shit just don’t work?

    Oh, it work, as long as you’re in The Party.

  9. Well, I can understand a tendency towards anal retention back in the day. (Ever used an outhouse? Or even a porta potty? Not a pleasant experience particularly in the winter. Of course that’s what chamber pots are for. Another fun filled experience.)

    It is interesting that they never seem to find reason to focus on the KNOWN psychological bends and twists that allow one to be a Liberal Progressive with all the doublethink and TruthSpeak that that entails.

  10. The people who crap on cop cars in public are calling our side the product of “harshly coercive toilet training”? The people who advocate for and daydream about throwing Enemies of the State into Federal Pound-You-In-The-Ass Prison are accusing our side of “anal eroticism”?

    Bring it on, assholes. This is one argument that isn’t going to conclude well for your side. I might not be into ass play (NTTAWWT), but I’m a widely acknowledged master debater.

  11. The abstract in your second link is written by a “J. Psychoist”.

    Speaking as one who knows her Freud, I’m voting that this is a really bad parody of a psychological study.

  12. Tea Party Poo Poos NIH Study

  13. leigh, that’s a reference to the Journal of Psychohistory. Not the kind Hari Seldon did, I’m sure, but I imagine it’s just as fanciful.

  14. I crap bigger than WW Tilden.

  15. Thanks, Darth. The author is still talking out of his ass.

    Which is only fitting.

  16. Mostly what you need to know about Freud is that he was just spitballing.


  17. Sometimes a spitball is just a spitball.

    WW Tilden does seem to be getting at something, but not the something he thinks he’s getting at. All he has done is explain D.C.’s dollarrhea.

  18. Does WW Tilden even exist? The internet only finds “it” in regard to that abstract. Did someone just pull WW Tilden out of their ass?

  19. Freud was a genius and a man ahead of his time working without a net.

  20. I blame Freud’s nephew, using his uncle’s ideas, for most of the mind fuck America is suffering at the hands of the elite.

    He felt this manipulation was necessary in society, which he regarded as irrational and dangerous as a result of the ‘herd instinct’ that Trotter had described.[2] Adam Curtis’s award-winning 2002 documentary for the BBC, The Century of the Self, pinpoints Bernays as the originator of modern public relations, and Bernays was named one of the 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine.[3]

  21. I really hope this is a joke. Being accused of anal-retentive tendencies by people who call us “teabaggers” (and still giggle every dang time) is ridiculous.

  22. It’s not really a joke as much as (I suspect) politics by other means:

    Lloyd deMause, pronounced de-Moss (born September 19, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan), is an American social thinker known for his work in the field of psychohistory. He did graduate work in political science at Columbia University and later trained as a lay psychoanalyst, which is defined as a psychoanalyst who does not have a medical degree.[1] He is the founder of The Journal of Psychohistory.

  23. One particularly noteworthy aspect of the leftists’ assault on conservatives in regard to painting a false picture of the conservatives’ relation to science is simply the factual presence of an industry devoted to that assault. There’s nothing about science to do with this.

  24. BTW deMause’s apartment in NYC is the home address for the Institute for Psychohistory, so: he’s working out of his home. It’s an apartment building in The Normandy on Riverside Drive.

  25. If you look at the other offerings from the Journal of Psychohistory, you get e.g. articles written by “Kramp JM”, who turns out to be this guy. In other words, there are some actual people writing these articles. But quite possibly because they don’t have anything better to do.

  26. Dude, Kramp JM, needs to edit his resume. Big time.

    No need to include summer job experience at Trader Joes, for Pete’s sake. Redundant and cummulative teaching assistant jobs could stand to be condensed, as well.

  27. Oh. There’s a “Dr. Harriet Fraad”, whose name is that of a real person and is not simply a clever homophone.

    Psychotherapist, naturally, and bonus: featured on The Struggle Video Network. I’ll let you sort out your politics; I’ll give you a few nanoseconds to figure it out.

  28. I was kind of expecting to see in the Journal of Psychohistory an article from Tobias Funke, late of Arrested Development. Something like “Power Dynamics Within the Blue Man Group, a Surrender of Male Identity: Or , ‘I think I Just Blue Myself’.”
    Tobias Funke

  29. Dehumanize, Disenfranchise, Death Camps.

    It wouldn’t be a very novel progression, but there you are.

  30. It wouldn’t be a very novel progression, but there you are.

    That could never happen here! Because….um….


    Oh, wait….



  31. Hm. The “expert” has a bunch of anal erotic imagery in his treatise, but it’s the icky Tea Party folk who have a problem?!