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.”
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.