September 2, 2015

Disagree With A Liberal, Psychiatry Will be Unleashed On You

The Goldwater Rule is no longer enforced. Today many psychologists, psychiatrists and for those who do not make diagnoses of unseen people, there are always journalists, police and academic consultants. Crazy is as anyone says. In extreme cases of omniscience some add dangerous to the crazy analysis. 

[From article]
The main point to keep in mind is that your op-ed is not intended to elucidate, educate or amuse. These are status pieces meant to strike a pose, signaling that you are a good person.
After reading your op-ed, readers should feel the warm sensation of being superior to other people — those who don’t agree with you. The idea is to be in fashion. It’s all about attitude, heavy on eye-rolling.
[. . .]
I am obsessed with Donald Trump. I wish I could cancel my book tour and just lie in bed watching his speeches all day long. I’m like a lovesick teenager studying Justin Bieber videos. And I’ve never seen Trump look angry.
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Psychoanalysis has been liberals’ go-to move forever.
Following the 1964 presidential election, the American Psychiatric Association was forced to issue “the Goldwater rule,” prohibiting shrinks from psychoanalyzing people they’d never met, after a few thousand of them had issued their professional opinion that Barry Goldwater was nuts.
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It’s not very interesting, but, again, the sole purpose of your op-ed is to assure the status-anxious that they are better than other people.
(2) The perfect hack phrase is to say conservatives are “frightened of the country changing around them.”
[. . .]
If the Democratic Party were a reality TV show, it would be called “America’s Got Grievances!”
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Times writers are like personal shoppers for people too lazy to form their own opinions. Just don’t imagine that this is good writing, comedy or art.

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