Liberalism is a disease; it’s a psychosis that stems from the philosophical realm of pragmatism. The pragmatic doctrine insists that facts don’t exist, that the human mind can’t comprehend reality. Therefore, whatever one wishes to be true is true, whatever one wishes to exist does exist, that reality is whatever the pragmatist chooses it to be at any given moment. For example, liberals believe in global warming, although objective science contradicts every fallacious argument that suggests climate change is a man made phenomenon. Scientific evidence demonstrates the earth is getting cooler not warmer. Another pragmatic misconception is that democracy is somehow synonymous with freedom, but in reality the two are polar opposites. Freedom comes with individual rights characterized by property ownership. The proper role of government in a free society is to protect the rights of men from coercion both domestic and foreign; the only form of government compatible with freedom is a constitutional republic. Democracy on the other hand is tyranny by the mob. Remember it was a democracy that elected the Nazi party into power and elevated Chancellor Hitler to prominence. It was democracy that delivered us Hamas and Hezbollah, and more recently the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq. We gave them democracy and they elected Islamic totalitarianism.
It is this same psychosis adopted by both liberals and neoconservatives alike, that believes America can somehow win a politically correct war; that somehow waging war based on altruism and a creed of self sacrifice can turn a totalitarian theocracy into a peace loving, freedom seeking democracy. This same psychotic foreign policy praises the religious diversity of the enemy, and grants rights to enemy combatants while persecuting its own military for their moral imperative of self preservation. This psychotic liberal foreign policy, founded on self sacrifice believes that somehow— through osmosis maybe — the enemy will capitulate, embrace our civilization, and our culture of freedom, so we as a nation will be saved from Islamic Fundamentalism.
Amnesia is another symptom of the liberal disease. They have forgotten all historical precedence. Primarily, the way to win a war is to identify the enemy and kill them, destroy their hostile government, destroy their hostile enabling civilian masses, only then will they abandon their oppressive ideology of religious conquest. We did this successfully during WWII, defeating Japan, and Germany, Only through total destruction did the enemy forsake their ambition for world dominance; only through military superiority was victory possible. Only in the jaws of defeat did the vanquished adopt peace; only then did they rebuild their culture to flourish amongst civilized nations.
These diseased liberals forgot that expansive entitlement programs, government regulation, union monopolies, protectionism, and antitrust turned a recession into a depression and a depression into the great depression under FDR’s socialist administration. These liberals forgot that collectivism and totalitarianism has failed everywhere, every time throughout history, yet this is what they seek, a repeat of history for the citizens of the United States. It is their hallucination that socialism can exist in a one world order, that somehow, someway, this time things will be different, this time it will work. Why? Because they said so.
Pathological lying is another virulent symptom of liberalism. “The CIA never told us they were going to water board the terrorists.” “I will not raise taxes.” “I never endorsed a government run health care option.” “The economy grew by 3.5% the last quarter.” “The stimulus is working.” The list of lies stretches into infinity. Watch the news on any given day and you will be bombarded with equivocation and lies, emanating from the halls of Congress, the Senate, the White House, the media, and of coarse academia, where the pragmatic liberal monster breeds. In the liberal world, lying is justified to rationalize their antipathy towards reality and freedom; it’s how they perpetuate myth and subjugate the masses.
Hostility is another manifestation of the liberal disease. Liberals vehemently oppose rational debate. For example, they always escalate an argument and make it personnel; they employ vitriol and intimidation to advance their irrational hypothesis. They make arbitrary assertions, and create straw men villains whom they collectively attack.
Fear is what drives the liberal disease, fear of the truth. Imagine you’re a liberal and one day you wake up and realize you spent your entire life chasing your tail in a dogmatic dance of wish worship. Imagine the fear realizing you squandered a fortune on an education that left you in a pragmatic fog. Imagine the fear of discovering your pseudo-intellectualism has not brought you favor, you were never an elite; it was just a dream you entertained thinking you were above the fray of the masses. Imagine the fear of realizing you have been instrumental in your own destruction, and now, looking down the barrel of a gun you are about to reap what you have sown.
Unlike a virus that runs its course, this disease is not going away. Inoculation is essential to wipe out the spread of this epidemic. The vaccine is a proper philosophy grounded in reality, founded on truth, a philosophy supported by egoism with reason and logic its only absolutes, with the moral imperative of self preservation and freedom at its core, with individual rights its highest moral aspiration.