I imagine that most people reading this article will be familiar with the phrase “Liberalism is a mental disorder.” The apparent link between mental illness and political Leftism (of all strains) is not a revolutionary observation. For centuries, various thinkers from across the political spectrum have come to similar conclusions with regards to the psychological stability of Leftists — or lack thereof.
Psychological analysis of Leftism is a prominent theme throughout the works of Ted Kaczynski. For him, Leftism is the quintessential example of modern ‘oversocialization.’ An inferiority complex cult, overflowing with a spectrum of mental illnesses; self-hatred, guilt, low self-esteem, depressive tendencies, defeatism, etc. Kaczynski notes that Leftists have an intense need to identify with the “weak, defeated, repellent or otherwise inferior” and an intense loathing for everything that is “strong and successful.” He describes them as the System’s first line of defense; they swarm any potentially-revolutionary movement that may threaten the System’s power, pollute it with nonsense, and drag it away from its foundational cause.
[See: Technological Slavery (2010)].
In 1938, Antonio Vallejo-Nájera, head of Franco’s Military Psychiatric Services, was commissioned to study the personality and psychology of Communist prisoners. Although Vallejo-Nájera did not consider Communists to be innately mentally ill, he identified that the majority of subjects had innately “mentally inferior” and degenerative psychological characteristics. This included poor temperament, mediocre intelligence, schizoid tendencies, clumsiness, and a lack of spontaneity and initiative. Similarly to Kaczynski, Vallejo-Nájera noted that envy, social resentment, and frustrated aspirations formed the foundation of the Marxist worldview. Interestingly, he observed that these negative psychological traits appeared to be amplified in female Leftists, a trend that certainly parallels our own era. After years of study, Vallejo-Nájera concluded that the chance of changing the political attitudes of Leftists was extremely low
Perhaps the most renowned and in-depth psychological analysis of Leftism to date comes via the 130-year-old works of one of the World’s most misunderstood and misappropriated philosophers: Friedrich Nietzsche. Although Nietzsche does not explicitly name the Leftists, the ‘Slave Moralist’ archetype — as described throughout the entirety of Nietzsche’s bibliography from ‘Beyond Good and Evil’ onwards — bears all of the identifiable hallmarks of Leftism. From moral framework to psychology, to physical type; every characteristic that Nietzsche attributes to the Slave Moralist is analogous to the archetypal Leftist, both of our current age and throughout history.
[See: Nietzsche’s bibliography from 1886 onwards].
[They] dared to invert the aristocratic value equations, good = noble = beautiful = happy = favored-of-the-gods and maintain, with the furious hatred of the underprivileged and impotent, that “only the poor, the powerless, are good; only the suffering, sick and ugly, truly blessed. But you, noble and mighty ones of earth will be, to all eternity, the evil, the cruel, the avaricious, the godless, and thus the cursed and the damned!”
They do not call themselves the weak, they call themselves the “good.”NIETZSCHE — ON THE GENEALOGY OF MORALITY (1887), ANTI-CHRIST (1888, PUB. 1895)
More contemporarily, Rich Houck made a well-cited case for Leftism-as-mental-illness via his 2018 work ‘Liberalism Unmasked.’ He identified several common indicators of mental illness that are consistently exhibited, to varying degrees, by Leftists. These included: delusion, hypocrisy, projection, deceitfulness (lying, exaggerating, omitting, etc.), irrationality, unnecessary aggression when doubted, inability to accept new information, and feelings of victimization, self-hatred, and persecution.
[See chapter: ‘Diagnostic criteria of a mental illness’ from Liberalism Unmasked (2018)].
Throughout every psychological analysis of Leftism, we find a handful of recurring themes:
- Inferiority complex
- Perceived persecution
Statistical Support for ‘Leftism as Mental Illness’
Every study done on the subject shows the same outcome with the data: Liberalism is a mental illness. It really isn’t just a right wing insult, it is statistically, factually, and patently true. A comprehensive study on the issue of Leftist mental illness was conducted this year by Emil Kirkegaard [See: ‘Mental illness and the left’]. The study used less abstract criteria than the aforementioned thinkers, and consisted of straight-to-the-point questions, which essentially boiled down to “are you mentally ill, yes or no?”
Data Abstract: A search of the available variables resulted in 5 items measuring one’s own mental illness (e.g., ”Do you have any emotional or mental disability?”). All of these items were weakly associated with left-wing political ideology as measured by self-report, with especially high rates seen for the “extremely liberal” group. These results mostly held up in regressions that adjusted for age, sex, and race. For the variable with the most data (n = 11,338), the difference in the mental illness measure between “extremely liberal” and “extremely conservative” was 0.39 d. Temporal analysis showed that the relationship between mental illness, happiness, and political ideology has existed in the GSS data since the 1970s and still existed in the 2010s. Within-study meta-analysis of all the results found that extreme liberals had a 150% increased rate of mental illness compared to moderates. The finding of increased mental illness among left-wingers is congruent with numerous findings based on related constructs, such as positive relationships between conservatism, religiousness and health in general.
Mental health: Initial data, Left vs Right
The first figure (below) represents data from a 2020 Slate Star Codex (SSC) reader survey, in which respondents rated their mental health and political affiliation.
As the SSC data may have been biased, with an over-representation of ethnic Europeans and highly intelligent individuals, Kirkegaard replicated the analysis using more representative samples taken from the General Social Survey (GSS https://gss.norc.org/), a “public access large-scale survey with relevant data,” with a total sample size of 64,814. The data used was taken from the cumulative cross-sectional file 1972-2018 (release 1), available for public use [source].
It’s pretty close to other ‘by-ideology’ population breakdowns. Radical Leftists constitute approximately 5-15% of the US population, approximately 50 million people.
Mental health: Left vs Right, male vs female
Validating the observations of Antonio Vallejo-Nájera, the study found that women, in general, have much poorer mental health than men, with Leftist women having the greatest number of mental health problems, by far.
Mental health: Left vs Right
Mental health: By party affiliation
Probably not as strong of an indicator as the 1-10 (Far-Left vs Far-Right) political scale, but mirrors the same trend.
Average happiness: Left vs Right, male vs female
Leftists also reported lower average happiness levels. This also confirms the theory that part of the reason these types of people are so attracted to liberalism is because of self loathing and jealousy. (I don’t know many liberals that have boats, boats are very popular among conservatives for example)
Mental health: Final meta-analysis
Kirkegaard’s concluding statement: “The results confirm the general pattern from before, namely that there is a strongly elevated risk for mental illness among the extreme liberals (+150%), a small increase among the liberals and slightly liberals (+29 to 32%), and somewhat lower rates among conservatives and extreme conservatives (-17 to 24%). Breaking the pattern, slightly conservatives had a marginally increased rate (+6%). A variant of this analysis was also carried out by including the happiness metrics reverse-coded. This produced materially the same pattern, but was weaker since the happiness items had a weaker relationship with political ideology than the mental illness variables.”
Supplementary Statistics: Political stances, Left vs Right
It would be fallacious to suggest, for example, that an aversion to marriage is an intrinsic aspect of mental illness. However, the fact that all of the socially and biologically destructive political agendas of our age* are most fervently supported by those with the greatest propensity for mental illness cannot be overlooked, and the significance of this fact cannot be overstated.
Not a “policy” per se, but ethnocentrism (in-group bias/preference) is by far the most important factor to consider in our current political climate. Brainwashed (anti-)White Leftists are almost single-handedly dragging our entire civilization and race down the path of destruction.
The chart below shows liberals more and more believe black people are not equal to them. Liberals can not explain or show what is causing black people to not achieve as much as them, this would be because it is the liberals holding back the black community. Could you imagine a liberal admitting they are racist? thats’s why these problems haven’t been fixed and continue to get worse.
Marriage and Family
Leftists are less likely to be married, be happy in marriage, and support marriage in general. This is no surprise knowing liberals are marxist who want to destroy the nuclear family because most liberals aren’t successful and skilled enough to support a happy family. The jealousy of Liberals knowing conservative values lead to more happy families makes the liberals want to destroy families.
Leftists are overwhelmingly pro-abortion (also known as being ‘anti-life’). Abortion is also the number one killer of black people – No wonder white liberals love abortion. While there are some circumstances abortions are warranted (health reasons, pregnancies from rape, and other specific situations) Meanwhile liberals think abortion should continue to increase. Despite have less babies than white people liberals have encouraged black mothers to get FAR MORE abortions than other races. White liberals are supporting the GENOCIDE of black babies.
Leftists are overwhelmingly urbanites and support increased urbanization. As we know almost every urban area is democrat controlled and has seen increasing crime rates for 75+ years under liberal policies. Liberals are supporting the destruction of their own cities.
Leftists overwhelmingly support LGBT. This is no surprise since we know most “public” members of the LGBT community are attention grifters who lived such a good life as a white liberal they have to “transgender” to become a member of an “oppressed” group. It allows liberals to have a victim mentality and blame “who they are” and “society” for all of their life failures. Liberals are doing a MAJOR disservice to people who actually are gay or lesbian.
Liberals also admit they don’t believe in or understand basic human biology.
Liberals love labels. Gay marriage isn’t needed to have a gay relationship for example. Yet it’s not about being in a happy relationship for liberals, it’s about taking, it’s about the label. They want to change definitions. I personally have no problem with gay “marriage” but for 2000 years marriage meant a joining between a man and woman. No real gay person would want a straight label for themselves. Real gays would rather have their own form of marriage to represent their sexual preference. Liberals just want to muddy the waters of what marriage, gender, and biology is.
Leftists overwhelmingly oppose religion, and find no meaning in spirituality. Although liberals are EXTREMELY likely to believe rocks from the internet have spiritual powers and abilities don’t forget these are the same people that believe the month you’re born in decides your character traits. I am atheist but I understand the importance of religion and it’s teachings. Liberals could learn a thing or two from the bible wether there is a God or not.
Leftists want to ban guns. The hypocrisy continues with this one since we know the VAST VAST MAJORITY of gun violence happens in Liberal urban areas. Areas where liberals have already implemented stricter gun laws have seen more and more illegal gun violence. Gun control has made gun violence worse for 75+ years straight in liberal cities yet liberals aren’t smart enough to realize gun control doesn’t work yet. While there is no way to statistically prove this its safe to say most liberals are pussies so that inherit fear helps liberal politicians trick liberals weak minds into being anti gun.
Leftists endorse the expansion of government power. These are the same marxist and socialist beliefs we saw that led to the holocaust and even more dying under communism. Liberal’s are modern day NAZI’s and not smart enough to realize they are supporting the same things the NAZI’s did to put Hitler in power.
Data Shows Liberals are embarrassingly wrong about COVID
Other polls show liberals have bought into the mainstream media’s panic porn surrounding COVID-19 more than other ideologies, also causing them more stress and fear.
The vast majority of Democrats overestimate the probability of being hospitalized and dying from COVID-19, compared to other ideologies, a Gallup survey found. There’s only a 1 to 5% chance of somebody with COVID-19 having to be hospitalized, yet 41% of Democrats’ believe there’s a greater than 50% chance. Only 10% of Democrat respondents in the survey knew the correct answer.
Liberal’s Low IQ is causing them to believe misinformation and spread it
Misinformation may also be fueling their decline in mental health. Americans who identify as liberal or very liberal believe 1,000 or more unarmed Black men were murdered by police in 2019, according to a survey produced by Skeptic.com. In reality, only 12 were. Yet, this perception reinforces their belief in their “White privilege,” and continued self-loathing.
New PEW Research Study Shows More White Liberals Are Becoming Mentally Ill
liberals are far more likely than all other ideological-racial subgroups to report being diagnosed with a mental health condition.
Overall, and with one exception (white moderates), those in 18-29 age group are more likely to report being diagnosed with a mental health condition. The differences among white liberals, though, are striking: almost half of white liberals in this cohort report a diagnosis.
A summary of the data shows liberals are anti-life, anti-rights, and anti-freedom. It is hard to believe liberals actually want to destroy they Earth, what’s more likely is that Liberals are weak minded, emotional, and easy to trick. Liberals are supporting their own down fall without realizing it.
Does supporting ‘Leftist’ policies cause an individual to become mentally ill? Probably not. Do these policies appeal to those who have a greater propensity for mental illness? Evidently so. Are there external factors at work that may simultaneously damage an individual’s mental health while also driving them towards Leftist ideology? Undoubtedly so.
The current globalist superstructure — the System, New World Order, world government, whichever moniker you prefer — has been consciously designed to cultivate the worst behavioral traits imaginable. The System intentionally raises up dysfunctional people who, in the past (or in a healthy society), would either have had their anti-social behavior corrected by cultural pressure, or have been cast out of society, exiled, “oppressed,” and so on.
The globalist oligarchy aims to disrupt society and dismantle every foundation upon which a strong populace is built: family, religion, health, fitness, culture, national spirit, etc. By creating as many dysfunctional people as possible, the rootless oligarchs ensure their continued dominance. A mentally ill, weak, flabby, nihilistic, and disunified populace poses no threat to them and their system. Every aspect of the modern world is designed to demoralize and spiritually crush you.
All of that being said, the phenomenon of ‘Leftist’ behavior cannot be attributed to the System alone, given that individuals who fit the ‘Leftist’ archetype have existed throughout much of recorded history.
Bonus: Liberals getting eaten by the rich
It’s no secret to anyone but liberals that liberals are enslaved by the mega-corporations they think they are fighting against. The billionaires of the world own and control the mentally ill liberals.