Worth Readingby Linda Kimball
In a video posted on Worth Reading, Mexico's President Felipe Calderon receives a standing ovation from Democrats for criticizing Arizona's recently passed immigration law. By this law, Arizona citizens desperately hope to prevent their state from disappearing under a tidal wave of illegal immigration and all of the problems connected therein. But self-preservation, whether individual , state, or national is today viewed as a hate crime by monstrously self-inflated Transnational Progressive insiders and the religious zealots who follow their lead. ( video: http://worthreading.ning.com/video/video/show?id=5061658:Video:1994... )
Do not be deceived by Calderon's seemingly reasonable stance, nor by the Democrats enthusiastic reaction to it, for neither Calderon's criticism nor the Democrats reaction to it are rational, but are rather, irrational, and in this instance, wicked. Wicked because the reasoning of these individuals is the corrupted outworking of thought filtered through disordered passionsâ€“narcissism, self-entitlement, contempt for the 'little guy', resentment, covetousness, greed, malice, and above all, lust for power.
Sanity is the ability to recognize right from wrong independently of personal feelings, fears, impulses, desires, and compulsions. Rational thinking then, is reasoning disciplined to resist the corrupting influence of personal feelings, thus allowing for the acceptance of truths that contradict feelings, desires, and fancies. In short, rational thinking is morally-informed reasoning. It is dispassionate, rightly-ordered, clear thinking and logical and is the fruit of impulse-control and unswerving commitment to enduring truths, moral law, and principle. Irrational reasoning is the opposite. Irrationality is the inability to recognize right from wrong independent of personal feelings, impulses, and compulsions. By the degree to which the moral sense is corrupt, so too is reason. The greater the degree of corruption, the more depraved is reason.
So when during the course of his presentation, Calderon spoke of reality, which itself reflects enduring truths over time, he spoke hypocritically, for what he really embraces is fluxâ€”the continuous change resulting from the restlessness, narcissism, covetousness, boredom, and other vices that relentlessly gnaw the disordered soul of every morally and intellectually immature terrible-infant in an adult-size body. Translated, what Calderon is really saying is that laws ought to be changeable according to what we want when we want it, or more precisely, what self-inflated, self-serving Liberals and those like Calderon desire when they desire it.
To see the consequences of this way of reasoning, consider for example the chaos, breakdown and violence that would ensue if the rules on which football, basketball, golf, and baseball are founded were subject to arbitrary change in accord with the desires, whims, and caprices of resentful, envious, greedy players, fans, franchise owners, bureaucrats, or government officials. In practice, a disgruntled player or self-conceited club owner could arrogantly demand that foul balls be redefined as â€˜alternative home runsâ€™ when it suited their purpose.
But why should this subversion of rules not come to pass when already we have accepted as valid the desires and consequent demands of narcissistic males and females who, controlled by disordered erotic impulses and compulsions, have demanded and received redefinition as â€˜gaysâ€™? On the basis of this insanity, 'gays' have been accorded 'special rights' protected by paralegalistic hate crime laws and politically correct speech codes (paramoralism). By acquiescing to the demands of 'gays', we invite ourselves to be further intimidated, terrorized, and blackmailed into giving into yet more outrageous demands by the psychologically disordered until finally, sanity and freedom will have given place entirely to insanity and tyranny. This will happen because:
"...the United States is currently suffering from an epidemic of narcissism," insist Jean M. Twenge, Ph.D., and W. Keith Campbell, Ph.D., in The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement." "American culture's focus on self-admiration has caused a flight from reality to the land of grandiose fantasy." (How Evil Works, David Kupelian, p. 80)
"The evidence Twenge and Campbell have compiled is compelling and appalling," summarizes Holly Brubach in the New York Times. "Never mind the (narcissistic) celebrities; their arrogance is equaled if not surpassed by the grandiosity of so-called average Americans." (ibid, p. 81)
"Does the narcissism of this man (Barack Obama) know no bounds?" asks Charles Krauthammer, a former psychiatrist and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist. (ibid, p. 80)
"Our work suggests that contemporary culture has become fixated on a group of stars whose narcissistic tendencies appear to be approaching personality-disorder levels," reported the Journal of Research in Personality, Oct. 2006. (ibid, p. 79)
According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is "a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance and a deep need for admiration. They believe that they're superior to others and have little regard for other people's feelings." (ibid)
In other words, their moral sense and reasoning processes are corrupt, meaning they are no longer able to "recognize right from wrong, truth from lie independently of personal feelings, fears, impulses, and compulsions." And because narcissism is all about what self wants with little regard for other people's feelings, then narcissism is both insane and tyrannical.
"Liberty is the prevention of control by others" ....Lord Acton
Either truth, morality, laws, and rules have enduring, fixed meaning or they do not. If they do not, which is the stance of America's legions of narcissistic immoralists, then truth, morality, laws, and rules are to be made up as they go along, according to what they want when they want it. By extension of the illogic of this depraved reasoning, America's founding documentsâ€”the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Rule of Law are as meaningless as the politically correct paralegalisms, inverted truths, and paramoralisms invented by the mentally disordered immoralists who currently control the UN and our White House, and who are not only increasingly gaining control of government at every level of society, but as well, of universities, judiciary, media, entertainment industry, church pulpits, and unions. In one fashion or another, all of these emotional-tyrants are forcing their insanity and depravity onto all of us.
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