Some folks in the world seem to exhibit symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Here are some of the symptoms:
- illusions of aggrandizement (thinking one is better than others in power, rank, honor, wealth, nobility, etc.)
- impatient with others in lower classes
- easily provoked or enraged by disagreement from others
- expecting others to kowtow to them
- general childishness such as sulking when one doesn’t get his or her own way, etc.
These symptoms may often be seen in children, but they usually disappear as the child grows and matures.
For a complete list of the clinically defined symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, see the article at the Mayo Clinic1.
This is not an advice column. If you think you may have any such problems, seek professional help.
It seems that so-called liberals or progressives, or “progressive liberals” (Leftists in the West) exhibit most or all of these symptoms every time they speak and in every action they take. Let us qualify what liberals or progressives are. Classic liberalism can be understood by realizing that our founding fathers were classic liberals. That is not what today’s so-called liberals are.
Here is the definition of classic liberalism: Classical liberalism is a political ideology that values the freedom of individuals — including the freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and markets — as well as limited government2.
That sounds like me; it sounds like Conservatives; it sounds like the Right in the USA. It does not sound like so-called liberals or progressives.
Here is the definition of progressive liberalism: Progressive liberalism principally advocates egalitarianism and ‘social justice.’ Progressive liberals believe themselves to be defenders of minorities and the downtrodden. They seek to eliminate society of political, social, and economic inequalities. Progressive liberals believe in utilizing the state frequently and extensively as a means to force society to change in accordance with egalitarian principles3.
The traditional definition of egalitarianism is: a social and political philosophy asserting the equality of all people, especially in their access to the rights and privileges of their society4. Note that this is the precursor of “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” This not, however what progressive liberals mean whey they invoke equality. Theirs is a different kind of egalitarianism; let’s refer to it as progressive egalitarianism.
Here is how progressives understand equality: So far as the Western European and Anglo-American philosophical tradition is concerned, one significant source of this thought is the Christian notion that God loves all human souls equally5. Perhaps, but that has morphed into progressive liberalism’s religion, which is a bastardized form of belief in God. Only their god is the state.
Since all humans are born with an innate God-sense, or emptiness in their heart that only God can fill, progressive liberals, or Leftists who are mostly atheists, fill that spot with an egalitarianism that believes all people should be equal in every aspect. Thus they demand that the culture should be forcefully changed into a society where everyone is absolutely equal.
That means that no differences are allowed between people. No difference in ability, income, social status, housing, purchasing ability, education, transportation, mobility, etc., and no private ownership of property. Hence, all humans will be kept at the lowest standard of living possible, that way life will be fair to all; in other words, utopia. That is also why you will see all people living in many socialist societies being forced to dress the same, to live in hives, to only use public transportation, to be equally poor, etc. That is “progressive egalitarianism.”
Let us discuss “progressive fairness.” That is essentially the same as progressive egalitarianism. What fairness means to most people is equal opportunity, equal protection under the law, and a society without classes. We all have the same opportunity to receive an education, to succeed in the market, etc. We are all equal in the eyes of the law. In other words no one is exempt from the law; no political or social classes to be given special privileges, etc.
To a progressive liberals, or leftists, fairness is used as a propaganda tool for the Left to get is way and institute egalitarian principles. To wit, it is not fair that some people to earn great amounts of money or own large amounts of property while not everyone gets the same amount of money or property. Thus merit based earning is unfair. Some students getting high grade point averages while others get lower grade point averages is not fair. Fairness to the left is everyone being exactly equal. Fairness to the Left is not allowing merit based achievement because it is not fair to those who do not achieve due to their own lack of merit. Progressive fairness does not allow for the difference in humans. There is a great God-given variety of intelligence, ability, motivation, drive, desires, etc. in humanity which the Left denies because it is “not fair.”
Accordingly, this pie-in-the-sky dream of utopia and equality and the Leftist’s idea of fairness for all is impossible. Human nature will not stand for it, so in order for this egalitarian society to exist at all requires a strong government power to enforce it. Thus the utopian society becomes a dual class society. The first class is the ruling elite; the second is the people of the egalitarian class, which are really peasants. The elite ruling class has all the money and all the luxuries with none of the laws requiring equal protection or fairness while the egalitarian class members are basically serfs at the mercy of their masters in the elite class. (That is the aim of the globalists, which is to reduce the population to a certain small size and make them serfs that serve the small elite class that rule over the serfs with impunity).
That has been proven by history. The Soviet Union had the political ruling class who had the money, luxuries, and power while the egalitarian class, or the proletariat lived in poverty. The political ruling class did not have to abide by the same rules the proletariat did. The irony is under Marx’s philosophy the proletariat would rise up and defeat the bourgeoisie. But under Soviet communism, the political class became the bourgeoisie and the proletariat, which was to rise up against their persecutors in the bourgeoisie, actually succumbed to the persecution of the new bourgeoisie of the ruling political class. This holds true with the Soviet satellite states, Nazi Germany, Cuba, China, Vietnam, and any other communist/Marxist state in history.
All this is due to the socialists and their Narcissistic Personality Disorder. That NPD was and is not seen in the communist countries because real news there was and is suppressed by the tyrannical elite ruling classes in those countries.
In the West the leftists are continually trying to suppress the knowledge of their NPD symptoms. That is what fake news is about. Unfortunately for the Left, in their efforts to hide the facts from the citizenry, their Narcissistic Personality Disorder is on display every day in every news cycle. The Leftist News Media, the Hollywood Left, and the Leftists in government cannot hide their NPD. It is apparent in everything they say and do.
- The only way to defeat the Narcissistic Left is to shine the light of truth on their falsehoods. That takes positive effort on the part of all of us. We must hold our government to the true rules of justice and equal opportunity. We must remain ever vigilant to keep our government on that track. We must also remember that God Almighty is the author of truth, justice, and freedom we enjoy. We must trust Him is our efforts to maintain those ideals.
Do you know Jesus Christ as your Savior? He is going to return to the world soon. Are you ready? When He does if you do not know Him as your Savior, you will join all those who do not know Him in “Outer Darkness where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” (Mat 22:13-14).
- The Mayo Clinic. As of this writing the list is available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20366662. Note that external links sometimes retire over time
- From Chegg Study, http://www.chegg.com/homework-help/definitions/classical-liberalism-53
- From Classical Liberalism vs. Progressive Liberalism, https://beingclassicallyliberal.liberty.me/classical-liberalism-vs-progressive-liberalism/
- The free dictionary.com https://www.thefreedictionary.com/egalitarianism
- The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy article on Egalitarianism, https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/egalitarianism/