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Sunday, June 26, 2016

If the West were a person…..

….how would it be analyzed? What is its syndrome? What would be the diagnosis?

To listen to the Left, you'd think the West was still just one big rampaging sociopath, the way it was up to the 19th century, going around conquering, killing, raping, and stealing from darker skinned peoples, while constantly scheming for world domination.

(Of course, other ethnic groups wanted to do those same things, they simply weren't as successful at accomplishing them as the West.)

But the West is no longer that way; it has become much weaker and much more guilt-ridden. A few hundred years later, and the West is the opposite. Not only does it no longer conquer, it actively seeks its own destruction. In fact, white people go around castigating themselves for being white and trying to out virtue-signal each other by talking about white privilege and desperately trying to show how anti-racist they are. They even encourage people bent on the West's destruction to immigrate to the West.

Now, just for a moment, suppose that this were just a single person exhibiting these qualities, and not an entire civilization. And let's assume, for argument's sake, that everyone else was sane (i.e., had a healthy ego and no overwhelming need for self-abasement and self-destruction).

How would this one sick individual be diagnosed?

It would be pretty obvious that he was suffering from some sort of neurosis. But which one? Learned helplessness? Was this person brought up by parents who insisted he never fend for himself, and thereby effectively turned him into a perpetual infant?

Is it depression? Why else would it be so suicidal?

Could it be that modern technology and media have given the west a case of ADD? How can anyone focus their mind on a threat when there are so many easily available distractions?

You could say the West has PTSD, from the all the recent wars it's fought, most of which -- ever since Viet Nam, at least -- have eventually had bad outcomes.

Is the West psychotic? You'd have to be delusional to think that importing people who hate us is a good idea.

Or maybe the West has Aspergers. Our inability to see that others hate us seems downright autistic at times.

If the West were looked at in sexual terms, it would definitely be a masochist. ("Whip me! Make me suffer! I'm no good!")

The best analogy I can come up with is Stockholm Syndrome.

Wikipedia describes it as:

a psychological phenomenon described in 1973 in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of defending and identifying with the captors.

Is that not a perfect description of the West as it now is?

For the past fifty or so years, we have been held captive by a hostile media, which enforces a politically correct mindset of various Leftist doctrines which have turned the West into a helpless giant. 

The pathetic thing is, this transformation was wrought without a single shot being fired, or any actual hostage-taking haven taken place. And much of the population has succumbed to this constant barrage of brainwashing.

Is the population of the West really that weak-minded and susceptible?

If so, maybe they deserve their fate. 


Anonymous said...

in some ways it is analogical (maybe) to "factitious disorder" (stupid new name, I'd only ever heard of it as Munchausen's):

"A factitious disorder is a condition in which a person acts as if they have an illness by deliberately producing, feigning, or exaggerating symptoms...

M√ľnchausen syndrome, a severe form of factitious disorder, was the first kind identified, and was for a period the umbrella term for all such disorders.[1]

People with this condition may produce symptoms by contaminating urine samples, taking hallucinogens, injecting themselves with fecal material to produce an abscess, and other similar behaviour.

They might be motivated to perpetrate factitious disorders either as a patient or by proxy as a caregiver to gain any variety of benefits including attention, nurturing, sympathy, and leniency that are seen as not obtainable any other way."

the exaggerated symptoms for the USA are "oh I'm so racist,oh I'm so greedy, oh I'm so evil, oh I must be punished"...the patient gains (negative) attention for these symptoms...AND there is a back-handed self-compliment hidden therein, along the lines of "oh yes I am so uniquely evil, too bad you other nations/races never could do anything nearly as bad. I AM THE GREATEST"

Anonymous said...

And then came Trump.

- Ed

John Craig said...

Anon --
Yes, I suppose the West could be said to have Munchausen's. I agree, by the way, that "factitous disorder" is a stupid name; it could refer to any sociopath, since they're all dishonest, about any number of things, not just some make-believe illness.

John Craig said...

Ed --
Ha, yes. Maybe it will take a narcissistic personality like Trump's to shock the US back to its senses. The problem is, the people who are brainwashed by the Leftist media are mostly too far gone to see themselves clearly.

Mark Caplan said...

And, like most mental illnesses, there is no known cure.

Lucian Lafayette said...

There are at least a few who would like to see some sections of society receive their richly deserved rewards. Unfortunately, if others are like me, they are concerned about collateral damage. This may be part of the basis for resurgence of secessionist movements.

Rona said...

ThornLockerson's battle cry of the cuckservative is a fitting epitaph for Western civilization.

My father’s grave
my daughter’s womb
Please take them both
and seal my tomb.

West is like a man brainwashed by totalitarian religion that the very impulse that ensures his survival is sinful, shameful and immoral.

Except, unlike religion that has left the man single productive outlet for sex that is actually beneficial and pro-life, this anti-racist ideology accepts nothing but suicide as its goal.

The Church With No Salvation

John Craig said...

Rona --
Both good articles.

"Cuckservative" = "Uncle Tom" for whites. It's a word that needs to get more airtime, gain more currency.

Mark Caplan said...

I don't get some of "Stuff Cucks say." For one thing, why mimic the speech of low-class blacks with "Shit Cucks say"? What's next, writing anti-cuck screeds in Ebonics? Catch my drift, bro?

"Edward Snowden is a traitor." Well, that's obviously true, isn't it? He handed over to the Chinese and Russian military millions of pages of top secret information that revealed our sources, methods, and agent identities. He surpasses in perfidy even uber-traitors Robert Hanssen and Jonathan Pollard.

"Make insincere, ineffectual efforts to restrict abortion." To be anti-cuck you must be a Catholic or Evangelical nutjob? Keep the unrelated abortion issue out of the anti-cuck movement.

"Claim that 'Democrats are the real racists!'" Affirmative action -- a policy that concedes Hispanics and blacks are inferior and need extra help to compete against whites -- is the textbook definition of racist. So it's true Democrats are maybe not the real racists, but they are racist.

John Craig said...

Mark --
Good points. I think the Ebonics is not by design, but just a function of the fact that the anti-cuck/MPC crowd is a very young group, and they're just in the habit of talking that way, it's the way people barely out of their teens talk. (Not that they shouldn't make an effort to sound smarter.) But I sort of like the fact that they will sound "young and hip" to other young people, it will make other young people more open to their message.

Yes, Snowden was undoubtedly a traitor.

I think the emphasis on the "make insincere, ineffectual efforts to restrict abortion" was on the "insincere and ineffectual." There is something about the mainstream Republican establishment this captures perfectly: why put a plank in the party platform if you don't mean it? Reagan and both Bushes couldn't have cared less about abortion, yet felt obliged to include that plank in order to assuage the religious right. In an ideal world this wouldn't have to happen -- and the anti-fucks are, at a certain level, idealists -- but so far it's been a necessary evil in our two party system.

No question that AA is an overtly racist policy, but I think the idea here is that rather than buying into the Left's game of throwing around accusations of racism, it would be better to approach the entire issue more directly and honestly, and expose what a sham most accusations of racism are, and how what gets called "racism" is merely the truth, most of the time.