A few years back, Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter wrote a book entitled The Liberal Mind. The thesis of the good doctor’s tome was that modern Liberalism is “a massive transference neurosis acted out in the world’s political arenas.”
As historical evidence has shown, election after election, liberals tend to hail from big cities. Even cities in Conservative states, surrounded by the reddest of red suburbs, are notoriously Liberal. In addition to the psychological evidence offered by Dr. Rossiter, there is now research out of the University of Southern California that identifies a cause for brain damage that can lead to memory loss and development disorders (presumably, these disorders include Liberalism). The culprit according to researchers is smog.
So if I am connecting the dots correctly, smog causes modern Liberalism.
This leaves me to come to a most ironic conclusion. Allow me to go a little further back in the causal chain.
My Leftist friends tell me we have pollution because of GOP policies to protect heavy industry from EPA regulation. I know they are mentally ill, but let’s assume they are correct, that the GOP supports polluting industries and gas guzzling automobiles that add to our cities’ levels of pollution. If this is the case, the ultimate cause of the “massive transference neurosis” known as Liberalism is the GOP.
In a karmic sense, the GOP, through its support of industry, is the ultimate creator of the Liberal mind.