John Kerry made a statement this week that provides the perfect introduction for something infinately more interesting. Apparently, Kerry has decided to cast aspersions, without a shred of evidence, on Ken Blackwell:
He used the power of his state office to try to intimidate Ohioans and suppress the Democratic vote.
Why is this instructive? It fits perfectly with the synopsis of the liberal pathology put forth by Clinical psychologist Robert Godwin earlier this year:
The great psychoanalytic anthropologist Weston LaBarre wrote extensively of "crisis cults," which involve non-rational belief systems that cultures develop when under severe stress and faced with breakdown. Similar to the neurotic individual, at the core of every crisis cult is a welcome but false "noble lie" which "is defended with the same religious fanaticism as neurosis." As he writes, "Crisis cults are notable for their foolishness and unreality, because they tend to deny and misapprehend the real situation surrounding the society. But they all promise relief from unendurable current catastrophe."
For Kerry, the idea that he simply lost the election in Ohio is a truth too difficult to bear. Instead, he roots his belief system in "unreality," and defends it with "religious fanaticism." Of course, it goes without saying that he promises relief from the "unendurable current catastrophe."
Tom D. found the excellent article and forwarded it to me over the weekend. I am glad he did and so will you be, when you read it all.