May 15, 2017

Why radical politics is often a “projection of personal failures and resentments”

Tanveer AhmedRebel Commentator

From topics from electoral politics to PTSD, our Western society now assumes that human beings are vulnerable, rather than resilient, as I explain in my book Fragile Nation

WATCH as I explain how, when and why that all changed.

Does this new approach to thinking about and treating mental health help or harm people with genuine trauma, especially those from traditional backgrounds?

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commented 2017-05-16 02:00:02 -0400
People turn to radical politics as a way of filling their inner void.
commented 2017-05-15 23:56:33 -0400
Psychological harm, such things as PTSD are self induced. Soldiers coming home from the middle east conflict developed PTSD, not all of them but some. Being in a war environment, subjected to the same stress, why were they not all inflicted to some recognizable degree? Most are equipped mentally to deal with such demands that war places upon an individual. One question I need answered is this. Why are there no reports of the enemy, Taliban, terrorists, etc, suffering from PTSD? If they do not suffer this ailment and our troops do, WHY?
commented 2017-05-15 22:17:24 -0400
I agree (from persona experience and some psychological training) tha radical causes and politicsare encounter therapy for damaged people working our their own psychological issues underbthe guise of a so-called “worthy cause”. It’s a form of deceptive moralizing – hiding personal sins/intent/reflexes behind a presumptive moral cause.

Of course most of these are leftst causes but not all – and a indoctrinated crypto-morralist will invoke the distorted Hegelian deflection that all “radicalism” is relative. At that point you know you are dealing with someone who knows they are wrong/fallible because this is a defense mechanism. Those well adjusted in their lives never need to justify their beliefs because they take responsibility for them – something the latent sociopath will not.
commented 2017-05-15 17:24:35 -0400
From the Sun:
RCMP watchdog report shines light on bullying and harassment within Mounties”.

“The latest report, however, said the vast majority of complaints under the new policies involved allegations that managers abused their authority. These included accusations of abusive language, such as “you’re dirt,” “people here don’t like you” and “nobody wants to work with you.””

Then the real kicker is in the last line of the article:
“He also announced the settlement of two class-action lawsuits stemming from the harassment allegations that have cast a long shadow over the police force.”

So the taxpayers and up getting hosed again. Everyone else walks away happy, the union, brass and certainly all the lawyers. Here’s the bill from this completely concocted, screw job, idiot public.

BTW, to the 200+ lb, fat pig, wearing an RCMP uniform that my wife pointed out to me on Saturday: You are an absolute disgrace to the uniform you wear, but judging by your cellulose you hate yourself as much as we are disgusted by you. That we are paying you $80,000+ a year to stuff doughnuts in your fat face is pathetic, but that you feel so entitled to not even try and look half way fit to do your job is even more pathetic. Don’t get up you cow, my wife take on the thugs for you, you piece of entitled garbage.
commented 2017-05-15 16:44:23 -0400
Excellent report Dr. Ahmed.
Your book sounds very interesting, and I will look for a copy. The title is intriguing, and I have wondered for a long time why the word resiliency has been over-used, especially in cases where the person doesn’t appear resilient at all. It would be more honest to say this person is lacking coping skills and is choosing feelings over facts; and rarely accepts personal accountability for anything.