Monday, October 26, 2015

The evil of oversocialization

A famous 1995 essay argued:
15. Leftists tend to hate anything that has an image of being strong, good and successful. They hate America, they hate Western civilization, they hate white males, they hate rationality. The reasons that leftists give for hating the West, etc. clearly do not correspond with their real motives. ...

16. Words like “self-confidence,” “self-reliance,” “initiative,” “enterprise,” “optimism,” etc., play little role in the liberal and leftist vocabulary. The leftist is anti-individualistic, pro-collectivist. He wants society to solve everyone’s problems for them, satisfy everyone’s needs for them, take care of them. He is not the sort of person who has an inner sense of confidence in his ability to solve his own problems and satisfy his own needs. The leftist is antagonistic to the concept of competition because, deep inside, he feels like a loser. ...

18. Modern leftish philosophers tend to dismiss reason, science, objective reality and to insist that everything is culturally relative. ...

many leftists are oversocialized ...

26. Oversocialization can lead to low self-esteem, a sense of powerlessness, defeatism, guilt, etc. One of the most important means by which our society socializes children is by making them feel ashamed of behavior or speech that is contrary to society’s expectations. If this is overdone, or if a particular child is especially susceptible to such feelings, he ends by feeling ashamed of HIMSELF. ...

Self-hatred is a leftist trait.

21. Leftists may claim that their activism is motivated by compassion or by moral principles, and moral principle does play a role for the leftist of the oversocialized type. But compassion and moral principle cannot be the main motives for leftist activism. Hostility is too prominent a component of leftist behavior; so is the drive for power. ...

22. If our society had no social problems at all, the leftists would have to INVENT problems in order to provide themselves with an excuse for making a fuss.
This was brilliant. Leftists are commonly oversocialized, and have an inferiority complex.

Sometimes I think that the main purpose of the public schools is oversocialization, not education. I have many times discussed ideas for improving school education, but if the idea detracts from oversocialization, then people are against it. They was everyone to be trained to behave like everyone else, whether for better or worse.

Global warming is a good example of a problem invented by leftists to provide an excuse for making a fuss. Yes, there is some possibility that some people might have to move away from the beach in a century, but the benefits could easily outweigh the harms. Leftists love global warming because it excuses leftist policymaking on a broad range of issues.

The above argument can explain why leftists hate Donald J. Trump so much, and like Barack Obama. They can never say what they like about some Obama policy, or what they dislike about some Trump policy. Leftists are just socialized to reinforce certain hatreds. Obama makes them feel good about their hatreds, and Trump makes them feel like losers.

1 comment:

Matthew Cory said...

One of the main arguments against homeschooling is that kids won't become "socialized."