A Recovering (mine) Liberal’s Trifecta: Escaping the “Leftist Stupor”

My new hero, Robin of Berkeley, a recovering lib, psychotherapist and lives in Berkeley, California ! Trifecta!! With a huge H/T to Lynn at Newsbird, this great find. We may finally have a hope for changing back 🙂

From Robin’s American Thinker article, Post Traumatic American Syndrome:

Since I woke up from my leftist stupor two years ago, I’ve had many epiphanies. Here’s one: the Left is comprised of two distinct groups, the abusers and the abused. The dynamics are like any abusive relationship.

Similar to a battered spouse, the abusee will put up with terrible treatment because she’s convinced she deserves it. Out here, all the propaganda about social justice leaves citizens drowning in white guilt. They’ll do anything, accept even the unacceptable, in order to do atone themselves.

Berkeley has our very own version of the Stockholm Syndrome, where, out of fear for one’s survival, people come to admire, even love, their abusers. Berkeleyites will passionately defend the very people who abuse them. (“It wasn’t his fault that he robbed and beat me! He’s a victim of white imperialism!”)

I’m a new fan and follower, you should be too ! Please read the whole article, the above was just a snippet, and it was tasty 🙂 The guys on the monkey bars above, ergo, Woodstock ’69? Thanks for the memories, but I grew up 😉


Filed under Heroes and Hypocrites, Mama Grizzlies, New Media

11 responses to “A Recovering (mine) Liberal’s Trifecta: Escaping the “Leftist Stupor”

  1. Lynn II

    Thanks for the H/T shout out!!

  2. ralphb

    Really good article at American Thinker. I must be a recovering Liberal to since I can’t stand the cretins anymore.

    • When I started to read and watch conservative news, I stopped being so angry (and feeling abused, as Robin stated). Especially after the 2008 primary season, it got so crowded under that bus 😀

    • Lynn II

      Join the Disenfranchised Dem Club! A lot of us are in the same leaky boat with you.

  3. yttik

    Well done! Thanks for the link.

  4. WMCB

    Good piece. I would quibble that I still consider myself a Liberal. But I don’t accept the left’s bullying, arrogant, groupthink, hateful, authoritarian, no-common-sense-whatsoever definition of what a liberal is.

    I actually believe in “power to the people”, whereas I’ve come to see that what passes for liberals in this country may spout that slogan, but what they really mean is “power OVER the people, so STFU and let us tell you what’s good for you.”

    • The Dem liberals (and media) broke my heart in 2008 … the way they treated Hillary, then Sarah, was despictable and when I disagreed, I was told “either you’re with us or the hell with you….” So these days, I’m saving a lot of time, money and trouble as an Independent troublemaker 😀

  5. bob

    I was also a loopy liberal back in my misspent youth. I grew up in a lily-white suburb of Chicago, in a fairly affluent neighborhood, where upwards of 99% of the people voted Republican. When I went through my adolescent rebellion, it was natural that I would become a socialist feminist environmentalist whackjob. It was the 70s, after all. But then I grew up, and I put away childish things.

    I love Robin of Berkeley. How she survives there I don’t know, but I love her.