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White Liberals More Likely to Have a Mental Health Condition

Posted by Aeronca 2 weeks, 3 days ago to Culture
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I once read a book written by a psychiatrist who noted that a majority of his patients were liberals. One of the reasons he stated was diet. Vegetarian-ism and especially vegan-ism causes a decrease in the amount of tryptophan in the diet if you're not careful. The best sources of tryptophan are from animals. The body uses tryptophan to make serotonin, the "feel good" neurotransmitter. That's just one biochemical connection between liberalism and mental disease, of course there are behavioral reasons too.

In college I was trying to fit in with the hippie crowd and I started eating a vegetarian. I didn't do a very good job and after a while I was severely depressed. Medication was tried and it was useless. A hamburger perked up my mood rather quickly. Problem solved.

But as the article poses, the philosophies in liberalism expose one to more risk of mental illness.

Liberalism is a mental disorder. We need to feed vegans and vegetarians beef jerky at the polls.
SOURCE URL: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/apr/22/white-liberals-more-likely-have-mental-health-cond/


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  • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 weeks, 3 days ago
    Well, when I was very young (about 12-14) I was a liberal. That is, the word comes from the same root word as "liberty", I believe, which comes from a belief in individual rights. But then I saw that the Democrats of the '60's seemed not to believe in individual rights at all, only group "rights". But I was not with the George Wallace-type "conservatives", although I admired Goldwater.After I thought about it, I was against the military draft also. It seemed to me that I was, politically, alone in the world, until (when I was 15) I came across Ayn Rand's "The Virtue of Selfishness" (I still have difficulty typing italics) on a trading bookshelf in the Waynesboro library. I traded "The Member of the Wedding" and got it. I knew that I was selfish, but didn't think it could be a virtue, and I expected to read cynical stuff in it. But, to my surprise, it made a lot of sense. I was afraid, and drew back, but about two years later, I came across "Who Is Ayn Rand?", (not on the trading shelf, this was a book to borrow), and I borrowed it, and I got interested in actually learning about Objectivism. I am white. But I think that maybe a lot of white "liberals" are "limousine liberals", like FDR, and are also educationist elitists.
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    • Posted by $ blarman 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      You can thank Woodrow Wilson for that linguistic sleight of hand. Those Democrats who ran as Progressives in the early 1900's got stomped come election day because people were smart enough back then to recognize idiocy. In an effort to smooth the Party image, Wilson appropriated the word "liberal" to attempt to associate Progressivism with the Founding Fathers even though he wanted nothing more than an executive dictatorship. Unfortunately for America, the "liberal" label stuck with Democrats and we've been fighting it for 100 years now.
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      • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 2 weeks, 1 day ago
        According to the original meaning of the word WE in the Gulch would be the true liberals. Whatever the Democrats decide to call themselves....forcing people to lockdown with threat of violence and coercion to take an experimental jab is most decidedly NOT a liberal thing to do. But it is what it is.
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        • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 weeks, 1 day ago
          Well, they do want to be "liberal" with other people's money. But from what I have been able to discern, the "liberals" are the ones who do not want to tip carhops (or other waiters and waitresses), but want the employers to pay a higher wage, and perhaps want such a raise to be imposed by government.
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        • Posted by 2 weeks, 1 day ago
          They locked us down, caused a debt vacuum in the peoples accounts and lives, raped the treasury to partially fill the vacuum, creating a worse Federal vacuum, smash mental health, so that Pfizer could sell vaccines.

          How compassionate.
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  • Posted by Misanthropic-Shrugger 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    By definition, Leftists have mental health problems. That's not a joke or a slogan. If you believe in any of that BS that they tout, you're out of touch with reality. What a sad state of being.
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      It kind of makes sense, if you're perpetually worried about the state of the world, every sad thing that happens and with your bleeding heart hurting all the time, you're gonna get depressed.
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  • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    I love Jordan Petersons discussion on this.

    There a GENETIC reasons for which side of the line we fall on. And fundamentally it can be seen as Hierarchy Versus Groups. We need Hierarchy to value/evaluate and to grown.

    But we also need "groups" so that we don't forget we have SOME responsibility for the damaged, old, and young.

    His point. Taken to an extreme... Hierarchy would kill without emotion for the "group".

    Where the group starts by asking for consideration for the weakest of society. But then taken to an extreme becomes the slaughtering of the most productive in society.

    In the TYPICAL Household, the father was a Capitalist and the Mother a Socialist.
    Mom was worried about FAIRNESS and INCLUSIVITY, and Dad was worried about Right/Wrong/Effort/Effect.

    It really puts a bow around it. We need the Creative and we need the Structure.
    We need to ensure our families survive. And we need to compete for food, resources.

    Start Trek Reference: Kirk was split into his 2 sides. Neither was good! LOL
    He needed some rule breaking and some rule following to be Captain Kirk!
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    • Posted by LibertyBelle 1 week, 4 days ago
      Man has free will. He has the freedom to focus his mind or not, and that will determine the way he thinks. Which way he decides is not genetic, or he would not be able to make a decision about it.
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      • Posted by CaptainKirk 1 week, 3 days ago
        While I agree, I was shocked to find out that Genetics helps to explain the differences.
        They have found that men who cheat and do well in business share a gene.

        The Genetic Reference for this comes from Jordan Peterson. Who points out that our Lobster derived brains helps us determine if we are Alpha or Beta, or in our world, hierarchical or "artsy" (Engineer or Artist), which are clearly inherited (but developable) traits. [Why are most geeks and Jocks so easily divided visually] (patterns of genes).

        After that, it becomes about training, etc.
        It's why it's hard to argue with Libtards! They cannot comprehend anything but their truth, it fits with their world-view, and how things "feel" to them. Even if illogical!
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        • Posted by 1 week, 3 days ago
          The lobster research is amazing. He adds that the limbic system or emotional lobster brain is at least 300,000,000 years old, while the rational neocortex or logic circuit is only 50,000 years old. It explains why discipline and rationality is so hard. The emotional circuit has so much more practice and is engrained. Evolutionarily, by comparison our logical capacity is a babe in the woods. This explains why it's so hard to set a course and follow it.

          It takes discipline, responsibility and constant effort to think rationally. It's so easy to just give up and do what feels good. Conservatism vs Liberalism in a nutshell.
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          • Posted by CaptainKirk 1 week, 3 days ago
            Yes. And it is why THOSE Artistic Types feel that the hierarchy the rest of use desire is "unfair". It is... TO THEM. For us, it serves as a positive reinforcement for right actions.

            And when you let those ideas sink in. You realize BOTH halves are important. And neither can get rid of the other half and expect to survive much less thrive.

            Finally, AI research is showing that there is ZERO value in having a PERFECT view of reality. We are more effective (and more easily manipulated) with an imperfect view of reality... While BELIEVING it is real. (e.g. the urge to eat and reproduce... Both can be triggered to addictive behaviors... Because of the importance to the species of these 2 behaviors... NOTHING in "reality" makes this such an imperative, except for the continuation of the species).
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      This is great. An aside, you might know that Peterson and his daughter have an autoimmune disease. The cure for them is to eat meat, and greens, nothing else.
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      • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 weeks, 2 days ago
        Actually, they both removed the GREENS. LOL.
        Yes, her story (and I've met her once at the Carnivore Conference in Colorado), on Joe Rogan is what led me to try this Way of Eating.

        4+ years later, and I am still off all medicines and am no longer near being diabetic.
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        • Posted by 2 weeks, 2 days ago
          Wow ain't she cute! Are you really doing the meat only diet? You're a cownivore, no chickens, pigs, etc...? I saw Dr. P in Manhattan in 2017 at the Beacon Theater. I think I'm pre-diabetic, I should give it a go.
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          • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 weeks, 2 days ago
            Meat only includes chicken, pork, Fish, eggs. (For some, even dairy).

            I eat 99% beef. I had 3 ribeyes today. Most of the time, I do hamburger patties (meat cookies).

            Not only do I have metabolic damage from YEARS of high stress work + carbs/sugar/salt.
            Put I have a ton of food allergies and leaky gut issues. So I get MASSIVE migraines if I don't eat clean.

            I am a MINI Mikhaila Peterson. Not quite as severe as her symptoms... But I don't even use PEPPER on my food any more.
            I cut out all seasoning. I use butter sparingly.

            I can't tolerate vegetables, or mushrooms (sadness). I use snails when I want mushrooms. Close enough!

            I shouldn't eat nuts. But I Get away with it from time to time. But it will shut me down.

            you should try it. You should know it takes about 14 days to start seeing the benefits.
            The first 3 days are like Keto with Detoxing (withdrawal symptoms). Then we recommend 28 days (4 weeks).
            you can get CHEAP coaching at Revero.com They have a 30 day free trial.

            Also, find Nutrition with Judy (Cho). on YouTube. She is a Meat Only person.

            For millions of years, we lived on ANIMALS. Most vegetables did not exist 500-1,000 years ago, like they are today.
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            • Posted by 2 weeks, 2 days ago
              Thank you. I have done keto before. I could never get past the tiredness, even after weeks. Meat cookies! Funny.
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              • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 weeks, 2 days ago
                Then I recommend Keto Continuum by Dr. Boz.
                I am assuming you might be an older female.
                (Forgive me if I am wrong). But your metabolism might not be able to process ketones.

                So, Dr. Boz supplements with Ketones for a while first, as you remove just sugar and flour. Then you step it a little more slowly.

                Experience has taught me... it's usually the 1 thing someone cannot give up, that they MUST give up. LOL. Diet Soda for me. CREAM for my neighbor.
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                • Posted by 2 weeks, 1 day ago
                  You mis-gendered me! I'm gonna kill myself! But you got the age right. I never tried adding ketones. I can sure piss the stick purple!
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                  • Posted by CaptainKirk 2 weeks, 1 day ago
                    So Sorry.
                    Yeah, that purple is good. You are WASTING energy. But that's also the problem. Your body is NOT using them. It wants glucose. Your liver has to be coaxed into emptying the stored glucose, and your body has to learn to burn the ketones.

                    One strategy is to leverage a SAUNA. It's a stressor that allows you to get "exercise" without moving. (Don't get crazy, 10 minutes, get out, make sure you are good). Your body has to burn a lot of energy to COOL down.

                    The other thing, is to follow Dr. Boz. She walks you through the Body Chemistry Changes in a really simple way. Getting your brain and body to use ketones is huge.

                    Also, make sure you consume electrolytes!!! If you are low on those, you won't have energy...

                    Good Luck. PM me if you want!
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  • Posted by $ blarman 2 weeks, 2 days ago
    I'd suggest that it also comes from having a reason for a positive outlook on life. To leftists, the sky is perpetually falling and there's nothing to stop it and no hope for a better future. It's why they rely on a hookup culture for those brief stints at distracted pleasure.

    For those of us with a more conservative bent, we realize that there's something better waiting in the wings and that we can take steps toward it regardless of the lunacy going on around us. That brings inner peace and a stable mindset.

    https://youtu.be/GmmrrfJKY7I

    One part I don't understand about the Progressive mindset is how they can still pursue such an ideology in spite of its complete lack of positive results. It's so disconnected from reality! I mean mentally healthy people repeat behaviors because the outcomes bring them peace, stability, etc. These people seem to revel in masochism. Disturbing.
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    • Posted by 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      The definition of insanity is the continued repetition of something that doesn't work. Communism was effectively killed after Solzhenitsyn published the Gulag Archipelago in 1973. The Intellectuals couldn't speak publicly about it anymore so...Postmodernism. The liberal college professors started deconstructing everything. Feminism, the patriarchy, intersectionalism, now gender. Bringing more chaos, more uncertainty, more of a need for people to have faith in a worldly dictator to save us from ourselves...
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    • Posted by Johnny0634cashg 2 weeks, 2 days ago
      I'm a conservative atheist
      What's "waiting in the 'wings'?"
      "Faith" = superstition
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      • Posted by 2 weeks, 2 days ago
        I don't mind atheists, except that like above, they cannot manage to leave the faithful alone. They must go beyond simply not believing in God, to trashing people who do have faith. It is okay to not believe in God, but it is not okay to steal hope and faith from people who do. You wouldn't kick the crutches away from a limping person. Well, in one way or another, we are all limping through life. Many people use faith to get through. Don't trash people for attempting to respond to the difficulties of life. Saying that Faith = superstition doesn't help anyone, it's actually destructive. It is useful to note that all the murderous communist dictators of the world were atheists. Yes the Crusades, I know. Lots of death there too.

        Nietzsche said that since the Scientific Revolution effectively "killed" God, there was a massive vacuum of nihilism left in its wake as people lost their faith. The human spirit cannot stand meaninglessness. He predicted the rise of totalitarianism, that would fill the gap, a century before it happened. He said something like "Now that we have killed God, there won't be enough water to wash the blood off our hands." 100 million dead people murdered by atheists in the 20th century. I think Nietzsche got it close enough.
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        • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 weeks, 1 day ago
          I believe Ayn Rand said that Socialists substitued "Society" for "God"; and I believe that she did not believe in the supreme exaltation of either.
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          • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 1 day ago
            That's the problem with the word "god". To the ancients, a host of things and concepts were gods.
            We know the concept of the Socialist, the extreme lefts and those without conscience envision as their god...and it's not anything Good...
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      • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 2 days ago
        The fault of the "Organizers of the Teachings" (religion) made it into superstition for the bicameral brain, while it's an observational query for those with a mind.
        The difference is likewise between the "Woke" and the Awakened.

        I am willing to bet that you, as I, have tried to live life as if it had a purpose. (that's why you are a "Conservative", save for Time tested principles.
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        • Posted by LibertyBelle 2 weeks, 1 day ago
          Objectivisim says that life is an end in itself; and that it makes the other ends possible.
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          • Posted by $ Olduglycarl 2 weeks, 1 day ago
            Physical existence that describes.
            We have clues of the beyond but can't prove it. One clue is that we live in various field we can't see and we are made of those very same fields at the same time. It make sense that You, I and everyone else are not the physical body, it is only a host.
            Are we a sovereign quantum particle?, something else?...I guess each one of us will find out eventually.
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      • Posted by $ blarman 1 week, 6 days ago
        That's a matter of personal belief. I, personally, have had experiences which tell me unconditionally that there is a life after this one and that this life is our opportunity to prepare for that one. Can we interact with that more "spiritual" side of things? Assuredly - if you know how to go about doing it and are sincere in your efforts. More than that I'll leave for a PM.
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