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skunks-477The problem with the tea party, slobbering devotion to Ayn Rand, libertarians, and those who support them is this tendency to lose one’s soul in the process. In order to accept what is offered, to join their little club, a person must set aside compassion, honor, decency, and if they are a Christian, turn their back on the teachings of Christ.   It is an ideology based on the selfish. The only person who counts is the great I AM. Nothing else matters but the will of the the one who wants what he/she wants.  It is all about achieving that goal, no matter what it costs.

One of the more humorous aspects of all of this is the fact that the far right, who are doing what they are doing, to protect the country and save money have cost, so far, about $700 billion. They have also cost the country nearly a million jobs. Yes, they are that stupid.  Then again, no one ever said libertarians were very bright or have much wisdom.  Want proof, this last stupidity has cost about $25 billion and 0.6% of nation’s GDP.

Ted Cruz is a textbook psychopath. He doesn’t care about anyone or anything, only his agenda.  He is not above using something that harms people for his own benefit.  He’s raising tens of thousands of dollars while tens of thousands of Americans suffer.  When questioned about the ACA, Marsha Blackburn (R-ALEC) basically admitted she cared more about destroying it, than she did about America.  She reflects the attitude of most Republicans in the House and Senate.  They don’t care about the country, only their agenda.  Like Patrick J. Buchanan said, it is better to destroy the country than submit to Obamacare.

A psychopath is someone who is only interested in himself/herself.  Yep, that’s Ayn Rand.  Her vision of America nearly came true this week.

“..Rand was a Russian from a prosperous family who emigrated to the United States. Through her novels (such as Atlas Shrugged) and her nonfiction (such as The Virtue of Selfishness) she explained a philosophy she called Objectivism. This holds that the only moral course is pure self-interest. We owe nothing, she insists, to anyone, even to members of our own families. She described the poor and weak as “refuse” and “parasites”, and excoriated anyone seeking to assist them …

Atlas Shrugged, published in 1957, depicts a United States crippled by government intervention in which heroic millionaires struggle against a nation of spongers. The millionaires, whom she portrays as Atlas holding the world aloft, withdraw their labour, with the result that the nation collapses. It is rescued, through unregulated greed and selfishness, by one of the heroic plutocrats, John Galt …

Rand’s is the philosophy of the psychopath, a misanthropic fantasy of cruelty, revenge and greed … Ignoring Rand’s evangelical atheism, the Tea Party movement has taken her to its heart. No rally of theirs is complete without placards reading “Who is John Galt?” and “Rand was right” …”

The is a check-list for a psychopathy or a psychopath.  Have at it.  Let’s see how many of these qualities Ted Cruz has.

Factor 1 
Facet 1: Interpersonal
Glibness/superficial charm
Grandiose sense of self-worth
Pathological lying
Conning/manipulative

Facet 2: Affective
Lack of remorse or guilt
Emotionally shallow
Callous/lack of empathy
Failure to accept responsibility for own actions

Factor 2
Facet 3: Lifestyle
Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
Parasitic lifestyle
Lack of realistic, long-term goals
Impulsivity
Irresponsibility

Facet 4: Antisocial
Poor behavioral controls
Early behavioral problems
Juvenile delinquency
Revocation of conditional release
Criminal versatility

OR….

  1. Superficial charm and good “intelligence”
  2. Absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking
  3. Absence of “nervousness” or psychoneurotic manifestations
  4. Unreliability
  5. Untruthfulness and insincerity
  6. Lack of remorse and shame
  7. Inadequately motivated antisocial behavior
  8. Poor judgment and failure to learn by experience
  9. Pathologic egocentricity and incapacity for love
  10. General poverty in major affective reactions
  11. Specific loss of insight
  12. Unresponsiveness in general interpersonal relations
  13. Fantastic and uninviting behavior with drink and sometimes without
  14. Suicide threats rarely carried out
  15. Sex life impersonal, trivial, and poorly integrated
  16. Failure to follow any life plan.

Many politicians are psychopaths.  And, yes, I think Ted Cruz is one.  If nothing else, he has a narcissistic personality disorder.  We’re now left cleaning up the mess.  And, no, this was not intended as a cheap shot.  I don’t like the man.  I think he is disturbed and disturbing.  He has the ability to wrongly influence people.  When you are in power, are a psychopath, and have that ability, people should be afraid, be very afraid.

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  • jose maria says:

    It is incredible that these people wanted the government to stay shut down and wanted to see the US default on its debts. Now the Tealiban in my area are going after the republicans who voted to open up the government. New Tea Party challengers to Republican incumbents are rearing their ugly heads. Nobody is conservative enough. They have given the word “Conservative” a bad name. I think if I hear that word one more time down here, I will throw up. It has gotten to the point where there is just not enough room for me and the Teahadists in the same party.

  • unknown jane says:

    I like to call them Conservatives in Name Only, and even Republicans in NO. It is too bad that RINO is already in use…this group is more appropriate for that tag.
    I think that they will lose in the end, much like their counterparts on the far left (or at least I hope that they do). Until that time they are going to cause a lot of hardship and bad things.
    One thing that they seem to forget: there are people out there who also have guns and who more truly remember the oaths that they took, who remember what a true Republican and a true conservative stands for (and know how to balance those two things without such insanity). Right now I consider a true Republican to be someone who would like to uphold the Republic, and a true conservative to be someone who wishes to conserve the same (which would make one, oddly enough, a classic, constitutional liberal) — they may claim those titles, but they do not belong to them, and they should not be allowed to just take them (much like some who called themselves liberals were anything but and should have been challenged).
    For all of their talk, they certainly want others to make the walk (this goes for both far side nuts; ex.: see Bachman, Michelle, would someone sane please challenge that woman so that we may be rid of her!). So, they are cowards (as people without any substance to them generally are), and we all have that going for us…which is nice…for now.


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