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[NotTheBee] Conservatives love to throw out slogans such as "liberalism is a disease" or "Trump derangement syndrome" when talking about those who adhere to a leftist worldview.
Turns out, there may actually be some scientific data from Pew Research to back up those claims.
The results of the study, which was conducted off a self-reported poll by Pew in March, indicated that across all races and age groups, those who identified as conservative were far less likely to have been diagnosed with a mental illness by a doctor. In the youngest bracket of 18 to 29-year-olds, 45.9% of liberals said they had received such a diagnosis compared to 20.1% of conservatives.
When filtered by race, the problem becomes even more defined. Whites who identified as "very liberal" — you know, the majority of people marching in Antifa and BLM and espousing Critical Race Theory and professing their white guilt — are twice as likely as their non-white counterparts to suffer from mental illness.
As you look across to the conservative side, however, a trend appears. Not only does the amount drop from 38% to 14.8%, but the racial disparity in the results disappears.
Huh, imagine that.
Ph.D. student Zach Goldberg took the overall data and created a chart to show how likely a person is to develop mental illness based on race and political affiliation. Once again, whites who identified as "very liberal" - AKA the majority of our nation's socialistic wokescold leftists — were far more prone to problems.
Among white liberals, the most affected group were far-left women. 56.3% of white leftist women reported mental illness compared to 27.3% percent of conservative women.
To be clear: I am not mocking mental illness. Anxiety, depression, and other psychological ailments are not a laughing matter. We are complex creatures with both complex bodies and even more complex souls. From a biblical viewpoint, we are also living in a fallen world where we are cursed to struggle through life and die.
The problem is, the Left keeps preaching about human utopia, evolution, and everlasting life if only we get everyone on board the Woke train. It has coddled the minds of children throughout their educations and taught them that reality is subjective. When those children grow up and face the reality of a brutal, evil world and the objective truths of morality and mortality that have defined every civilization, their psyches simply break.
The sad result, apart from the destruction of civilization, is the skyrocketing increase in psychological pain and dysfunction.
The antidote, we must remember, is not simply conservatism, for not all conservatives follow objective principles or moral living. Instead, I would argue, it is the Gospel truth underpinning so much of conservative thought that leads to hope and renewal. It is that nonconformity to the patterns of this world and adherence to God's Word that allows our minds to be transformed.
Ah, you say, but conservatism and Christianity are not one and the same!
True, but let me ask you: who was the last leftist public figure, politician or otherwise, that you heard accurately quote Scripture and implore humble obedience to God's Word? I can give you one conservative example from just today.
Senate candidate John James, who referenced his faith in Christ and God's sufficient grace in his concession speech, told conservatives directly from Ephesians 6 that the fight is not against "our fellow Americans, but against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."
Were America to return to these profound truths and amazing hope, what healing would be possible indeed!
Some positive thoughts from a SMU professor. Do go read the whole thing!
[American Thinker] One of the elusive goals of our corrupt intellectual culture is to turn Texas blue. Among the 4 most populous states, California, Texas, Florida, and New York, Texas is an exceptional electoral prize and one which, if turned to blue politics, would spell the end of Republican victories at the national level.
The 2018 senatorial run of Beto O’Rourke was a key insurgency toward that goal and $70 million dollars was spent compared to less than half of that for the incumbent Senator Ted Cruz. O’Rourke lost the election despite sizable gains in Congress for the Democrats broadly that fall. Many of the highly and deliberately deceptive polls painted Texas 2020 as once again in play. The latest effort to mess with Texas failed dramatically - again.
The most shocking Democrat loss was Zapata County — just north of the Rio Grande Valley along the border — by 6 points, 53% Trump to 47% for Biden. The county is 94% Hispanic. The last two presidential elections there were Clinton +33 and Obama +43. It is difficult to convey the dimensions of shock inflicted on the Democrats by this loss. My heart pumps peanut butter.
There is a red wave springing up in Texas from the border and making Texas redder. Mexican immigration appears to increase support for Republican policies, and this voting result will have to give Democrats serious pause as they consider the supposed reality that immigration is always a winning issue for them. The win in Zapata and the growing support along the border points to untapped votes as rich as the fracked fossil fuels lurking below the surface of these regions.
Democrats also imagine that immigration within the U.S. will gradually make Texas bluer as residents from New York and California move to Texas. But the 2018 polling data showed that more recent arrivals were more likely to vote for Ted Cruz than his Democrat rival. There is ample cause to believe that the reason people leave states like New York and California is to escape and repudiate the Democrat party politics that made those locations unlivable.
Texas red power is set to grow in the coming years. The census moves two more House seats to Texas due to her growing population - taking them away from blue parts of the United States. Moreover, the Red legislative chambers allow Texas to re-district two more seats on more favorable terms. Messing with Texas comes with a cost and the growing clout of Texas to shape an American future of red politics stands squarely in the door of blue political ambitions.
The border areas voted their pocket books. Wages under Trump were growing 4-5%/year after 20 years of stagnation. Growing economy, fewer illegals competing for jobs and 4% unemployment = Trump victory. The vultures of both parties waiting in the wings will ruin all that.
OrangeMan increased his share of the vote vs 2016 in nearly every demographic -- black men and black women, Hispanics of all backgrounds everywhere, Asians, white women, non college educated white men.
All except one: white college educated men. The demo that produces the nation's virtue-signaling cucks like Pierre Delecto and berserk clowns like Brennan and Schiff.
These assholes scream "Racist!" at the man who did more for working men and women and for blacks and hispanics than any president in 30 years.
Texas is a vast rural Republican area that happens to have few large metro areas that vote Democratic. in those rural areas everybody knows everybody and strangers are greeted with suspicion and sometimes a Winchester carrying native.
[FOX] Incoming Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, an anti-big government Republican who previously defied local shutdown orders, said she's finding a creative way to bypass Colorado's Thanksgiving gathering restrictions by having a "funeral" for a dead turkey.
Boebert, who has railed against coronavirus lockdown rules, called out Colorado's limits on personal gatherings to 10 people while "life-rite" gatherings like funerals can have many more people.
"In Colorado, Thanksgiving is limited to 10 people, but funerals are limited to 30," Boebert told Fox News in a recent interview in Washington, D.C., during congressional orientation. "So I'm going to have a peaceful funeral for a turkey and have about 30 people at my house."
Reached Wednesday, Boebert confirmed her "funeral" plans for Thanksgiving but also quipped that her guest limit should actually be allowed to increase since she's added two more dead animals to the menu, a pig and a duck.
[Washington Examiner] Republicans in California are outraged after prosecutors revealed they found death row inmates and other prisoners received coronavirus unemployment benefits in a massive scam, with one Republican calling on Gov. Gavin Newsom to resign.
"Too many California families still wait. But prisoners got $140M in unemployment checks. Newsom issues statement listing failed steps. But any real action is absent. After French Laundry fiasco, THIS?" 2018 California gubernatorial candidate John Cox tweeted. "We’re through and he’s done."
[Babylon Bee] U.S.—Democrat experts are warning the public to avoid excess amounts of thankfulness this year after studies showed that feelings of gratefulness often lead to conservatism.
"I cannot overstate how dangerous this is," said DNC Chair Tom Perez. "If people start forgetting their many grievances and injustices, they may begin to think of living in America as a profound blessing from some non-existent deity and start voting for Republicans. This is unacceptable."
According to recently published studies, people who are filled with lasting gratefulness to God for the blessings of living in 21st century America -- the freest, most prosperous, country that has ever existed on Earth -- are approximately infinity times more likely to become conservatives.
"We cannot allow people to acknowledge God, since that may cause people to feel less loyal to benevolent government overlords," said Perez.
Democrats recommend limiting your thankfulness to a 5-second thought or fleeting acknowledgment this season. After that, it is recommended you re-enter your victim mentality as soon as possible to avoid any further damage to it.
"This Thanksgiving, stay safe," said Perez, "and stay a victim."
[American Thinker] Powell quotes a Venezuelan whistleblower’s direct testimony about the two systems, including Chavez’s requirements that the software would hide vote manipulation from audits. The computers were designed to enable virtually endless vote manipulation throughout the voting process, whether printing ballots, feeding them into the counting machine, or actually counting them.
The computers were also connected to the internet, so that, when it came to data manipulation, no one had to be physically present with the computers. The systems have been associated with election fraud in various countries.
The fraud began when defendant Governor Kemp, defendant Secretary of State Raffensberger, and the Georgia Board of Elections (members of which are also defendants) hastily bought Dominion Voting Systems software and hardware. Kemp and Raffensberger disregarded all the evidence from Texas and others showing that the machines were vulnerable to fraud and impossible to audit. Ironically, it was Democrats who were initially worried about the systems’ fraud potential.
Earlier this year (presumably in response to the Wuhan virus) Raffensberger illegally entered into a settlement agreement with various Georgia Democrat organization by which he agreed to ignore the state’s strong, specific statutory voting safeguards for absentee ballots. This opened the door to massive fraud, as well as violating recount safeguards. (Justice Kavanaugh’s warning to federal courts not to alter with election statutes clearly applies to Raffensperger as well.)
With Raffensberger’s guidance, election officials and poll workers refused to observe statutory safeguards. Among other things, numerous eyewitnesses testified that they didn’t verify signatures, check security envelopes, or allow challengers to observe the count.
They also allegedly destroyed documentary evidence that the law required them to retain in connection with mail-in voting. (This matters because the legal doctrine of spoliation — deliberately destroying documents that can be used as evidence in a possible case -- means that the missing documents will be presumed to have shown evidence adverse to the party that destroyed them.)
The complaint also offers voluminous eyewitness and expert testimony about the Dominion System’s vulnerability to fraud. As noted above, both eyewitness and expert evidence shows that the machines were designed to offer every available avenue for fraud, including taking advantage of voter errors.
To optimize the fraud, late at night on November 3, Georgia’s election workers stated a lie about a massive leak at the State Farm Arena that required them to shut down the count. In fact, after the arena was closed, there’s eyewitness testimony several election workers spent approximately three unsupervised hours working at the computers.
Plaintiff’s expert also finds that voters received tens of thousands of ballots that they never requested. (See Exh. 1, Dr. Briggs’ Report). Specifically, Dr. Briggs found that in the state of Georgia, based on a statistically significant sample, the expected amount of persons that received an absentee ballot that they did not request ranges from 16,938 to 22,771. This range exceeds the margin of loss of President Trump by 12,670 votes by at least 4,268 unlawful requests and by as many as 10,101 unlawful requests.
She alleges that voters were denied their due process because the fraud diluted their votes and treated the mail-in ballots differently in different counties, which is similar to what Trump attorneys have alleged in the Pennsylvania election case.
The lawsuit alleges that “rogue actors” were able to manipulate the voting software.
Russell Ramsland confirms that data breaches in the Dominion software permitted rogue actors to penetrate and manipulate the software during the recent general election. He further concludes that at least 96,600 mail-in ballots were illegally counted as they were not cast by legal voters.
There is likely a good reason our election vote counting systems were made available (via electrons) to unknown "rogue actor" cells and 'safe houses' located overseas. Permit me to go ahead and discount convenience.
Ironically, it was Democrats who were initially worried about the systems’ fraud potential.
One of the most convincing reasons that this is 100% a fraudulent election.
We were told for years by everyone on the left end of the spectrum that mail-in ballots are an invitation to fraud: Bernie and his supporters said this. Warren and Klobuchar said it. Jimmy Carter and his election watchers have noted this repeatedly over the years. The far left journals all published exposes of or screeds against mail-in ballots.
And Democrat state party organizations acknowledged it too during the primaries this year. New York State Democrats threw out 21% of their mail-in ballots for primaries early this summer.
Everyone knows this election was a joke. What is unknown is whether half the population will take up arms to preserve some trace of integrity and reason to a process that has devolved into a goat rodeo.
[WAPO] America calls on Kamala Harris — and Black women — to clean up its mess.
Sen. Kamala D. Harris can now add Shatterer of Glass Ceilings to her already impressive résumé. "Let us kneel....and pray?"
One hundred years after women in America secured the right to vote, Harris is now set to become the first woman to become vice president of the United States. Harris, born to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father, will also be the first nonwhite woman to occupy the office.
Exit polls showed that once again, Black women put the Democratic Party on their backs, with 91 percent of Black women voting for the Biden-Harris ticket, the highest percentage of any racial group. In Georgia, Stacey Abrams emerged as a Black political superheroine; her voting rights organization Fair Fight helped register 800,000 voters and may help deliver the traditionally red state to Biden. It is a point of pride that Harris’s path to success was shaped by Black institutions; she graduated from Howard University, a historically Black college, and is a member of the historically Black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.
However, as much as Harris’s victory is a moment for celebration, as a Black woman, I can’t help but brace myself. Black women know the ugliness that America is capable of. We know that the violent twin forces of racism and sexism course through America’s DNA so powerfully that not even a Black woman in the White House can be safe from it.
What is the Dem/Deepstate agenda? If you listen to them and watch their behavior, parts are included in this list:
Should the Democrats take the Senate seats in Georgia in the run-off election, they intend to:
1. Rescind the Trump tax cuts and increase taxes,
2. Fewer jobs for the working classes as agendas are pursued such as The New Green Deal and climate change initiatives,
3. Bring back job-strangling regulations that Trump removed,
4. . Get rid of fracking and other energy initiatives that make the U.S. energy-independent. Look for increases in energy costs,
5. Look for the return of an Obama-like health-care system. The Obama health care system nearly finished off our health care system. There has been talk of Medicare-for-all. No matter that many have not paid anything into the system.
6. Look for cuts in military spending and thus lowering our readiness,
7. Look for a return to the Iran deal which has enable Iran to speed up a nuclear weapons capability. Trump peace initiatives in the Mideast will most likely be scuttled. We will most likely return to Obama-era relationships with China, North Korea and Russia,
8. International trade deals such as TPP and climate change pacts will likely be pursued,
9. Borders will be opened. Some leftists have talked about tearing down the wall,
10. Amnesty for 11 million (or more) illegals,
11. Gun control and gun confiscation,
12. Social media will continue to censor conservative voices and stack elections,
13. Election-rigging will continue unabated,
14. Forgiveness of student loans (For which we will all pick up the tab).
15. Further weaponizing of the government against conservative voices and organiztions,
16. More divisiveness in the country as Democrats pursue “Identity Politics.”
17. "Restore" Scotus.
@ #6 - Then you can say 'good-bye' to any economic up-turn or economic anything. This country is already committing suicide socially and politically. Might as well just hand the reigns of economic power to the Chinese right now. It's just a matter of time.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.