[Paleopsych] demons

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 1 16:29:31 UTC 2004

Events will also play a role.

If a majority of the people come to see the war
as a disaster then the sands will shift, starting
with the 2006 election.

Steve Hovland

-----Original Message-----
From:	Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. [SMTP:ljohnson at solution-consulting.com]
Sent:	Monday, November 01, 2004 8:13 AM
To:	The new improved paleopsych list
Subject:	Re: [Paleopsych] demons

Alice, sounds like you have a fascinating manuscript in the works! What 
you have sent is really mouth-watering.

Alice may be onto something here. They do see themselves as underdogs. 
This justifies the more radical responses. Of course, since the days of 
LBJ in the Senate (see Master of the Senate by Caro), the Dems have 
enjoyed a majority, basically until mid-Clinton. During the the LBJ 
presidency and the 70s the left was clearly ascendent. Now they seem to 
be diminishing, and demographics seem to portend nothing but trouble for 
the Left.

I recall my hippy friends in the late 60s saying 'when the revolution 
comes' and I always wondered why we would revolt, since I thought we had 
the greatest country in the world by far. I thought, "Oh, oh, If the 
revolution comes, I will have to fight my own friends."  Even then there 
was a deep streak of hate and violence. Tom Hayden clearly wanted people 
to die in Chicago in 68. I wonder if it isn't also the notion that 'the 
system is rotten' and therefore one is justified in violence, lies, and 
any other mechanism. My own experience with the Left in the 60s left me 
wondering what they were thinking and why they were so angry. I think it 
is the Marxist underpinnings. Paul Johnson's Intellectuals helped me see 
the personal life of Marx and how it corrupted his political views.

Thanks for the food for thought!

Alice Andrews wrote:

> Hi Lynn,
>>What is it about the Left that makes them so hateful? 
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