[Paleopsych] demons

Alice Andrews aandrews at hvc.rr.com
Mon Nov 1 19:20:33 UTC 2004

Lynn! Thank you for such kind words re the beginning of my 'Evolutionary Mind' piece..."Mouth-watering" makes me want to keep on with it! So thanks...
All best,

ps If you've never seen, you may enjoy Geoffrey Miller's "Political Peacock's"


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynn D. Johnson, Ph.D. 
  To: The new improved paleopsych list 
  Sent: Monday, November 01, 2004 11:12 AM
  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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