[Paleopsych] demons

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Mon Nov 1 19:52:42 UTC 2004

It's "King of the Hill."

When you are on top you can be magnanimous,
but everyone else will try to drag you down.

In tribes of monkeys the alpha male eventually
suffers adrenal exhaustion from the constant
assaults of the "wanna be's."  US Presidents
age about 10 years while in office.

Steve Hovland

-----Original Message-----
From:	Alice Andrews [SMTP:aandrews at hvc.rr.com]
Sent:	Monday, November 01, 2004 11:21 AM
To:	The new improved paleopsych list
Subject:	Re: [Paleopsych] demons

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 
All best,

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


  ----- 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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