Do you ever wonder why it is that progressives lie? Why the act of prevarication so prevalent in this ideology?
I still believe my thesis regarding progressivism is correct. I’ve stated that contemporary progressivism does not have a history, it has a mythology – but not only is the ideology itself based on mythology, the personal history of its adherents are as well. They all lie. Hillary Clinton about her “immigrant” grandparents, her name, her emails, Benghazi, pretty much everything. Elizabeth Warren is about as much Cherokee as my left butt cheek. Obama – don’t even get me started – this is a guy who wrote an autobiography that included “composite” characters passed off as real (for those keeping score, “composite” girlfriends are like imaginary friends for people who don’t have real friends).
This urge to conform stems from an identity crisis. There is a mold that every progressive must fit. To be a bona fide member of the club, one must at least to pretend to look like their imaginary constituency. A little dash of poor immigrant here, a little high cheek-boned Native American there, maybe even pretend to be down wit da homies from the poverty-stricken hood if you are really a bi-racial man who has led a life of relative privilege and you are home free. Membership has its privileges. This is what they mean when they start whining about this or that organization needing to “look like America”.
The lengths they go to in order to fit in are incredible. It makes the bitchy little cliques in high school look a Sunday school picnic. It seems they believe it is required to expunge any bit of personal history that would indicate something other than a lifelong identity matching the approved progressive persona – even the inconvenient identity and existence of ancestors and relatives. If Gramps and Gran don’t help the narrative, make up some new ones!
But it takes a lot of self-hate and self-loathing to need to be someone you aren’t. There is a legitimate mental disorder that explains such loathing. Dissociative identity disorder (also known as Multiple personality disorder) is a mental disorder which results in a person developing two or more different personalities. Some psychologists believe that people fake the disorder for some form of attention.
No wonder it seems rampant in the political classes.
If you hate who you are, lying about it is the easiest way to be seen as someone else, especially if you are faking it.
Progressive existence is all about being part of the hive. Progressives have the same defense mechanism as bees – they can immediately smell when a drone from another hive wanders in…and then they swarm and sting it to death.
Come to think of it, this is what the establishment GOP does, too.