Wednesday, August 27, 2008


I can’t fathom why it would be anything but a landslide for Obama. But, I know that it’s always been a veritable horserace between smart people and stupid people in The United States. Then again, how can there be THAT MANY plug-for-brains out there so as to make this upcoming election close – never mind the completely crazy possibility that it could even go the wrong way? You see (to borrow one of Michelle Obama’s favorite phrases), in order for the vast majority of people to vote for McCain, they’d have to be voting against their own best interest. Of course, doing so seems to be a traditionally favorite pastime of self-clueless Americans throughout our history. This is probably one of the strongest arguments against evolution. How can these own-foot-shooters manage to reproduce at rates that keep them competitive with those of us who know up from down?

Actually, although I don’t empathize with these fools, I have hypothesized about how such irrationality can manifest itself. In fact, this was the very hypothesis behind the Clinical Psych Ph.D. dissertation that I never finished. This is it: self-hatred. To elaborate, somewhat; for whatever geneses, these people hate themselves, and take out their self-hatred on themselves AND the rest of the world. They don’t just shoot themselves in the foot; they do it to us, too. They run around dumping and projecting their self-loathing and disgust on the world around them. They live in a world of psychic blindness, reinforced by their emotional terror of having to face the truth about who they are and why they are that way. Of course, in so doing, they make the world worse for everyone. It’s unfair that we who feel and know better also have to suffer as we struggle to clean up their and our cage, but, that’s the way it is.

Hopefully, we can all evolve past this pathology, as a people, and get on with having a truly healthy love relationship with our world.

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