Erich Fromm … broadened the definition of necrophilia to include the desire of certain people to control others – to make them controllable, to foster their dependence, to discourage their capacity to think for themselves, to diminish their unpredictability and originality, so to keep them in line.  (Emphasis added.)

M. Scott Peck, in People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil

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Well, U.S. intelligence reports on ISIS have been altered so to fit the “Leftist political narrative” of the President.  Dangerous thing to do.  Hiding from the truth is always destructive, but always the sign of under-developed people, those who hide from reality and in the worse cases fill the void created with arrogance and fantasy, the latter of which they then force on others to comfort themselves.

Thus, it has always been.  Yes, Socrates spoke of this – but alas we now know so little of such things.  So much for “education.”

And there you have the American Left today.  Ideology, not reality.  Centralized control of more and more of human existence.  Control, by the way, exercised by those who are, in their personal lives, demonstratively disordered.

We seem to be in a phase of national psychosis.  Yes, a state of disorder whereby our intellectual and social functioning deteriorates while we withdraw from reality.

“A chicken in every pot” has now become for the Left and its herd “free everything!”

The truth about truth is simple to state: you can never be a whole and healthy person if you deny truth, deny reality – nor can you survive as a nation by denying truth and reality either.

Our present time calls not for heroes, or presidents, but rather simply a nation of people who can be.  How does one be?  Seek truth, think for yourself, be independent, do not conform so easily.

Electing the truth-challenged rather makes the case for national psychosis and hastens one’s concern.

What might one do?  Perhaps the words of psychiatrist Rollo May provide an answer.

  “Every human being must have a point at which he stands against the culture where he says, this is me and the damned world can go to hell.”

When truth is ignored that moment draws near.

Shalom.

Footnote – The genius of our Nation’s Founders is raised up when we realize that their desire for limited government fulfills the reality that we do not have a surplus of well-formed, truthful, honest and balanced people to serve a centralized behemoth such as we have created.

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