Friday, January 14, 2011

Evolution From Left To Right

What are the forces that cause the morph from a left wing oriented political philosophy into a more centrist political philosophy, and then on to a right wing political philosophy?

The photos in this post depict the dynamic personality evolution of Jared Lee Lochner, which, "coincidently", also tracks the evolution of the political philosophy of the body politic in the United States over the past few decades.

Some writers opine that some of this is a result of a broken mental health system:
There are countless unanswered questions about why Jared Loughner allegedly went on a shooting rampage, but of this we can be sure: across America there are thousands of parents of older adolescents and young adults who are terrified that their child’s strange behavior, paranoid rants, drinking, drug abuse, conspiracy fantasies, and other red flags of mental illness will lead to violence—possibly against a public figure like Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, possibly against a family member. That most of these parents have no idea what to do is frightening enough. It’s a national scandal that, even if they succeed in getting their child mental-health care before tragedy strikes, the system is set up to thwart them at every turn.
(Newsweek). Regular readers of Dredd Blog know that we have advanced the theory that national propaganda, ongoing for several generations now, has consequences, yes, even mental health consequences inflicted on the citizenry:
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons — a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty [now 320] million — who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.


It is the purpose of this book to explain the structure of the mechanism which controls the public mind, and to tell how it is manipulated by the special pleader who seeks to create public acceptance for a particular idea or commodity. It will attempt at the same time to find the due place in the modern democratic scheme for this new propaganda and to suggest its gradually evolving code of ethics and practice.
(A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 4). In that post we introduce the Father of Spin who not only wrote the book Propaganda, he also firmly believed in propaganda as a force for the good of the nation.

He was quite popular with public relations firms and politicians for obvious reasons.

In that post we also discussed new discoveries about DNA, and how experience works to morph DNA from point A to point B, from one generation to the next.

We quoted noted scholars in the post The Deceit Business, who point out that propaganda has grown into the very fiber of our national being.

In another series we question the validity of the theories of The Father of Spin, and point out the mysterious, incurable, but epidemic proportions of mental illness in these United States:
Some researchers are convinced that, whatever its cause, Alzheimer's disease is essentially an inflammatory condition, similar to rheumatoid arthritis ... there is no cure ... According to a report released in June 2001 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Alzheimer's disease was the 8th main cause of death in the USA in 1999, rising from 12th position in 1998.
(Etiology of Social Dementia). In yet another post we see the epidemic coming at us with growing negative consequences:
Starting on Jan. 1, our 79-million-strong baby boom generation will be turning 65 at the rate of one every eight seconds. That means more than 10,000 people per day, or more than four million per year, for the next 19 years facing an increased risk of Alzheimer’s. Although the symptoms of this disease and other forms of dementia seldom appear before middle age, the likelihood of their appearance doubles every five years after age 65. Among people over 85 (the fastest-growing segment of the American population), dementia afflicts one in two. It is estimated that 13.5 million Americans will be stricken with Alzheimer’s by 2050 — up from five million today.
(Will Elections Cure The Disease?). The Newsweek article quoted at the top of this thread further shows how lack of funds exacerbate the problem:
“The mental-health-care ‘system’ in America is a broken system,” says Michael Fitzpatrick, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). “The system was already in crisis, and has become even less accessible over the last three years as state budgets for mental health—psychiatric beds [in hospitals], counseling, and other services—have been cut by $2 billion. States have eliminated 4,000 in-patient psychiatric beds.” NAMI’s Katrina Gay adds, “In many cases you can’t even get an evaluation for two to three months—and that’s assuming you know how to get one in the first place.”
(Newsweek). The funds are being spent at outrageous rates in foreign lands where the rogue and mavericky military says they are creating and protecting our freedoms.

We know they are not doing that, and we know what they are doing is causing us to morph in The W Direction at an increasing pace.

The next post in this series is here.


  1. Somehow Dylan's lyric "they are narrowing the distance between right and wrong" comes to mind ...

  2. Must say I keep away from Newsweek. I do not (usually) have time to vet their slop. But here goes...Jared was more liberal than Giffirds, who had been a Republican, who became more liberal, as it served her politically.

    What we see so far, is that the condition of skitzo phrenia took hold of a teenager as he was maturing ionto a young man. Yep, that is the calling care of this ailment.

    Progressives love to use clinical terms that describe mental and cognitive impairments as slurs to demean those they do not agree with. In a mind boggeling reach, they want to extend this to all those who are a member of a vast right wing conspiracy group, which apparently includes even the independents.

    Here is what actually happened in Arizona...The Gov cut mental health care by 50%. Giffords survival and recovery was assured by prompt action and effective health care, while Jared had been denied both.

    The president, along with many others, in a rude and cynical move, is using the tragedy for political positoning. While his supporters mass to pin the tail on the Wolf Killer (PALIN). Uncommented on, Jon Steward has stoped using terms that describe mental illness as terms of abuse. I wonder how long that will lase, since his last show was not funny without them.

    No surprise, as folks get older they get more conservative, because they shed their youthful "it could never happen to me" skin, for a more pragmatic view. This should NOT be viewed as a move to the right, but as growing up.

    War Hawks in congress include as many or more Democrats as Republicans. Is Hillary liberal?

    (from the true dissenting left, no offense I hope?)


  3. The boy looks like Uncle Fester from the Adams Family. Wonder if he lights light bulbs in his mouth too. He will once they strap him in the chair I'll bet.

  4. From long-hair to skin head ... no brainer so to speak.

  5. I have to agree that the photos do tell an evolutionary tale of a morph from left to right, from long hair to skin head.

    It could probably be summed up as "the effects of long term brain loss".

  6. According to some witnesses one of our recent presidents was mentally impaired during his presidency.

    He had the mental disease which is a mystery to our system of mental health, and which is also an epidemic.

    They Do Ron Ron.

    That is not a put down any more than any other fact is a put down.

    Dig it.