Psychobabble Calls Out Protesters
Psychobabble Calls Out Protesters
People are tired. People are unemployed and needing to get back to work. Cue in the psychobabble from Salon. Salon‘s Igor Derysh sat down with Yale psychologist, Bandy X. Lee, in an interview.
Lee, a forensic psychiatrist at the Yale School of Medicine who has mostly taught at Yale Law School, said the armed protests were a natural evolution of the loyalty President Trump demands from his supporters and likened them to “child soldiers” in Africa:
Subconsciously, it is a loyalty test for the people. In Africa, where I did some ethnographic work, child soldiers would be recruited and made to kill a family member to demonstrate their allegiance to the government and not to the family. Similarly, in urban gangs in America, one may be challenged to kill a police officer to prove one’s willingness to uphold gang rules over societal rules.”-Bandy X. Lee
Oh, the striking. similarities, don’t you think?! And, all of a sudden, the left is in favor of not killing police officers! Whatever happened to inequality and police brutality? As we move along, more from Bandy X. Lee:
You may have noticed that the more the president abuses his ‘base’ the more they idolize him and obey what he says. He frames risking lives in service of him, so as to prop up his ruined economy and increase his re-election prospects, as ‘liberation’ — and they come out in defiance of their own protection, demanding ‘choice.’ He is practicing his “total authority” and putting his armed troops in the streets. We would be mistaken to believe he will leave, or even let a losing election happen in the first place. Abuse of the mind is the worst kind, for you make people do what you wish against their own interests, and even extreme physical abuse becomes possible. He is not only getting away with shooting someone on Fifth Avenue, but a whole massacre.”
-Bandy X. Lee
What gives Lee this authority to speak out against Trump? The fact that she is the president of World Mental Health Coalition. She is a professional in the field of psychobabble horse dung. Lee also teaches at Yale. Yale, by the way, received $6.8 million dollars in taxpayer relief funds and is sitting on top of a $30.3 billion-dollar endowment. What do they churn out? This psychobabble comparing fed-up protestors to child soldiers in Africa and likening them to urban gangs. Once again, Antifa destroys property because they are pissed off and fighting for freedom. But the “liberate” protesters in various liberal cities across the United States are gun-toting urban gangs waiting to incite violence. Does this piss you off? It should. What the hell do any of these professors know about the psychology of out-of-work Americans? Most of these people have spent their whole lives in the field of academia. They have never had a blue-collar J-O-B like some of us who had to work through our MBAs. Yes, people are losing it. Yes, there has been an uptick in anxiety, depression and psychological disorders since this lockdown. WHY? Because there is only so much a family can handle when they cannot get back to work and pay their bills!
Lee states in her interview that the “liberate” protests were organized by right-wing donors who want to manipulate the people of the United States. (Gasp!) Nobody from the left says anything about the many George Soros-funded protests on their side of the aisle. These protests are part of the greater good, no doubt. Because they are the intellectually superior. They know what’s good for us poor, unfortunate drones.
But, alas, once again, the intellectually superior gurus of psychobabble from the Ivy League are shaking their fingers at the bad Americans who choose to show up to a protest in a Trump shirt. And these people are all Trump supporters, don’t you know? Lee knows this for a fact.These people are the lowest of the low as they say from the Ivory Towers, they are bottom-of-the-barrel, lowest common denominator, Americans who are letting the big, bad orange guy manipulate them into turning into street gangs. This is bad. These individuals need to stop. They need to go back to the holes they have crawled out of and let the state tell them what is best and when to come out. Yes, even if their state is unorganized and does not have a plan.
Like cigarette smoking, shooting rampages and reckless driving, ‘freedoms’ that endanger lives and curtail others’ freedoms are not legitimate freedoms but a public health concern.”-Bandy X. Lee
This from someone who gets paid no matter what. How much is Lee’s annual salary? I’m sure it could feed and fund a village in East Africa for at least a year. Bandy X. Lee is concerned for your freedoms, Salon readers! The psychobabble continues:
But what I find most insidious is the contagion of symptoms: prolonged exposure to the president alone causes you to ‘catch’ his worldview, and even the healthiest, soundest people turn ‘crazy,’ as if afflicted with the same condition as the president.”-Bandy X. Lee
Prolonged exposure to the President? It’s as if she is talking about the radiation emitting from Chernobyl. Here’s the thing. We were “exposed” to Obama’s worldview for 8 years. We were subjected to his cognitive dissonance, his finger-pointing and his pretentious intellectual superiority. When skate parks are filled with sand to prevent teenagers from getting fresh air, when state governors make statements such as abortion being a “life-sustaining” procedure during the time of a pandemic, when criminals are released from jails but snitch lines are set up for people to rat on their neighbors, the soundest people WILL turn crazy. Let’s pile on to this mess the mental distress upon the healthiest, soundest people being unable to work, pay their mortgage and support their families because of some of these illogical, monetarily wasteful and downright irresponsible decisions made at the helm of liberal lawmakers.
Sure, there is a contagion. We have COVID-19 and we have the psychobabble from Ivy League “experts” like Lee. Then, we have the individuals who take what Lee says as gospel because she is a “highly respected” professional in her field. That contagion, I believe, will be harder to wipe out than this disease.
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