Psychobabble Calls Out Protesters

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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  • George V says:

    I believe that one thing the progressive left does is project on their political opponents the behaviors that they themselves use or would like to use. For example, Antifa is violent, therefore the protesters wanting to re-open the economy are violent. The prog. left would love to run a government that can shut down speech, enforce behaviors and, yes, mobilize a horde of protestors to enforce their edicts through violence. A certain portion of their own writings and behavior indicate this to me, anyway. Therefore I think they project the same desires on their political opponents. This know-nothing professor is, in my view doing exactly this sort of projection.

    Or, I could be just writing psycho-babble…. or maybe just babble. I guess it’s time for my nap now.

  • GWB says:

    child soldiers would be recruited and made to kill a family member to demonstrate their allegiance to the government and not to the family
    Besides the WTF nature of that comment’s relevance, isn’t it the left always trying to get people’s allegiance to the government instead of their families? (And all those creepy militias/armies in Africa that do that are… marxist. Did she find that tidbit out in her “ethnographic work”?)

    the more the president abuses his ‘base’
    Huh?!? Where’s the abuse? (Unless someone thinks he’s actually trying to be conservative and his liberal positions keep haunting them, I can’t see it.)

    obey
    She thinks people are obeying Trump? This woman is a REALLY bad psychiatrist, and even worse at forensics.

    his ruined economy
    Ah, and there’s the talking point. It’s HIS ruined economy.

    demanding ‘choice.’
    Yeah, it’s usually the left demanding that…. *eyeroll*

    putting his armed troops in the streets
    Actually, he is theirs, not the other way around. See, the Constitution (and the DoI) put the power in the hands of the people, NOT the gov’t. The gov’t is a derivative OF the people, NOT their master.
    Those “armed troops” are what we real Americans call “free citizens“.

    president of World Mental Health Coalition
    Well, la-dee-dah! So I know one more organization I can safely ignore.

    Because they are the intellectually superior.
    It’s because they are religiously superior. They worship man’s reason (or think they do), but it’s their doctrine that says they are better than you. Because they believe all the right things.

    These people are the lowest of the low
    Now I gotta sing “I Got Friends In Low Places” at the top of my lungs. Good thing there’s no one else at work right now.

    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.
    So where do my middle fingers (I got TWO!) and my “Go f* yourself, Lee!” fall in that? Is that a legitimate freedom? I’m asking for a friend.
    (And since when are “shooting rampages” a “freedom”?)

    prolonged exposure to the president alone causes you to ‘catch’ his worldview
    ROFL! As if! If that were true, the White House press corps wouldn’t be nearly as anti-Trump as they are! Do you hear yourself?

    people turn ‘crazy,’
    Oh, fer cryin’ out loud! It would take me an instant to find samples of the unhinged anti-Trump behavior starting with election night. Then it would take me all day to get through enough of it to be considered a “small sample” of said unhinged behavior. The absolute bat-eating crazy crap that has poured forth from Never-Trumpers and the left is legion!

    she is a “highly respected” professional
    Yeah, I notice a lot of people spouting lies, craziness, and general word salad are “highly respected” – but only by the folks in the cocktail set. The rest of us think they’re liars, idiots, and conmen. At BEST.

  • DAVE says:

    But ..but.. but .. SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER!! Perhaps the good Yalie psychologist is PROJECTING,no? – Salon, long revered as the very core of absolute truth is, sadly, right again — never will I dispute the veracity of ones trained over the best coffee tables and cocktail parties available — OPINIONS are like, well, you know the rest…

  • Joe in PNG says:

    Don’t worry comrades. The Democrats push for “Locking Down All the Things!” will be joining “Banning Flights From China is Racist!” and “Go Out and Party in Chinatown!” in the memory hole of discarded Dem talking points.

    The next big thing is “Trump’s Draconian Lockdowns Are Causing Poor People to Starve!”. Yes it will be a total 180 contradiction of what they have been saying, but don’t forget Doublethink, comrade.

  • Mike says:

    Bandy X. Lee has already outed herself as highly partisan.

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