Major ‘Identity Crisis’ of the American Left Affecting Democrats

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This post was originally published on Canada Free Press.

Democrats who won´t address their political identity crisis and hubristic rage, have only themselves to blame for dragging their own party to the bottom of political culture

In psychology, the term Identity Crisis refers to a personal, psychosocial conflict involving confusion about one´s social role and personality. Not exclusive to teenagers, the internal strife can occur in adults and organizations.

From Erikson´s “stages of psychosocial development” (1963), through Engler’s observation on role confusion (2006):”the inability to conceive oneself as a productive member of one´s own society”, the researchers have learned to classify individuals into four categories depending on their “identity status”. Identity Achieved people have thought profoundly about their beliefs and have no problem auto-identifying themselves; individuals in status of Moratorium are trying to determine what their life choices are .Those classified into “Foreclosure category” took an identity copy-cat way, and people who didn´t bother to think about their personal choices are stuck inside the Identity Diffusion box.

Many supporters of the leftist leaders are clearly in a state of confusion regarding the nature and direction of the dangerously morphing party. The “militants” change their slogans as often as teens swap subcultures, and come up with new names quicker than a snake can shed its skin.

The title “Democrats” is still in use, but forget Adams’: “Our Constitution was made only for moral and religious people” or J.F K´s:”Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought”; the donkey brays: “love trumps hate”!

Some “militants” show off Palestinian scarves and yell: Trump is an anti-Semite; the opponents of “the racist wall” are sporting   Che Guevara t-shirts… If you quote Che’s:”Mexicans are a band of illiterate Indians” or “the black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink», they will escape in denial: “Che never said it, it was invented by “Trump´s people” etc. They are “for freedom of speech” but will ransack your car or… bite your ear if you have a different opinion.

In terms of identity Crisis, Foreclosure and Identity Diffusion categories dominate in frenzied crowd, they know that “Trump is a Nazi” but can´t explain why…,if you disagree with them –you are “a Nazi” too…

The “militants” fancy themselves as a revolutionary movement but are unwilling to use logical thinking; they hope to “acquire personality” in a rioting crowd and resolve identity conflict through flag burning. They want to be “Resistance”(but Resistance fought the Nazi- extreme left),”Solidarity”(the very anti-left movement again…).It´s interesting to observe that in their quest for a label, the leftists reach to the right rather than associate themselves with true communist and socialist symbols such as Stalin, Mao or Pol Pot.


And let´s not forget the “Antifa”… Well, an Italian historian, and an expert on the ideology of fascism, Emilio Gentile described fascism as a mass movement “organized as a party militia, that bases its identity not on social hierarchy or class origin but on a sense of comradeship, believes itself invested with a mission of national regeneration, considers itself in a state of war against political adversaries and aims at conquering a monopoly of political power by using terror, parliamentary politics, and deals with leading groups, to create a new regime that destroys parliamentary democracy”…

Who is inciting hatred and unleashing violence? Well, some F-bomb and sh*t grenades throwing “leading figures” as Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY), DNC chairman Tom Perez certainly encourage rage; some “militants” will parrot “ideologists” such as Maine´s Democratic Rep. Scott Hamann´s who called the president “a joke, a rapist ,a racist, a liar and un-American” , others may whine that “it´s a shame that more republicans weren´t shot”, taking example from the founders of Daily Kos stupid tweets. .http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/06/14/its-a-shame-more-republicans-werent-shot-ugliness-on-twitter-after-baseball-shooting/”

But, quite ironically for those who claim to “fight for people” the real drivers of the botched revolution are oligarchs who like to use crowd as a tool in order to keep power –for them only. True autocrats love their “folks” ignorant and confused. As observed by Alexis de Tocqueville:” Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude”.

Meanwhile – democrats who won´t address their political identity crisis and hubristic rage, have only themselves to blame for dragging their own party to the bottom of political culture.

This post was originally published on Canada Free Press.