Finally, at last!! All your suspicions have been confirmed. I posted this exactly 12 months ago but in light of the rolling scrum of snowflake, leftist politics its worth posting again:
“…Dr. Rossiter’s studies may be condensed to the proposition that modern, progressivism is a form of mental illness, characterized by the failure of such individuals to grow up emotionally and thus remain in a perpetual infantile state. Their behaviour is that of “Spoiled Brats.”
The Liberal Mind asks and answers the following critical question: Why would anyone want a political system that restricts personal freedom instead of enhancing it; denounces personal responsibility instead of promoting it; surrenders personal sovereignty instead of honoring it; attacks the philosophical foundations of liberty instead of defending them; encourages government dependency instead of self-reliance; and undermines the character of the people by making them wards of the state?
A companion read is the 2010 book Pathology of the Elites. How the Arrogant Classes Plan to Run Your Life by Michael Beran. He defines “false benevolence” as the cover used by progressives to impose a strict political and social control over the citizenry in the name of “enlightened pity.” Progressivism As A Mental Illness