Republican Disorder

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A brief critical analysis of republican speak, led me to conclude that these folks present symptom clusters that could find a home in the DSM classification of mental disorders. Furthermore many appear to claim a working knowledge of reproductive gynaecology, anatomy, physiology plus chemistry, zoology, geography, sociology, and theology. The frightening part is that they contribute to the gene pool and have been and could still be in positions of power in the US and A.

Here are some examples both recent and remote that support the above hypothesized correlation….

Schizophrenic thought disorder:
“Being beholden to the people it is their record then, not their standing in the party, and we cut them then if we want a fired up, unified base to get the GOP over the line to thwart the lies of the less and their politics of personal destruction…”

See if you can spot a difference…

Schizophrenia..

Palinophrenia..

Bipolar speech: “I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in..”

Paranoid disorder: ”Death panels are the bureaucracies that President Obama is establishing where bureaucrats will make the decision on who gets health care and how much.”

..with rationalization and megalomania:

“I feel the best way to ensure Americans’ freedom is to tighten restrictions on that freedom in any way possible. Only through wiretaps, illegal searches and seizures, unfettered government intrusion, a controlled media and a complete crackdown on free speech can we ensure the liberties of all people.”

Early onset dementia:“The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation’s history. I mean in this century’s history. But I didn’t live in this century”

Antisocial personality disorder:“When the President does it that means that it’s not illegal.”
and on sexual psychopathy specifically rape..”If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it”
but  if pregnancy ensues.. “it’s the gift of human life,accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.”

Hypervigilance (PTSD): “We know Al Qaeda has camps on the Mexican border. We have people that are trained to act Hispanic when they are radical Islamists”.

Substance abuse:”President Obama can’t wait to get Americans addicted to the crack cocaine of dependency.”

Gynaecology: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Most politicians have narcissistic character disorders though some are relatively “benign” .eg Obama, Kennedy, FDR- read democrats. The “malignant narcissists” of the GOP will present with grandiose ideation…“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.”...and they are less humble and claim a broad shameless knowledge base…

Geography: “I love California; I practically grew up in Phoenix.”
“Juarez is reported to be the most dangerous city in America”

Epistemology: “Facts are stupid things.”

Toxicology: Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn’t even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.”

Zoology: “I know that human beings and fish can coexist peacefully.”

Preventative medicine:“The health care system is really designed to reward you for being unhealthy. If you are a healthy person and work hard to be healthy, there are no benefits.”

Lastly I have no clue where to classify this psychiatrically: “My father had a ranch. We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes.”

There are recent neuroimaging studies..
…derived from fMRI that demonstrate that republicans use different areas of the central nervous system to store and retrieve data, relative to democrats.

The study  found that Republicans used their right amygdala, the part of the brain associated with the body’s fight-or-flight system, when making risk-taking decisions. Democrats tended to show greater activity in their left insula, an area associated with self and social awareness and  ethetics-love, the enjoyment of music, or even the tasting of wine. The amygdala, at the anterior end of the limbic system, is programmed for survival. When  it is activated, it takes over and utterly dominates the brain structures dedicated to reason. Then the “fight-or-flight” response takes precedence over critical thinking.

For example say you take a walk in the park. A fellow approaches you with a knife. The limbic survival mechanism kicks in, reflexly arming the body for a flight or fight response. This is no time for a neo cortical display of empathy and exploration of the socioeconomic disparity between you and the attacker, leading to negotiation. The problem however with the right-wing brain is that it is stuck in permanent flight or fight mode. Essentially then all republicans suffer from PTSD
some with borderline psychotic features. Their constant state of fear and hyper vigilance colours their paranoid world view and generates reflex responses to real or perceived threats.
The antibiotic cycloserine may provide relief from the symptoms of Republican Disorder as it increases levels of the neural inhibitor  GABA, thereby diminishing fear responses.

The problem  with having Republicans govern unmedicated is obvious and explains fruitless searches for weapons of mass destruction and toting binders full of women. The area of the brain that regulates right-wing conduct is called reptilian for an obvious reason: diminished higher brain intervention. Which brings me to Julia Roberts…when asked if she was a republican she responded with “why would anyone want to be the member of a party that falls between reptile and repugnant in the dictionary?”

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