Socialism and its Effect on Mental Health

leftists partly to blame for mental health issues
Karen Kataline's latest article examines how Leftism/Socialism is destructive to mental health. Kim and Karen discuss the ramifications of how mental health can be adversely affected by Leftist ideology.

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Socialism and extreme leftist ideology are toxic to mental health

Podcaster, blogger, and political activist Karen Kataline also as a Masters in Social Work from the Columbia University. The need for good mental health is self-evident. But what about the root causes of poor mental health? Kataline puts on her clinician’s cap and examines Leftism’s role in adversely affecting mental health in her latest article, Leftism is Destructive to Mental Health.

“Collectivism is endemic to the poisonous ideology of Leftism (read: Socialism.) It robs people of their individual identity and therefore, personal accountability–particularly in those who are already psychologically vulnerable.

The tenets of socialism encourage:

  • Victimhood (Isn’t that the root of paranoia?)
  • Poor impulse control coupled with continuous rage and popular culture that is progressively more tolerant of criminality when perpetrated by members of certain protected groups.
  • Depersonalization as a result of viewing oneself solely in collectivist terms.
  • Subjugation and eventual eradication of individualism and free will, leading to a sense of fatalism, helplessness, hopelessness and clinical depression.
  • Emotional fragility and regression into a childlike state.
  • Eradication of boundaries, structure and accountability
  • Class envy, a sense of entitlement, resulting in increased government dependency.
  • An inability to tolerate conflict and even differences of opinion
  • Black and white thinking (as to race and much more) which lumps people into groups of “all-good,” or “all-bad.” This is typical of the older diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.”

Read her article and listen to her conversation with Kim on today’s show.

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