450 miles of bike lanes and other “improvements” for Denver’s limited space
Mike Rosen’s August 9th Complete Colorado editorial examines Denver’s plans to implement over 450 miles of bike lanes in Denver at a cost of over $120 million. For a small but very vocal minority, this is a triumph and is being lauded as a step forward. But is it really? Are these 450 miles of bike lanes really in the best interest of the average Denver citizen or commuter trying to make their way through Denver’s congested and overloaded road network? The plan for the bike lane expansion is a reflection of the sort of changes proposed in Blueprint Denver.
You can read Rosen’s entire article here.
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.