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Michael van der Galien

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Posted on April 16 2010 2:00 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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Helen Smith (or Mrs. Instapundit) on narcissism, therapists and leftists:

For whatever reason, Jeffrey Kottler is not alone. I’ve noticed that psychology programs around the country have shifted from an emphasis on individual mental health to an emphasis on “promoting social justice.” In practice, this always means liberal politics.

And maybe there’s a connection there. Could it be that for liberals and certain therapists endowed with self-importance but without religion, influencing others is all they have? Forcing others to do as they wish fends off their fear of insignificance, which is why it is so urgent that others go along. It keeps their legacy alive. Notice how many times people bring up “Ted Kennedy’s legacy” of health care. Is this more about keeping Kennedy’s name immortal and his image alive than about real solutions to real-world problems?

Could it be that many liberals, like narcissistic therapists, are so insistent that others go along with them because they fear being obscure and crave feeling powerful more than they care about whether their solutions actually work?

It seems to me that “Dr. Helen” touched on an important aspect of leftism here. Read the whole thing at Pajamas Media.

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