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Why always empower the State?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 5:09 am - January 24, 2013.
Filed under: Gun Control,Obama Indoctrination,Second Amendment

Liberals feel free to psychoanalyze conservatives. Turnabout is fair play. Especially when liberals advocate something which is plainly irrational, like disarming law-abiding citizens because of the crimes of criminals.

Thanks to HotAir’s Green Room, I just came across this clip from psychiatrist Keith Ablow. Regarding Obama’s irrational push to take certain arms from the law-abiding, Ablow’s theory is:

…that “the autonomy of others did [Obama] no favors as a kid, when he was abandoned again and again by people who were — quote, unquote — ‘responsible’ and supposed to do the right thing like parents. So his belief is: ‘You know what? What good is individual autonomy in decision making? What good did it do me? The collective is what needs to be empowered, and all the better if I am the center of that collective and the most powerful person in it.’”

“His solution runs psychologically in the direction of disempowering the individual every single time,” Ablow said…

Do you find Ablow’s theory plausible, or an overreach? (Or perhaps incomplete?)

UPDATE: Piers Morgan is apparently insecure enough that he can’t let two pro-gun ladies complete their sentences after he has invited them on his show.



  1. P.S. Note that the “Duma” is the lower house of the Russian Parliament — thus, like the U.S. House of Representatives, it often acts with less restraint than the upper chamber.

    Comment by Throbert McGee — January 25, 2013 @ 5:54 pm - January 25, 2013

  2. Of course, it may turn out to be merely a token dog-biscuit thrown to the crazy-fundie wing. . .roflmao

    Comment by rusty — January 25, 2013 @ 7:52 pm - January 25, 2013

  3. Please delete my comments at #26 and #38 as they could be offensive in tone.

    Thank you.


    Comment by heliotrope — January 26, 2013 @ 10:34 am - January 26, 2013

  4. Do not delete 26 and 38, because they are spot on.

    Regarding Obama, his childhood is a component. Bitter, angry, little boy, who was not only abandoned by his bitter, angry, commie parents, but whose mentors, who took him under their wing, were also bitter, angry, communists. He never saw or heard anything but. Reinforced with never having to work hard for anything throughout his adult life (affirmative action), never being challenged. He thinks everything grows on trees and all one has to do do is own the tree, pluck the fruit, and hand it out to those he must pay back.

    Comment by Annie — January 26, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - January 26, 2013

  5. Do not delete 26 and 38, because they are spot on.

    I thought so, too. Also, for the record, I’m not sure I know how to delete comments; when you want an action like that, the action more likely to get a result is if you send Dan/Bruce a private e-mail.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 26, 2013 @ 2:40 pm - January 26, 2013

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