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    The Psychology of a Post-scarcity Society

    The Psychology of a Post-scarcity Society




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    June 23, 2019 ~~ By Deborah C. Tyler
    When the struggle to sustain existence in a world of scarcity is replaced by affluence so absolute that even the incompetents, the ill and the lazy are all able to survive thanks to handouts from government and private sources, the results are far from the paradise imagined by materialists. In 1971 the prolific political philosopher Murray Bookshin published a collection of essays entitled Post-Scarcity Anarchy. Bookshin prophesied that the burgeoning technology of abundance would make the class struggle between capital and workers vanish. Like all writers in the Marxist-socialist tradition, Bookshin proffered his pet Utopian vision for a new world where the struggle for existence was permanently won. He called his fantasy “post-scarcity anarchy.”
    Anyone can go through a temporary downturn and have to crash on Aunt Judy’s couch for a few weeks, or succumb to illness and have to depend on others for a time. But today mentally competent people are stuck in chronic lack and dependence not because of material scarcity, but because of habits of immorality. This is a radical change in the conditions of life. Post-scarcity does not mean the absence of hunger and that everyone has a nice place to live. Post-scarcity means that material problems like hunger and homelessness no longer have material solutions, they have moral solution. Progressivism purchases the souls of its victims by offering money to solve moral problems. Perhaps the millions of illegal aliens and the even more millions of children they are having will overwhelm the technology of abundance and cast Americans back towards the struggles of scarcity. For now, we are grateful to live in this time of abundance, and rejoice in its spreading around the world. We hope it will be preserved for our posterity, when there may be more wisdom to match the wealth.



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    It has been my observation that those afflicted with the mental disorder of liberalism suffer from profound self-loathing issues which manifest themselves in a wide variety of ways. Hatred for traditional values, giving a wide berth to America's most implacable enemies, guilt and angst over one's skin color, and most perniciously, losing their self-identity in mindless celebrity worship.
    Oddly enough, this explains some of the postmodernist ideas like "reality is what you want it to be, morality is relative, sexuality and gender are fluid" thinking of the Left. Oddly enough, this explains some of the postmodernist ideas like "reality is what you want it to be, morality is relative, sexuality and gender are fluid" thinking of the Progress Marxist Socialist/DSA Left.
    Affluence has removed the hard edge--the struggle--for survival that previously defined reality and made sense of our world. In a world of plenty, reality itself is nothing more than a drug-induced high. There is no meaning or purpose. We are like animals in the zoo, but the zoo has no bars except those we erect ourselves.
    We are all trying to become Paris Hilton trust fund babies...drinking, drugging, and partying ourselves into a permanent state of dissipation.
    Affluence has removed the hard edge--the struggle--for survival that previously defined reality and made sense of our world. In a world of plenty, reality itself is nothing more than a drug-induced high. There is no meaning or purpose. We are like animals in the zoo, but the zoo has no bars except those we erect ourselves.
    As Kipling observed a while back, this sickness won’t last long, but the ending won’t be pretty:
    “And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return! “
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    Deborah C. Tyler is an uber-conservative clinical psychologist with an office in Little River, SC.

    In other words, a conservative who utilizes the "appeal to authority" fallacy to justify her disdain for anything to the left of Rep. Jim Jordan.


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    It is the stance of essentially every Democratic Party candidate that every person in the USA has a right to live entirely off the labor and savings of other people - for which they can live a perfectly lazy life of drugs, booze, video games and Internet surfing. Everything they need to be provided by the government stealing it from other people for them - all part of an international super rich corporations corporate-fascism agenda so by the MSM, press and Internet propaganda outlets they own.

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    Re: The Psychology of a Post-scarcity Society

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Deborah C. Tyler is an uber-conservative clinical psychologist with an office in Little River, SC.

    In other words, a conservative who utilizes the "appeal to authority" fallacy to justify her disdain for anything to the left of Rep. Jim Jordan.

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    Indeed, those so called Progressive Psychologists that diagnose people from afar can never justify their conclusions, yet PMS/DSA Leftists eat up every propagandist word they print.

    Dr. Deborah C Tyler, PHD,MA, is a Clinical Psychologist specialist in Little River, South Carolina. She attended and graduated from Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine in 1977, having over 42 years of diverse experience, especially in Clinical Psychologist.
    See Dr. Tyler's other articles: https://www.americanthinker.com/author/deborah_c_tyler/

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