Diary

The Left and OCD

  The leftwing media and it’s infatuation with Sarah Palin has become so intense that one wonders if they are in need of psychological counseling. The paparazzi-like madness has developed into a feeding frenzy in which it seems their insane hunger cannot be satisfied.
   Psychology Today defines the left’s stalking behavior as:
“Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), or behaviors that make them feel driven to do something (compulsions).Often the person carries out the behaviors to get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only provides temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if severe and left untreated, it can destroy a person’s capacity to function at work, at school or even to lead a comfortable existence in the home.”
   Although the left’s obsession began during the 2008, campaign the compulsive behavior appears to be worsening. Evidence of this lies in the latest two endeavors by the leftwing media: Palin’s historic tour of the east coast and the swarm of “killer bees” regarding e-mails released by Alaska’s state government. The left will deny any obsession regarding Palin but I happened to be watching CNN’s Anderson Cooper the other night with the topic being Libya. Anderson Cooper had two contributors for this segment. As I watched the first contributor offer her comments regarding Libya, I could not help notice that it was night and that just a few feet (and I do mean few) behind her was Sarah Palin’s bus.
   Psychology Today has listed the following symptoms of OCD. Note: See if you can recognize the left’s need for intervention:
“• Have repeated thoughts or images about many different things, such as fear of germs, dirt, or intruders; violence; hurting loved ones; sexual acts; conflicts with religious beliefs; or being overly neat.
• Do the same rituals over and over such as washing hands, locking and unlocking doors, counting, keeping unneeded items, or repeating the same steps again and again.
• Have unwanted thoughts and behaviors they can’t control.
• Don’t get pleasure from the behaviors or rituals, but get brief relief from the anxiety the thoughts cause.
• Spend at least an hour a day on the thoughts and rituals, which cause distress and get in the way of daily life.”
   There is good news for those who suffer with OCD as there is evidence of successful treatment methodology. According to PT, treatment consists of pharmacological and/or behavior therapy. It is also suggested, for those suffering from the Palin strain of OCD,
use of support groups. The clergy (oops, forget that one or you may end up with another dilemma) or friends. I suggest friends who are not affiliated with the leftwing media.
    Now, for those who have friends who suffer from the Palin strain of OCD, let me offer this small bit of advice and comfort:
YOU should BE PATIENT and acknowledge any successes, no matter how small.