Am I A Hate-Monger?

Am I A Hate-Monger?

Someone recently read a couple of my blogs and then concluded the following:

“This guy is either so accurate that we should simply hang-the-president (and maybe ALL Democrats) –or he is just a hate-monger, as bad as ISIL?”

It’s hard to know how to answer such a question in a way that would convince any occasional reader of my blog of the purity of my patriotic values and intentions. My experience with many critics of anyone’s positions, on anything, is that a large number of individuals cannot be convinced of anything in conflict with their original beliefs.

Never the less, this is my answer to those who might remotely believe either parts of the preceding quote.

My blog is comprised of themes that build upon each other. If one reads many of them, or has somewhat kept-up, they will come to know what my defining principles and values are. They will then be more likely to get my “big picture”.

I can assure my readers that the central theme of my work is not “hate mongering”. However, I will confess to “hating” all political policies and court-mandated changes to America’s laws and cultural practices that have made this Nation the singular world power of the 20th century…and now represent design changes that are accelerating America’s decline.

There are several things that I believe true of myself and I conscientiously work to align my behaviors with these values and precepts.

I try to live my life by Christian precepts and ideals. “Hate mongering” would be a violation of all of this. But, being painfully truthful as I seek to identify the causes and outcomes of America’s elective and self-inflicted decline would be central to all of them.

I am a patriot in ways that resemble the patriotism of our Founding Fathers. Therefore, anyone who would blatantly attempt to transform America into a socialist/federalist state is my enemy. I do not hate President Obama, though I hate his perfectly consistent actions which I judge are designed (by his own admissions and behavior patterns) to moved America towards an open border, progressive/radical liberal, one-world government, and to destroy our hegemony among the world’s Nation States.

I agree with Charles Krauthammer, that it is a fool’s fantasy to believe that America’s abdication of its role as a world leader will lead to anything other than chaos and nuclear disaster exploding from the resulting power vacuum.

I would not call for President Obama’s death by “hanging” or any other means. I call for his impeachment and removal from office in disgrace. The same goes for any politician, no matter their party, who betrays the intent and values of our Founding Fathers, as clearly documented in our Constitution.

Finally, I am a practicing psychologist who was trained as a behaviorist.
As a behaviorist, I am happy to listen to what people say and what they say they think…until, that is, much of what they say is in conflict with their behavior. Once this happens, I disregard what they say and predict their future actions based only upon their past behavior patterns. When an individual lies to me over and over again, I find it easy to predict their behavior. Their behavior becomes just as easy as if they were scrupulously honest.

I have also spent 36 years studying and teaching the determinants of human behavior and their probable outcomes as a university professor of psychology. Also, based upon almost 40 years of private practice as a psychologist (and 73 years of life’s experiences), when one’s talk does not align with their behavior, my position is: B.S. walks and behavior talks.

In the following blog, I list the rules that socialist/communists use for “Transforming” societies. Please review them and tell me which of these rules/goals you have not seen Obama powerfully facilitate.

Considering more recent events, how do you feel about President Obama’s dismantling our military, purging experienced officers from its ranks and shackling its power in the face of what is now WWIII? A war now growing to world-wide proportions, largely as a result of President Obama’s refusing to take the advise of his top military advisers.

How about Obama’s failure to maintain America’s gains in the Middle East, won only by our bloody sacrifices there? The recent new evidence of his lies about stand-down orders in Benghazi? His refusal to identify clear terrorists attacks in America as what they really are? His order to send 3000 or more of our troops to Ebola infected Africa? His refusing to stop American flights to and from Ebola infected areas of the world? How about his defunct position that Americans have nothing to fear from Ebola infections coming to our Homeland?

Do not listen to what Obama says, watch what he does.

Obama is not stupid and he is not incompetent..he is brilliant. He is, in my studied judgment, an amazingly successful socialist revolutionary as well as an Islamic sympathizer. He is an enemy of America’s own traditional religions, as well as America’s economic and socio-political ways of life.

Evaluate the following and make-up your own mind.

I would abhor to be thought-of as a “hate-monger on a par with ISIL” Yikes!

I love Thoreau and Emerson. One or the other said, and I must paraphrase: To know the true course of a sailing ship, one cannot evaluate its present course; they must enlarge their perspective to see its many tacks. Only then can they see its rumbline pointing straight to its true goal.

I have now published over 1200 blogs. I invite you to sample some of them, back to 2009, when I began this effort. Only then are you likely to understand my true motives.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D, 10/14/14
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
Health Services Provider in Psychology

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3 Responses to “Am I A Hate-Monger?”

  1. Tim Says:

    Question regarding your section on behavioral psychology. You said that you can predict your client’s future actions based on their prior actions. I am a therapist and wonder how this translates to marital counseling and trust. Your conclusion seems to rule out the possibility of change which is central to psychology. What am I missing here?


    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Tim, I am sorry for my delay in answer to you good questions. I tried to post an answer while in the U.P. of Michigan, but my laptop had some problems. I am home now at my desktop and all should be well, technically speaking.

      Independent of ones theoretical perspective, behavior change is a matter of probability. Generally speaking, the younger an individual the greater the probability of behavior change, the older the less the probability. At least that is my experience in life, practice, and study of human behavior. Yet, I hold-out hope that there are exceptions to every rule of thumb.

      However, scientific research and my 35 years as a therapist indicate that certain personality disorders (Narcissistic and Antisocial, among a few others) provide little hope for significant change in their central features. Many a therapist has needed therapy because they did not appreciate the size of the challenge they were facing with these an other forms of resistant psychopathology and they blamed their personal abilities for the lack of change in their client or couple.

      I generally use the MCMI-III to gain a standardized assessment of what I am up against as a therapist. An accurate diagnosis, or at least a couple of probable ones to consider, is very helpful. As you know, frequently little change in therapy is observed until appropriate medication is prescribed and taken (I.e., Major Depression, Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, etc.). Once the client is taking the appropriate medication, significant change becomes a real possibility…though not a certainty.

      When doing couples, the same observations stated above hold. Frequently, one or the other individual is suffering from one of the conditions (or something similar) to those identified or implied above. Sometimes each individual is afflicted with some serious psychopathology and the solution is not just a matter of improving communication, empathy, or cooperation, etc.. I believe you know all of this…but others reading our exchange may not.

      All in all, the hope of change is essential in therapy. In rarer instances, accepting that no significant change is likely and choosing how one, or a couple, will accommodate that probable reality–or not–becomes the challenge.

      I believe that it is unethical not to inform individuals, or couples, when there exists a personality disorder, or an Axis I disorder, that will most likely constrain flexibility for stable cognitive, emotional, or behavioral change.

      Regarding hope and my own perseverance in trying to facilitate helpful change in individuals, couples, or families; I like the analogy of the skilled place-kicker in a football game. My expectations for my self are similar. They expect to have success with the extra points and shorter field goals. When they are challenged to make a 40 or 45 yard field goal…they put nothing less than their best effort forward. They will celebrate success. But, when they fail (and they understand it is more likely) they will practice harder…but not fall into a depression or an existential crisis over the “miss”.

      Thanks for your comment, Tim. I wish you the best in your professional practice. Respectfully, Tom Mawhinney


  2. vic palenske Says:

    Hate monger?  You?  You’re the guy who steps around bugs on the pavement rather than squoosh them!  Obviously your accuser is a flaming liberal.  Been thinking about you lately, what with your ankle replacement on the horizon.  You’ll be happy you did it – just think, no more pain once the surgery pain dissipates.  Its magic.   Maybe we can see you before you go to the hospital.    Vic and Ann 


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