Can a political ideology be a mental disorder?

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it's an accusation that comes from both sides. Left or Right.
Liberalism: True Political Ideology or Mental Disorder?
Conservatism as a Mental Illness
https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/

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Anxiety is an emotion that waxes and wanes in all of us, and as it swings up or down our political views can shift in its wake. When people feel safe and secure, they become more liberal; when they feel threatened, they become more conservative. Research conducted by Nail and his colleague in the weeks after September 11, 2001, showed that people of all political persuasions became more conservative in the wake of the terrorist attacks. Meanwhile, in an upcoming study, a team led by Yale University psychologist Jaime Napier found that asking Republicans to imagine that they possessed superpowers and were impermeable to injury made them more liberal. “There is some range within which people can be moved,” Jost says.
Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives

Of course, there's also anecdotal evidence. For instance, one might , as a liberal, notice that when ever they try to have a rational discussion about politics with a conservative they always seem to say crazy things. Examples might actually be that "liberalism is a mental health disorder". For instance, from one of the sources about ( the first one )....
It is also Leon Trotsky that coined the most over-used word in the world – racist. The context of the word has subsequently been divorced from the original meaning Trotsky had in mind. Calling someone a “racist” is the favoured ad hominem of progressive liberals painting everybody who does not agree with them as some form of jackboot wearing, SS flag waiving Nazi white supremacist.
That's nuts.

It's a complex topic.

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Really anyone with any politics can be mentally ill. But I do think many people on the left now have a depraved mind talked about in Romans 1. Just because of all the evil they support.
 

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murdering your unborn baby
let it die on the table
More Islamic immigrants is good
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Caitlyn Jenner was courageous





Yeah it can be mental illness if you stand by those things.
which specific mental illnesses would you be referring to?
 

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Anything taken to such an extreme level that it becomes detrimental to oneself and/or others might be considered a mental disorder, imo.
no. Because some people work dangerous jobs. People in the military , cops, fire fighters, first responders, etc.
 

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Really anyone with any politics can be mentally ill. But I do think many people on the left now have a depraved mind talked about in Romans 1. Just because of all the evil they support.
seems like you make a lot of unqualified declarative statements based solely on your own subjective impressions alone. No actual informed sources to speak of. That's why the OP is heavily sourced . It was hoped it might encourage us to "do our homework "?
 
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it's an accusation that comes from both sides. Left or Right.
Liberalism: True Political Ideology or Mental Disorder?
Conservatism as a Mental Illness
https://nypost.com/2016/06/09/science-says-liberal-beliefs-are-linked-to-pyschotic-traits/

There's more less boring to read information ......


Unconscious Reactions Separate Liberals and Conservatives

Of course, there's also anecdotal evidence. For instance, one might , as a liberal, notice that when ever they try to have a rational discussion about politics with a conservative they always seem to say crazy things. Examples might actually be that "liberalism is a mental health disorder". For instance, from one of the sources about ( the first one ).... That's nuts.

It's a complex topic.

Care to add anything to it?
Yes.AOC is proof that certain ideologies are crackers.