I will start off by saying that anyone who makes this claim is without a doubt ignorant, extremely facetious, and obtuse. A mental disorder is a psychiatric condition that causes impairment, or affects a person’s judgement, behaviour or perception, and it can range from an isolated incident, to a serious condition that can cause distress, and the need to seek a psychiatrist which can lead to mind altering medication. Being so flippant about something so serious is showing complete disregard for the welfare of people who are genuinely ill. It makes my skin crawl when I read the five words ‘Liberalism is a mental disorder’, or the extremely vile alternative ‘libtard’. It’s often White supremacist, homophobic, right wing Christians who have an obsession with the first and second amendment that use this phrase, as they’re clearly unable to accept people being allowed to express their individuality.
”Humanism split into three main branches. The orthodox branch holds that each human being is a unique individual possessing a distinctive inner voice and a never-to-be-repeated string of experiences. Every human being is a singular ray of light, which illuminates the world from a different perspective, and which adds colour, depth and meaning to the universe. Hence we ought to give as much freedom as possible to every individual to experience the world, follow his or her inner voice and express his or her inner truth. Whether in politics, economics or art, individual free will should have far more weight than state interests or religious doctrines. The more liberty individuals enjoy, the more beautiful, rich and meaningful is the world. Due to this emphasis on liberty, the orthodox branch of humanism is known as liberal humanism” – Yuval Noah Harari
A libtard is obviously a condescending, derogatory mixture of liberal and retard, and is often directed at left wing people, who demand equality, justice, freedom of choice, reform and social progression, whereas right wing are usually traditionalists, nationalists, over patriotic, and needy of a moral authority giver, usually god. Despite the god worshippers claiming their moral superiority, they’re unable to accept liberalism, which is a moral philosophy with its emphasis on equality; be it social, human, sexual or gender. They demand democracy, and secularism. This strikes fear into the hearts of the right wing bigots, as they feel like it’s an attempt by atheists to remove god from society, but liberalism also agrees with freedom of religion, but just as important is freedom from religion, and it shouldn’t be involved in politics, or influence the government.
With the right wing bigots being traditionalists, this means that they believe that a man should marry a woman, start a family, attend the church regularly, and the man provides, and the woman is the homemaker. This view is so archaic and out of touch with the reality of the modern world, as it’s 2020, not 1820. Liberals focus on both gender equality and racial equality, and if the right wing were truly patriotic, they’d remember that in the ‘Declaration of Independence‘ it says that “all men are created equal”, so liberalism shouldn’t need to exist. But unfortunately it’s not that simple, as the Bible is far more important, and because it allegedly condemns homosexuality.
”If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” Leviticus 20:13
Liberalism is a doctrine that attempts to protect and enhance the freedom, and rights of all humans, which acknowledges a person’s individuality, be it sexual orientation, religion, race, nationality, and ‘Plato‘ said that society should be organic, and work like a beehive, with everyone doing their necessary duty to create harmony and an equilibrium. Liberals are also keen on reform and progression, and the means to reach this is dialogue, and communication. As the saying goes, the pen is mightier than the sword. In the case of liberalism being a mental disorder, the sword is completely wrong.
”Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved” – Aristotle