by Steve Lancaster 10/19/18
The psychology glossary defines an inferiority complex as: “Inferiority Complex is a term used to describe people who compensate for feelings of inferiority (feeling like they’re less than other people, not as good as others, worthless, etc.) by acting ways that make them appear superior. They do this because controlling others may help them feel less personally inadequate.”
Ever since the 7th century the West has had to deal with Islam in its many forms. For a brief period during the dark ages in the West, Islam teetered on the edge of transforming itself into a modernizing consensual culture. However, the Western Renaissance beginning in the 12th century could not take root in Arab lands. The West progressed into consensual government, a new continent, new social ideas, expanding trade and communication. Islam brooded and grew enraged over imagined insults. They remained dangerous, almost taking Vienna in 1529 and threatening international trade at Lepanto in 1571, but decline was the trend.
The aggressiveness of free market economies and technological development began to drain the dynamism out of Arab Islamic states. Instead of embracing new ideas Arabs retreated into themselves. Where there was opportunity to go to the West and thrive, young Arabs left. They converted, mostly to Christianity, a few to Judaism, but it was always the brightest and most stable. This brain drain continues to this day. There are fewer conversions, more likely, they just leave the faith. Not to say the Moslem population is diminishing, CIA fact book puts the world population of Moslems at 1.3-1.5 billion. It is a population whose Arab members are suffering from a massive form of insanity called Inferiority.
Other nations and peoples have suffered catastrophic defeats and economic crisis and recovered. There is no doubt that Germany and Japan were humiliated in the WWII. The Soviets were on the verge of collapse, rebounded and experienced millions of dead to defeat the Nazi. Even the US suffered a crushing defeat at Pearl Harbor. The British were defeated at almost every stage of the first two years of war, Tobruk, Singapore, and most of all Dunkirk. It is not defeat that destroys a nation, but the refusal to learn from those defeats that saps the vitality.
It is a population whose Arab members are suffering from a massive form of insanity called Inferiority.
We Jews have a laundry list of defeats, diaspora, disenfranchisement, and systemized murder. Yet, the very same Jews who wriggled out of the camps in 1945, became the warriors who defeated six Arab armies in 1948. We restored our historic language and our singular state after 2000 years of oppression. We continually extend the hand of friendship to Arabs, only to have it spat on. In every military action since 1948, the Arabs have lost, yet they return for further embarrassment at the hands of the IDF. It has been said that doing the same thing over and over, failing and expecting different results is a sign of insanity. It is also the sign of a massive inferiority complex.
The Arab world has made the inferiority complex a cultural model. If you believe a lie long enough, in the case of the Arabs about 800 years, it becomes a part of the psyche. There are no indications that the Arab world is going to adapt or change. We can only keep handing them defeat, for even a modest victory will engender extremes of violence.
In America we also have our version of this problem. We call it leftist, democrat, or progressive. However, the complex is still new to our shores. The first signs were in the 60s and 70s, but the Reagan years and the victory in the Cold War stifled its growth. The election drama of George W. Bush v. Al Gore triggered another generation of the complex, and the election of Barack Obama gave them a voice, but instead of wisdom it fed into their basic feelings of inferiority.
Obama and the minions who follow his world view knew they were imposters on the world stage. Unfortunately, the eight years of Obama proved a failure at governing and fed the inferiority complex. It could hardly be otherwise as their policies are based on lies. Lies not only to the people, and other countries, but worst of all lies to themselves. Somewhere down deep in their minds is the thought, “you didn’t build that, you’re not worthy or deserving, you’re a fraud”.
I fear that a very vocal but aggressive minority has grown in our great country to think like Arabs. Perhaps it is a failure of education, religion or Western culture. I don’t know the answer, and the cause is obfuscated. What we sometimes refer to as the lunatic left, really is deranged and dangerous, and like Israel we can only defeat them. Appeasement or electoral victory will not stop the violence or cure their group inferiority complex. • (242 views)