"As evidenced by those Progressives who sought psychological relief for 'Trump Derangement Syndrome' or who regularly demand 'safe spaces' in which certain political or social thought cannot enter for fear of causing intense emotional pain, there is something in the acts of the individual American Progressive and in the collective psyche of the movement that seems queer. There seems to be an emotional fragility that pervades the reasoning of the Progressive and characterizes the Progressive Movement overall: an overreliance on emotion generally and an overemphasis on several particular emotions. When faced with realities that do not conform with the Progressive worldview, they are easily frazzled to the point of emotional outbursts, sobbing, lashing out with physical violence, or intimidation by cancelling and doxing. Increasingly, the word “psychosis” appears in social media posts and media outlet commentary to describe not only the psychology behind these emotionally charged behaviors but the psyche of the Movement overall." - From the book Freedom, Emotion and Fascism.
"Schifanelli describes the mental disorders that, alone or in combination, create the malicious envy that leads to the resentment and hostility that animates the desire of so-called “Progressives” to destroy all that is good about America, and to bully anyone who refuses to submit to them...[He] explains the psychological foundation and motivation of this bullying. Armed with that knowledge, you will be better equipped not only to recognize this bullying and its ultimate goals, but also to resist it with the ingenuity and force necessary to defeat it."
Contributing Writer for the Federalist Society and
Counsel of Record for Amici Curiae Brief in Support of the Little Sisters of the Poor, U.S. Supreme Court, 2015.
" With an academic level of depth but a prose that moves, Schifanelli instructs readers on the nature of freedom and collectivism and cleanly maps those lowest of human emotions, like fear and envy, onto the mindset of the collectivist...The book is at its most functional for those in the political fray and those who just want to live their lives freely, by reminding that the oppressive opposition we resist is energized by those low-character emotions, the kinds you would never want your kids to exhibit. And once those low-character emotions are revealed, suddenly the big bad bully isn’t so bad after all – invoking more pity than fear. "
Ethan Reese, Maryland Muckraker
Marc D. Schifanelli, Esq. is a practicing attorney with experience in U.S. Constitutional law, criminal law, and Financial Industry Regulatory arbitration. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics with a minor in Economics, graduating with honors Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland at College Park. He subsequently earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a retired U.S. Army officer who served as a Special Forces operator, leader, and counterinsurgency expert trained in intelligence and psychological operations. As a civilian he worked as a contract intelligence officer in Kosovo just prior to the 1999 NATO offensive, as an anti-terrorism consultant at U.S. consulates worldwide, and as a defense military expert at the International Criminal Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands.
Publisher : Liberty Hill Publishing
1st edition : (2022)
Language : English
Paperback : 235 pages
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-6628-5179-7
Ebook ISBN-13: 978-1-6628-5263-3
Dimensions : 5.5 x .55 x 8.5 inches