The ‘Lizard Brain’ Left

In a timely pre-election reminder, a perpetual political truism is, once again, demonstrated: the Left projects its own sins onto its victims.

The latest proof stems from historian Jon Meacham who, as Jonathan Turley records, causally slandered Trump supporters:

I think Trump did himself good with his base tonight,’ Meacham said [following the second and final presidential debate]. ‘The question for America is how big that base is. There is a lizard brain in this country. Donald Trump is a product of the white man’s, the anguished, nervous white guy’s lizard brain.’

Turley provides the definition of the psychological term used by the historian Meacham: “Many people call it the ‘Lizard Brain,’ because the limbic system is about all a lizard has for brain function. It is in charge of fight, flight, feeding, fear, freezing up, and fornication.”

Since introspection holds little allure for elitists, let us enlighten Meacham about another psychological term—“projection”—by applying the above definition of “lizard brain” to him and his left-liberal ilk.

Fight: The “resistance” has been seditious in waging a war against a duly-elected president since November 2016, including protests, riots, an unfounded special counsel investigation, and a sham impeachment proceeding, to name but a few instances.

Flight: Bruce Springsteen is the latest lefty celebrity vowing to leave the United States, in this instance for Australia, should Trump be reelected. This raises the question: what has Australia done to deserve this punishment? And why should any of these posers be believed, since they all broke their promises to leave after Trump won in 2016?

Feeding: The Left is committed to ensuring ever more Americans feed off the public teat. As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) herself noted, “We feed them.” Unfortunately, history shows sooner or later the Left runs out of teats; and there are never enough stomach antacids to alleviate the American taxpayers’ heartburn.

Freezing Up: Be it through cliched insults, cognitive dissonance, or being caught in their hypocrisy, all it takes is a positive reference to “Orange Man Bad” for the Left to get brain freeze faster than somebody draining a Big Gulp Slurpee.

Fornication: This is not merely a metaphor for what the Left’s policies will do to America. Depending on what your definition of sex is, Chelsea Handler has suggested it is what she has in store for Mr. 50 Cent if he stopped praising Trump. While 50 Cent has stopped praising Trump, there is no word if Handler has carried out her threat.

Yes, the Lizard Brain Left exists. It spews and projects. Is there hope? According to Turley:

An article headlined ‘Why Your Lizard Brain is Keeping You Stuck and Specific Tools To Start Connecting’ . . . states: ‘ . . . Brain imaging has shown that when the [lizard brain] is activated by negative emotions, it actually interferes with the brain’s ability to solve problems (or figure out how to get unstuck). But here’s the good news: positive emotions and thoughts do the opposite; they help you with creative problem-solving and strategic thinking.’

I am hesitant to differ with the esteemed Professor Turley; however, given the calls from the Left for the reeducation and/or eradication of over 60 million Trump supporters, I’m not sensing a lot of positive vibes from the Lizard Brain Left.

Especially after Trump wins.

About Thaddeus G. McCotter

The Hon. Thaddeus McCotter is the former chairman of the Republican House Policy Committee, current itinerant guitarist, American Greatness contributor, and Monday co-host of the "John Batchelor Show."

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7 responses to “The ‘Lizard Brain’ Left”

  1. “Lizard brain left,” is a synonym for “Godless left.” For without religion to attenuate man’s voracious appetite for foul, putrid vice we get today’s Democrat Party described magnificently in this, Thaddeus G. McCotter’s stupendous op-ed.

    Contained in Christianity, mankind’s greatest religion, is the notion that all people are subject to “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God.”*

    That notion, that each person strive first for excellence of character** and then excellence in all other endeavors is the American soul. Meanwhile the Democrat Party (Godless) left has set about bamboozling anyone willing to listen, into handing over their life, liberty, property and happiness to them, a gang of corrupt, rapacious lunatics.

    *The Declaration of Independence
    ** Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics

    • I have to disagree with you on your first statement. I am a firm believer in the constitution. I am a firm supporter of trump (voted early for him)as well as conservatives in general and support most conservative politics. I am a strong ally to christians and consider islam to be a scourge. I live an honest life., go to work, provide for and protect my family. I am also an atheist. One does not need religion to posess a moral compass.

      • I agree, I am Nick. Much, much more conservative than most & atheist. Intellectually don’t understand why that must be such an enigma.

      • Remember how the Greeks Hellenized Europe, North Africa, Asia Minor and beyond. Greek culture and values were the coin of the realm.

        Christianity did the same thing. That same thing became Christian Western Civilization which was built on the ashes of the Greco-Roman civilization.

        You are an atheist who has been Christrianized. That is, you accept Christian values. People who do not accept religious moral values, in this case, Christian values, have only their fallen human nature to determine the direction of their lives.

        And that direction tends strongly toward vice and all sorts of depravity.

  2. Is there a more racist and condescending comment than Chelsea Handler’s “I had to remind him that he’s black and can’t vote for Trump”? Also, with an attitude like hers another spin, if you know what I mean, would be an act of torture. An ego the size of the great outdoors and intelligence the size of a pinhead.

    What do God, the Constitution and Capitalism all have in common? They all judge individuals on their merits. The socialist dems don’t believe in any of these 3 – thus their identity (group) politics and belief in big government.

  3. The real question is what are they on the left going to do when the Lizard Brain Right decides that between “fight, flight, feeding, fear, freezing up, and fornication” that it is going with “fight.”
    It is past time that we “conservatives” start solving our problems one by one @ 2750 feet per second.

  4. A note to Mr McCotter on the “historian” Jon Meacham: Jon is another in a long line of non credentialed writers and journalists who attempt to pawn themselves off as academicians. He is most assuredly is not an historian and never undertook the demanding path of earning a doctoral degree. (I write this alone who earned a clinical scientist who undertook the requisite eight years to earn the PhD). Absent that sort of rigorous training he is another in a long line of undisciplined self promoters (the plagiarist Doris Kearnd Goodwin, courtier Arthur Schlesinger and more recently His Highness jeffrey Toobin come to mind) He has an undergraduate degree from an open enrollment college and wrote a fawning and obsequious book about Bush the elder. These imposters try to hijack the training and education of those that actually become professional historians (Newt Gingrich) to sell their TV appearances sloppy writing and “research” to a naive and unknowing american public. Nice try Jon! Another “elitist” feeding at the trough of the taxpayrt