In today’s anti-authoritarian era, it is especially useful to understand the dynamics of the social relationship between the true liberal and the pseudo-liberal/communist character. It is generally believed that liberals and pseudo-liberals are one and the same. Those on the left also believe that they honestly share the same political goal of bringing about a better world. These dangerous errors originate from superficial similarities in the structures of these two very different socio-political political character types. In fact, the pseudo-liberal takes advantage of this popular misconception and uses the idealistic beliefs of the true liberal to further his own socialist socio-political agenda. Lenin understood the political function of the liberal character for facilitating a communist takeover in Europe very well. He referred to liberals as “useful idiots”.
This relationship between the true liberal and the pseudo-liberal/communist is illustrated in the recent Occupy Wall Street movement. The true liberal rightly protests the criminal practices of people in the financial and business world that have recently surfaced. By identifying himself as a true liberal, the emotional plague in the person of the pseudo-liberal character injects his venom with the same worn out anti-Wall Street, anti-capitalist nostrums that he has been peddling for ages. The result is that the true liberal’s rational concerns about corruption in the business world are lost. The emotional plague paralyzes rational thinking. By not recognizing that Occupy Wall Street is an outbreak of the emotional plague, the public cannot effectively contain its social destructiveness.