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Leftist politics: Psychological “projection” and other derangements
By Greg Strange
As human beings we are all aware of the fact that different people live in different “realities” and believe in different “truths.” Like the political right and left, for instance. Their respective realities and truths exist in such stark opposition to each other that it is literally impossible for both of them to be simultaneously true. When life was more primitive and basic, though, this wasn’t much of a problem for humanity because when the main focus in life was physical survival, ridiculous flights of fancy were a luxury most could not afford.
But now, in our current postmodern world, life is infinitely more complex. And given that most people’s basic needs are met, they are free to indulge in phantasmagorical belief systems to their hearts’ content, unencumbered by any of the practical considerations that most people throughout history could only ignore at their peril.
And thus, you have the radical, postmodern Democrat Party, whose beliefs and wish list would have been rejected by the author of “1984” as too absurd even for a work of dystopian fiction. And marching along in lockstep with that party is the postmodern mainstream media, whose job it seems is to try and present all the Democrat cray-cray as “normal” and good.
In addition to sheer lunacy, the left trades heavily in a psychological condition known as “projection.” That’s basically when you “project” onto others what you yourself are thinking or doing. The single best example in the universe is Antifa, which claims, without embarrassment or irony, to be . . . um . . . “antifascist,” even as they go about the nasty business of rioting, burning, looting, dismantling, toppling, in addition to intimidating and assaulting anyone who openly disagrees with them. If the name “Antifa” were a punch line, it would land with a violent “thud!” and they’d be heckled right out of the joint and into permanent obscurity.
Nonetheless, “projection” is a core tactic, or characteristic, of the left, depending on whether or not it is done consciously or unconsciously. And since the mainstream media is hopelessly biased towards the left, they are prominent practitioners of “projection.” Case in point: Recently, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman appeared on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” to talk about how “terrified” he is that Trump is going to refuse to leave office when/if he’s defeated in the election and that will lead to a civil war: “I think it’s DEFCON 5. The president of the United States has told us either I win the election or I delegitimize the election.”
Now that is some serious “projection” right there! That is projection on steroids, eyes bugging out and spewing spittle in every direction. These guys like Friedman, Anderson Cooper and the like, are supposed to be well-versed in what’s going on in the news, right? But they must have somehow missed the nationally televised message from Hillary Clinton when she said, and I quote, “Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances!” Hello? Wouldn’t “any circumstances” include a Trump landslide? But still, Uncle Joe should not concede.
And there you have it, straight from the mouth of the Hildebeast. But Friedman thinks it’s Trump that will bring about a civil war. That’s his “truth” – or his “projection.”
Where has this guy been for the last five and a half years? Can the bubble he lives in be so all encompassing that it shields him from even a whiff of reality? Is he totally unaware of the coup attempt against Trump that began five seconds after the escalator ride and hasn’t relented for a single second since? And now Hillary is recommending another one, should he be reelected! Can an astute “journalist” fail to notice these kinds of things?
In addition to Hillary’s brazen and unapologetic declaration of the possible need for yet another coup attempt, we have much else, none of it a secret. Let’s see . . . The Democrats are going to foment electoral chaos through mail-in voting, which is endlessly susceptible to cheating. That, in turn, will lead to an avalanche of legal challenges (another Hillary quote: “We’ve got to have a massive legal operation.”). Their Big Tech accomplices will go all in with information manipulation and censorship of anything that might give Trump a leg up. And, of course, there will be endless intimidation from the ever present threat of violence in the streets if the Marxist zombie mob doesn’t get its way.
And guess what? The leftist media will be right there to pour fuel on all the many fires the Dems will start. But Friedman’s overarching concern is that Trump won’t meekly step down after the very first claim of a Biden victory.
Phew! Does “projection” ever cross over into a clinical state of psychosis?
What does Friedman expect Trump to say when asked by the mainstream media if he will step down when/if Biden is elected?
“Well, sure, mainstream media, even though I’ve been under a never-ending coup attempt since I stepped into the political arena, and even though what’s been going on in this country for months is nothing less than a Marxist attempt at insurrection, I’ll just concede as soon as your fake results are in. You just let me know when!”
Nope, that’s not Trump because he’s not just another pushover, milquetoast RINO. And that’s why he is so despised. And that’s why he is so projected upon by leftists. And that’s why the very space-time continuum has been ripped by his political existence, at least in the fever swamp of the collective leftist mind. And that’s why, despite all his very obvious flaws, at this moment he is the only thing standing in the way of America being completely undermined and eventually ruined.
The Democrat Party and its depraved media allies are totally unmoored from the Founding Principles, Judeo-Christianity and traditional American values. They are animated by power, not by morality, and virtually everything they want is destructive to the American experiment and to the larger Western civilization. And all the while, they are projecting onto normal people with normal values their own malevolence.
The only good news is that according to some recent surveys, the overwhelming majority of Americans don’t trust the mainstream media. But people like Friedman are so self-assured of their own intellectual superiority that such surveys won’t even faze them. So don’t expect the injection of objectivity or impartiality into what passes for journalism these days. And don’t expect the blatant “projection” to stop, either. It’s Trump, not them, that’s egging on the tearing apart of the social fabric.
They are utterly unselfaware of what’s wrong with them and that’s not likely to change anytime soon. They’re sort of like the tyrannical Captain Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame, who allegedly said to his hapless sailors, “The beatings will continue until morale improves!” That strategy’s not going to work, but Captain Bligh just couldn’t see it.
Greg Strange can be reached at email@example.com. (c) 2020 Greg Strange.