Monday, April 23, 2018

When the Pointing Finger Points to the Mirror

"Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.  For example, a person who is habitually intolerant may constantly accuse other people of being intolerant. It incorporates blame shifting."--from Wikipedia's series of articles on psychoanalysis.

Do the Cheeto and the GOP at large suffer from this psycholocical malady?  Or is their propensity to condemn their "enemies" for exactly the dirty tactics they have so successfully employed for the past several years merely an exercise in revisionist propaganda?  

Or are they merely honing their skill at making the best of the first by employing it as the second?  If fate hands you a lemon as an ideological leader, make...


1 comment:

  1. I don't think it is as serious or genuine as projection. More like blind inconsistency, lack of self-awareness, disagreeable whininess, and acute intellectual dishonesty (other kinds of dishonesty too), all mixed up in an oversized taco salad of presidential proportions. In other words, it's just self-serving bullshit. The guy assumes we're all stupid, and he was right about 60 million of us, so why would he stop.