... If we turn to our own country, we must deal with an entire political party and half the nation or more in the grip of projection and early paranoia. It is the same powerful agenda of paranoia and projection that has pulled the political left away from reason, truth and reality.
In a sense, the Palestinians have become the poster children for all those on the political left who are as unwilling as they are to face reality. Hence the rising anti-semitism we witness in this country by the left, who actually identify and feel an emotional 'solitarity' with the Arabs. It is that emotional link that is the psychological basis of their alliance of hate with the Islamists, jihadists, and foes of America wherever they may be.
The paranoia, projection and denial all serve to make them feel better about themselves; make them feel less like the losers they are. By inventing themselves as the victims of the BushHitler--or the Jews, or the neocons or the Republicans or of capitalism and business-- they can, like a typical, arrogant paranoid psychotic, pat themselves on the back at their heroic, courageous, and "principled" stand against the forces of oppression. Their failures are NOT THEIR FAULT. Everything in their life would be better if THE EVIL OPPRESSORS would go away. Their need to externalize blame for their own failures, or for their own greed or envy, will trump any facts and obscure any contradicting reality.
When it comes to the Palestinians, and Islamic culture as a whole, without the paranoia, they are nothing. Without their feelings that they are persecuted and oppressed by the Jews, they might actually have to take responsibility for the pathetic state of their own society where killing the Jews is more important than life itself. Time after time they have been given the opportunity to have their own state and live in peace with Isreal and look forward, abandoning their dysfunctional envy and coming to grips with what keeps them backward and unable to thrive.
Likewise, for the political left who so recently won back the White House. But, to look forward would mean they would have to abandon their scapegoating of Bush and Republicans. To look forward would mean that they would have to acknowledge their own issues and correct the flaws in their ideology's basic premises. Instead, they have refused to give up the denial of reality and continue to nurture their paranoia and projection through a frenzy of undoing and hysterical amnesia.
The paranoid solution to unacceptable thoughts or feelings is to say, "If I am having these bad thoughts or feeling or behaviors, then someone else must be to blame and is making me do it." The neo-Marxist of today's left does not take responsibility for his own thoughts or feelings or behaviors--their own envy or greed--because to do so would cause the whole house of Marxist cards to come crumbling down. Paranoid neo-Marxist logic goes like this:
* Are you poor? Someone must have robbed you of what you are entitled to!
* Are you angry and experiencing hatred, but like to think of yourself as a loving, compassionate sort of person? Then the object of your hatred magically becomes the one who hates...you!
* Is your genius not universally recognized? You must have powerful enemies that prevent you from achieving the success you know should be yours.
* Have you made mistakes in your life or shown poor judgment? Someone has clearly tricked you into acting a certain way otherwise you wouldn't have.
Has your ideology continually and repeatedly failed in the real world and resulted in death and misery for all who implement it? Take heart! It is not your fault or your ideology's! Either it wasn't implemented virutously enough; or there were evil people [Capitalists, Republicans, Neocons, Males, Whites, Christians, Jews] (choose one or more) who have been plotting against it!
The above mental gymnastics allow the left to externalize blame and avoid responsibility--and to encourage as many others as possible to avoid taking responsibility and to claim that their misfortune is always someone else's fault and not their own. ...
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