Truth is the sublime convergence of history and reality.
By Rich Kozlovich
With the new administration taking charge more rapidly than anyone thought possibly - me too - especially so since Senate Democrats are doing everything in their power to stop or slow down the process of confirmation - I'm constantly seeing a lava flow of logical fallacies pouring out from the left.
This has been the pattern every time a Republican is elected President of the United States, or they take control of the Congress. That gives opportunity to expand on the membership for the Club For the Galacticly Stupid, of which Maxine Waters is a shining example.
One of the tools used by these people is to accuse their opponents of possessing and acting on the very flaws, faults and weaknesses they themselves possess. That's called "psychological projection [which] is a defense mechanism people subconsciously employ in order to cope with difficult feelings or emotions. Psychological projection involves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings."
It may or may not be all that "subconscious" since it happens so often from the same people over years of political conflict. I say in these cases it's a deliberate pattern to discredit their opponents, which means they're deliberately dishonest and corrupt in their thinking and actions. By framing the discussion in this way this forces their opponents to defend themselves against unfounded accusations regarding their character and integrity. Once they've managed to do that it keeps their opponents off balance, and ineffective. Especially with the help of the media.
Only this time they've found someone who doesn't play by their rules - Trump and his team, and his supporters, are attacking back - and they don't care what the left thinks or the media. They've now framed the left and the main stream media as corrupt, incompetent and totally unconcerned about what's really good for the nation. And they're winning at it. In short - they've framed all this discussion in the same way I've done for years while being involved in my industry's affairs - "it's not about me, it's about the mission" - so take your best shot.
Actually, I think they want the left to attack them. Why? Because if the left doesn't attack them they can't defeat them!
As the next four years roll out these attacks will become even more intense because what will happen is the left will continue to see their control and power erode. The insanity will only increase, because the left has no moral foundation other than the need and desire to acquire and hold power over everyone's life. There can be no compromise with them because they believe nothing, and destroy everything. Accusations filled with righteous indignation will fill the propaganda machine of the left - the main stream media - especially the electronic media because print media can't capture emotion as well as television or even radio. As those old enough to remember the Kennedy - Nixon debates. Those who watched it on TV thought Kennedy won. Those who heard it on the radio thought Nixon won.
All this concern about the poor in our nation, the starving people of the world, the suffering immigrants, the disenfranchised - these are all emotional cat's paws to elicit strong feelings in the general public to justify allowing them to control the laws, the Constitution, the government and our lives.
Once they get that control they'll deliver equality alright. Everyone will be poor, suffering, and miserable - except them! As in all socialist societies the ruling elite live like Russian Czars and the people live like Russian peasants. In North Korea they have a little 300 pound "monarch", they call their president, living on the finest foods imported from all over the world telling his people they're going to have to eat roots to keep the "revolution" alive.
We need to get past the rhetoric, hand wringing and what looks like a torment of their souls and remember - it's all a big emotional tear jerking show filled with logical fallacies and projection.
That's history and reality and both are incontestable. Get over it!