Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's Called 'Projection'

Psychological Projection (from Wikipedia)

In psychology, psychological projection (or projection bias) is a defense mechanism where a person's personal attributes, unacceptable or unwanted thoughts, and/or emotions are ascribed onto another person or people. According to Wade, Tavris (2000) projection occurs when a person's own unacceptable or threatening feelings are repressed and then attributed to someone else..[1]

An example of such simple behavior would be: blame for failure, making an excuse for your own faults by projecting the cause of said failure onto someone else, hence blaming them and not accepting the reality of the failure. One would argue that you are projecting the threatening feelings.

Projection reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted subconscious impulses or desires without letting the conscious mind recognize them.

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It's like...

  1. Trying to claim that the media feasting on the ever-rotting flesh of the demi-man Rush Limpbough is somehow Obama's fault.
  2. Claiming that GOP chairman Steele's apology and the ensuing media explosion is somehow connected to Obama.
  3. Trying to claim that calling Rush what he is (an idiot) is bad.
See, it's like this:

The GOP 'leadership' knows that they'll have to live in the nuclear-bomb-scarred political wasteland they've created and they're starting to realize the hell they're in for and they're freaking out.

It's like looking for something, anything you can misconstrue, anything, no matter how small or ridiculous it may be and building it up into a huge secret conspiracy so you can continue to play cops and robbers, feds and terrists, anything but face the truth that you fucked up horrifically and your time in the spotlight is over.

It's sad, it's pathetic. It's also known as paranoia - eventually the dementia reaches such proportions that they'll start attacking anything within reach.

If it's this bad now, I can only imagine where it'll be four years from now... but the silver lining to this cloud is that as the GOP and their supporters go ever more and more nutzoid they'll make the case for why they shouldn't have been in power and never should be again.

Keep talkin' kids, you're really doin a heckuva job.

Seriously.

1 comment:

ToLo said...

Don't forget the Pug's ever most favorite form of Projection – let us call it the "Ted Haggard" reflex.

It's always amused me that it's okay to be an openly gay Democrat, but if you're a gay Republican, you're outed following the discovery of something sordid and not-quite-secret-enough.