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How Faulty Focus Leads to a Deadly Form of Projection

Guest Piece by Karen Kataline

DNC Member Suggests ‘Deprogramming’ 75 million Trump Supporters

Every camera phone these days has a feature that can flip the focus from “selfie” to the outside world for a more conventional shot. All of it done with a quick touch to our screen.

That’s as good a high tech explanation as any, of projection in the psychological sense.

Apart from deliberate projection, which is regularly used as a political tactic as per Saul Alinsky, there is the more classic and unconscious projection that happens among true believers of the same ilk.

Take a look at what happens when one of those believers is caught telling the truth about what he’d like to do to Trump voters:

DNC Member Suggests ‘Deprogramming’ 75 Million Trump Supporters

While David Atkins wonders how anyone could be a Trump supporter, many of us wonder how a Leftist who may have been initially attracted to feel good ideas like “tolerance” and “diversity”, could publicly advocate forceful “deprogramming” of 75 million of his fellow citizens (in refugee camps? concentration camps?) for the sin of disagreeing with him about a political candidate. How does that happen?

Here’s a little of how projection works: Most of us are capable of powerful emotions. We also have emotions about our powerful emotions, which complicates matters even further. This can terrify people, especially if they already have trouble distinguishing between thoughts, feelings and actions. How could I have such horrible, evil, hateful thoughts?  Does that make me evil too?

Among the variety of responses possible when emotions become too intense or painful for a person to tolerate, is a kind of flip of focus just like that camera. The subject disowns his uncomfortable or embarrassing feelings and quite unconsciously attributes them to others–often to the person or group on which he has already been so intensely focused.

It’s much easier to feel justified in advocating full-blown persecution of those he hates if he can view himself as a victim. To add insult to injury, this is all in the name of “tolerance.”

What happens when true victims of a paranoia-fueled vendetta are themselves called “paranoid?”  How do we know who to believe?  Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha and the McCluskeys in St. Louis know firsthand how the propaganda media works full time to confuse the public about which are the criminals and which are the law-abiding citizens.

The inability to distinguish or accept the origins of one’s rage are the building blocks of paranoia and persecution complexes.

A culture that positively values personal responsibility rather than collective guilt is infinitely healthier not just politically but psychologically.

Atkins goes on to project another charge against Trump supporters claiming they are in a “death cult against reality & basic decency.”

If ever there were an ideology that resembles a classic cult it is the Leftism, Socialism,  and Communism of today which now controls what used to be the Democrat Party.

In 2017, I outlined some of the more obvious comparisons in Twenty-One Reasons Why Liberalism is Like a Cult

Cults feed and grow off collectivism and group-think. That is why they must always demonize dissent, individuality and personal responsibility.

Remember when the Left lectured us (when do they not?) about “Hate!, Hate!, We have to root out hate!”  That should have been our first clue that they were getting ready to unleash an avalanche of hate upon us, and they did. The pattern is so often repeated that we can just about predict what they’ll do by watching what they accuse everyone else of next.

For his mental health and our safety, David Atkins and others like him need to flip their cameras to “selfie.”  That, or take a good, long look in the mirror.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a sought after guest on talk shows around the country.

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Tuesday News Roundup: Biden’s Fracking Lie, Trump Defends Rittenhouse, Portland Riots Rage On

But…but…but….we have been assured by Jake Tapper that voter fraud is a myth! He wouldn’t lie to us, would he? – Well, sure he would. He works for CNN, doesn’t he? What a dumb question.

If you want to learn more about how organized Democrat voter fraud works with mail-in/absentee ballots, the New York Post has a great piece using a long-time New Jersey Democrat operative as its source, who provides chapter and verse of how it all works. Here’s an excerpt from that story:

“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” the tipster said. “It could be enough to flip states.”

The whisteblower — whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post — says he not only changed ballots himself over the years, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania — a critical 2020 swing state.

“There is no race in New Jersey — from city council to United States Senate — that we haven’t worked on,” the tipster said. “I worked on a fire commissioner’s race in Burlington County. The smaller the race, the easier it is to do.”

A Bernie Sanders die-hard with no horse in the presidential race, he said he felt compelled to come forward in the hope that states would act now to fix the glaring security problems present in mail-in ballots.

“This is a real thing,” he said. “And there is going to be a f–king war coming November 3rd over this stuff … If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”

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Go read the full piece. You will be repulsed, but you will also be better educated for doing so.

Biden’s a fracking liar. – In yesterday evening’s piece, I detailed several times during the primary campaign in which Joe Biden had promised to ban fracking and the use of fossil fuels, in response to Biden’s claim yesterday in Pittsburgh that he had not done so. To add to the evidence, here is a clip of an incident I had forgotten about:

Hydraulic fracturing is a technique that is unique to the production of oil and natural gas, both of which are “fossil fuels.” If you are banning fossil fuels, you are banning fracking. Period.

Here’s another compilation clip of him making similar promises, just for fun:

Oh, and since he will turn the presidency over to his running mate shortly after taking office should he win the election, here is a similar clip of Kamala Harris making the same promise:

Joe Biden is a shameless liar, and not a very effective one at that.

Today’s domestic terrorism Public Service Announcement. – Watch the video clip below. While you are watching it, remember this:

This is who the NBA is supporting.

This is who MLB is supporting.

This is who the NHL is supporting.

This is who the NFL is supporting.

This is who Hollywood is supporting.

This is who the Democrats are funding.

What more do you need to know?

About Kyle Rittenhouse… – As stupid as Kyle Rittenhouse was to be running around Kenosha carrying a semi-automatic rifle last week, he was doing so within  his rights, and there is no question he was being attacked by multiple domestic terrorists and acted in self-defense. The video clips of the incident are clear and unambigious: If Rittenhouse had not defended himself, he almost certainly would have been killed by those terrorists.

Asked about Rittenhouse at his press conference last night, President Trump noted the obvious:

“We’re looking at all of it,” Mr. Trump said, when he was asked by a reporter if he would condemn Rittenhouse’s alleged actions. “That was an interesting situation. You saw the same tape as I saw. He was trying to get away from them, I guess, looks like. And he fell and then they very violently attacked him. And it was something that we’re looking at right now, and it’s under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would have been killed. It’s under investigation.”

Naturally, the corrupt news media, which has been parroting the Democrat narrative that Rittenhouse was the aggressor and had no reason to discharge his firearm, went into yet another hissy fit:

Rittenhouse has been charged by a corrupt prosecutor with first-degree murder, a charge from which he will obviously be acquitted. Notably, he is being represented by the same lawyer, L. Lin Wood, who represents Nicholas Sandmann, and who has been able to obtain huge settlements from several media organizations who slandered Sandmann a couple of years ago.

Hilariously, these same corrupt media outlets are now setting themselves up for a similar round of lawsuits and major settlements with their serial slandering of Rittenhouse. These people are too corrupt to ever learn.

Meanwhile, in Portland, Oregon… – 97 nights, 97 riots in Portland, Oregon organized and funded by front groups for the Democrat Party. Communist Democrat Mayor Ted Wheeler, after playing the tough guy on Sunday with a completely false statement blaming President Trump, was nowhere to be seen, nor were the National Guard, who will need to be called in at some point to put these violent, murdering rioters down.

Here are some of the highlights from last night’s shenanigans, captured by real journalist Andy Ngo:

In case you’ve been thinking Ted Wheeler is somehow an exception to Portland’s mayoral rule, well, think again:

The rioters’ fake press ruse is losing its luster:

On and on it goes. These scenes repeat themselves every night, like a bad off-Broadway play.

This is a violent insurrection on American soil. Sooner or later, President Trump will have to invoke the Insurrection Act and bring in the National Guard and federal law enforcement to put these riots down. If this mounting violence is allowed to build all the way through election day, many of these domestic terrorist animals might have to be put down for good.

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