Sunday, July 2, 2017

Conservative Charles Krauthammer Savages Trump: "This Is What It's Like In A Banana Republic"

Conservative Charles Krauthammer Savages Trump's Tweets: "This Is What It's Like In A Banana Republic"

Alan: In the above video clip, watch Fox News' Mercedes Schlapp defend Trump.

Then watch Krauthammer's devastating deconstruction of her nonsense. 

Whenever "goody two shoes" defend The Deplorable One, it is evident to anyone "with eyes to see" how "psychological projection" and "the psychological shadow" operate that "too much purity" always morphs into its scumbaggy opposite. 

Jung described this sudden transition from one behavioral extreme to the other as "enantiodromia." (Marshall McLuhan captured a key manifestation of this enantiodromia, when --- 30 years after The Military Industrial Complex had become the bedrock motivator of American politics ---  he observed: "To the spoils belongs the victor." Afghanistan... Iraq... Vietnam... Iran... What we used to call victory is no longer victory.)

For anyone who chooses to be observant, "psychological projection" and "the psychological shadow" operate with clockwork precision.

And Trump (abetted by the s-Trump-ets who support him) provide textbook illustrations of "how they word."

"The terrible thing about our time is precisely the ease with which theories can be put into practice.  The more perfect, the more idealistic the theories, the more dreadful is their realization.  We are at last beginning to rediscover what perhaps men knew better in very ancient times, in primitive times before utopias were thought of: that liberty is bound up with imperfection, and that limitations, imperfections, errors are not only unavoidable but also salutary. The best is not the ideal.  Where what is theoretically best is imposed on everyone as the norm, then there is no longer any room even to be good.  The best, imposed as a norm, becomes evil.”  
"Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander,” by Trappist monk, Father Thomas Merton

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Here's the kicker.

Most discussion of conservative "opposition to science" revolves around denial of "global warming" and "evolution."

But even more central to "science denial" is the "conservative" refusal to admit the linchpin findings of modern psychology, most notably "psychological projection" and "the psychological shadow". (I openly admit that modern psychology is heavily larded with psycho-babble.) 

However, the core truths of "projection" and "shadow" are as well established as the Law of Gravity. And they are denied (often religiously) because recognition of these two truths would make it impossible for conservative Christians to pretend that their feigned "perfection" is anything more than camouflage/justification for the hatred they direct at "The Denied Other." 

"Projection" and "The Shadow" have laid bare the self-defensive self-deceptions by which conservatives have become so adept at epistemological chicanery that it is now commonplace for them to dismiss "truth" as "fake news" while fabricating whatever "conspiracy theory" they need to keep their preposterous worldview from going to hell in a handbasket.

"The Danger Of Science Denial"
TED Talk by Michael Specter

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Notably "The Denied Other" is almost always a person-of-color, and doubly so for "conservative" "Christians" who either "bang the bible" or "tout dogma" as the only available pathways to salvation assurance.

God forbid that "conservative" "Christians" actually embody the teaching of Yeshua.

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