Friday, February 03, 2006
A nifty little concept in psychology is called projecting outward, that is, to ascribe an internal emotion, desire or state of mind, outward, to someone else.
During the last five years, we have witnessed Pres. George Bush malign, impugn, defame, tear down and punish political enemies by projecting White House sins, in an upside-down 1984 world, to others.
No mystery when in 2004 the president and his swift band of liars tarred Kerry with iniquities that more accurately corresponded with Bush, Cheney, Rove, Libby, and other like-minded Chickenhawks in the Bush administration.
And who can forget Lynn Cheney's blowhard rant after Kerry reminded the nation of endless homophobic gay-marriage ballot initiatives that hey, some of the nicest people are gay, like the Vice President's daughter....?
Projecting her hubby's organic evilness, Lynne said:
Now, you know, I did have a chance to assess John Kerry once more and now the only thing I could conclude: This is not a good man...Quite possibly realizing her commentary might be a tad too harsh, the Second First Lady tried to soften the remark with an afterthought, "Of course, I am speaking as a mom, and a pretty indignant mom." But for good measure, she also repeated the harsh insult, "This is not a good man."
Now Rumsfeld is getting in on the action. Today, MSNBC reports "Rumsfeld likened Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to Adolf Hitler."
Adolph Hitler...? You mean the same man who exterminated over 11 million people, including 6 million Jews? Chavez would have to kill, let's see, about half of his people, according to the latest CIA population estimate.
Funny, an old Jewish boyfriend of mine had an uncle who ended up in Caracas during the Holocaust and did quite well for himself and his family.
In an interesting note, Chavez, who was recently denounced by an international Jewish organization for an anti-Semitic comment made in December, was defended by the Venezuelan Jewish community who told their brethren to take "a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up,"
The National Vanguard reports that "the Confederation of Jewish Associations of Venezuela [were] distancing the nation's Jews" from demands from the Wiesenthal Center, an influential Jewish group, that Latin America stop doing business with Chavez.
Timely to the subject, First Read of MSNBC reports this morning on how attorneys for Libby were bitch-slapped by Fitzgerald when they accused him of destroying evidence.
"You have interfered in the political status, in the security, and in the well-being of our community. You have acted on your own, without consulting us, on issues that you don't know or understand.
Ah, al contrario, el problema es con ustedes, señores. It seems Cheney's office may have been guilty of the very thing being projected by Libby's legal counsel.
A memo from Fitzgerald reads:
We are aware of no evidence pertinent to the charges against defendant Libby which has been destroyed." It goes on to say, "In an abundance of caution, we advise you that we have learned that not all e-mail of the Office of Vice President and the Executive Office of the President for certain time periods in 2003 was preserved through the normal archiving process on the White House computer system."And unrepentant, good old Pat Robertson was still calling for someone to take Chavez out last night; and likening Chavez to Hitler on the Hannity & Colmes Comedy Hour.
Yes, the Evil Ones continue to project their shadows to the world!