You know what it is. Faced with the discomfort of reality the denier chooses to abnegate it instead of identifying and solving his or her misalignment with it. The external is rejected in favor of the internal.
In favor of the projection.
In the context of this blog, in favor of projecting a magic negro and a plastic Jesus; in favor of oceans stabilized, racial rifts salved and healed, and entire nations united.
Not a single one of which has, in the last four years of practicing this religious, political delusion, occurred.
It’s common to ridicule the left’s denier and much of the clip that follows does just that. But I want to draw your attention to the focus of that rather necessary pushback: This video is prefaced by a shameless pander by Democrat luminaries to what they know is a stunningly large percentage of Americans who, with clear proof that after four years of not a single one of the left’s projections of social bliss having come true — and a number of them having actually regressed — will happily consume another false narrative.
And this narrative — identical to the narrative that elected Obama the first time — was agreed by a strategic, high-level marketing decision from a campaign involving dozens and dozens of millions of dollars. This decision confidently bets that leftist deniers still will not come to grips.
It’s the smart move. It’s smart because Party operatives know that resistance to it will either never rise to the surface of the carefully engineered political reality they’ve provided, or that if it does, that it’ll be seen not as a refutation to four years of statist, collectivist failure, but as a wholesale rejection of civility, unity, tolerance, harmony, fairness, prosperity, wealth, and happiness.
-those gifts being what gigantic federal governments have always dispensed and resistance to this magic federal Jesus having the face of a white male Mormon businessman who should be personally reviled because he would, in just the smallest way, disabuse the left of its notion of free Everything Wonderful.
See? Allegiance to a visible, failed narcissist promotes health, childhood, knowledge, blue skies and clear water, tolerance, love, equality and liberty, fairness, and justice.
It’s all in there. And yet history chronicles that each of these ideals and benefits is verifiably impaired and eventually damaged by the State once that State enters the social and personal realm.
It’s this level of clinical disorder that has the left personally hating on optics a competing presidential candidate they know virtually nothing about — preemptively hating via the classic, clinical appearances-centrism of the disordered mind — while re-endorsing after four years the visibly failed projection a cult of personality and statist bliss re-engineered by a visibly failed ideology recreated again and again and again from the ruins of a wholly failed historical paradigm.
We are not dealing with either a balanced political scale with two equally well-integrated options or with a mindset that responds to responsible, adult-sized accountability. We’re dealing with disorder on the collective, national scale. Half the nation is in denial or is too preoccupied to care that the rest of their comrades are.
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