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Further Attempts to Discredit Tea Party Protests

As the tea party movement gains momentum, many supports of the President (and opponents of free markets) are becoming increasingly agitated, eager to smear, slander and otherwise discredit the movement.

Through e-mail (and in the comments), readers have suggested that the anti-gay AFA’s (American Family Association) backing of some of the protests somehow discredits them.  Well, International Answer, a Communist front organizations spearheaded many of the rallies protesting the Iraq War, that is, it it had greater involvement in those protests than does the AFA in the tea parties.

So by the standards of those faulting gay people for joining in protests sponsored by an anti-gay groups, all those protesting the Iraq War were Communist sympathizers (or closet Commies themselves).  I don’t recall reading about any non-Communist opponents of the Iraq War (and they probably constituted the overwhelming majority of the protesters) refusing to participate because a Communist group sponsored the rallies.

Yeah, I’d rather the AFA not be involved any of the protests.  But, they are one of many sponsoring these rallies against bigger government and higher taxes and for a less intrusive state and more personal freedom. There’s nothing on the sites for the tea parties which even remotely suggests an anti-gay agenda.  I mean, what is anti-gay about protesting “against out of control government spending“?

This is about freedom.  We believe that an ever-increasing federal government means ever greater encroachments on our liberty.

Their attempt to the discredit the movement because of some of its unsavory associations is really just a refusal to acknowledge the growing grassroots movement against the president’s spendthrift policies.  What is it about these partisans that they refuse to take seriously the ideas and motivations of their ideological adversaries?

Why can’t they recognize the sincerity of opponents of big government and the appeal of our ideas?  (Heck, they even tapped into one of our ideas (that of the burdens of deficit spending) when it was a Republican President who was overspending.)

Why would do they attempt to discredit us rather than engage us?

I have asked similar questions before.  And it seems the answer relates to the central narrative of the educated leftist–that his ideological adversaries are nothing more than hateful troglodytes eager to trample upon the rights of women, ethnic minorities and gays in their zeal to create a white Christianist (whatever that is) state.

Did Hatred for Bush Create Love for Obama?

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 7:00 pm - April 11, 2009.
Filed under: Bush-hatred,Obama Worship & Indoctrination

As part of my graduate work (and before that out of intellectual curiosity), I have read much Jungian psychology.  Carl Jung was fascinated by pairings of opposites.  He explored the psychological meanings of polarities in alchemy and the hieros gamos, the sacred marriage, a union of opposites.

Earlier today, when reading a book by a man trained in Jungian analysis, Robert Johnson, I had a notion about the psychological projections of a large number of our fellow Americans.  Now the stuff I was reading did not have a perfect correspondence to the idea it engendered.  It merely reminded me of how when we suppress one aspect of our psyche, that aspect later comes to dominate.  Here’s a sample from Johnson’s Living Your Unlived Life: Coping with Unrealized Dreams and Fulfilling Your Purposein the Second Half of Life:

The other personality trait is suppressed, but it still exists as a potential, where it is added to the ever-growing inventory of unlived life.  Under stress this person often flips to the opposite, and the suppressed quality comes out in a clumsy, unadapted way.

Note how so many who reviled then-President Bush were moved almost to adoration of a man vying to succeed him.  You can see this phenomenon on cars in Los Angeles, with bumper stickers (still today) advocating the impeachment (or other punishment) of Bush next to iconic images of his successor.

Many who demonized Bush, all but deified Obama.

After expending so much energy on hate, they needed to find someone to revere with the same emotional intensity.  Hence, they their love Obama served to balance out the hatred they felt for Bush.

And we’re not even getting to whatever it was in their psyches that caused them to project their own inner demons onto George W. Bush.

RELATED: Obama Worship: Flip Side of Bush Hatred

Bush Hatred and Obama Euphoria Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

A subsequent reference to Robert Johnson: The Mother Complexes of Republican-Haters?

AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE:
DAY FOUR

As the international “distractions” keep mounting for President Barack Obama, here are today’s developments in AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE: DAY FOUR.

The Somali pirates stole $30M last year alone through bringing terror to international waters.  And where, my friends, do you think that money is going? 

After the Bush Administration shut down the financing of Al-Qaeda, they had to resort to the Somali pirates.  $30M can do quite a lot of damage when it is used to finance terror training, WMD development and fighting American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

So, thanks President Obama.  Not only are you losing a third front in the Global War On Terror “Man-Made Disasters”, but violence has disturbingly increased in Iraq since you took office.

I wonder if Al-Qaeda knows that Obama is weak?   Nah, couldn’t be.

AMERICA HELD HOSTAGE: DAY FOUR.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)