The key to unlocking the narrative is projection.
Narrative is the method that our feral elite use to control us, and projection plays an enormous role in constructing the ongoing narrative.
Here’s how Wikipidia describes projection. “Psychological projection is a defense mechanism people subconsciously employ in order to cope with difficult feelings or emotions. Psychological projection involves projecting undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to or dealing with the unwanted feelings.”
Basically, our feral elite project all of their evil actions on to an identifiable enemy.
For example, we’ve had 3 plus years of Russia-gate, and now Ukraine-gate, where all of the accusations have been projection. With Russia-gate, the US is projecting it’s election meddling, both domestically and internationally onto the Russians. And with Ukraine-gate, Biden extorted Ukraine by threatening to withhold a billion dollars in loan guarantees if Shokin was not fired. The hypocrisy and gross projection of those pushing the Ukrainegate narrative against Trump when Biden engaged in the same actions is mind-boggling.
Yet, it works. American’s read or hear this shit on the corporate media and nod along.
And redistribution and socialism, the topics of last weeks post, are projection. The neoliberal economic policies that were supposed to bring prosperity to all brought impoverishment and immiseration to most, while allowing a privileged few to insist at the top of their lungs that any change was redistribution that would lead to socialism.
And the charge of socialism really burns me up. Sanders is hardly calling for a seizure of the means of production but a return to the type of mixed-economy, New Deal programs that most of those demonizing him grew up with. Going further, I believe that those screaming about socialism are projecting the treatment of the Too-Big-to-Fail banks in the wake of the Wall Street Crash, where we the taxpayers showered them with trillions.
Talk about socialism.
Again, understanding projection is the key. It’s an amazing shortcut to making sense of our crazy world.
Our politicians and corporate media are using all means at their disposal, including projection, to create false narratives that serve one purpose–to sow such doubt and discord among the citizenry that we believe nothing but what they tell us.
Russia-gate, Ukraine-gate, the impeachment have served their purpose: To blame others for actions that the neoliberal Resistance have taken themselves, and indeed to project their bad deeds onto Trump, while making sure that we aren’t discussing anything else that is going on, including their complicity the last three years in passing the president’s horrible agenda.
Speaking of Trump’s horrible agenda. I’ve come to believe that deep down the neoliberal/Resistance hatred of Trump is based on–what else–projection. As the Democratic party has been subsumed by the professional/managerial/class (PMC), an opportunist/populist like Trump seized the opportunity to represent the white-working-class that have been left behind by the subsequent neoliberal economic policies. Thus the PMC’s are projecting their undesirable feelings or emotions onto someone else, rather than admitting to their political ineptness.
This projection extends to all of the actions of neoliberal Resistance hero, Barak Obama, who pursued essentially the same empire-centric policies as the Russian, secret-agent Trump. If I were to make a list of horrible policies without attribution to the president responsible I bet the most committed, pussy-hat wearing member of the Resistance would be hard pressed to tell where Obama’s policies left off and Trump’s began. Not only that but both presidents have been faithfully following the same policies enacted by George W. Bush.
Meet the new boss, same as the old.
It’s a neat trick–projection. Our narrative managers employ projection as the easiest way to perpetuate the savage tribalism that keeps Americans clueless about the true nature of the American empire while locking in the endless kayfabe our political process has become.
Update: CNN is reporting that unidentified US intelligence agencies are warning that the Russians are planning on “helping” the Sanders campaign.
I’m impressed at the shameless projection.
It’s a diabolical bank-shot of evil where they get to smear the Sanders campaign and perpetuate the Russian-meddling with our precious democracy meme.