Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Projection, again, naturally

Nothing new but I've got to point out this very clear and classic use of projection to avoid responsibility, in this video of Poppa Bush blaming bloggers for, gasp, the adversarial political climate.

I'm sure you know I'm not breaking new ground by saying that having a clear object to blame is a really old but effective tactic.

I think it works well, unfortunately, because this is a type of emotional manipulation that is very familiar and comforting, especially to those who grew up in families where this is normal. Stuff like this usually would go under the radar, which is probably why we (bloggers) are naturally to blame since we like to bring things out into awareness. Ah, sunlight.

God bless bloggers.