Wednesday, July 28, 2004

And We Have a Diagnosis...

If you weren't clear before about the sociopathy of Mr. Michael Moore, then this article might give more credence to the diagnosis.  Part of the psychiatric work I do now involves seeing patients accused of all sorts of crimes in a jail clinic.  Few feel as unconstrained as Moore to broadcast their angry, hate-filled agendas.  What Moore is doing is called "projection".  Projection is a primitive type of paranoia. The process involves taking one's own unacceptable feelings/thoughts and projecting them onto others (e.g., Republicans in this case; other common populations to project your own (unacceptable) feelings onto are Jews, Blacks, Homosexuals etc.).

"The right wing is not where America is at," Moore said. "Most Americans, in their heart, are liberal and progressive. It's just a small minority of people who hate. They hate. They exist in the politics of hate."
"They're not patriots," Moore said. "They're hate-triots, and they believe in the politics of hate-triotism. Hate-triotism is where they stand, and patriotism is where real Americans stand."
Moore, who predicted victory for Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry — "It's all over but the voting," he said — warned that the Republican Party will do almost anything to keep its hold on power. "They're not going to go without a fight," he said, "and believe me, they are better fighters than we are."
"I mean, they are up at six in the morning trying to figure out which minority group they're going to screw today," Moore continued. "The hate, they eat for breakfast. They are going to fight and they are going to smear, and they are going to lie, and they are going to hate."
Moore conceded that there are "good Republicans." Those Republicans, he said, will vote for Kerry in November."

Can you guess what emotion Moore has inside himself that he projects onto Republicans? That people like Moore are at the forefront and idolized by the Democratic Party is truly frightening.  My professional advice to him is "Get into therapy, quickly."

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