Some Serious Psychological Projection

Some Serious Psychological Projection August 13, 2013

Matt Barber’s latest column is little more than an advertisement for another wingnutapalooza scheduled for Florida. The conference is called For Such a Time as This, a reference to the Biblical story of Esther, and it’s aimed at Christian right women. This passage jumped out at me:

WIN founder Sue Trombino has underscored why your faith and action are needed now more than ever: “Our nation is in imminent danger of self-destruction at the hands of its own under-educated, misinformed, disconnected citizens,” she’s warned.

“Our enemies around the globe are diligently working to exploit our ignorance and tolerance to bring the United States of America to its knees. It is time for God’s people to take a stand and do something. But to be effective, we must first understand what it is we believe, why we believe it, and what we can do about protecting our faith and our rights.”

Indeed, as goes the old adage: “Knowledge is power.”

Yes, a Christian right leader just talked about other people being under-educated and misinformed. That is some weeapons-grade projection right there.

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