Victims with a Capitol V: whiny Trumpists project like no other

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Victims with a Capitol V: whiny Trumpists project like no other

Wednesday night was the moment four years of projection and denial went supernova

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For the past four years, I’ve been impressed by the ability of Donald Trump’s supporters, both in the US and here, to project their own complexes onto their opponents with all the insight and urgency of a toddler kept up past its bedtime.

I mean, I’ve projected with the best of them from time to time, but the Trumpists have taken the unconscious shifting of bad feelings onto others to a whole new level.

Often it tips over into pure absurdity, as the people who accuse us of “living in fear” reveal via social media that they do almost nothing but nurse a deep and unending terror of immigrants, social justice activists, women, Muslims, LGBTQI people, atheists and modernity in general...

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