July 1, 2022

Projection and Political Power

“Takes one to know one!”

Rally to Prevent Gun Violence by Maryland GovPics

The familiar playground taunt belies a common truth among all people, we tend to see in others the things that we ourselves are doing– only we rarely will admit it about ourselves. This truth is at the heart of the Biblical command to examine oneself first to remove the plank in one’s eye before removing the splinter in the other person’s.

Right now, projection is on display in the Democrat party as they thrash about trying to avoid the inevitable. Nowhere is it clearer than in the discussion of gun control and race.

After the shooting in Buffalo, NY, the left was quick to want to jump to gun control. It highlighted the race of the attacker and the victims. It claimed the problem was white supremacy, but they ignore that in New York State, especially in the cities, they control everything, and yet these things still happen.

New York is one of the most difficult places to get a pistol permit. They have been before the Supreme Court for their gun access laws. Their cities are run by Democrats and have been for some time.

It’s so bad on the Democrat side, that even this New York Times Opinion admits that there is much Liberal hypocrisy that is fueling inequality

I believe that it’s true that if your movement is fueled by a certain issue– be it race inequality, sexual perversions, etc., these things cannot end because you lose the power behind your movement. Hence they can get same-sex marriage, but then they have to get more perverted. You can get equal rights, but you have to get reparations. It’s not so much a slippery slope as it is an attempt to cling to the power you received around your cause.

I wonder the same thing about what happens to the Republican party if/when Roe v Wade and Casey v Penn are overturned. I know that there are many single-issue voters on this topic, and when it is returned to the states, there will be much fighting on that level for rights for the unborn, but I wonder what will happen on the national level for those that voted GOP to defeat abortion.

I find that there’s a lot of truth to parties liking being in the minority or having something to run against and not being able to fix it because if it really gets people to the polls, once it’s fixed you won’t have that motivation any longer.

I guess that is what divides a statesman from someone that just wants power and control. A leader from a follower. May God grant us more leaders that follow hard after him and are humble enough to see their failings and the opposing point of view– from either party.

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