Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud introduced the concept of projection, the mental process by which people attribute to others what is in their own minds. We are seeing that play out with the Democratic Party in real time. Below are three examples of the Democrat’s accusations which mirror what they are doing.
 
In a recent speech, President Biden, flanked by U.S. Marine sentries, ranted that the Republican Party is led by a fascist ex-president who does not respect the Constitution. Since Biden has been in office, his FBI has raided Mar-a-Largo, the home of the former president. Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser to Donald Trump, was arrested, placed in leg irons and handcuffs, and strip searched. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a Trump supporter, was served a federal subpoena and had his cellphone confiscated. The stench brings to mind the Gestapo.
 
Democratic leaders railed that the Supreme Court’s recent decision on abortion is anti-democratic. In fact, with it the Supreme Court restored democracy, political freedom and state’s rights. Absent a constitutionally enumerated right to abortion, the court has allowed each state to decide whether or under what conditions abortions shall be legal. The people, not the judiciary, now decide.
 
The Democratic mayors of the “sanctuary cities” of Chicago, Washington and New York complain that sending illegal migrants to their cities is inhumane. When 50 migrants showed up at Martha’s Vineyard, they were quickly shuttled off to a military base. Apparently, they are blind to the unprecedented flow of illegals, encouraged by the administration, that has resulted in the death of nearly 750 migrants this fiscal year. Also, illicit fentanyl, methamphetamine and cocaine pouring across the border has resulted in more than 107,000 deaths between December 2020 to December 2021. Is this what they call humane?
 
Perhaps the Democratic Party could benefit from some psychoanalysis. 

RON PHIPPS
Annapolis, Maryland

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