5/24/12 Posted by Mark Tapson
That Al Sharpton has no shame should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed the career of America’s foremost racist demagogue and lynch-mob leader. His recent statements show that Reverend Al continues to live down to that low reputation.
In a recent episode of his MSNBC show, “Politics Nation,” he began by claiming that the Republican party is attempting to “dehumanize” President Obama, whatever that means. And in a jaw-dropping example of psychological projection, he accused them of engaging in “a long history of fear and smear.”
Projection comes from the Freudian lexicon. The founder of psychoanalysis saw it as a defense mechanism whereby a person is in denial about his or her own attitudes and motivations, and instead attributes them to other people. It is a serious mental pathology of the left, and it accounts for leftists’ astonishing blind spot to their own intolerance, hatred, bigotry, and racism, which they instead ascribe to the right.
Reverend Al invariably sides with the most America-hating radicals this country has spawned, from Louis Farrakhan to Malik Zulu Shabazz to Cindy Sheehan to Jeremiah Wright to Barack Obama, whom he once claimed he spoke to “two or three times a week.”
Wherever there is what the left labels “social injustice,” you can be sure Al Sharpton will be there, encouraging the mob with unintentionally comic exhortations like this: “resist we much… we must… and we will much… about… that… be committed.” Wherever the opportunity arises to inflame racial tensions, you will be sure to find Rev. Al, such as when he participated in the hyped uproar over the recent Trayvon Martin shooting (a case about which he has warned, with typical projection, that we must “not get caught in the divisive tactics that some would like us to fall into”). Wherever chaos can be sown or exploited and non-blacks “dehumanized,” you will find shameless Al Sharpton engaged in his “long history of fear and smear.”