They–the pop psychologists and others–say that we hate in others only what we don’t suffer ourselves.[1] A classic example: the fitness instructor who hates laziness. But I have another theory. What if they’re the only ones who can see it? As I’m constantly declaring to anyone who’ll listen and others who won’t, no one can see their own limits–in this case, their faults. It’s simple, biological self-protection. No one wants to live with constant reminders of their failings. Moreover, no one can. Someone who repeatedly makes the same mistake, reminded of it enough times, will despise the complainant and deny the mistake. So maybe it’s not that the fitness instructor hates laziness because she is in no danger of suffering it. Maybe it’s because she doesn’t suffer from it that her eyes are open and she can see it in others.


[1] I write here not of the people who attack in others specifically what they suffer from themselves.[2] I can only they get what they deserve one day, publicly and without mercy.
[2] Though the basis is the same: they also do not see their own faults.


You’re God damn right I did!

Code Red

“I think he wants to say it. I think he’s pissed off that he’s gotta hide from this. I think he wants to say that he made a command decision and that’s the end of it. He eats breakfast 300 yards away from 4000 Cubans that are trained to kill him. And nobody’s going to tell him how to run his unit least of all the Harvard mouth in his faggoty white uniform.”

-A Few Good Men

Let Trump testify.

“Against [a] shifting phantasmagoric world in which black may be white tomorrow and yesterday’s weather can be changed by decree …”

Some perspectives on truth, Fascism and hope from George Orwell’s Looking Back on the Spanish War:

… This kind of thing is frightening to me, because it often gives me the feeling that the very concept of objective truth is fading out of the world. After all, the chances are that those lies, or at any rate similar lies, will pass into history. … The implied objective … is a nightmare world in which the Leader, or some ruling clique, controls not only the future but the past. if the Leader says of such and such an event, ‘It never happened’ – well, it never happened. If he says that two and two are five – well, two and two are five.

… Yet this does not alter the fact that the working class will go on struggling against Fascism after the others have caved in. The intelligentsia are the people who squeal the loudest against Fascism, and yet a respectable portion of them collapse into defeatism when the pinch comes. With the working class it is the other way about. Too ignorant to see through the trick that is being played on them, they easily swallow the promises of Fascism, yet sooner or later they always take up the struggle again. They must do so, because in their own bodies they always discover that the promises of Fascism cannot be fulfilled. To win over the working class permanently, the Fascists would have to raise the general standard of living, which they are unable and probably unwilling to do. The struggle of the working class is like the growth of a plant. The plant is blind and stupid, but it knows enough to keep pushing upwards towards the light and it will do this in the face of endless discouragements.

When one thinks of all the people who support or have supported Fascism, one stands amazed at their diversity. What a crew! … But the clue is really very simple. They are all people with something to lose, or people who long for a hierarchical society and dread the prospect of a world of free and equal human beings. Behind all the ballyhoo … lies the simple intention of those with money or privileges to cling to them. … All that the workingman demands is what these others would consider the indispensable minimum without which human life cannot be lived at all. … The question is very simple. Shall people … be allowed to live the decent, fully human life which is now technically achievable, or shan’t they? Shall common man be pushed back into the mud, or shall he not? I myself believe … that the common man will win his fight sooner or later, but I want it to be sooner and not later – some time within the next hundred years, say, and not some time within the next ten thousand years.

Trump strategy: accuse others of own wrongdoing

Whenever you want to know what Trump is up to, just look at what he is accusing others of doing. It should be obvious to all of us now that his strategy is to attack his opponents for what he himself is doing. It could be self-loathing, we all despise what we hate in ourselves. But more likely, it’s because ‘No, I’m not. You are’ just doesn’t have the sting of a preemptive attack. Here of some of his greatest hits:

Trump complains of a rigged electoral system while actively rigging the system. He makes accusations of voter fraud when it is his supporters that are committing voter fraud; he even obliquely suggested it. At the same time he encourages tactics to intimidate minority voters, which is nothing new of course: there is and has been a concerted decades-long effort by the Republican Party to disenfranchise minorities.

Trump accused Clinton of being on drugs then came out in the debate sniffling like a coke head. He also attacked Clinton’s age and health when Trump is older and famous for his unhealthy lifestyle, and his doctor’s note was utter rubbish written in 5 minutes while he waited in the car.

Trump fanned allegations that Clinton was involved in a child-sex ring when he himself has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment, of raping his ex-wife Ivana Trump, of attempted rape of a business partner Jill Harth, and of rape of a 13-year-old at a party hosted by his good friend Jeffrey Epstein, a convicted sex offender known as the ‘billionaire pedophile’, an allegation corroborated by a woman who was in charge of procuring adolescent women for these parties.

Trump attacks Clinton’s Wall Street ties and money in politics then appoints billionaires with heavy Wall Street ties to his cabinet, not to mention he was one of the people who had been investing in the swamp for decades.

Trump attacks illegal workers despite revelations that Melania Trump may have worked illegally when she first arrived in the country. He attacks immigrants when Trump himself comes from an immigrant family; his mother was a naturalised Scot.

Trump accuses Europe and China of currency manipulation in order to manipulate the US dollar. He attacks leaks from his administration, tweeting “Will these leaks be happening as I deal on N.Korea … ?” while photographs circulate on Facebook of him discussing North Korea’s missile tests and looking at classified documents in public over dinner.

And perhaps the most insidious of all, Trump attacks the ‘mainstream’ media of spreading fake news when he is the one lying, constantly, blatantly and unapologetically.

You don’t believe me? Just listen to his next condemnation and look at what he’s doing.

And people fall for it every time, AND CONTINUE TO FALL FOR IT!