Last month, comedian and progressive activist Bill Maher stated on national television that conservatives want to kill everyone with whom they disagree. Yes, Maher is an arrogant, imperious, condescending fool, but this is the sort of fare Americans are treated to on one of the most popular programs on television in 2011. A placard from one of the Madison, Wis., pro-union demonstrations read “Why do Republicans Hate People?”

I’ve been talking about projection for a long time; truth be told, to the best of my knowledge, longer than anyone I know of who’s talking about it now. But that’s quite all right – as long as the message gets out.

And it’s a very important message, because it gives us insight into an enemy that is more dangerous than most Americans realize. Projection is a term used by mental-health professionals to describe the phenomenon of one accusing a perceived enemy of unsavory or amoral behavior in which they themselves are engaged. Unfortunately, most Americans don’t know about projection, except perhaps in passing as a morsel from Psych 101 – and most definitely are not aware of what a staple it is in the arsenal of progressives.

In the past, when I’ve mentioned liberals’ proclivity for projection, I said that I’d get really nervous when they started accusing us of wanting to kill people.

Why do modern liberals think and act as they do? Find out in Dr. Lyle Rossiter’s book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.”

Well … now they’re accusing us of wanting to kill people.

We’re familiar with the misrepresentations: conservatives are intolerant, bigoted, divisive, homophobic, racist, sexist, greedy, hateful liars. But it is liberals who call for civil discourse and an end to inflammatory rhetoric, yet expect to be allowed to employ violent references, killing being among them.

As the reader may be aware, decades of this anti-conservative mantra alone have led millions to honestly believe that the things liberals have been saying are true. This should be of great concern to Americans, since people tend to harbor precious little quarter for those who want to kill them, because the instinct for self-preservation comes into play – you have no choice but to kill the one who would kill you first.

While it is fairly evident why this strategy is employed (to demonize conservatives), it is the left’s history that is replete with violent mobs charging into the streets and murdering members of the opposition until attrition wins the day. This later gives rise to tyrants and/or despotic commissions that execute millions of ideological stragglers in purges.

Now, there is a strange duality (or hypocrisy, if you prefer) in the worldview being driven by progressives, and perhaps it will serve to certify a fundamental logical flaw or two. For example: Certain South African men will rape babies, believing that sex with a virgin will protect them from AIDS, or cure them if they’ve already had the misfortune of contracting the HIV virus. Fundamentalist Muslims might cut the noses off of teenage rape victims, sodomize children and stone their wives to death for disobedience. Yet we are not permitted to make value judgments pertaining to these things; heaven forbid we determine that such cultures are retrograde or inferior to ours, and are so rash as to verbalize it. Every manner of moral decay that has been embraced and advanced by liberals has resulted in incalculable pain and suffering among Americans, but those who point this out are branded as “intolerant.”

Yet, while barbarity and amorality remain sacrosanct to progressives, they continue to whip their deluded base into a frenzied hatred of conservatives who, in the practical sense, are ordinary Americans with traditional values. They are preparing for war – literally – with this dark army, which they will find consists of the vast majority of Americans, when it comes down to the issues that matter.

When someone who is considered conservative cites a questionable act, practice, or position on the part of liberals, there are myriad examples available. But when Bill Maher says that the tea party is a racist organization, all he can point to is some genetic nightmare who got kicked out of a tea-party rally back in 2009 for bringing a racist placard.

And I have yet to hear a conservative talk about killing political opponents.

Expectations that this administration or progressive leaders will somehow see the error of their ways and begin to “compromise” or stop misbehaving altogether are somewhat analogous to expecting a snake to stop eating mice. The snake doesn’t know how to do anything else. Progressives know how to grow government; whether the catastrophic socioeconomic byproducts are intentional or inadvertent is irrelevant in the practical sense. We cannot expect Harry Reid to stop bleating in whimpering, tremulous tones about the shortcomings of GOP lawmakers’ economic policy, nor Barack Obama to stop proposing multi-billion-dollar programs and multi-trillion-dollar budgets.

The disempowerment and disenfranchisement of those who engage in such behavior is the only way to ensure the stability of this nation. And only the American people can do that, through their will and their votes.

And they had better do so – because there are people out there talking about killing.

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