If the most passionate homophobes are closet gays then what does that say about those who are adamant about delegitimizing Trump's presidency? 🤔
The point being if you hate Trump that much that you seek to tear him down every chance you get, could that just be that you are projecting because you hate yourself for actually liking his presidency thus far, and you don't know how to cope?
Food for thought. #MuellerReport
@trayofbees I think it's an interesting take. Of course, it's fundamentally flawed logic, but I like the idea that it's going to trigger some progressive lefty. 😊
@cheesesoda Which shows why psychologizing is such a useless form of argumentation. People can claim anything they want about what's going on in someone's head, and who's to prove them wrong?
@gmcgath Of course. Anyone denying that accusation can be shut down by claiming that it's obvious they'd deny the charges to save face.
Though, on my point -- I do think that Trump's presidency isn't the resounding failure that his most ardent detractors expected that their best plan of attack is to attempt to delegitimize his presidency. That said, they're not closet supporters.
@cheesesoda It doesn't change anything.
You have your external actions and you have your internal reasons/motivations.
If you hate yourself for feeling something and therefore fight against it outside of yourself, you have decided that what you feel is wrong. You have made that choice knowingly or not.
@cheesesoda You might feel empowered by the thought of building a wall but at the same time decide that it's still the wrong thing to do.
You might be a closet homosexual but still think it's a sin.
That's reason (good or bad) winning over emotions.
@Glatorius I mean, I'm largely bullshitting. I am absolutely sickened by child abuse and tend to have homicidal feelings towards abusers. This reaction isn't because I am a child abuser or desire to abuse anyone, let alone children.
While definitely not the majority, I do think that people can lash out when they're struggling to come to terms with who they are. There being some truth to the statement unfortunately gives it false credibility when speaking of the group as a whole.
@cheesesoda I know that this was a bit of bullshit question. Still I think, the underlying logic is flawed.
See, even if someone is a pedophile, he can still think that his feelings are dangerous and that child abusers should be punished. Does his being discredit his opinion? I don't think so.
It's the "false credibility" part that I view differently.
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