Dyed-in-the-wool racists tend to have a penchant for strongly denying they are racist and many even have a tendency to protect themselves against such accusations by projecting their racism on those that expose them by accusing them of somehow being racist.
One mainstream media racist who has perfected the art of projection in this way, though he is by no means alone in this ability, is the well-known racist and Murdoch propagandist blogging at Melbourne’s ‘Herald Sun’ newspaper, Andrew Bolt.
This racist has now, or at least so he thinks, perfected the propagandists art of not only projecting but actually double projecting his racism while at the same time distancing himself by inference from his own racism.
Stay with me; it goes like this: Guy Rundle, a well known left-wing writer and anti-racist, wrote a piece that accentuated the current spate of racism going on in the blogs of the likes of Bolt, Blair, et al, by giving exaggerated examples of the kind of stuff Australian racists come out with these days especially at blogs like Bolt and Blair’s. Bolt and other racist bloggers have seized the opportunity to deny their own racism by actually accusing Rundle of being some kind of latent racist himself for writing this stuff. In doing so, Bolt and others are merely attempting to deflect the slur of being a racist away from themselves but in reality are only ‘projecting’ themselves which they try to do at Rundle’s expense.
Of course, while the ruse has probably worked with the usual mob of dumb and gullible racist self-deniers and bloggies that gather at these sites, most see it for what it really is; a fairly transparent and pathetic attempt to deny their own racism and accuse those that are clearly not racist as being such.
Naturally, I was not able to point this out to Bolt at his racist blog. When I attempted to the response was predictable:
"SNIP - YOU ARE BANNED FROM THIS SITE FOR RACISM. PLEASE STOP TRYING TO SNEAK IN."
Says it all really.