Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness

Racist halfwits are offered self-awareness (!) but decline the offer





One of the perks/handicaps of being 360 years young (!) is spotting glaring contradictions. Sometimes this gets me into hot water.

For example, a mother and daughter with a 'foreign' accent in a cafe, suddenly confronted by a crowd of young males sporting tattoos and aggressive attire. They want to know if the females are British, and if not, do they have a job. If not why not f off back where you came from.

Mustering my reserved of patience (which is STILL not very impressive) I inquired about the Matt Damon DVD that one of the gang was carrying.

"Are you a Matt Damon fan?" I queried.

"Sure thing, old timer. What's it to you?"

"It is a DVD to me, sir. But then I have little imagination."

"What the fxxx." he explained.

"Do you recall the action thriller where a crowd of bemuscled males intimated a mother and daughter? I'm not sure it was a box office success."

"Never heard of it, dumbo," quoth the self-appointed spokesadolescent.

"Come to think of it, you're right. A gang of bemuscled youths terrorising a mother and daughter, practising swaggering in front of the mirror whilst drunk and collecting tattoos isn't box office material. Why do you suppose that it?"

A millisecond of self-awareness bathed his neurons before the internal dialogue recreated the fantasy of self-importance, at which point I had to run. Fortunately, the occasional glass of squirrel blood keeps this non-feeding vampire fairly fit. Fitter than a peehead, anyway ...

 (Related psychology, projection, consciousness, TibestianUndead, fiction)

2 comments :

  1. I can only hope that the vampire never visits America. His brain will instantly vaporize as he tries to understand how a country built by immigrants now hates immigrants.

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  2. But he will understand. It is a classic projection:

    Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others. For example, a person who is habitually rude may constantly accuse other people of being rude. It incorporates blame shifting.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection

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