Are Some Members of Academia Guilty of Psychological Projection? Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unpleasant impulses by denying their existence while attributing them to others.
In the following videos of the NYU attack and protest of politically conservative Gavin McInnis, we once again witness how protestors, Antifa and ‘sheep like’ students yell “Fascists!” while behaving like fascists with the purpose of suppressing free speech. They even attack the NYPD repeatedly, calling them ‘racists’, ‘fascists’ and even ‘terrorists’. One can only shake one’s head at the absurdity.
Sadly, many of our college professors and administrators encourage this horrendous behavior rather than educating the students to listen to and consider all points of view. These young, pliable minds would be better served if they were taught how to best deal with disappointment and how to responsibly, constructively and peacefully work towards effecting change. Instead they are given teddy bears and ‘safe zones’ to which to retreat and cry their eyes out. They are being taught to protest, often without understanding the facts and sometimes in a disruptive and violent manner. They shout down people who have opposing views and call them the latest term fashioned in the ‘deplorable basket’ of hate speech (thank you Mrs. Clinton). This is how they are being taught to respond to disappointment and opposition. Life can be full of difficulties and these students are not being given and are actually being denied the opportunity to learn, grow and mature into adults who will be better prepared to deal with life’s challenges. It is indeed heartbreaking.
Taylor Beacom is a NYC writer, comedian, musician, actor and social issues commentator who is a proponent of having honest conversations about important issues in a thoughtful and candid manner without being stifled by political correctness. He has recently created a YouTube channel called “Beacom of Light” dedicated to fighting hypocrisy and hyperbole on the front lines of America’s streets.
Here are 3 of Taylor’s interviews at the NYU protests (warning: strong language).
In Part 1, “10-20 people rolled up with masks on…”
Part 2, protesters explain why they are hate Gavin McInnis and express fear in being “outed” on social media. They also chant “NYPD are terrorists”:
Part 3, Taylor talks to two protesters who try to justify violence against people they disagree with:
Part 4, Taylor interviews people who are angry at “Nazis and fascists” within the Trump administration:
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