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June 11, 2013

Aaron Sorkin's Psychosis Is What Caused the IRS to Target the Tea Party

I don't say Aaron Sorkin caused the IRS targeting-- I say his psychosis did. A psychosis shared by millions of hardcore left-liberals. Such as the president.

I keep seeing this startlingly obnoxious trailer on YouTube. And it was bothering me. There was something underlying, I thought.

First of all, watch the trailer. Don't worry. HBO isn't going to get cash-money for watching its trailer.

Two things strike me. First, the main character, the Aaron Sorkin Mary Sue (his ventriloquist doll, his idealized version of himself), says the Tea Party is the "American Taliban," but then another character, aligned with the Aaron Sorkin Mary Sue, calls Occupy Wall Street the "American version of the Arab Spring."

So much about Sorkin's childishly demagogic worldview is summed up in that. Sorkin's TV show is apparently -- if you can imagine such a thing -- a soap opera about a fictionalized, idealized version of MSNBC, for people so addicted to political pornography they can't just watch MSNBC itself, but also crave a fictitious show about the behind-the-scenes workings of MSNBC.

Now that is Sorkin's target audience. And yet he calls other people an American Taliban?

But more important to me is the clear implication that due to his calling the Tea Party the American Taliban, the Aaron Sorkin Mary Sue is now facing Official Government Consequences for the exercise of his speech rights -- apparently some kind of Official Censure from Congress (as if such a thing existed for citizens).

Note who, in the current moment, for real, not pretend-time fantasy, is being censured by the government for the exercise of their speech rights -- the Tea Party itself, and not MSNBC at all.

Thus does Sorkin's psychosis cause him to precisely reverse the identity of the victim and victimizer. I know he wrote this season long, long before he was aware of the IRS' targeting of Tea Partiers. *

But it is instructive that Sorkin forever sees his side as eternally Righteous and yet eternally Victimized by the forces of the non-righteous.

Sorkin's psychosis is shared by millions. Millions. And it is precisely this psychosis that tells high-ranking officials at the IRS (and let us dispense with the fiction that this was not directed from Washington, DC) that they are so righteous, and so threatened with Victimizaiton by the Forces of Evil, that it's just Common Sense to go right ahead and Victimize them first, because they're going to do it to you if they ever get their way.

The Left has been crying about McCarthyism for 60 years and using McCarthyism as a justification for what, in their minds, is merely a bit of Preemptive Defensive McCarthyism (TM) of their own.

The Left routinely discriminates against conservative professors in the academy, for example. And yet they continue crying about McCarthyism.

They have also succeeded in convincing the public that there were no Soviet agents in America in that era, and that it was all just silly-talk, of course. Which itself was, yes, a bit of Communist propaganda.

So, based on this brief episode of persecution (even though, actually, there were a large numbers of Soviet agents at the State Department), the left is going to continue persecuting the right forever, and simultaneously calling themselves the victim as they do so.

* Actually, though, it occurs to me that HBO cut this commercial well after the IRS scandal (in the last couple of weeks), and apparently felt no embarrassment whatsoever in slandering the Tea Party and claiming that Tea Party-aligned government officials were persecuting liberals, despite the reality of the world that precisely the opposite is really happening.

No embarrassment whatsoever.

But then, when people seek pornography, they're not looking for a close comportment with reality, are they? And nor do pornographers promise that.

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