Because it so brilliantly applicable to Tea Party folk, I am posting this quote from Carl Jung, via my friend John, who after a visit from a Tea leaning neighbor, applied it to said Tea Party folk. Thanks John: nailed it.
“It is often tragic to see how blatantly a man bungles his own life and the lives of others yes remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself, and how he continually feeds it and keeps it going. Not consciously, of course-for consciously he is engaged in bewailing and cursing a faithless world that recedes further and further into the distance. Rather, it is an unconscious factor which spins the illusions that veil his world. And what is being spun is a cocoon, which in the end will completely envelop him.”
Jung also said that ‘attribution is 90% projection.’
See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Jung