When I was in Bible School a friend and fellow student told me something that I NEVER forgot until this very day. It was so simple, yet so profound. He said, "The thing that people accuse you of is most often the very thing they are guilty of themselves!"
Over the years I've found this to be true over 99% of the time. Whenever someone calls you names, or accuses you of something, or attacks you personally with slander, and you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are 100% innocent and they are LYING, then it's because they are guilty of that very same thing themselves!
Take Jesus for an example. The Pharisees condemned him for blasphemy. But was he guilty? No, they were guilty of blaspheming God and their own Messiah!
Take Hitler. He blamed the Jews for "money grubbing" and taking advantage of Germans. What did he do? The same exact thing! (You should have seen Herman Goering's house. It was full of the looted treasures of Europe!)
Take Stalin. He said the Czars were to blame and that they were unfair towards the Russian people, empoverishing them and keeping them as subjects. So what did he do? He made Communism the national form of government, which EMPOVERISHED the people, and kept them as SUBJECTS who were abused by their own government. (I won't even mention how many millions of his own people that Stalin murdered in cold blood).
Take any dictator you want. It's all the same. They claim those they are against are guilty of something, but if you give them power then they end up being guilty of the very exact thing they ACCUSED their predecessor of doing! (Whether he really did do it or not).
Modern liberals in America are a prime example. They claim that their opponents are "racists." However, when you look at their opponents you find they go out of their way to not be so. However, the liberals cry aloud against white people, Jews, and others. How can this be. Oh, yeah, it's cause they are GUILTY of the very thing they ACCUSE others of! (Lately, a cable newscaster said that the 2012 Iowa Caucuses don't matter because, and I quote, "They are too WHITE, too EVANGELICAL and too RURAL!" Can you imagine? Logically, she must against those things and in only helping BLACKS, ATHEISTS, and CITY DWELLERS. But... isn't that racist? Why not treat all men equally? Are blacks better than whites or vice versa? Are atheists better than Christians? Are City folk better than Country folk? What a RACIST RANT from this liberal newscaster!)
In my own personal life, I've been attacked time and again, and it never ceases to amaze me how often I remember my old friend's statement, and how often it turns out to be true. I've been accused time and again of things I'm not and/or things I have never done, but when I study the lives of those who accuse me, they are guilty of those very same things. And, I'm sure you've seen this yourself in your own life.
How about it? Got any examples of people, politicians, dictators, etc., accusing others but then be guilty of that very same thing themselves? You can leave them in the comments box. I'd love to hear them!