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  •  There is a unifying motivation to all these lies (7+ / 0-)

    and silimarly malicious tactics like voter suppression and incitement to violence (aside from, of course, blind political and economic self-interest, which can never be ignored when you're talking about the right). Namely, a sense that what they've always viewed as their god-given right as white Christian "regular guy" men to lord it over everyone else is not only being stolen away, but denied it legitimacy. In their own racist, sexist, misogynistic, bigoted, narrow-minded and brutal way, these people feel deeply violated, and are lashing out. That, far more than self-interest IMO, is what motivates all this ugly anti-democratic behavior. Someone moved not only their cheese but THEM, and they can't stand it.

    They are, in effect, cultural and political relics, and it's made them go psycho.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 08:08:21 PM PST

    •  So do we try to hold them out of power until (2+ / 0-)
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      they die off?

      Said only partly with snark!  

      Occupy The Voting Booth - vote for candidates that represent your Occupy values.

      by mumtaznepal on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 08:14:14 PM PST

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      •  They will never really die off (5+ / 0-)

        But eventually, there will be so few of them as to make them irrelevant. And until then, yeah, we have to hold them off. They won't give up so long as they draw breath. They are cultural zombies, undead relics of a dead era who just won't give up. And they're trying to eat our brains. Night of the Living Confederates!

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Sat Jan 28, 2012 at 08:27:39 PM PST

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