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  •  I've been around enough tebagger-types (5+ / 0-)

    to hazard a guess. The Truth -- at least one great big one -- is that most people want personal freedom.

    The 'baggers have been carefully taught that the government wants to steal their personal freedom. It wants to tell them who they can sleep with, who they have to work with, and how strongly to judge particular differences in personal behavior.

    OTOH, I believe my personal freedom is limited by the fact that corporations that have taken over the governments of the world. Literally. Just as Shell invaded the government of Nigeria, among the most polluted countries in the world. The revolving door and more indirect bribery is the U.S. variation on that theme, I think. One of their themes is "We Own You." I hope that reached its zenith in the W. years, but they truly do limit our personal freedom.

    If the 'baggers weren't already brainwashed -- and maybe this crazy, pushing-harder part of it keeps that alive -- they might notice this. They might even learn about their tax money going to the same corporations that rip them off at the store every day! They might begin to be open to reality, and we would unite against them. Occupy them, so to speak ;)

    For the corporations, it is a matter of survival, and lizard-brain emotions are an easy way to manipulate people -- especially in an atmosphere of fear and anger. That's how they got the 'baggers and why this is going on right now.

    imho

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Mon Feb 13, 2012 at 12:47:52 PM PST

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