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  •  from the article about his surgery: (22+ / 0-)

    "“He admits he was guilty of political ‘dirty tricks’’ and willing to do almost anything for the cause of his president and his party,” according to Colson’s official biography."

    He still is guilty of political dirty tricks.

    He still is willing to do anything for the cause of his leader (in this case Coe) and his party (in this case The Family).  

    This is one of the characteristics of authoritarian personalities: they very easily fall into the trap of absolute unquestioning obedience and emotionalistic devotion to charismatic leaders and organizations.  And then they abdicate all sense of moral responsibility for their actions.

    That is subtly and significantly different to "functional authority" in explicitly hierarchical organizations such as the military, based on respect for the formal chain of command, or in the workplace, based on the company's organizational chart.  Soldiers and workers are doing a job.  Authoritarian personalities are following a cult.  

    What I wish for Colson is something like Buddhist enlightenment.  But yes, he is a dangerous person and it will be good for America when his influence is gone from our politics.

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 08:11:30 AM PDT

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    •  If he has a Buddhist enlightenment, it will be (2+ / 0-)
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      interpreted as demon possession, probably induced by heavy narcotics and questionable brain surgery, by those to whom that sort of enlightenment might be a significant sign. It would inspire thousands to yell louder and drown out his voice and cover their ears.

      When life gives you wingnuts, make wingnut butter!

      by antirove on Thu Apr 05, 2012 at 09:52:38 PM PDT

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