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  •  Shock treatment sometimes works (1+ / 0-)
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    Wee Mama

    No, not electroshock or its chemical analog. Nothing of the sort. I mean reality, harsh, brutal, shocking reality, of the "I always thought this only happened to OTHER people!" sort, that slaps you in the face and forces you to confront your beliefs. Many people find ways to rationalize such events in ways that preserve their fantasies. These people are often psychically damaged from childhood and need their myths to keep themselves functioning, and while ultimately disabling, they do keep them going. But some people do turn around. This site regularly features diaries by former Repubs who finally saw the light and turned left (like, oh, the guy who founded it). So there's always hope. But I think that only such slaps in the face can "cure" such people, not reason or persuasion.

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

    by kovie on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 10:39:21 PM PDT

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