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View Diary: "Study it Out": Woman Calls Barack Obama a Communist, Looks like a Fool on National TV (285 comments)

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  •  Lots more being communicated than words (12+ / 0-)

    Everyone is discussing the definition of a "Communist" because she used that word.  The paralanguage being used is important though.  She may not know what that word means but we know what she thinks about that word from the tone, gestures and expression.  She could have easily used the same tone of hate and contempt and said, "Obama is a FILL IN THE BLANK" and it would still be hateful.  The word is irrelevant, the feeling and lack of information behind it is VERY relevant.  Seems like people who often feel this way use OTHER words for what they REALLY mean.  Who is "us" in her comments?  Who are the "real" Americans?  You cannot argue with people like this because it is all based on EMOTION and FEAR, not information and logic.  I hope our country's democracy can hold up when we have fact-resistant people like her in it.

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