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  •  People Haven't Changed, But the Right Took Over (9+ / 0-)

    our public square. Media, employers, entertainment, peers and religion are all painting a harmoniously rightwing view of everything to most people.

    Most people don't develop their views and make decisions the way intellectuals do who are extensively trained and hired to think critically for their livelihoods. People draw on a variety of sources easily encountered in daily life, on the very reasonable assumption that society is benign and functional.

    But ours is not.

    Thinking is not hard --but doubting your entire society and your friends and God is very hard, too hard for most people.

    The right is winning because with their wealth and power they can fool enough of the people enough of the time.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 10:44:02 AM PDT

    •  I wish I could rec this... (0+ / 0-)

      more than once. This is so true, at least in my experience, it perfectly describes certain family members, co-workers, and childhood friends of mine.

      Thinking is not hard --but doubting your entire society and your friends and God is very hard, too hard for most people.

      It's more like the Cleavers adopted Eddie Haskell and are now regretting it bitterly ~ Charlie Pierce on Paul Ryan

      by AuroraDawn on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 11:13:47 PM PDT

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