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  •  Exactly. Fear is the core emotion of (0+ / 0-)

    an authoritarian follower, which many of the right wing are.  And the Republicans have stoked their fear for decades, to maintain a fired-up base who will keep them in power and serve the interests of the banksters who fund and dominate the GOP.

    Fear of scary brown people, fear of tradition-destroying gay people, fear of Muslims -- it's all useful.  But racism has an especially deep hold on America, and only yields an inch at a time, and slowly.  

    Nonetheless, I do feel that it's grip is lessening.  Those still clinging to their fear and bigotry may be getting shriller in the T-Party and the yahoo comment sections, but they're slipping when they reach for more substantive power -- even with all the SuperPACS lining up behind them.

    We have a lot of work to do in eroding racism; but I do believe that's the path we're on.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 07:37:51 PM PST

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