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  •  WHY they're beyond "saving" (4+ / 0-)

    The common element in the Obama conspiracies is that they begin from a central premise that their philosophy and ideology is naturally attractive and that anyone who disagrees is being controlled.

    Thus, they will say:
    Benign:                          Malign:
    "They need to hear          "The media will not let them
    our message"                  hear our message."
    "Minorities are the            "Minorities are the enemy."

    This is along the same axis, but it is the extreme position, where, "Those people support Obama on sustainability, so Obama must be using mind control."

    Since those who hold this belief are amplifying a simple impulse (our side wins by nature or by the ineffable (it is God's will)), they cannot be pried away from their position. No one can save them. They can only save themselves, and they can only do that by seeing a flaw in their beliefs or a potential flaw.

    Time is not a fiction; it is a narrative.

    by The Geogre on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 05:51:22 PM PST

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