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    The evolution of R politics needs to be studied more carefully, it isn't just pandering to evangelicals, it isn't just blaming government for everything, it isn't being close minded.  It appears to also be about two elemental facets of human behavior.  Hate--in this case bigotry--and selfishness--not in my backyard, not on my dime.

    Basically, Rs are like divine right kings losing their grip.  The white guy ain't giving up without a fight--he ain't gonna accept the end of his sole reign atop the world.  This is also evident in Europe, where white is more clearly defined as northern white.  There, they abused their Mediterranean neighbors, and now blame them for being used up.

    My last thought on the matter is gonna get me in trouble--although women tend to take religion more seriously, they also tend to be more practical.  Bringing up children demands pragmatism over dogma.  Maybe this will change as society changes, but as long as women are the main caregiver to the young, and the old, they will be more coherent--more believing in science because that is more protective.

    Apres Bush, le deluge.

    by melvynny on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 05:36:48 AM PST

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