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  •  For those of us who have at least one RWA parent (5+ / 0-)

    or close relative, this kind of reading can only help.
    I've been reading up on this topic since my RWA parent shut me out for being part the 'democrat party' and even though understanding this sort of dynamic doesn't really make me feel any better about it, I can at least feel like I understand the big picture.  

    •  Re: For those of us who have . . . (0+ / 0-)

      Hola Philco - All I can say is that I can appreciate where you're coming from. I am the black sheep of my family. When I "came out," no one said anything directly, but the dynamic is there. So my response has been to keep my thoughts to myself when I am around them. The good thing that has come out of what I have learned is that they have no more control over their "authoritarianism" as they do over the color of their eyes. Although I am careful not to stir the pot, I no longer feel like I'm the "weird" one. The big challenge for me was to appreciate the fact that "authoritarians" are in the minority . . .

      "The water won't clear up 'til we get the hogs out of the creek." -- Jim Hightower

      by lartwielder on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 02:17:37 AM PST

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