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  •  It's where an absolutist commitment to an (11+ / 0-)

    "ideal" state of affairs, as defined by their ideology, prevents them from taking measures to mitigate a real state of affairs.

    If you admit that abortion is going to happen, or that climate change is happening, or that people who are rich aren't so because God favored them and they did it with hard work, then you admit that the world isn't perfect (by their standards of perfection), and this refusal to acknowledge imperfection leads to pure ideological rigidity and an inability to manage reality.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:38:27 AM PST

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