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  •  There is no way to reconcile hierarchy with (7+ / 0-)

    equality.  Some humans dominating by dint of physical force or psychological intimidation is just not going to survive, absent communal assent.  And there isn't any logical reason for people to put up with abuse.
    Why did they do so in the past? Because there was a consensus of fear. The lord that was familiar had to be obeyed, because the unknown one might be worse.
    It's my guess that modern communications have simply stripped the fear of the unknown away.

    We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 12:22:02 PM PST

    •  Um, Faux Noise is all about ramping up the fear (5+ / 0-)
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      and propaganda to 11.  Yes, this latest election didn't go their way, but there is still a majority of Republicans in the House because in many districts, fear and uncertainty still swayed the majority of voters.  That's the strongest tool for Republicans and they're going to play it as loud and as long as they can.

      •  Also, they are creatures of habit and simply (5+ / 0-)
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        can't change.  But, if we know that, then we can be prepared and negate their efforts at the starting gate.

        We said Willard wasn't presidential material and the country agreed and we should capitalize on that. We knew what we were talking about.
        The instinct-driven also tend to be more aural than visual, so we need to tell the story of Obama's victory over and over again.
        Repetition is a drag, but it's what aural people need. FOX is really nothing but radio with pictures. It caters to people who don't see too good.

        We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

        by hannah on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 02:11:25 PM PST

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      •  Oh, but don't forget gerrymadering! That had far (4+ / 0-)
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        more to do with Dems not taking back the house than Fox being able to get away with their fearmongering and lies.

        "On this train, dreams will not be thwarted, on this train faith will be rewarded" The Boss

        by mindara on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 05:37:04 PM PST

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