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  •  I gave this a lot of thought after Columbine... (8+ / 0-)

    Michael Moore made "Bowling for Columbine" and he asked the question point-blank: "What are we so afraid of?"

    Of course, the debate quickly turned from that to something else. Bush and NeoCons were in power and 'Murka had a big ole hard-on and was looking to stick it to Saddam.

    We have had so many bogey-men over the years. For those of us who pay attention, there are too many to count. Commies to "Muslamics." Satanic cults who suppress memories in their victims until they are uncovered by some church "counselor." Serial rapists. Serial killers. Pedophiles everywhere. (black/brown people. Ignoring the fact the overwhelming majority of these are white) Gay people. The French....

    All of it patently false. But accepted prima facie by all those Christian dittoheads, survivalists, tax-haters, gun-worshipers, and Divers and Varied Nutjobs.

    Nothing has to make sense for these people. They only know what they feel, because others have lied to them their entire lives about the real nature of the world. That the Dark and Scary Places are inside us, not "out there."

    As for the "why?" of it all, the answer has the same stem as ALL the worlds evils: The love of money.

    "Wealthy the Spirit which knows its own flight. Stealthy the Hunter who slays his own fright. Blessed is the Traveler who journeys the length of the Light."

    by CanisMaximus on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:46:36 PM PST

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