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  •  In conservative land, everything is fear (1+ / 0-)
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    Dr Stankus

    And fear and uncertainty are most easily (if not productively) dealt with by giving them tangible causes - hobgoblins in the woods, monsters under the bed. The unknown, the things beyond their comprehension - which includes all facts and evidence that cruelly chooses not to conform to their ideology - has to be made into something which can be fought - or at least, hated.
    "Climate change" and all the scary things it may mean for them and their children (not to mention all the unsettling questions it raises about their beliefs in capitalism, consumerism, the hand of God, etc) cannot be coped with - but evil, scheming communists and their hoaxter stooges, now that's easy to get your mind around.
    Just as primitive man came up with reasons for the thunder and the arrival of Winter that made it seem more understandable - if not something that could be fought against - so modern conservatives populate their shadows with gun grabbers, communists, moochers and all other kinds of neo-goblins, instead of dealing with actual problems.

    “If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?” - Rumi

    by Jaxpagan on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:34:50 PM PST

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