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  •  Radio and tv talkers feed the psychosis and they (5+ / 0-)
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    RUNDOWN, greengemini, tofumagoo, 2014, Justus

    make me wonder about the origin of CT today.  There's a steady volume and somebody has to write this material.  This is just my own inclination to address the problem at its source, wherever it is.

    After the initial shock of the election wore off, I noticed a rising tide of what I call psychosis.  Obama's inauguration is the type of event that ratchets it up.  

    Anecdote:  this morning I noticed a story on HuffingtonPost about four words added to the oath the President will take at the Inauguration.  The four words are "so help me God."

    Under the article, I came across a comment that included something about the Constitution, the second amendment, and a suggestion that the phrase "so help me God" was added to help the President cover up his Muslim religion.  

    I replied with a question about the reader's knowledge of the Constitution other than the second amendment, and I added the language from Article 6: "no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States."  

    It's cognitive dissonance in action when people demand strict adherence to the Constitution in one place and then contradict the Constitution in the very next breath.   Or is the cognitive dissonance and the psychosis just something that people like me need to explain deviant behavior.  

    Isn't it more logical to assume that the sum total of rightwingnuttiness is that they know exactly what they're doing?  Don't they appear to be progressing toward a goal?  Because they never say more than a hint what that goal is, their actions can't be explained except as psychosis.  What if it's not?

    "Democracy is a life; and involves continual struggle." ---'Fighting Bob' LaFollette

    by leftreborn on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:47:57 PM PST

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