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  •  LaPierre is trapped. He appeals to paranoids, (3+ / 0-)
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    both the self-generating Personality Disorder individuals and people who can be tricked/duped/misled into believing constructed paranoid delusions.

    Republican propaganda relies overwhelmingly on appeals to paranoia.

    George W. Bush's 2003 tales of "WMD in Iraq" and a "yellowcake bomb program" are typical. Shameless.

    NRA generates claims of 1,000,000 armed home defense events a year in America -- same difference. Every time a raccoon rattles a trashcan, it's life-or-death in the homeland if you believe NRA. (The official F.B.I. number for fire-a-gun defenses is 1/1,000th that tally. Fewer than 300 civilian justifiable homicides; fewer than 700 civilian intentional woundings. And about a third of those occur at homes, two-thirds during business robberies.)

    They got nothing but race and paranoia.

    Frankly, to me, that sounds kinda thin. The approach has had a waterfall of money behind it over the decades, but it's still kinda thin.

    "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

    by bontemps2012 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:57:22 AM PST

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