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  •  And what accounts for the Cognitive Dissonance (3+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock, Eric Nelson, NonnyO

    Syndrome generated by our political and economic elites?


    Markos! Not only are the Gates Not Crashed, they've fallen on us. Actual Representatives are what we urgently need, because we have almost none.

    by Jim P on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:22:13 PM PST

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    •  Their Need to Take Over. (1+ / 0-)
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      Jim P

      The minute civilization was invented, its leadership realized they could get all they wanted.

      One common thread among great religious and justice figures equates to: "go back to being hunter-gatherers" because that's where our common sense and values are adaptive.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:59:34 PM PST

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    •  That's endemic, like autism or ADD. (2+ / 0-)
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      lotlizard, Jim P

      It's not recognized because their gift of gab provides a cover.

      People who parrot what they hear are perceived as agreeable by their associates. Their inability to perform as promised is often dismissed as mistakes. Generous people are tolerant of the error prone. We give much credit to good intentions.

      I also think that ostentation provides a cover. We expect crooks to be secretive, not blatant.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:57:51 AM PST

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