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  •  Is this anything new? (1+ / 0-)
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    Back at the turn of the '80s, you could inuit that that Moral Majority wasn't so moral.

    Although, it was sometimes hard to explain until the later '80s when some of the TV preachers started to get busted.

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Wed May 08, 2013 at 08:30:00 AM PDT

    •  Well, Cognitive dissonance theory in social (2+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, Stude Dude

      psychology has been around since the late 50s.

      I first bumped into it as a first year college student in my Psych 101 survey in 1978. Have been fascinated by it ever since.

      Hypocrisy is probably the world's second oldest profession so, yeah, it's nothing new.

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