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  •  Agreed. When people sincerely express outrage (7+ / 0-)

    the result is that it calms and cools into thoughtful conversations and meaningful ideas.  But when they're just being trolls, the outrage feeds on itself and they start making more and more hysterical, melodramatic, and unhinged claims until their only basis for saying something is doubling down on something else they said before.  I've seen the spiral at work, and it's fucking despicable, and far more a glimpse into the totalitarian mind than anything I've seen from this administration.  You listen to these people shriek and make shit up and suddenly understand in sickening starkness how historical phenomena like witch burnings occurred.

    Nothing makes a Republican angrier than a smile on a poor child's face.

    by Troubadour on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 05:47:59 AM PDT

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    •  A lot of it is (4+ / 0-)

      attributable to pseudonymity, I think, and a lot is attributable to general frustration with the direction the country has taken since Reagan.

      But change will come slowly. Unless a whole lot more people are suffering a whole lot more than they are now, the  revolution ain't coming anytime soon.

      So in the meantime, we nibble at the margins and try to head in the right direction.

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them...well, I have others." --Groucho Marx

      by Dragon5616 on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:08:06 AM PDT

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