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  •  Don't think you're reading too much (29+ / 0-)

    into it. The Teahadists in states like North Carolina and elsewhere are engaged in a two pronged attack on women's rights and voting rights.

    And that leaves out the union bashing, etc, that is going on.

    It's probably more accurate to say there's a multi-pronged attack occurring, but without doing everything to fight back against voter suppression we can't do anything about the rest.

    "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

    by Onomastic on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 03:54:48 AM PDT

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    •  We were becoming such a nice state too... (1+ / 0-)
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      NC. RIP.

      "Nach dem Spiel ist vor dem Spiel." -Sepp Herberger

      by surfbird007 on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 02:07:26 PM PDT

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      •  And you will be again. (1+ / 0-)
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        Giving up is what the Teahadist want us to do. Don't give them what they want.

        We all have to fight back with everything we have for as long as it takes.

        We can do this. We will do this.

        "Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism." Hubert H. Humphrey

        by Onomastic on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 02:25:43 PM PDT

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    •  The power and control they are seeking is from (4+ / 0-)
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      acting out because they can't control their own confusing and uncomfortable feelings.

      It seems counterintuitive, but people have to be taught to identify and deal with emotions. We all have innate emotional responses, but without help we don't learn to differentiate between them or to have perspective and deal with them appropriately and productively. Children, for instance, initially have a great deal of difficulty telling the difference between anger and hate. 'I hate you!, is, in actuality,"I'm angry and I don't like what you did or how it makes me feel.', but that takes practice and some direction to learn to sort out.

      If we are not helped and taught how to identify and deal with emotions, we just know that we feel something uncomfortable and we impulsively act to escape that discomfort. To get as far away from it as possible. In my observations, authoritarians are almost completely blind to their own feelings, they deflect, transfer and project them onto others and then chase them down and try to eliminate them. But they have to achieve distance first, they can't accept those feelings as part of themselves, so they move them onto someone or something else to displace the threat they feel as far as possible. It's also part of how they dehumanise their opponents. The things and people they fight against aren't real, they are only projections of their own shadows. That's why logic doesn't work on them.

      Information is abundant, wisdom is scarce. ~The Druid.
      ~Ideals aren't goals, they're navigation aids.~

      by FarWestGirl on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 02:56:09 PM PDT

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      •  what can we do then? (1+ / 0-)
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        The right wars against science, education, and intellect. Ignorance is celebrated.  They seem to suffer no embarrassment about their hypocrisy.  How do we go about holding mass desensitization sessions with these teapersons who are so emotionally immature?  

        Like George Harrison said "I look at you all, see the love there that's sleeping," but no solution is offered.

        "The will must be stronger than the skill." M. Ali

        by awhitestl on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 10:53:09 PM PDT

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