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View Diary: It's Time to Describe ALEC as a "Conspiracy" and a "National Shadow Government" (98 comments)

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  •  The point is, there are always scapegoats (4+ / 0-)

    Even if they have to be manufactured. Authoritarians define themselves and maintain group identity by having officially designated enemies.

    Mind you, the critical difference is that scapegoats are targeted to substitute for and distract away from the real causes of misfortune. The Koch brothers are perfectly happy to fund astroturf groups which go after whatever scapegoats are most convenient for their goals.

    If you look at Wisconsin, the state employee unions and teachers are among those being targeted - very effectively too, judging by the legislative results and at the voting booths to date.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 04:58:49 PM PDT

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