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  •  PJI is 'inherently intimidating and harassing' (12+ / 0-)

    if they want to stop bullying, they should stop what they're doing, grifting $ from LIV Coloradans

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

    by annieli on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:10:29 PM PDT

    •  We're apparently the perfect target... (7+ / 0-)

      ...for people who never grew out of their bullying.  The fact that so many of them were drawn to so-called religious groups is puzzling.

      •  having know LGBT folks who wanted some (3+ / 0-)
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        institutional / moral anchor including in one case fundamentalist protestantism sans conversion, it is all about the social hierarchy of Otherness that seems to start in the earliest of social settings

        Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

        by annieli on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:35:22 PM PDT

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      •  That is the inherent basis and fundamental (3+ / 0-)
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        role of a ton of religious groups. The sect or whatever wants power and control over the suckers members and relies upon setting them up against the world and setting them off against the world. They alone are righteous, chosen, elite, elected and selected, bound for glory and all of that. All the others are evil, lowdown, sinful and immoral; bound for eternal punishment and agony, while the chosen sit on high and gloat.

        In fostering this othering the leaders target the easiest targets first, those that are discernably different. They then spew hate about them, emphasizing their otherness and its inherent evilness. That is their livelihood, and they excel at it.

        Those needing an outlet for hate and or hthe need to bully and demean and scorn find out about these groups via the grapevine, if they weren't born into one of them, and go there.

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 04:59:41 PM PDT

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        •  having seen them prey on (2+ / 0-)
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          weakly constructed senses of self in the guise of esteem-building whether wealth or fame for converts is the saddest experience and worse when there are even more extreme versions like WBC to make them seem "moderate" by comparison

          Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013

          by annieli on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 05:02:46 PM PDT

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      •  during GWB's tenure, bullying came back into (4+ / 0-)
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        style as did a swaggering, pseudo-cowboy style of personal relations in an attempt to out "John Wayne" Ronald Reagan
        LGBT folks, Muslims, women and other groups became fair game for overt naked hatred by certain small groups who have always been around but who were energized by Obama's election.

        These people are afraid of change, frequently are founts of misinformation, and also yearn for a Golden Era which never existed except in a few winger propaganda mills

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