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  •  They bank on us feeling hopeless. (12+ / 0-)

    There is a new consciousness rising among them.  It's the NEED TO BE RIGHT.  Not the desire, the need.  Being wrong feels like a death to them, so they will buy anything from anybody that props up their own belief system.

    The simply cannot and will not tolerate the feeling of being wrong, so they will do ANYTHING...even lie to themselves...to feel RIGHT.

    The term "Righties" has never been more appropriate.

    •  That's not real new (2+ / 0-)
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      it's just a good conclusion to come to after we examine other more obvious possibilities. Because you're absolutely right. I've got a sister-in-law like that. HAS TO be right or she's a failure. She's also a huge drama queen--I'm still unsure if that's related behavior or not...

      This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

      by lunachickie on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 12:15:45 PM PST

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    •  cognitive dissonance is painful for them (3+ / 0-)

      excruciatingly so. to use a few big words. LOL

      most of the research you read on their brains, such as Lakoff, will mention this.

      but I'd never seen it so pronounced as the guy who would not even answer the question, yet kept coming back to tell me to fuck off over and over. it became a test of wills to not leave and give up.

      then the guy popped in at the very end to be nice and helpful.
      then just went stupid when confronted with my answer.
      It clearly just could not would not computer.

      both aspects of it combined to make it the strangest thing I'd ever experienced online and I've been to Free Republic (10 years ago once, never went back) and Daily Caller (a week or 2 ago, never went back either)

      no man is completely worthless, he can always be used as a bad example.

      by srfRantz on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 12:51:51 PM PST

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        Patango

        I have seen it many many times... but then again I have a hard core right wing brother.  We actually get along for the most part except when it comes to certain political or social issues... his big issue is abortion not that he is all that great with kids he just has some kind of hatred of women.

        "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

        by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 03:53:40 PM PST

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        •  Anti-choicers don't give a rat's ass about kids - (2+ / 0-)
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          mamamedusa, travelerxxx

          It's ALL about controlling women's sexuality and punishing them for having sex. You're not telling us anything surprising about your brother.

          Anti-choice groups give misogynists the sanction to terrorize women and girls (screaming at them outside clinics, following them home, posting their personal data online, outing them at work) - and pat themselves on the back for Being A Gewd KKKhristian for doing it. And what a great way to get even with all those stuck-up bitches who wouldn't date them in high school for being "creepy"!

          Thank God, the Bob Fosse Kid is here! - Colin Mochrie

          by gardnerhill on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 05:26:30 PM PST

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          •  He doesn't care about anyone but himself (0+ / 0-)

             Anti-choicers are like most RWNJ's- selfish a-holes who think their opinions and background is the only one that's relevant to an issue. It's a real-life version of Trent Reznor's line of "There is no you, there is only me."

               The need for certainty and authority from these types show what a bunch of weak-minded trash they are. I have no respect for them, because they don't respect anyone other than their little clique. It's very high-school like.

            •  Well they also don't seem to appreciate truth (0+ / 0-)

              in labeling, we're pro-choice, not pro-abortion. We're not mandating people abort fetuses, we mandate the option be available without "morality" based restrictions (I've been pro-choice as long as I can remember, a moral choice that was only reinforced by the fact my mother had to abort one of my sisters due to the fetus becoming adhered to the stomach lining with nil chance of survival [it was not a fun discussion as you can imagine regarding why she made the choice to abort, but it reinforced in my mind the necessity of it being available as a choice]). Part of their anti-choice doctrine is due to Onan and the "be fruitful and multiply" of the bible, but largely it's just because they're like you say selfish.
              There's a school of thought that claims humans are born as moral creatures, having the benefit of raising kids and developing my own moral code over the 31 years I've been alive I can honestly call BS, morality is something we learn from others and develop further on our own, and everyone deserves the right to develop their own beliefs and live as they please on the sole proviso it doesn't cause harm to another. Their beliefs are frequently leading to harm of others in my opinion given they're restricting access to what can be vital services.

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      srfRantz, peptabysmal

      You are absolutely correct.  The process of changing deeply held beliefs actually involves emotional pain and distress, therefore there is a strong built-in rejection of contradictory information to avoid pain.  Otherwise entire belief systems unravel before ones' eyes.... someone else knew about all this too:

      "As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid."

      Mein Kampf 1925 author adolf hitler

      "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

      by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Thu Dec 26, 2013 at 03:49:08 PM PST

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