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  •  tribalism (3+ / 0-)
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    weezilgirl, Ditch Mitch KY, a2nite

    The blue tribe is their extended family. When the testosterone rises, grunting and chest thumping ensues; when the other tribe does not flee, things can get lethal.

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    by mollyd on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 08:51:51 AM PDT

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    •  I disagree. Not tribalism, (0+ / 0-)

      but "squad loyalty."  The many warring subgroups of reactionaries are each protecting their particular rearrangement of prejudices.

      Each has an agenda, and often its members butt up against a want from the other group.  There is more loyalty to their subgroup than the party generally.

      This is why I do not think the conservatives are themselves convinced of the superiority of conservative values [Burkean?], but of self interest alone.  They know this and deny it.

      I aim to live in agreement with Benjamin Franklin's admonition to "Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty."

      by delonix on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 09:57:38 AM PDT

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