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  •  Aspirations kinda low, eh? (6+ / 0-)

    /s

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    by ROGNM on Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 06:40:33 AM PST

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    •  It's like watching a car crash. (7+ / 0-)

      I don't want to visit Free Republic or Powerline... or Little Green Footballs... but I can't help myself.  I need to understand the psychology behind there people.

      •  Exactly. (3+ / 0-)

        How else are we going to change our educational system?

        [/not really snark, but maybe just a little bit]

      •  Get Help Before It's Too Late (2+ / 0-)
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        HairyTrueMan, means are the ends

        You are in serious danger of loosing your mind.

        "It's the planet, stupid."

        by FishOutofWater on Thu Dec 14, 2006 at 07:30:45 AM PST

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      •  Understanding the psychology is easy (2+ / 0-)

        Basically, they know what they believe, never mind the facts.  And what they believe is that pretty much anyone who is now one of them is (1) a traitor (2), a threat to Western civilization, or (3) both.  Then there are the ancillary beliefs:
        a.  Liberals are somehow the same as Islamic terrorists.  You know, they both hate America.
        b.  Islam is a corrupt, debased belief system, and those who follow it are (1) evil, (2)ignorant, or (3) both.    
        c.  The problems the U.S. is encountering in Iraq are a result of (1) lack of support from the public, (2) distortions by the MSM, (3) failure to mount sufficiently hard-hitting military actions (a result of the namby-pamby policies governing those actions), or (4) all three.

        Watching the manifestation of this psychology in words is fascinating.  A lot of what's posted there is truly jaw-dropping in terms of the level of hatred for Muslims, Democrats, liberals, John McCain (a RINO), and, again, anyone who is not them.

        Further, there's no effort to engage in the political process.  The only effort to influence political outcomes in the US that is ever mentioned is sending emails to punish people who disagree w/ them and, occasionally, to praise people who agree w/ them.  I don't think I've ever seen a post that refers to participation in a GOTV effort or any other kinds of grass-roots politicking.  Of course, if they were to do that, their views would be exposed, and they'd have to answer for what they've said.

        It's hard to know whether having them win is better or worse.  If they win, a lot of new people will visit the site.  Some of them will want to join, but I'd guess that many more will be both shocked (because it's hard to believe people say such things) and utterly disgusted.

        On the whole, though, I'd say it's better to win, so vote today, tomorrow, and Friday.

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