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  •  When you either have - (12+ / 0-)

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     A.  Everything "going right" for you, but you have some kind of diagnosable mental health issues (e.g., narcissistic personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, sociopathy...) then you're going to lash out at somebody, something, most any thing but yourself.  You're likely not going to critically self-reflect, but, rather, create demons, gin-up an "Other" at which you you can be pissed-off and focus your anger upon.

    . . . or,

     B.  Everything's "going wrong" for you (job, debt, the general stressers in life) and you're just a rather simple-minded person (and I don't mean like Zen Master "Simple", I mean like my former father-in-law simple), then, by damn, it's always somebody else's fault:  the blacks, the liberals, the foreigners, the gays, etc.  

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     Now we've got a couple of political parties, as well as an amorphous, formless, but organic "Libertarian" thing in our society.  One Party (Blue Dog exceptions notwithstanding) seeks to get to the heart of our nation's challenges and work through them, the other Party -- along with their "Libertarian" allies -- seeks to use and exploit the sad, twisted and even dangerous proclivities of those who fit generally in either Catagory A or B above.  

     And mind you:  there's billions upon billions of dollars to be made in keeping either A- or B-people (noting that there's often no bright line separating the two) all stirred-up and frothing at the mouth.  Murdoch, Ailes and all the Hate Radio people know this.

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    "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing-glove." -- P.G. Wodehouse (via Bertie Wooster)

    by BenGoshi on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 08:17:56 AM PDT

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