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  •  They're the victims (11+ / 0-)

    RW'ers always think that they're this underdog minority, beset by a powerful liberal media juggernaut.  It goes back (at least) to Nixon's paranoid idea that he had a silent majority that was being thwarted by the liberals and media.

    It allows them to wrap themselves in the flag and claim that they're true patriots, they're defending their country and the American way of life by any means necessary.  Their thinking is full of right/wrong dichotomies, black/white with no gray allowed.  Then, add in the guns and the authoritarianism and you have trouble.

    Not surprising that domestic terrorists tend to be RW'ers, as opposed to dissatisfied liberals.  We just piss and moan. :)

    "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

    by gsbadj on Thu Aug 06, 2009 at 05:53:18 AM PDT

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