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  •  More Tales from the Wingnut Holodeck (3+ / 0-)
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    Aquarius40, ColoTim, CKendall

    What most of us have trouble understanding is that what we call denial, or cognitive dissonance, makes perfect sense to them, because in their minds they are living in a reality that works the way they want it to work. It's like being on the holodeck in Star Trek TNG, only they're there for the duration of their lives & "the way they want the world to work" has been drummed into them for the last 30 years, starting with Reagan & reinforced every day by Limpballs, insHannity & the like.

    Here is how they see a situation like Michael Squeele's at Howard:

    1. In their minds, they are on the side of the angels, and anyone who opposes them is doing Satan's work.
    1. The angels would never ever hurt anyone, or allow anyone to be hurt--anyone, that is, who hasn't enlisted with Old Scratch. Therefore,
    1. Whenever someone brings up a story of misery caused by the current health-care(less) system, there can be only two explanations: Either the speaker is in league with the Devil & therefore is lying, or the person who was made miserable deserved it because s/he was in league with the Devil.

    Case closed, no appeal possible.

    I wish I knew how to pull the plug on that damned Holodeck & reintroduce those folks to the real world...

    May I bow to Necessity not/ To her hirelings (W. S. Merwin)

    by Uncle Cosmo on Wed Sep 02, 2009 at 12:57:28 PM PDT

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