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  •  More thoughts about the Holocaust.... (0+ / 0-)

    Dr. Robert Jay Lifton on the psychology:

    Rome and the Byzantine Empire were more  cosmopolitan and 'civilized' than Europe was, but Europe rose to power perhaps too quickly.....before mentally and emotionally adjusting to dealing with a wider world, before overcoming provincialism.

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    by LNK on Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 04:31:10 PM PDT

    •  Massive wholesale slaughter and genocide (3+ / 0-)
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      is a tad bit more than 'provincialism'.

      'Provincialism' reminds me of a sense of pride in one's local dialect and food preferences.

      It seems a bit tame of a word to describe the sustained, heinous and well coordinated vicious attacks made by authorities within various branches of The Church upon Jews, Muslims, Wiccans, holders of aboriginal natural beliefs and of course, atheists.

      •  Provincialism's mindset easily leads to (0+ / 0-)

        violence against perceived outsiders, though.

        Provincialism is more than pride in local district. It's a definite closed-minded position. "My country right or wrong"........and wrong is just fine with them.

        Provincialism is also ignorance, gullibility, being behind the times and proud of it.  Hostility to anything new, even if it is better.

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        by LNK on Tue Sep 29, 2009 at 11:47:57 PM PDT

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