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  •  There is no logical reason (0+ / 0-)
    why exclusivity on the basis of superficial personal characteristics should be linked to such superficial characteristics.  Rather, exclusivity is the partner of inclusive impulses, relying on keeping some people at a distance as a rationale for making being included a positive and desirable experience.  
    The object of segregation is to render participation in one population more desirable than participation in another.  Satisfying the almost universal impulse to be wanted and valued is a cheap way to get control over another person.  
    While being irrationally excluded is painful to the victims, that's not the primary objective of the segregationist.  His objective is to control a subservient population which modifies its natural impulse to be gregarious at his behest.
    Some people will do almost anything to be part of a desirable group.

    How do you tell a predator from a protector? The predator will eat you sooner rather than later.

    by hannah on Thu Feb 18, 2010 at 02:57:07 AM PST

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