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  •  Self-executing doublethink (16+ / 0-)

    This is one of the most useful ideas I've heard in a while.  If it disagrees with what I think it must be a lie promulgated by my enemies.

    For example, there was a video in a diary a few days back where some teabagger confronted a really obnoxious white supremacist at a rally and accused him of being a liberal plant.  There was no evidence that he was, but the teabagger was quite confident that he had spotted and ousted an imposter.  Why?  Because he believed that teabaggers were not racist; that was a liberal lie.  Here was a racist teabagger, so he must be a liberal liar.  Beautiful.  A hermetically sealed mind, like it's inside a Tupperware bowl.

    I don't belong to an organized political party. I'm a Democrat.

    by docterry on Mon Apr 19, 2010 at 07:04:00 PM PDT

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