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View Diary: Sen. Tom Harkin calls Republican Party a 'cult' (69 comments)

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  •  He's absolutely right (4+ / 0-)

    They are completely detached from reality. They refuse to even consider anything that might contradict their beliefs as "heretical." They operate on a pure faith basis, having a cathechism of beliefs that all members must adhere to:

    The Free Market is the source of all prosperity, and nothing must be done to limit it;
    America owes all its success to the Free Market;
    Educated people are stupid. Uneducated people with "common sense" are wise;
    Any form of united action is socialism and must be crushed;
    America was founded as a Christian nation;
    The wealthiest people in America got all their wealth because they worked for it and earned it;
    The idea of man-made climate change is a scam;
    Liberals are traitors to America.

    We can all add more tenets, but we understand.  All these beliefs are held as self-apparent, and not to need evidence to prove them. Anyone who disbelieves them is a traitor.

    What worries me most is that they will try to kill all of us instead of ending in mass "suicide," as so many cults do.

    They say "cut back" - we say "fight back"!

    by Louise on Wed Jul 20, 2011 at 01:36:31 PM PDT

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