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  •  Thank you for this post. (15+ / 0-)

    This is a fascinating subject for me.  All that you've said has the ring of truth to it.  I've seen these traits in the people I know who are right-wing.  And you can be analytically strong and right-wing at the same time, but you need to be able to ignore facts when they conflict with your core beliefs.  It's like going through life with blinders on, for a "higher purpose", such as a selfish pursuit for more for oneself, no matter what (and then saying to yourself that "God wills it"...whew!)

    ;-)

    -4.75, -5.33 Cheney 10/05/04: "I have not suggested there is a connection between Iraq and 9/11."

    by sunbro on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 07:14:00 PM PDT

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    •  I forgot about the winger churches (18+ / 0-)

      Mixing religion in it makes it all the more intense as it adds 'self-righteousness', I think.

      #occupywallstreet: Although I know the rhythm you'd prefer me dancing to, I'll turn my revolt into style.

      by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 07:25:35 PM PDT

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      •  "Winger" churches? - See my comment below. (1+ / 0-)
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        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 07:40:23 PM PDT

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        •  winger apologist? (2+ / 0-)
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          you do realize that teabaggers and repubs deny climate change?  and that we are on track to taking out 8 out 9 billion humans as a result by end of the century, possibly by mid century?  and yet you apparently protect these barbaric brainwashed thugs?  i'm probably missing something...... i do see you quoted the bible in the one diary of yours i read to see if you have drinken the teabagger koolaid....

          i also use the bible to discredit the teabagger machine.  i particularly like when st. stephen cites isaiah in acts, telling the teabaggers of jesus' time that god can't be contained in their churches.  so they kill him.

          Stop Prohibition, Start Harm Reduction

          by gnostradamus on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 05:02:32 AM PDT

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          •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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            i'm probably missing something.....
            Massively.
            winger apologist?
            No.
            you do realize that teabaggers and repubs deny climate change?  and that we are on track to taking out 8 out 9 billion humans as a result by end of the century, possibly by mid century?
            Yes.

             

            and yet you apparently protect these barbaric brainwashed thugs?  
            Not by any stretch of the imagination.

            Sometimes, if one is in the pool, one doesn't know that it is raining. The vast majority of US citizens self-identify as what - something that is an ideology and is not evidence based?  Sheesh.

            That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

            by enhydra lutris on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 07:02:32 AM PDT

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      •  Winger churches are essentially businesses. (2+ / 0-)
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        Like Romish Catholicism.

        Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

        by dadadata on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 03:49:25 AM PDT

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      •  Dunno if it adds (2+ / 0-)
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        wilderness voice, Lonely Texan

        self-righteousness so much as it channels it into its most obvious religious form.  IME, all conservatives, delusional or not, religious or not, are self-righteous.  It can be focused ont their intelligence, or hard work, or "common sense," or "success," or moral superiority, or patriotism, or any number of things, but I've never yet had a lengthy conversation with a conservative that didn't eventually lead to why their inherent qualities or priorities should be rewarded while others' deficiencies should be punished or at least marginalized.  Libertarians are generally the same way, although they tend to be more openly snotty and somewhat ironic in their demeanor... the real common trait of both groups tends to be excessive self-regard (occasionally leavened with false humility of the 'I may not be rich/important, BUT' variety).

        "Conservative principles" are marketing props used by the Conservative Movement to achieve political power, not actual beliefs. -Glenn Greenwald

        by latts on Sat Apr 28, 2012 at 08:20:56 AM PDT

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