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  •  Maybe we're seeing both the long term effects of (0+ / 0-)

    modern marketing (both commercial and political) and the degradation of giving children a true education that fosters critical thinking and a love of learning.  But also, a sizable portion of the population will always be genetically sympathetic to fear-based appeals: http://www.psychologytoday.com/...

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    •  or, maybe, the world moved too fast (0+ / 0-)

      the 50's were supposed to last forever.  And then tech and cultural changes just kept coming faster and faster -- too fast for conservatives to cope with.  And in their fear, as cornered animals, they will take down whatever and whoever they can.

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