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  •  this crystalizes much of what i've been thinking (7+ / 0-)

    about recently (and, naturally, since it reinforces my own thoughts...).  All of the people i work with are very bright and most are likely brighter than i.  However, most have also fallen for the right wing propaganda as has almost my entire family, another group of (all modesty aside) mostly bright individuals.  

    Sometime in the mid-90's i noticed there's people that just can't be won over by demonstrable facts, proven interpretation and rational argument (i.e. science) and most of my family and the majority of my co-workers fall into this category.  Living through the run-up to the Iraq war crime really made me start wondering both what the underlying cause of such attitudes and how to break through.

    Good diary.  Its obvious facts and demonstrable evidence aren't enough to counter the right's propaganda.  The underlying appeal also needs identifying and addressing and may be the more important.

    to republicans rape is "God's will" but homosexuality is somehow a "choice". republican yahweh is a dick.

    by bnasley on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 09:34:55 AM PST

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