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    ... ideology, whether its conservative or any other, but rather to a large extent absorb "pre-determined" ideas and concepts from external influences, including family, society in general and the media.  The ideas that conservatives want to hear are in fact ideas that they have first absorbed from someone else.  Clever propagandists and advertisers have long understood how to exploit vulnerabilities in human psychology in order to persuade and convince people of things that are demonstrably false.  Never underestimate the power of propaganda to move people to do things against their own self-interest, particularly if those people already have an inherent bias against education, science and critical thinking, which would describe many who make up the right-wing base.

    These Republican gluttons of priviledge are cold men ... They want a return of the Wall Street economic dictatorship -- Harry Truman

    by Laborguy on Fri Nov 09, 2012 at 12:09:25 PM PST

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