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  •  Americans? No. Zealots in America? Not so much. (0+ / 0-)

    We are a people that hate zealots, but we share this country with people who look at the Taliban and take notes.

    •  As long as they take notes and fulminate, I (0+ / 0-)

      have no problem. When they start acting out, I'm right beside you (although I might be armed. Sorry).

      Same, I might add, with the SDS in the 60s. When they started blowing people up, they went from cute to targets.

      •  They Destroy Science (0+ / 0-)

        America's zealots delete books from curricula because they include evolution, Big Bang and other science that threatens their superstitions. They force the EPA to delete science about climate change that threatens their superstitions. They force the CDC to ignore science about gun violence that threatens their superstitions.

        Burning books, stopping research: there's little difference in the effects of spreading ignorance at the insistence of tyrannical religious zealots and the power grabbers who lead them.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:25:48 AM PST

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