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  •  Several decades ago (8+ / 0-)

    when I was a kid, they were a reputable, useful organization, as in firearm safety courses, etc.  They morphed into something quite different.  I think a lot of people stayed with them because of what they used to be (think frog in water slowly brought to a boil.)  If they had started as what they now are, they would have been shunned by many of those same people.  Sure, there is always that extreme element that would hop on board with the crazy, but most folks, no.

    You are my brother, my sister.

    by RoCali on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:23:47 PM PST

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    •  They have been showing their true colors (5+ / 0-)
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      for some time now.
      We should be seeing a mass exodus instead people are apparently rushing to join.
      What gives?

      Maya Angelou: "Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest."

      by JoanMar on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:35:04 PM PST

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      •  Wish I knew, truly (6+ / 0-)

        There's a lot of fear out there and people seem to hang on to what is familiar, even after it isn't really familiar any more.  It's rather like any relationship going sour, often past the point of reason, sometimes we stick with it, rationalizing, engaging in magical thinking, denial, loyalty, and hoping to get back to the safe, comfortable happy place.  Often, things get ugly, even dangerous before one wakes up and gets out.  Generally, people do not like change. It unnerves them and they fight tooth and nail to stop it, even if they are already unhappy.  Common phenomena, but still hard to wrap your head around when you see it happening in front of you.  

        You are my brother, my sister.

        by RoCali on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:41:24 PM PST

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    •  Most of my friends & family quit. (4+ / 0-)
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      This Space For Rent.

      by Rogneid on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:44:45 PM PST

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