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    To be a Republican, you're either an ignorant bigot or ignorant of their bigoted views and policies.
     

    My take is that virtually no Republican is actually "ignorant" of these bigoted views, but many higher income Republicans 'ignore' these views purposely because they want to maximize their income by affiliating with the party that will add to their already existing income advantages through lower taxes. In other words, greed trumps, as it usually does, any understanding or empathy towards ending racism.

    I say this fairly often, but there is a reason that the Church, so many centuries ago, included 'greed' as one of the Seven Deadly Sins.  

    As defined, "greed" includes the lust for power; this certainly illustrates the mendacious lengths that many conservatives will go to in order to win elections.

    Put it all together and, despite their usual bravado, such folks are tremendously insecure about their place in the world. If they had confidence in themselves and their world views, they would reject racism and its mechanism of having to have someone to look down on in order to boost their own flaccid self-esteem. IMO, anyway.

    Can one expect the legacy of traitors to include any grace in ultimate behavior?

    ...meet them halfway with love, peace and persuasion, and expect them to rise for the occasion ~ Van Morrison

    by paz3 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 10:01:18 AM PDT

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