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  •  Undoubtedly true for many (5+ / 0-)

    but most? Unlikely. The vast majority of folks who parrot this nonsense aren't even close to being one percenters, nor will they ever be. The effectiveness of the "free market" spiel lies in it's bogus identification with "middle class" interests.

    Underestimating the appeal of this scam ideology is, in part, what has brought us to our current state of affairs. An error in judgement that has ominous historical precedents.

    Nothing human is alien to me.

    by WB Reeves on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:38:55 AM PDT

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    •  Perhaps I live a "charmed" life (0+ / 0-)

      But most of the people I know or have met who claim to believe in RW ideology and "values" are transparently opportunistic and just using them for cover.

      I guess we're talking about two different kinds of people. I'm talking about relatively successful and affluent people whose true values revolve around money and self-advancement. I don't doubt that the rank and file are more sincere in their belief in these things. They're morons.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 08:55:46 PM PDT

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