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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:36 PM

Do Republicans hate people?

I seriously think republicans hate anyone who isn't a Republican. I mean there are some "decent" republicans but The reason i say this is because i was listening to a talk radio show and the things he were saying just disgusted me. He was basically saying people don't have the right to eat healthy don't have the right to a working wage don't have the right to basically freaking live!!!! How can these people call themselves Christians? I thought in the bible it says honor thy neighbor?

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Response to JHogan (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:48 PM

1. They are frightened and oppressed. Oppressed by lack of quality information and low personal

skill sets that make them feel at a disadvantage around anyone who challenges what they know/don't know and what they can do/can't do (or THINK they can't do).

It's all pretty average stuff in an unusually high-pressure context right now, which makes it proportionately more dangerous.

Authentic hate has no basis in fact and, no matter how mistakenly justified, no "reason". It's ir-rational as opposed to being just mistaken in its assumptions. In short, it's crazy, Rush Limbaugh is a good example; he has NO justification for his HATE. The common man THINKS he has justification. What s/he experiences is driven by FEAR and that's what makes them un-aware of their own mistakes in what they think are their reasons for what we perceive as hate.

Don't get me wrong; I'm not saying that any of this is any less POISONOUS, just that it doesn't come from the same place that authentic HATE comes from. Hitler is another good example of what I'm talking about when it comes to authentic Hate, which has no basis in fear or ignorance or disadvantage of any kind.

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Response to patrice (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:03 PM

3. This is a very eloquently written explanation of why political beliefs are what they are...

...especially relevant in poor parts of the South. People are fearful and lack access to basic education. In some cases, there is a long and ugly history of betrayal by local governments and even unions that causes people to look to individualistic solutions to their problems today. If you don't acknowledge that history and figure out a way to address it (as well as the overwhelming propaganda, and the cycle of non-investment in education), then you will never change the political culture that dominates this region.

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Response to antigone382 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 03:06 PM

4. I'm old. I know a lot of people. Big family, out of Arkansas & Oklahoma. Covers the full spectrum. &

Thank you for understanding what I'm trying to say!

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Response to JHogan (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 02:55 PM

2. Different parts of the Repig party have different, though related, agendas.

The plutocracy hates the idea of anyone who is not them having so much as a single dollar. Their philosophy, reduced to a LOLCat, is "All your money belong to uz!!!" Their goal is something like the antebellum south shorn of its responsibility to keep the slaves healthy enough to work.

The racist/bagger crowd hates all non-white, non-straight, non-christianist people. They hate poor people too, but mainly on general principles of old fashioned fear and bigotry.

The religulously insane hate their own humanity. It drives them to madness to know, as they do, deep down, that as David Byrne once observed, we are all just monkeys deep down inside. Like the bagger gang, they also hate all non-white, non-straight, non-christianist people, but in their case it is based on their twisted, psychotic belief system, which is more meta in nature than the simple baying racism and resentment of the baggers.

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