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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 03:22 PM

"Stabbed in the back" theories [View all]

Folk, who think they're winning when they're losing, are dangerous

We've seen them before

During the Great War, much of which was fought in France, the Kaiser told the Germans (until the end) that they were winning

They weren't winning, of course: they were losing, and it would only be a matter of time until their war effort collapsed

But the diehards never believed the Kaiser had lied to them; instead, they came up with elaborate conspiracy theories about how "the Jews" and "the Communists" had "stabbed them in the back"

These idiotic theories were quite resilient and affected German politics for years afterwards

During the Vietnam War, the US government repeatedly told Americans that they were winning the war

America wasn't winning, of course: the generals knew it, and all the insiders knew it, and it would only be a matter of time until the war effort collapsed

But the diehards never could believe their government had lied to them; instead, they came up with elaborate conspiracy theories about how "the liberals" and "the media" had "stabbed them in the back"

And these idiotic theories were also quite resilient and affected US politics for years afterwards

Be ready for a similar narrative among the deluded wahackadoodles who expected Romney to win: they will never believe any of their heroes lied to them -- they will be constructing new "stabbed in the back" theories to explain their loss of the election

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