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Thu Nov 7, 2013, 01:25 PM

30. "perceived to be their natural or god-given rights"

i think this is key:
"...the NRA and Tea Party stalwarts of the Bible Belt, the men's rights activists of cyberspace and the high school spree shooters of parental nightmares. The common feature, he argues, is their shared belief that certain degrees of status, privilege and social advantage, perceived to be their natural or god-given rights, have been snatched away by sudden social change."

its the perception of their "rightful" place in society that drives angry white men, and the perception that some undeserving other has taken their rightful place. poor and working class white people can have this perception, even though they may not benefit from having those beliefs. and yeah: suck it up and deal with.

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