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Response to Demeter (Reply #16)

Tue May 29, 2012, 02:12 AM

98. Yep.

And I think a large part of the problem with Democrats is because they (not all, some, as evidenced within this thread) truly believe that there is good in everyone and that only if people had enough guidance, enough love, enough education, enough information then they, too, will see the light and become progressive, stop bullying, become reformed characters - whatever.

And then there are those of us who believe that some people are just simply incapable of that kind of growth - their brains are wired differently and you can't fix it. The only way to deal with them is to deal with them within the confines of their own ways of thinking. And in my experience (and I grew up with a bully for a father) standing up to them with their own tools (threats, intimidation, whatever) works every time - and sometimes even gets them to come around to a rational point of view. I don't understand exactly why, but have had the experience several times.

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