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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:53 AM
Johnny2X2X (742 posts)
20. Mine too
My mother worked in a small pharmacy the last 25 years before she retired. Her boss was a total conservative creep who played Rush Limbaugh loudly in the store for years. My mother, the sweetest, most honest person I've ever met was eventually hardened by the propaganda she heard. One issue that really got her going was school lunch programs, she was adamant that the local school system not feed hungry children. This was such a 180 degree turn from the person she really is, growing up, not all the kids in the neighborhood had a lot to eat, our house was a place where all of my friends were welcome for dinner and my mother always made sure everyone was fed in the neighborhood. After years of Rush and FOX, here she was saying that these children can go hungry and she's sick of taking care of other people.
It's really a systematic brain washing that works on people year after year. It's tough to reason with someone who's been brainwashed. The Right Wing media machine is a brainwashing tool and it's very powerful and thorough. It has the built in fail safe that should its subjects be exposed to more reality based news they are already conditioned to think that all media that is not part of the narrow far Right Wing news is Liberally biased and can be dismissed and ridiculed.
I don't know what to tell you, it's like a cult, and they lose very few of their cult members. It divides the country by fostering a whole segment of society whose views are not based on reality. Honestly I know some very intelligent conservatives who don't watch FOX News because they know it's garbage, but those are few and far between. Good luck.
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