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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-13-06 03:41 AM
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20. Keep them
Under watch and restrain them,Treat them like unruly children and do not let them get away with ANYTHING that expresses any form of the game the social domination they crave to do.And if you don't want to spend all day correcting and chastising punishing and babysitting authoritarians..what is the alternative? Disobedience..To authoritarians,protecting each other from authoritarians,not being a perpetrator an enabler or a bystander!!

Human beings are not natural killers; very, very few ever learn to enjoy murder or torture. Human beings, however, are sufficiently docile that many can eventually be taught to kill, to support killing, or to consent to killing on the command of an alpha male, entirely dissociating themselves from responsibility for the act. Our original sin is not murderousness it is obedience.

And this brings us to the final reason for the prevalence of the myth of man the killer; that it encourages obedience and legitimizes social control of the individual. The man who fears Hobbes's "warre", who sees every one of his neighbors as a potential murderer, will surrender nearly anything to be protected from them. He will call for a strong hand from above; he will become a willing instrument in the oppression of his fellows. He may even allow himself to be turned into a killer in fact. Society will be atomized into millions of fearful fragments, each reacting to the fear of fantasied individual violence by sponsoring the political conditions for real collective violence on a large scale.

Even when the fear of violence is less acute, the myth of man the killer well serves power elites of all kinds.
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  -AUTHORITARIAN PERSONALITY alyce douglas  Jul-12-06 09:37 AM   #0 
  - I had to bring this thread forward  alyce douglas   Jul-12-06 10:19 AM   #1 
  - Profile the bastards. - n/t  porphyrian   Jul-12-06 10:24 AM   #2 
  - SHUT UP!!!  Swamp Rat   Jul-12-06 10:26 AM   #3 
  - I am bringing this topic forward  alyce douglas   Jul-12-06 10:54 AM   #4 
  - also, radical reactionaries...n/t  annabanana   Jul-12-06 10:56 AM   #5 
  - It needs only one more vote for the greatest page.  Cleita   Jul-12-06 10:58 AM   #6 
  - "Use religion to erase guilt over their acts,,,"  rucky   Jul-12-06 11:04 AM   #7 
  - I'm happy to see this being discussed. Finally.  Gregorian   Jul-12-06 11:22 AM   #8 
  - k&r  me b zola   Jul-12-06 11:23 AM   # 
  - Bad electrons!  Gregorian   Jul-12-06 11:23 AM   #9 
  - John Dean on Keith Olbermann  DemReadingDU   Jul-12-06 11:33 AM   #10 
  - Where are the psychologist who can give us the cure?  lyonn   Jul-12-06 12:09 PM   #11 
  - I am wondering the same thing  alyce douglas   Jul-12-06 12:27 PM   #12 
  - There is no cure, only awareness.  sparosnare   Jul-12-06 01:02 PM   #14 
  - I had to add this also  alyce douglas   Jul-12-06 12:57 PM   #13 
  - Keep them  undergroundpanther   Jul-13-06 03:41 AM   #20 
  - Amen to this attitude of such morans (sic),  raccoon   Jul-12-06 01:14 PM   #15 
  - to those who didn't see this thread today  alyce douglas   Jul-12-06 10:22 PM   #16 
  - Isn't this pretty much an SJ?  Marie26   Jul-12-06 10:27 PM   #17 
  - Randi Rhodes spent hours on this yesterday, as well as discussing  liberalla   Jul-12-06 11:36 PM   #18 
  - I wish there was a cure for this disorder  undergroundpanther   Jul-13-06 03:31 AM   #19 
  - DUers were saying this for years  sandnsea   Jul-13-06 05:24 AM   #21 

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