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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-27-07 06:45 PM
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68. Respectfully, it isn't the religions fundies...
The chief passion behind the dominance of the Far Right is an enduring hatred for the counter culture of the 60s. While the religious right has supported this prohibition, the "original hatred" stems from the highly extremist social philosophy of far-rights like Krauthammer, Bennett, etc. who see moral decay spewing forth from liberals, but these guys are not particularly religious. They just know who to bring on board.

And of course the icon of the 60s is a pot leaf.

Study enough of the rhetoric and ideology of the Far Right and you will see that the reason for the WOD is social control (and not the stale, dumb argument used by many: "it's the money"). The price of pot has remained as rigid as pork belly futures, and the prices of heroin and cocaine have fallen to less than half of what they were some 20 years ago. But, hey, smirking economic determinists have never understood the Far Right. The emphasis of the WOD, at any rate, has always been on pot because of the iconic image and hateful stereotypes the Right has successfully attached to the counter culture. There are temporal exceptions, most notably the scare over "crack," but the counter culture the Right despises is a bigger outlook than standard "containment" of minorities in certain geographic sites. The result has been a raft of laws which curtail "search & seizure," "due process," "habeus corpus," and other protections of the Constitution. From here, you get the Patriot Acts. The Far Right alway plans way in advance and that beats any argument about money or religion.
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