They are among the most despicable people imaginable, yet their brain-dead followers just don't get it. Or perhaps it's that they are all so filled with hatred that they have lost the ability to reason.
4. when properly stoked, people have an amazing capacity to latch on to a favorite hate
it lets them blame all problems on those rotten blankety-blanks.
it even lets them ignore all the hate that's coming back at them, because that, too, is the fault of those rotten blankety-blanks.
i think the reason it's so compelling for so many people is that it's one of those irrational beliefs that gives you comfort because it "explains" everything. once you get sucked into that, it's very scary to let go because your world and all the bad things in it then defy easy explanation.
"i think the reason it's so compelling for so many people is that it's one of those irrational beliefs that gives you comfort because it "explains" everything. once you get sucked into that, it's very scary to let go because your world and all the bad things in it then defy easy explanation."
Yeah. Hard to get someone like this to move out of their own 'comfort zone'. Makes perfect sense and describes why it is so hard to try and penetrate these people with reason. Hard nut to crack! Challenging their own belief systems.
3. Fear (the close cousin of hate) of foreigners - workers and immigrants; fear of gays;
fear of multiculturalism and multilingualism (can't "take our country back' from "them" if we accept those); fear of openness (walls around the country, around the suburbs, around the poor no matter where they are).
Last night, out of sheer curiosity, I ventured over to the Free Republic website just for the heck of it. I think my head and heart are still hurting!!! Ignorance and overall hatred does not begin to describe it!
Grant it, sometimes the snark here can tend to get pretty heavy at times, but by and large, knowledge can be had most times by many posters, be it by offering a different perspective, links to charts or videos or what have you.
But I tell ya - it is quite the cesspool over there. Not much intellectual discussion that I found AT ALL. Mostly just hatred piled upon hatred and that's pretty much the extent of it.
About the Occupy movement and the current adverse weather conditions in some areas, one poster even alluded to actually using one of the protestors (gosh...I am having a hard time even repeating this..) to use one of the bodies as kindling fuel - and that would keep the fire going for another half-hour.
I didn't really think that evil really existed until last night - but it almost embarrasses me as a human being to witness such pure, unadulterated hatred.
Which, in the end, I think speaks directly more about themselves than any thing else, only they don't have the courage to peel back the layers and realize that their sense of hatred is really more about a reflection of themselves and their own demons that they don't want to own and/or deal with because its much easier just to project all their mess onto someone else and find others willingly available to not only agree, but even justify those skewed means in a truly warped out sense of "logic".
the PCCC. Sure, I'm not holding my breath for miracles...just little inroads at a time. I honestly don't know what it takes to 'move' people like this? I can only hope that some kind of positive transformation in their lives happens upon them. I feel if only they can get/tap into the root/source of their fear and have something or someone reassure them on some level that everything will be OK - that someone would go up to them and sincerely ask..."just who in your life treated you so badly as to fill your heart with so much hatred?" That there just might be the slightest possibility in a change in heart ~
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