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DrBB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-04-03 04:38 PM
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3. He concisely enunciates the key to interpreting the right wing
Edited on Thu Sep-04-03 04:58 PM by DrBB
It's something that has been said a number of times on DU, by yours truly and others, but it's worth saying again and again, and this guy puts it quite succinctly:

Indeed, one of the lessons I've gleaned from carefully observing the behavior of the American right over the years is that the best indicator of its agenda can be found in the very things of which it accuses the left.

This is known as "projection."

Excellent piece--thanks again for posting it here in the Editorials doldrums (my favorite hangout).

on edit: OMG! On top of everything, he observes that rarest of all usage strictures: he actually uses the word 'comprises' correctly! As in "After all, in its developmental phase, fascism in many ways comprises relatively mundane ideas and behaviors, which isolated seem unremarkable enough, but which in combination are both potent and lethal." The whole comprises the parts! The whole comprises the parts!

Be still, my beating heart. If I wasn't straight, I might be falling in love....
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