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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-02-11 03:54 PM
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58. Fringe Groups
The usual way a fringe group defends its beliefs is to magnify the significance of small amounts of evidence that might further their argument. In the 1950's, for example, right wingers believed the State Department was full of Communists. As evidence, they cited Sen. McCarthy's list of 100 names. The Alger Hiss case fully justified right wing paranoia, they believed.

The POW/MIA "issue" is striking for the absence of evidence. They have a guy in a bamboo cage that they parade around at RT rallies, that's all. If you ask them to explain their beliefs, they impugn your patriotism. Or manhood. After all, they're rough, tough bikers.

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