***** THIS. Read, repeat 2 times, repeat 2 times more. At least that's what I'm doing. ''The rise of American authoritarianism A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what's driving Donald Trump's ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016'
***** very important article. I don't know that the article says this, but authoritarianism is the predictable, very likely results, of having been abused substantially earlier in one's life. ' the rise of American authoritarianism.'
***** The primary fight is between the rule of law, democratic process... And the rule of force, war, guns, military power, financial power. In fact.....
***** The primary fight is between the rule of law, democratic process... And the rule of force, war, guns, military power, financial power. In fact: Most importantly, most fundamentally... the right wingers (irrespective of religion, nationality, race...) have selected opposition to the process of democracy and rule by law. Presumably they feel more certain of defeat with the rule of law and democratic process than the with rule of force. Think is real. Think gun zealots. Think religious fundamentalists. Think capitalists.... and the Liberals: think academic prowess, ability to outscore others on tests, superior ability to win employment....
I'm pro life: Pro my idea of life, that I insist on imposing on yours. My ability to kill your life to protect mine. My ability to kill the lives of others to protect my life. My ability to imprison, terrorize, subjugate, subordinate, impose, force upon... to enforce my idea of how life should be. Yes, I am pro-life. My life. Screw yours.
Dire warning to those that think that the right-wing reactionary reversals we are seeing today, like that mentioned below, those who think this is an aberration, please heed the following: I too was clueless that we could go so radically backward. Look up United States reconstruction after the Civil War. His name escapes me at the moment, Columbia University I think, a professor that is a world noted authority on the subject. That is, if you are not as clueless on the subject as almost all of us are. I am learning recently that reconstruction was a breathtaking time radical social justice. And within 20 years the counter revolutionary forces had virtually completely reverse the good that had been done and that was intended. That is exactly what we see repeating itself now and the evil is just as likely to prevail now as it did then.
***** A damning new report claims that the American Psychological Association collaborated directly with the Bush administration to bolster its ethical and legal justifications for America's torture program.
***** SPDF Day 52-2: Today, almost no one believes that any of the official Arab figures are concerned with Palestine, or its people, or the outcome of the issue.
For those who lack a cognitive ability to grasp complexities of our world, strict-right wing ideologies may be more appealing.
Satanic........ For Republicans, Muslims Will Be the Gays of 2016 Bobby Jindal isn’t stupid enough to believe in Muslim no-go zones. He’s working the base, which is more than willing to be worked.
***** The Conservative Reaction - By Corey Robin....... "What conservatism is: a meditation on, and theoretical rendition of, the felt experience of having power, seeing it threatened, and trying to win it back."
***** “When you’re dealing with orthodox Christianity and Protestant liberalism, we are not dealing with two variants of the same religion,” Mohler said. “As Machen correctly said, judged by orthodox Christianity, we’re actually looking in this case at two rival religions, and these headlines, not to mention the stories behind them, make that point all too evident.” ...........Indeed. At least one, by definition, is Satanianity, Truly.
article. Haaretz Headlines News Haaretz Select Opinion Blogs Jewish World Travel in Israel Business Life Livni: Western Wall will stay under Israeli sovereignty forever.' COMPLETE CONTEMPT for international law, international will, all non-Zionist life... ALL NON-ZIONIST LIFE... AAAALLLLLLLLLLLL NON-ZIONIST LIFE - that probably means you and yours.
article. “Macho posturing, it turns out, makes for bad economies”: Paul Krugman slams Vladimir Putin. [For the criminally dangerous idiots that think Putin LEADS and Pr. Obama does not. Get your heads out of your axxes.]
***** WHITE TRASH COMES IN EVERY COLOR AND COUNTRY: South Africa: Nelson Mandela coup plotters sentenced 35 yrs. BBC News
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