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THE HERD OF INDEPENDENT MINDS
THE AMERICAN THINKER ^ | 8-22-2012 | VICTOR VOLSKY

Posted on 08/22/2012 4:21:18 AM PDT by wayoverontheright

Just about any gregarious conservative can register the same complaint: his friends of a liberal persuasion firmly believe in evolution, the hydrocarbon menace, technogenic global warming, and the virtues of green energy; they are convinced that racism is still rampant in America, that all the ills of inner-city schools can be cured by throwing more money at them, that criminals are actually victims of society, that voter fraud is a myth concocted by evil conservatives, that cheating at the polls is a sacred right of minorities, that illegal immigrants have committed no crime even though the word "illegal" is self-explanatory, that George Bush attacked Iraq at the behest of Halliburton to grab Iraqi oil...

http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/08/the_herd_of_independent_minds.html

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: liberals; psychology; science; tribe
Great explanation as to why liberals are so hard-headed...
1 posted on 08/22/2012 4:21:23 AM PDT by wayoverontheright
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To: wayoverontheright

The ‘do-or-die’ necessity for remaining in the ‘herd’ is essentially the coward’s way.

Individuality is anathema in America... Liberals have been chiseling away at the spiritual and pragmatic importance of individuality for decades and it shows in this country.

Stand-alone character and integrity are rare things. These characteristics are frightening to the mass of undifferentiated beings which have displaced individuals in this society.

Why do you think that American youth (and idiot adults) are so perpetually drunk on the mindless sameness of each recurring bevy of MSM generated, celebrity imbeciles????

My G&^...most young people would probably fight to the death for Justin Beaber’s toenail clippings and ritually consume them in a state of pathological, spiritual ecstasy!

The character, integrity and intellectual rigor of true individualism, which USED to stimulate respect and esteem, are now a dead letter in American life.

This of course has carried over into the political realm. Now, the tasteless, gaudy, shallow and superficial are prized above all else… in the choice of friends, ‘idols’ AND political leaders.

For SHAME!!!!.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 5:16:11 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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they convince themselves of the truth of the cult and internalize its code, for to acknowledge the truth and rebel against the tribe is too painful and too dangerous.

I once had a discussion with with a university PhD in electrical engineering who I though would be logical and his only rebuttal to the evidence about global warming I presented was “Why would anyone risk their career on something that wasn't true?”
3 posted on 08/22/2012 5:26:15 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple ( (Lord, save me from some conservatives, they don't understand history any better than liberals.))
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To: wayoverontheright

“Crowds and Power” by Elias Canetti is the best thing that I ever read about the ‘crowd mentality’.

A lot in this article reminds me of what Canettii wrote.


4 posted on 08/22/2012 5:34:45 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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Therein lies the explanation of the total information blockade built around the highly dubious figure of Barack Obama by the left-leaning salons and the mainstream media, even including the respectable conservative media. It doesn't take unusual intelligence to see that the 44th president is a patent mediocrity with a totally contrived past.

I had to pay for a lavish dinner for a herd of Eastern Liberals. They we so tuned it they didn't even use complete sentences when discussing their hatred of the right.

5 posted on 08/23/2012 8:48:57 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Democrats: Ticket of Dope and Chains.)
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