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To: trubolotta
I have actually studied the cognitive science of the liberal/conservative divide in America for many years and have written 22 essays on the subject. A theory for explaining the liberal/conservative divide must satisfy the four adequacy conditions. Your control for the good does not satisfy them. For more go here to the MUST-READ slideshow: Explaining the Liberal/Conservative Divide In America
25 posted on 03/26/2013 5:39:56 PM PDT by DeprogramLiberalism (<- a profile worth reading)
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To: DeprogramLiberalism
I looked briefly, especially concerning paranoia but must tell you I cannot dismiss my experience. I have never met a paranoid liberal and I know many. They are sincerely concerned about less fortunate people and firmly believe people who have “more than they need” should give the less fortunate what they need. As for them, they have just the right amount of everything. Control is to see that redistribution is handled properly and not abused or misused.

Most of these liberals I know also consider themselves Christians, and perhaps that is where we see such a great difference between them and secular liberals, of whom I know very few. But paranoid, living in fear - no way. Confused about the tenets of their religion and why Christianity is conservative - most definitely. So where does control fit in? You can't create paradise unless you control everything that might spoil paradise.

If we were talking about Pol Pot, Stalin, Hitler et al., paranoid without any doubt. It seems to me we are not talking about the same thing. I will spend much more time examining your website and thanks again for the link.

29 posted on 03/26/2013 6:05:42 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: DeprogramLiberalism

Interesting diagnosis “liberalism” of progressives is fear.. sometimes paranoia..
I think your WRONG!.... because of over simplification..
Sometimes they fear sometimes not.. (as we all do)..

The progressives are lazy, intellectually lazy..
They have accepted easy answers by and large to most things..
Thats why good ideas do not effect them..

They do not want to think so they let others do their thinking for them..
but they are careful to make sure the thoughts are not too deep.. taking effort..

They are LAZY you see.. not just kind of lazy but bone lazy...
Easy answers, easy solutions, easy effort.. simplistic mechanics..

They are willing for hard work to happen but just not by them..
Thats why they are for high taxes for YOU.. they can connive there way out of paying them..

If they are afraid of anything its fear of WORK..
They are smart enough to get YOU to do their work.. (they think)..
Take Congress as an example.. Obama couldn’t spend a dime were it not for Boehner financing him..

Obama is the poster boy for laziness.. a Grasshopper..
And Boehner and the republicans are the Ants.. (metaphorically)..

It appears the ants are afraid of the grasshopper but the real problem is laziness.. NOT fear..
Coddled, enabled laziness.. by the ((( ANTS )))....

40 posted on 03/27/2013 12:25:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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