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Invasion of the Liberal Body Snatchers
AmericanThinker.com ^ | 11/20/2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 11/20/2012 5:26:14 AM PST by RoosterRedux

People often ask how it is that northerners move to the South, or Mexicans and other foreigners to the US, for a better life, but then vote as they did whence they came. Don't they know this only ensures that the South will become more like the North or the US more like south of the border? Again, whatever they know, it isn't mainly a matter of knowledge.

Of course, in many cases people do fail to make the proper associations between cause and effect. Yet this is often due to emotional blocks, as the intellect cannot adjudicate facts not given their day in court. Then there is rationalization, when we bend reality for ourselves because we can't bear to bend our wants to reality. The truth is that the cold intellect is generally outmatched by hot emotion, even, sometimes, when we do know better.

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Failing to consider how often emotion, or our animal nature, trumps intellect is one of the most common mistakes made when predicting man's behavior. George W. Bush was guilty of this when making the case for Mideast "nation building" and saying "All people want freedom." Perhaps. But so does a wild animal in a city zoo; so does a toddler. Yet neither can negotiate civilization without endangering himself and/or others. And this mistake is also apparent in continual Kumbaya calls to ignore the perils of cultural incongruity, such as "All people want the same things."

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1 posted on 11/20/2012 5:26:19 AM PST by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

All leftist that I have personnally known are not capable of any deep abstract thought. That isn’t to say that the evil leftist manipulators who lead them are not.


2 posted on 11/20/2012 5:37:10 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: RoosterRedux
And I had sooner trust the vote of a person who was quite skeptical about religion, but bred to believe in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, than that of a rote churchgoer who had been brought up among socialists.

Wish more Freepers understood this.

3 posted on 11/20/2012 5:39:30 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: RoosterRedux

Very good article by Selwyn Duke. Thanks for posting. Invasion of the Socialist $ Snatchers. BIG GOVERNMENT IS CRONY SOCIALISM. DEFUND their collectives. DISMANTLE their collectives. DEPOPULATE them from the body politic.

Pay, pensions and perks of all legislators past and present rescinded for not reducing/eliminating the debt.

(...it is a moral crime to give money to support ideas with which you disagree; it means: ideas which you consider wrong, false, evil. It is a moral crime to give money to support your own destroyers. - “The Sanction of the Victims”, TOF, April 1982.7.)

“—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”

Alter it.


4 posted on 11/20/2012 6:03:10 AM PST by PGalt
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To: RoosterRedux

Just like Oregon, which used to be a Republican state.


5 posted on 11/20/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by aimhigh
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