Skip to comments.Dupes for the Dictatorship
Posted on 01/28/2014 5:53:07 AM PST by Nelson Hultberg
Websters defines a dupe as one who is easily deceived. But a misperception prevails among most people. They think of dupes as ignorant people only. On the contrary, there are large amounts of intelligent dupes in all societies. Brains are no protection against dupery. In fact, I would classify dupery as one of the deadly sins that curse all men and women no matter what level of class and smarts they possess. Dictatorships depend upon dupery to perpetuate themselves especially dupery among the intelligentsia.
There are, in this writers opinion, three forms of dupery afflicting the human race, or three major archetypes of dupery: 1) the dupes of ignorance, 2) the dupes of apathy, and 3) the dupes of inconceivability. These archetypes are always with us, and they are why tyranny has thrived so well throughout history. Lets examine each of them....
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True enough.. So many conservative minded people think the government’s leaders have the country’s best interests at heart and when forced to see the truth, quickly and dramatically change the subject....Willing dupes..
Check your mail, please.
Gee, I can think of a few dupes - namely the roughly 37% of the population (if you believe the polls) who still support obama. Of course, many of them aren't dupes so much as just blinded true believers. bammy could sacrifice a virgin on the steps of the White House and there's probably 10% or more of his "supporters" who would still back him.
That’s just what the American people are: “Dupes for a dictator”.