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Folks will say we're mean but I've argued with these numbskulls. One poisoned my dog, stole my Obama signs, and put a glass bottle neck in our driveway. Tell me how I'm supposed to give people like this a pass. They have a net connections, access to the same info we do.

They are MEAN. And fuck them!

Classical Displaced Anger

There's the classical psychology's displaced ANGER issue which the MAGATS* are too ignorant to understand.

They must aim all the blame for their problems at a target most distance from them.


Yep and the root of that?

For Christian fundamentalists, being taught to suppress critical thinking begins at a very early age.
It is the combination of the brainís vulnerability to believing unsupported facts and aggressive indoctrination that create the perfect storm for gullibility. Due to the brainís neuroplasticity, or ability to be sculpted by lived experiences, evangelicals literally become hardwired to believe far-fetched statements.

Hat tip to Arkansas Granny.

#2: Classical psychology's misplaced anger issues. ...which they're too ignorant to understand.

Every human has a carbon footprint.

In developed countries that footprint is great no matter how much we try to conserve. So logically, is making more humans hunky-dory?

Laughter and applause in Mississippi!!

My sentiments exactly.

Bravo, Hermit.

Thank you!

Only fools are blinded to the fact that the GOP hates women, rallies around racists, tears children from their parents, ignores GW, and hurts society in general. It's as simple as that. Yet they claim to be "moral" and humane. BULLCRAP! I despise them with a red hot passion at this point.

The process turns out a mass of cells, not a living, sensient

Animals, so why would Greenpeace, Union of Concerned Scientists, etc. object? It would seem a good way to cut pollution and stop "murders."

I'd be happy if society stopped killing living, feeling critters. I abhor killing anything but viruses, bacteria, and bad insects. Not crazy about some poisonous snakes either.

Quote - The best way to cheapen our lives...

"The best way to cheapen our lives on earth is to pretend they are insignificant compared to what comes next."

Works for me.

The exponential rise of methane release will see to that.

There are DUers who still do not understand urgent and dire consequences of the earth's exploding population and the inevitable destructive consumption of that population.

The global population has grown from 1 billion in 1800 to 7.616 billion in 2018. Predicted to be 11 billion by 2088.
Humans will be gone before then.

Everything else is trivial in comparison to saving this planet's environment. Yet wingers, even when acknowledging the problem, have this "what the hell, it's already gone, so let's get rich" attitude!

I have one offspring, a 31yo son, so all of this is devastatingly heartbreaking to me. He will see the end.

We were raised in an era of horrible misogyny.

It's bad now but was much worse then. My devoutly religious mother blamed every woman in every bad scenario involving a man. She never showed one bit of empathy or sympathy toward any woman, so I knew she'd never believe me. So much happened and I just carried tons of shame around with me many decades. I have told 2 people, both shrinks, both men, whom I trusted. It helped in a strange way to just have my truth out.

I'm now 72 and my 93yo mother is in a nursing home. She'll go to her death without ever understanding people. There's a tremendous emotional distance between us. I'm so grateful that such distance doesn't exist between my 31yo son and myself - he knows I can understand varied human interactions. And I'm so proud that he advocates for women's rights.

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