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Thu Jan 19, 2012, 04:31 PM

10. the parallel between the repuke party and playground bullies/cliques

They're very similar. They want to control the opinions of the rest of the class, and they want to encourage hostility against the chosen scapegoats.

They want to form a clique around themselves, and they drum up enthusiasm through threats and attacks on the scapegoats. They always attack scapegoats for various behaviors, and always exonerate themselves for the same behaviors.

It's highly interesting to me that in an age where twisted, immature bullying like this among the body politic is taken as a corollary of life-with-media, we are at the same time, stunned at the explosion of incivility, bullying and violence in society as a whole.

I see it as a reflection of the present state of human life. When people are treated with disrespect, in whatever millions of possible ways that we see prevalent in everyday life, it absolutely will corrupt their inner selves and their and behaviors.

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