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Response to redgreenandblue (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:31 AM

39. Conservatives usually have difficulty thinking for themselves, and also have difficulty

understanding the difference between law and ethics/morality. They also have a basic need to submit to people and institutions they self designate as superior and wiser than them.

They do not trust their own judgment, and kneel and bow to authority, even if that authority is demonstrably evil, because those they allow authority over them give them a bit of certainty in an uncertain world. They can find a little safety and security knowing that they have an all knowing daddy or Big Brother can tell them what to do.

The link below should provide you with information that may help you better understand the phenomenon I am describing here, redgreenandblue:

The "Good German" syndrome

* people in positions of high authority convinced me that whatever they were doing was for the best

* I live in a civilized, democratic country, certainly the most civilized and democratic that has ever been, and my country wouldn't do evil things

* these people were going to destroy our country, so what we had to do was just self-defense

* our leaders are particularly blessed and wise, with a direct line to God, and would never do the wrong thing.

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