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Response to Mustellus (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 30, 2014, 02:40 PM

23. Poor people, wherever they are, learn to ridicule as a way

of feeling a sense of belonging. Appalachia or the ghetto, it's the same phenomenon.

Most of it is fear-based, tribal-based or church-based and arises from a deep level of mistrust for anything not poor and ignorant.

You can't always fault such populations when you see how they have been picked clean by the War on Drugs, the recession and by basic lack of opportunities and simple human needs.

Bitterness makes the poor hate-fueled, and they have to find an enemy. FOXNoos seems sophisticated and believable and offers up enemies all goddamned day long.

And God would damn that divisive drivel if there were such an entity.

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