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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Wed Jun 1, 2016, 10:13 AM

24. Just off the top of my head...

... to answer your question, I think it may have something to do with control. It is difficult for some to come to grips with the reality that life is just one big crap game, and one poor individual only survives by chance, and not his own virtues. That reality is probably especially aggravated in a culture such as ours, in which the ethos of hard work and gumption leading to inevitable success is so prevalent. Believing that one can see past the lies of authority and know the "real facts" of a matter could provide one with some belief in their own power and control, especially if one is otherwise overwhelmed by their lack in the outside world.

-- Mal

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