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Some of those quotes are down right ignorant and it's difficult to believe that some of those people got elected to congress but sadly they did.
Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. In Defense of Women (1918)
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: beezzer
You sure do kill lots of puppies in your posts Beezzer.
Question for you too: is climate change i.e. global warming happening or not?
Conservatives who reject the science of climate change aren't necessarily reacting to the science, according to a new study from researchers at Duke University. They're reacting to the fact that they don't like proposed solutions more strongly identified with liberals.
The researchers conclude that on climate and other important societal issues, this denial is "rooted not in a fear of the general problem, per se, but rather in fear of the specific solutions associated with that problem."
The authors blame this denial of climate science on what they deem "solution aversion," i.e., the proposed solutions are "more aversive and more threatening to individuals who hold an ideology that is incompatible with or even challenged by the solution."
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Grimpachi
Please by all means list any government 'accomplishment' that hasn't come back and bite us in the snip.