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newspeak

(4,847 posts)
9. I'm with you on this.
Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:27 AM
Jan 2012

I believe they are sociopaths. Of course, the wealthy who have exploited others to gain that wealth or stolen innovations, to me, are a club of vultures. When one of their own fall on hard times, they no longer befriend them.

But, I think, especially today, we are being desensitized to others pain. The media plays a big part in that desensitization. I remember a dittohead calling in to his god limpballs show, he had just lost his decent job. Limpballs showed no sympathy; actually it was more like "why are you telling me?" Then he told the caller that walmart is taking applications, go apply. Of course, limpballs didn't tell the caller that walmart is not considered a decent job and that walmart probably will be giving instructions on how to file for food stamps and medicaid-two things limpballs wouldn't be for.

The wealthy, repugs have been using scapegoats for a long time. Blaming the most vulnerable for the greed and corruption of others. And, unfortunately, some of the people in this country have bought into it, even when they become the most vulnerable.

I doubt there's any one answer... phantom power Jan 2012 #1
It's because a high percentage of those Repubs. in power are sociopaths. And these, Cal33 Jan 2012 #3
I'm with you on this. newspeak Jan 2012 #9
It's a way of separating themselves from those "other" people. The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2012 #2
Torquemada would have been a rethuglican. lpbk2713 Jan 2012 #4
I did not even mention edhopper Jan 2012 #5
Because a fundamental aspect of the RW philosophy is that the strong in society should be allowed to LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #6
Good post! edhopper Jan 2012 #7
Spot on! PurityOfEssence Jan 2012 #12
Wrongly believing rank and file Republicans "delight in suffering" kctim Jan 2012 #8
I love your posts, they crack me up. Ikonoklast Jan 2012 #10
I agree Puzzledtraveller Jan 2012 #17
I think I was talking more about edhopper Jan 2012 #22
If you make $8 or $10 or even $12 an hour hfojvt Jan 2012 #11
Well, it basically comes to the same thing... LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #15
Whut? lonestarnot Jan 2012 #24
I don't minimize their evil - I think you might have been referring to another post. LeftishBrit Jan 2012 #26
Religion. FarLeftFist Jan 2012 #13
I don't know. I think you have to be born that way. raouldukelives Jan 2012 #14
Oh, they delight in suffering, all right . . . Brigid Jan 2012 #16
It Makes Them Feel "Superior"... KharmaTrain Jan 2012 #18
They don't call it the "R-complex" for nothing: IDemo Jan 2012 #19
To get in real good StarlightGold Jan 2012 #20
To have someone to look down on treestar Jan 2012 #21
Verminists! lonestarnot Jan 2012 #23
For all the reasons already mentioned, plus that... Crankie Avalon Jan 2012 #25
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