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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Idolize the Wealthy and Deplore the Poor

This is what the authoritarian followers do. They idolize the wealthy because they view wealth and power as the indicators of success. This is what they want so very badly. It doesn’t matter how the wealth is obtained. They idolize Dick Cheney because he has power and money and are willing to overlook whatever he did.

The authoritarian followers emulate the wealthy and look down on the poor as failures that deserve their fate. They rationalize that the poor don’t deserve help because of their lifestyles and behavior. The poor should just get a job and pull themselves us by their boot straps. And they will throw the code words “personal responsibility” into the argument somewhere.

And these same authoritarian followers will swear they live by the Bible’s teachings. Their brains can’t see the hypocrisy.

I recommend "The Authoritarians" by Bob Altemeyer available free on the internet.

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