Thursday, January 19, 2006

Deep Thoughts...

What happens when people loose the capacity for rational thought? They "cling to the familiar, arrive at premature conclusions, and impose simplistic cliches and stereotypes" according to Jack Glaser, Arie Kruglanski, John Jost and Frank Sulloway in their paper Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition.

Kfir Alfia, co-founder and leader of the right-wing youth movement Protest Warriors found this out first hand in 2005 at a pro-war rally. Check out this video of what happened when Kfir and one of his loyal members tried to support like minded folks at an anti-Cindy Sheehan rally. If you can't quite catch what the gentleman at the end says, here it is:
These people came to confuse! These people came to confuse! They're leftists and they're acting as if they are conservatives, or people supporting peace and they're leftists! Or you can see it's in the literature! [Whatever the hell that last sentence means. - DJEB]
Rock n Rev has a report of the event at his website as well.

It's hard being a raving lunatic apparently. Even your fellow lunatics don't understand you.

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