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treacle 1
In fact, the best way to disarm demagoguery and defuse brainwashing of any kind... is with humor.

Demagogues try to assert only one point of view, humor relies on two points of view for the joke. "1984" is a grim, humorless world. The free future will be funny as fuck.

This is also why the Turks, with their more subtle and multi-layered view of the world, could not be brainwashed during the Korean war, while the idealistic Americans were easily turned.
Posted by treacle on October 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM · Report this
rob! 2
(If anybody's having trouble with the embedded video, here's a YouTube link.)
Posted by rob! on October 25, 2012 at 1:14 PM · Report this
Cienna Madrid 3
@2, thanks! (Although I hope no one's having trouble with the embed.)
Posted by Cienna Madrid on October 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 4
We need to pound home what the right is saying- they don't believe women and they don't want women to have any rights. Just like the Taliban.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on October 25, 2012 at 1:25 PM · Report this
Hernandez 5
There is absolutely no sane reason for any woman to vote Republican this year. For a party that's already done its best to alienate racial minorities, sexual minorities, the young and the educated, writing off women seems like a pretty dumb move. When it finally dies out, the GOP will be nothing but old, angry white males, either rich or ignorant.

My mother has voted split ticket (leaning Republican) her entire life, and my sister has never voted for a Democrat. This year, they voted for ZERO Republicans, specifically because of this stuff. It's remarkable, but not surprising.
Posted by Hernandez on October 25, 2012 at 1:26 PM · Report this
Cienna, you ignorant slut, the obsession lies with the Left.
We realize if it weren't for rape you'd never have ANY hope of ever feeling a man's touch but you should try to keep your rape posts under three a day.....
Posted by twobagger on October 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM · Report this
@ 6, I'm surprised they let you use the internet from your prison cell.
Posted by sall on October 25, 2012 at 2:02 PM · Report this
pfffter 8
@6 Ew. Crawl back in your hole, you disgusting piece of vile trash.
Posted by pfffter on October 25, 2012 at 2:04 PM · Report this
JerryBear 9
Can somebody finally rape those idiots? Nothing better than first-hand experience if you refuse to acknowledge reality...
Somebody could adorn Murdock or Akin with a wig and some dress, then lock them up for the night with hungry inmate in a high-security prison cell. What would be their level of acceptance of God's will afterwards?
(Yes, i know - the inmate would have to have very poor eyesight...)
Posted by JerryBear on October 25, 2012 at 2:12 PM · Report this
rob! 10
@3, I'm out in bumfuck with a DSL bandwidth issue, so that's prolly why.
Posted by rob! on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM · Report this
@10 (rob!): I'm in the big city with a 20Mb downstream connection, and the leading commercial -- mandatory, in order to view the embedded version -- streamed far too slowly to play continuously, resulting in repeated short pauses. In other words, it's not you, it's the commercials.
Posted by PCM on October 25, 2012 at 4:49 PM · Report this
Simone 12
@2 Thanks. My trouble with the embedded video is probably because I am on an 8 year old PowerPC Mac.
Posted by Simone on October 25, 2012 at 4:54 PM · Report this
rob! 13
@11, I appreciate the feedback. It's amazing, the variation in Flash players and how they function. Some can be paused and will continue to load the rest of the video, while with others the streaming stops as soon as you hit pause. Etc., etc. Plus some webmasters don't think to use low-res versions of commercials instead of forcing HD ones.

@12, sympathies. My exact sitch until two years ago, plus all the joys of dial-up at the time.
Posted by rob! on October 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM · Report this

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