A Liberal Marines Progressive Perspective

Marines are defenders of the republic and the Constitution. That is our oath, that is our purpose, that is our calling. Many are Democrats. This is the journal of one such Marine. This leatherneck's progressive perspective is as follows...

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U.S. Marine,0300 MOS,eight years in,honorably discharged,college-educated. To all the damned trolls, you better believe there are liberal Marines. Read "War Is A Racket" by 2-time Medal of Honor recipient Maj.Gen.S.D.Butler, plus Lewis B. Puller, Jr.'s "Fortunate Son" and maybe then you'll understand. Semper Fi!

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

Republican Suppressing Democratic Supporter During 2004 Campaign Posted by Hello
After posting about the GOP's sad attempt at re-inventing themselves as the party of civil rights, I began thinking: why do Republicans have a strong tendency to just make stuff up? What motivates them to just make stuff up? Why can't they face reality? I then realized that the Republicans of today do, indeed, make stuff up and they do it (presumably, I think) so they can function. In other words, Republicans (generally speaking) tend to warp reality in order to cope; and then it hit me.."cognitive dissonance". Cognitive dissonance is a theory that helps to explain a psychological phenomenon which refers to the discomfort felt at a discrepancy between what you already know or believe, and the new or real information or interpretation. Cognitive dissonance was first investigated by Leon Festinger(1919-1989), one of the worlds most influential social psychologists. In short, Festinger theorized if someone is called upon to learn something (or believe something) which contradicts what they already think they know — particularly if they are committed to that prior knowledge — they are likely to to resist the new learning (belief, idea, etc.) and (here's the kicker) when they finally do "accept" the reality of the situation, they are more likely to re-interpret the evidence to show that they were right all along. This is how Republicans cope with life. Ignorance is bliss, or in this instance, denial is bliss. In fact, their capacity for denial is really astounding, and (quite frankly) disturbing. If they could convert their denial capability into kilowatts, they'd probably be able to light all of North America!!! I believe it has really come down to us vs. them...the day of the Eisenhower Republican and the Reagan Democrat are over. We're talking about two groups of people (us and them) with two very different perspectives on what life is and what life means, in terms of our existence in it. I've given up trying to "convert" them, they simply don't believe what we Democrats and liberal progressives believe. And, unfortunately, that usually means seperation/divorce or war. Semper Fidelis.


Blogger CindyLueWho said...

Love the juxtapositional imagery in Know Your Place Shut Your Face and Suppressing A Democratic Suporter.

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Blogger NoTONoEagles said...

Help Mommy, there are Liberals! underneath my bed!!! (No, seriously, that's the name of the book...) Don't believe me? The dang thing's on Amazon, not some hippie-press bullcrap ;) Anyway, thought you might enjoy, pinko ;)

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