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Old 12-05-2012   #91
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Originally Posted by Backwards Observer View Post
People who are able to muster up the energy to 'truly dislike' entire countries probably find a-hole lot of things disconcerting.
A surprising number of people seem to feel bereft without someone to loathe, and generic loathing seems every bit as satisfying as specific loathing, maybe more so. Grace Slick didn't quite sing "don't you want somebody to hate", but she might have...
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary”

H.L. Mencken
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