Daily Topics - Friday March 14th, 2014

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Anything Goes Friday

Hour One: Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: What is the White Man March all about? Kyle Hunt, White Man March

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mathboy 7 years 45 weeks ago
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Bravo for the comment on "I know someone who...", Thom. I don't mean to imply anything about the caller, but I've recently come to realize how much the right-wing lie machine resembles the rumor mill of high school, something that was damaging to me personally. Rumors are a softer form of bullying, but have just as much long-term consequence on their victims.

I think there's actually a bullying instinct, one that should be suppressed in modern society. This instinct, acted out in childhood, causes individuals to place themselves automatically at either the top or bottom of the pecking order in adulthood, depending on whether they are the perpetrators or victims, respectively. From the bullies' point of view, bullying is an investment, not that it's a conscious calculation.

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