In groups

The predominant mentality in right-wing political rhetoric finds expression in this form:  “I am part of/was born into Group X, and Group X — my group — is both better and treated so very unfairly.”  This claim persists — indeed, is often intensified — even when Group X is clearly the strongest, most privileged and most favored group.  So intense is their need for self-victimiziation — so inebriating is their self-absorption and so lacking are they in any capacity for empathy — that, for all the noise and rhetoric, the argumets they make virtually always have this tribalistic self-absorption at its core.

Via the awesome Glenn Greenwald @ Salon.com (click through ad for full article)

Also, if you’re not reading Glenn Greenwald every day, you should be.

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