Hate and Nuts in America

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    Why are so many Americans batshit crazy? Today more than ever? Recently I saw a coming attraction for a show about Americans preparing for Armageddon, survivalists and other nutcases who think the end is near. Remember the Pastor who preached the end was upon us and then it was behind us. So what can we make of the hate groups and militia groups forming all the time? What can this fear and blind stupidity be attributed to? Is our education system so bad that reasoned thought has become obsolete? Is the influence of the oddball religious so strong that any nonsense attracts followers? Are all these nuts home-schooled by other nuts? Is radical rightwing media the cause? And then consider all the conspiracy crazies? How much of this growth in craziness can be attributed to the changing demographics and the 2008 presidential election?

    "The swelling of the Patriot movement since that time has been astounding. From 149 groups in 2008, the number of Patriot organizations skyrocketed to 512 in 2009, shot up again in 2010 to 824, and then, last year, jumped to 1,274. That works out to a staggering 755% growth in the three years ending last Dec. 31. Last year’s total was more than 400 groups higher than the prior all-time high, in 1996.

    Meanwhile, the SPLC counted 1,018 hate groups operating in the United States last year, up from 1,002 in 2010. That was the latest in a string of annual increases going all the way back to 2000, when there were 602 hate groups. The long-running rise seemed for most of that time to be a product of hate groups’ very successful exploitation of the issue of non-white immigration. Obama’s election and the crashing economy have played a key role in the last three years." Report documents explosive growth of hate groups in America | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News


    Number of Hate Groups Up 5 Percent From Last Year | Southern Poverty Law Center

    Mark Potok discusses the causes for the growth of hate groups in America - Countdown with Keith Olbermann // Current TV

    Number of Antigay Hate Groups Rises 60 Percent | News | The Advocate
     
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    WHY I do not know; still, I see it despite thinking it was JUST CHANCE.
     
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    Yes being prepared and self sufficient is crazy.

    Why on earth would you want to be prepared and self sufficient when the government can take care of you?
     
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    The swelling number of gun totin' god fearin' fundamentalist, neoliberalist, libertarianist, marxist, neonazist, 99er, neocon, yogurt eater sandal wearers doesn't worry me

    it;s who can politically manipulate them

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    The primary drawback to quoting the Southern Poverty Law Center is while they do list the obvious and proven hate groups, many of the others that are listed are only considered hate groups based on the SPLCs biased, subjective outlook, not on any real proven objective fact. So their claim that hate groups are increasing is dubious at best, based exclusively on objective evidence.
    Oops.
     
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    Maybe the Democrats should stop ramming their beliefs down the rest of America's throats? Just an idea.
     
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    Lies in the news media.

    stations like fox misleading segments of the public.

    They seek to divide the public so they can mute the power of the people.
     
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    ah and the right just keeps pretending facts are not facts
     
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    There is nothing wrong with planning and preparation. The question that has to be asked is, on a scale of 1 to 10, how ridiculous is predicted event that's being planned for?

    Planning for some events make you look smart; other events, not so much.
     

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