Why the victimization?

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    I've noticed a trend in politics.

    Both sides of the aisle tend towards this, but it's particularly prevalent in the right wing right now - Where does the need for victimization come from?

    Rhetoric from the right seems to constantly imply victimization: They're coming to take our guns! They're coming to take our talk radio! The Muslims are coming, the muslims are coming! Sharia Law!

    The implication seems to be that all "real" Americans are being persecuted by a massive government-media conspiracy, and it's time to "stand up and fight" against the evil "liberal" conspiracy.

    Where does that rhetoric come from? Is it necessary to create such a deep divide?

    Discuss.
     
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    Haven't noticed it. I've noticed an increasingly desperate whine from the left about 'racism', 'homophobia', and a plethora of other ridiculous ranting. I figure it's just stupidity.
     
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    No, "stupidity" isn't the answer. Feel free to try again.

    "Rhetorical tactics" is a better answer. I'll start another thread for this.
     
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    For being "independent", you're awfully partisan.

    LOL.....you "haven't noticed it".
     
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    Don't kid yourself. There is a massive Government-Media conspiracy and it's an extreme Left/Democrat-leaning Government-Media conspiracy. All recent non-partisan studies have shown that a vast majority of MSM journalists are registered Democrats. It really is overwhelming. However there are a few exceptions like in Talk Radio and Fox News. Fighting against something you don't believe in doesn't necessarily mean you're trying to divide anything. However i do think this current Administration has divided our nation unlike anything i've ever seen before. Calling your own people "racists" and then suing them in Arizona is an incredibly divisive act. Hey that's just my take anyway.
     
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    The media is a circus. I've never seen such a collection of retards.
     
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    Most Doctors are Liberal too. Does that mean there's a massive "doctor-government" conspiracy all around us? How about economists? A majority of them are liberal as well.

    Here's a little help for you: Reporters don't choose what's on the news. Media conglomerates do - and all they're after is MONEY.
     
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    Riiight... In order to remain on a civil level with you, I'm omitting snarky comment. But I'll let you take your choice of :confused: or :eek: (self-explanatory reactions).
     
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    The rhetoric seems to be based entirely around a persecution complex.

    The right seems to need to feel "persecuted" by the overwhelming evil conspiracy - that all "real" Americans are against. Why is this?

    Where does this come from?
     
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    When she is hooked up on H 24/7, she probably doesn't notice a lot of things.
     

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