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chad manderscheid

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What is the Primary root of Human conflict?

What makes dysfunctional fears such as Xenophobia and racism and chauvinism so persistent? It seems to me that they arefounded on the conviction held by most fear based associations like the TEA party that there is not enough supply of critical resources to cover their needs. When you assume that deficits are the direct result of welfare queens and shiftless people who refuse to work and immigrants or squandered Foreign Aid then it is all too easy to justify securing resources for yourself and those you deem worthy. Instantly the end is seen to justify the means. Drug testing of welfare recipients as done in Florida have shown pitiful results. The 2% excluded does not save enough to cover the cost of the tests. Yet they are very popular like the firmly held belief that voter fraud is significant and wide spread.

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    Jan 9 2014: GREED
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      Jan 9 2014: That one words says a lot Salim. But behind greed I think is usually the fear of not being able to have enough for ones needs. I had a relative that survived our great depression and later when they had no debts and savings in the bank would take charity and eat moldy bread out of apparent feelings of insecurity. Donald Trump has no such excuse that I can see. His greed just seems to be megalomania, a desire to be richer than others in the self stated belief that "he who dies with the most toys wins" and apparently you get extra points in the game of life if you turn in your wife for a new model every eighteen years.

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