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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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