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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 18 2014: Disagreements of any kind, and no ability to agree to disagree. That is the problem
    Some examples of major disagreements between nations are religion, what kind of government we should have if any, what is fair when it comes to trading goods, currency, and moral ethics.
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      Jan 18 2014: Good points Ms. Miller. Religion seems too often to be a sad stumbling block. It is much easier to be generous or at least fair when we are not worried about getting enough for our needs. If no one hoards there is usually plenty. Moral ethics seem to evaporate on Wall street when a juicy profit is possible. Legal theft is seen as moral. Mr. Trump brags about making a profit each time he takes bankruptcy. The losses of the investors that trusted him do not seem to prick his tiny conscience.(assuming he has one).

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