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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:14 am    Post subject: The Authoritarian Party Reply with quote

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Dean contends, and amply documents, that the "conservative" movement has become, at its core, an authoritarian movement composed of those with a psychological and emotional need to follow a strong authority figure which provides them a sense of moral clarity and a feeling of individual power, the absence of which creates fear and insecurity in the individuals who crave it. By definition, its followers' devotion to authority and the movement's own power is supreme, thereby overriding the consciences of its individual members and removing any intellectual and moral limits on what will be justified in defense of their movement.

check out the rest of this post, (called Sunday, July 23, 2006
John Dean and Authoritarian Cultism - a Review
by Glenn Greenwald, author of How Would a Patriot Act? at:

the reason I bring this up is the possible Meme: Authoritarians (instead of Conservatives), since they aren't at all conservative, nor do they agree on any ideology, as Greenwald explains in the article.

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