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April 8th, 2008
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Moving to the Right - What Causes It?

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Date:April 8th, 2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
Why does it go the other way? Well, nobody knows, because it doesn't make sense.

Well, one thing that I do see happen - and I am not saying it's a proven trend, just that it happens in some people - is the result of how certain beliefs and attitudes cluster together. So if you embrace part of the conservative agenda you tend to be surrounded by people who embrace the rest of it. And if the part you embrace is embraced with such extreme fervor that it's hard for you to even associate with people who believe differently it may be hard to even see the other viewpoint, because you're not hearing it except reflected through the voices of those who disparage.

But it's not a full answer. And you're right - it's not a proven trend, no matter what my father said :-).
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