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Phantom Baddies

Sitting here thinking about "those people"....that ephemeral cluster of persons who are wrong and bad, doing their bad things somewhere beyond us. You probably don't know one personally, but still! You know they exist and they are a problem!

And I'm thinking they are mostly projections of people's own fears, a cover to allow them to hang onto their prejudices even when confronted with contradictory reality. They don't want to discover "those people" are just constructs in their own mind because then who would they blame for their problems? Who would justify their prejudices? How could they still feel enlightened and superior? We need the phantom baddies to protect us from ourselves and the brain melting complexities we can't understand.

Now I'm gonna pick my kids up from school.


Last modified: 2017-08-22 17:51:53

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