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December 7, 2012

The conventional theory of politics

is that people figure out by themselves what their views are on various issues, and then they decide what political party to belong to based on their views.

This conventional theory is wrong. It works the other way around. People know what team they belong to (Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, etc.) and then they adopt the views of their team. -- Half Sigma: Brief political thought

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2012 5:02 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I think it is more like a carnival midway; those not already committed go with the better barker.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at December 8, 2012 6:09 PM

I don't believe that. I voted both Dem and Rep for years until 9/11. Then the scales fell from my eyes.

Posted by: ahem at December 8, 2012 9:15 PM

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