To fully appreciate FDR's famous quote from the 1930's:
"The Only Thing We Have To Fear, Is Fear Itself"
Just witness the GOP over the last 30+-years.
If ever a collection of human beings was perfectly depicted by FDR's statement - the GOP is that very collection.
Fear of "Them" - Fear of the "Unknown" - Fear of the "Different" - Fear of "Choice" - Fear of "Science" - Fear of "Change" - Fear of "Equity" - Fear of "Transparency" - Fear of "Accountability" - Fear of Attacks on Accepted Dogma", etc., etc., etc.
At the very core of all possible fears lies the Fear of "Ideas". This more than anything else drives the GOP and it's adherents/accolytes stark raving made, literally bonkers.
The Sean Hannity's, Rush Limbaugh's, Bill O'Reilly's, Michele Malkin's of the world stand at the ready to bash those who dare to usher in ideas that challenge the status quo, the accepted norm, the traditional ways of doing things.
The GOP and Republicans in general lack not only genuine empathy but the capacity to hold two diametrically-opposed thoughts simultaneously and can only entertain one measure of reality - the fear-induced resistance to whatever threatens what is already in place.
As Einstein remarked the only Constant in the Universe is Change.
He also said:
"Science without Religion Is Lame, Religion without Science Is Blind"
The GOP are not True Believers, They're Blind Followers.
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