A lot of this is what I call transference blame. If someone or a group that you can identify with does you wrong, your knee jerk reaction is to concoct a reason to blame the “other,” someone of a different tribe.

When Bush went to war for all the wrong reasons and helped run the country into an economic ditch, and corporate outsourcing and technology killed off big chucks of the middle class, it was that guy, Obama, who pulled the nation and the world back from the brink of total economic collapse whom many woking class Whites blamed — implementing a negative tribal offset of the positive cooperative impulse of like kinds.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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