The Republican trick to get ordinary folks to suport the super rich over their own best interests is very simple. They appeal to the common man’s primitive ego which is hardwired to hate and fear the “other,” xenophobia.

Alas this tribal impulse, among those devoid of an enhanced intellect capable of overriding xenophobia, kills off one’s better angels.

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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