Trauma and Conservatives

With everyone there’s a moment, often in childhood, for some later, when they realize just how ruthless,dangerous & unforgiving the world can be. That moment’s always a shock.

I’ve wondered if hard-right pathological-level conservatives, and people who’re just “survival of the fittest” financially predatory sort of people–like the ones who devised ‘scrips’ instead of pay for coal miners, so they had to buy from the company store at inflated prices, or like modern banksters–could have been traumatized by that moment of horrific realization, into stark social coldness; could have been made so afraid that they hide from the fear behind rationales like “it’s survival of the fittest”…

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