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The Republican Cargo Cult Explained

By Therealmcteag @therealmcteag

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What are Cargo Cult Republicans? Cargo Cult Republicans are those whose behavior and beliefs have devolved into a quasi-religious mindset towards Modern American

Conservatism revolving around the 1980’s and Ronald Reagan in an idealized, ritualized and unrealistic way. The influence of this aspect of modern American Conservatism is palpable yet there has been very little discussion of it.

The classic historical Cargo Cult refers to a religious phenomenonthat arose on the isolated pacific islands used as bases by various militaries during the…

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in celebration of Ronald Reagan's 102 B-Day i am re-blogging my post on the Republican Cargo Cult of Reagan

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