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Tuesday, August 24, 2004
 
Spite...Posted by C

I have only one thing to add to this marvelous piece by Mark Ames, which posits that American voters, especially the white male kind, vote against their own interests out of spite. (Thanks to digby.)

It's not just spite. It's something more-- if I may-- existential. From Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky.What has made them conceive that man must want a rationally advantageous choice? What man wants is simply INDEPENDENT choice, whatever that independence may cost and wherever it may lead. How can an insecure, bitter, spiteful little man better know that he is voting freely than to vote against his own self-interest?

 
When life gives you dilemmas, make dilemmanade.

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