-> They're shouting because they're frightened -- truly frightened of the truth about themselves, which is always far more frightening than any fear of what might be lurking outside ourselves in the dark.
-> The response to that fear is [...] trying to prove to themselves that they are different enough to MAKE A DIFFERENCE by contrasting themselves with baby-killing Satan-worshippers.
-> With baby-killing Satan-worshippers that they ''know'' are purely imaginary. That requires more self-deception than any of us is capable of on our own. That degree of self-deception requires a group.
-> This is why the rumor doesn't really need to be plausible or believable. It isn't intended to deceive others. It's intended to ''invite'' others to participate with you in deception.
-> Are you afraid you might be a coward? Join us in pretending to believe this lie [[CaptainObviousAesop and you can pretend to feel brave]].
-> -- [[http://www.patheos.com/blogs/slacktivist/2008/10/08/false-witnesses-2/ "False Witnesses 2"]] by Fred Clark.

->"You mustn't hate the [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Russians]]. If you do have to fight them, hating them is no use, medically or psychologically. It reduces your own efficiency."
-> -- [[SpyFiction Dugan]], [[Creator/CordwainerSmith Atomsk]].

-> I do not love my Empire’s foes,
-> Nor call ’em angels; still,
-> What is the sense of ’atin’ those
-> ’Oom you are paid to kill?
-> -- ''[[http://www.kipling.org.uk/poems_piet.htm Piet]]'' by Creator/RudyardKipling

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