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Google Books strikes again.

I was looking at references to underachievers, etc. and found this lovely passage:

A general profile of the Youth Subculture Satanist has been compiled by San Francisco Police Department's veteran occult investigator, Sandi Gallant.

Youth Subculture Satanists are primarily male, Caucasian adolescents who exhibit various behavior problems that have gone unnoticed or undiagnosed; are intelligent but who underachieve; are creative and have high levels of curiosity; have low self-esteem' come from middle to upper-middle class families some of whom may be dysfunctional or detached; have difficulty relating to peers; and who seek power and attention. Their belief system allows them to become involved in crime without having to accept any internal responsibility for it. (Gallant interview, April 3, 1989)
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I have finally figured out who George W. Bush reminds me of.

Me.

All the posturing about how this time it will be different, the "no, really, I have proof" that the WMD were there, the refusal to accept the external judgment of the situation, and everything is merely part of the cycle of self-deception.

The press and the Republican leadership play the part of the parents and/or counselors, charmed by the underachiever, who believe him when he swears that this time things have changed.

No, really they have!

God help us all. And I don't even believe in God.

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