Triskaidekaphobia (from Greek tris meaning “3”, kai meaning “and”, deka meaning “10” and phobos meaning “fear” or “morbid fear”) is fear of the number 13 and avoidance to use it; it is a superstition and related to the specific fear of the 13th person at the Last Supper being Judas, who was said to have stabbed Jesus Christ in the back (metaphorically). It is also a reason for the fear of Friday the 13th, called paraskevidekatriaphobia (from Παρασκευή Paraskevi, Greek for Friday) or friggatriskaidekaphobia (after Frigg, the Norse goddess [!!] after whom Friday is named in English).
To Republicans, EVERY day is apparently a Friday the thirteenth, given that there is never a moment’s pause in the fear they feel (and promote) about nearly anything that doesn’t meet or live up to their own stupid and greed-based premises. And woe be it to ANYONE who takes issue with ANYTHING their shallow minds care to promote — especially if your name happens to be, say, Barack Obama, or Charles Darwin, or Hillary Clinton (or, I presume, Judas). Examples (the titles pretty much tell the story, click for more details only if you dare):
So there you go: the fears implicit in triskaidekaphobia, morphed into irrational hatreds and multiplied to Wingnuttistanian proportions. If you should choose to read any of the above, please do me a favor and don’t hurt yourself!
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