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Something for all of us to ponder... some more than others... some MUCH more than others, (Original Post) MiddleFingerMom Jun 2013 OP
Is that a promo for the Charlie Sheen TV show? The Straight Story Jun 2013 #1
That's a really funny show. In_The_Wind Jun 2013 #5
I agree. HappyMe Jun 2013 #2
Discussions have a tendency to be shut down when facts and reality get posted and then hidden. RC Jun 2013 #3
Agreeing with you-- marions ghost Jun 2013 #4
I've been staring at the screen for the last half-hour and I've realized that if I were to start... MiddleFingerMom Jun 2013 #6
 

RC

(25,592 posts)
3. Discussions have a tendency to be shut down when facts and reality get posted and then hidden.
Mon Jun 24, 2013, 09:09 AM
Jun 2013

marions ghost

(19,841 posts)
4. Agreeing with you--
Mon Jun 24, 2013, 09:21 AM
Jun 2013

however there are good reasons to be angry right now, so it's not unexpected.

The level of debate about what has happened gives me some hope that changes can be made before we really become a totalitarian state. Wrongdoing is suddenly exposed like a nest of termites and the residents are in disarray. The discussion on this is all good IMO. Gets to the core of the deep fears we have tried to push away.

There is a whole lotta anger around this. Anger at the discovery, anger at the messenger, anger at the betrayal of public trust by the PTB, anger at those who would dare criticize the PTB, and anger at the negative implications for American democracy. Did I forget any of the various anger triggers going on here?

It is good to see this. But I also appreciate your reminder to keep it civil.

MiddleFingerMom

(25,163 posts)
6. I've been staring at the screen for the last half-hour and I've realized that if I were to start...
Mon Jun 24, 2013, 10:37 AM
Jun 2013

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... a response about how I feel, I wouldn't be able to stop.
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Let me say this: I see those on the Left, our COMMUNITY.
as dedicated to advancement -- of ourselves AND others...
of Humanity as a whole. And I see those on the Right as
dedicated to repression -- of "others", of course.
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And I see incivility as a form, a tool of repression -- and I
am so disappointed how easily we as a "Community" seem
to slip into utilizing that tool against one another.
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Incivility, especially the level at which we're seeing it here
and now, advances no one. No one.
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marions' ghost, we agree upon much, if not everything -- and
I wanted to thank you for your expression of appreciation.
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Jerk.
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