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Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:28 AM

97. Most assuredly you shouldn't feel terrible!

That kind of attitude, when voiced out loud, SHOULD be shouted down. Most of those who do are usually encouraged by the fact that nobody checks that behavior. They can state those things with impunity, unchallenged, unquestioned, and that's how attitudes like that gain credibility and increasing acceptance. Nobody stands up and says "NOW WAIT JUST A DAMN MOMENT!!!" I sometimes prefer "excuse the fuck outta me!" but that's not always acceptable language in social settings. So, in absence of anybody standing up and saying "NOW WAIT JUST A DAMN MOMENT!", with nothing said, and nobody objecting, and nobody trying to push back, and nobody saying "OH NO YOU DON'T!!!" -

THEN - the statement stands.

Unchallenged.

Unquestioned.

Undebated.

Unrebutted.

Uncontested.

So it's allowed to stand. And therefore eventually becomes "truth."

"... well, nobody said anything..."

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