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  •  Yes, I certainly did not want to ever compare (2+ / 0-)
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    TiaRachel, betson08

    "People's A" sufferings with "People's B" sufferings, because they are all horrific, all inexcusable, always wrong.

    But this asshat saying that only 10,000 indigenous people were killed in the two continents of the Americas and that WWII was clearly worse than genocide across the continents deserved some sort of response as best as I could channel my rage into coherence at the time.

    There is no winning "we've had it worse" arguments. I certainly agree with everything you say. But I would, again, say that this particular diary is not really where we want to compare forms of discrimination and against who.

    What a Police State Looks Like: "On one side: soft human flesh, unprotected human skulls, cardboard signs, slogans they chant, armed with belief in 1st Amendment rights. On the other: helmets, body armor, guns, batons, chemical weapons." -- JanetRhodes

    by YucatanMan on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 11:59:58 AM PST

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    •  Yes. (1+ / 0-)
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      I kept mentally re-writing my comment(s) here -- in the emotional flurry of  'this jackhat is wrong and writing idiocy' it's easy to skim over important points. An additional roadbump is that, when responding to derailing/denialist nitpickery, it's easy to get sucked into their inaccurate frameworks. It's probably best to just point out the derail & then ignore it entirely...

      One of the reasons I hate the 'model minority' crap ('but lookit teh joos!' or whichever) is that in establishing a hierarchy, it invites knocking down -- instead of being repudiated, the denialism is simply passed off to some other group. And of course the point, deliberate or not, is to create distance from and minimize the very real pain...

      •  Gracias, Tia, Gracias. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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        TiaRachel, TomorrowsProgressives

        What a Police State Looks Like: "On one side: soft human flesh, unprotected human skulls, cardboard signs, slogans they chant, armed with belief in 1st Amendment rights. On the other: helmets, body armor, guns, batons, chemical weapons." -- JanetRhodes

        by YucatanMan on Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 01:18:12 PM PST

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