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  •  Perhaps an even more interesting question... (4+ / 0-)

    would be:  "Does the militarized police handling of OWS worry you?".

    OWS has brought out into the open a very ugly aspect of American life which challenges the comfortable self-image of many (most?) Americans.  All of us are thus put in the position of either supporting OWS and recognizing some ugly (and very scarry realities), or of withdrawing support and thus not having to face these very ugly (and very scarry) realities.

    Lots of people will choose the latter.  And hope it just doesn't impact their lives overly much.

    •  I'm Not Sure That's Actually True (1+ / 0-)
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      Bailey2001

      In order to assert that, you'd need a majority of people to know what OWS actually stands for.  You're right of course that when faced with a difficult decision the "easy" choice is tempting, but I'm not sure most people even know what their choices are.

      •  And I bet that one reason why they.... (0+ / 0-)

        haven't bothered to find out is cuz it's scarry.

        Among other things.  But it sure is easy to punch key boards and get the relevant info if you want to.

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