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  •  You can't change the world. You can only (4+ / 0-)

    change yourself.

    Perhaps don't argue with idiots when argument only reinforces their conspiracy beliefs.

    H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

    by Knarfc on Wed Mar 14, 2012 at 03:33:24 PM PDT

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    •  If Gandhi (0+ / 0-)

      Mandela, Martin Luther King and many others had believed what you wrote they wouldn't have been out there fighting for the change they accomplished.

      If peace is to prevail we all have to become foes of violence.

      by spacejam on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 05:55:47 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah. That statement I and they made (1+ / 0-)
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        appear contradictory.

        But they were encouraging people who were more neutral or friendly to their causes, not arguing with idiots directly. Positive rather than negative action I would think. Context of to whom they were addressing their strategies.

        H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

        by Knarfc on Thu Mar 15, 2012 at 11:46:51 AM PDT

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