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  •  Well, the scene reminds me of many conversations (11+ / 0-)

    I have had with other women regarding, dealing with predators.

    To me, this larger, broader issues seems to echo that, with the whole denial thing going on.

    People would rather be polite, and *assume that there are no ulterior motives, because that is temporarily more comfortable than listening to their instincts.

    Instinct told me a long long time ago what this whole thing was about.

    But as you pointed out, no one believed "us"--meaning the collective of people who saw the train coming, or the subsequent wreck that followed.

    People do this when they feel trapped. They freeze up. They feel put on the spot. If they say what they think and are wrong, they feel the consequences will be catastrophic. Like a false alarm.

    If they say nothing, they bank on the idea that the perp will not carry through with the threats, or the target convinces themselves that they can escape somehow.

    Each time some of the Dems have tried to act on that fantasy, the GOPers change the rules.

    Dems don't know it yet, but they are already at the Secondary Crime Scene.

    The crime has already been committed.

    The next part involves wet work and burial.

    •  Graphic and sadly true (1+ / 0-)
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      tb mare

      A personal example is my own failure to recognize how important Limbaugh has been for twenty years.  I did not listen to him, didn't know anyone who did and while I did read Sen Franken's book, thought Limbaugh was just one loud and obnoxious voice spouting foolishness.  Limbaugh spawned an entire genre of hate talkers and rabble rousers.  The RW was listening and eating it up.

      McCain's choosing Palin was an Aha Moment and proved beyond any doubt that, Yes, They Really Are Who We Thought They Were.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 10:12:53 AM PDT

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