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  •  Some times the attitude and actions of an entire (4+ / 0-)
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    Chrislove, raster44, quince, JayRaye

    city, or police department, etc, is just way too much for one or two or even a dozen people to change.

    I'm not saying that everyone should run to safety when any threat happens, but quite frequently, people need to make choices based on their own well-being and not on whether they can be a symbol to try to education tens of thousands of other people.

    Both staying and leaving are the right actions.  But what's good in one situation may not be in another.

    Sometimes, it is just fine to let a town full of bigots stew in their own poison, while a person seeks safety, comfort or tranquility elsewhere.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 05:52:04 PM PDT

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    •  I remember reading what Medgar Evans's Widow (3+ / 0-)
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      once said."I begged my Husband several times for us to move and you know  what he said? 'Baby, I don't know if I'm going to Heaven or Hell, but I do know that I'm leaving for there from Jackson'"

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