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  •  Hannah (1+ / 0-)
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    Yes, it is your fault that  grog was provoked because you wrote a Diary.

    If you didn't intend provoking a response, then why bother?

    Having been blessed with kossacks willing to take the time and trouble to debate these matters, getting "snippy" with them will not help the debate go forward.

    It's a matter for you, but folk won't debate with you if you do that to them.

    just my 2c

    I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
    but I fear we will remain Democrats.

    by twigg on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 10:26:35 AM PDT

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    •  I am not interested in debate. (0+ / 0-)

      I am interested in providing a new perspective for people to consider.
      Self-directed individuals resist giving in to prompts. Instinct-driven people are responsive either to some outside influence or to hormonal signals of which they are unaware.

      Note that it is now seven hours since I put up the post and my patience is running short.

      I responded to the assertions about slavery because some people seem to think the issue is just about their ancestors and them and it's my considered opinion that the effect and residual echo of that pernicious institution is much more wide ranging and pervasive.
      That the Europeans, specifically the Dutch and Spanish and Portuguese brought to the New World the systematic enslavement of human beings is not the same as a hierarchical culture evolving in situ, especially since the American myth is all about finding religious freedom and championing human rights.

      Moreover, it is still a current issue since children are legally considered the property of their parents and the U.S., alone along with Somalia, has refused to ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Nattering about ancestors is pretty useless when children are being abused under our noses, thousands run away from abusive homes every year and even our soldiers are committing suicide a rate of one a day. We are fixated on death and capital punishment, even as abuse is ignored in the law, unless there's permanent damage.  Which is why our "interrogators" were taught to torture without leaving any marks.

      Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage". He's not into "catch and release."

      by hannah on Mon Aug 20, 2012 at 12:17:11 PM PDT

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