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  •  Thank you for this diary, Shanikka. I've been (1+ / 0-)
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    disturbed for a long time by the left's rejection of what I see as simply accurate, descriptive use of the word "victim," which often states a claim to having been wronged, and is important for that reason.

    I've never been able to articulate the issues this clearly, though.  Clarifying the false connection with passivity, helplessness, and weakness is crucial to understanding.  I expect is has lots to do with our not clearly articulating who are the wrongdoers, in many cases, as well.

    This is very good work.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 06:13:54 PM PDT

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