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  •  I don't think rephrasing helps (3+ / 0-)
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    wilderness voice, Gooserock, mookins

    ...when the implication is that a group of people are fortunate or better off for having been whipped, raped, mutilated, shackled, branded, imprisoned & executed, forcibly separated from family, prohibited from gathering, denied education & pay, et cetera. But sure, rephrase it if you like.

    "Maybe we should not have humored [Native Americans]...wanting to stay in that kind of primitive lifestyle. Maybe we should have said, no, come join us; be citizens along with the rest of us." ~ Pres. Reagan 05/31/88 (the speech that turned me Democrat)

    by seishin on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 03:48:00 PM PDT

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    •  That Only Happened to Them After the Holocaust of (1+ / 0-)
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      capture and transportation, which killed about 4 million of them before delivery.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 05:40:55 PM PDT

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