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  •  I agree about Chris' intellect, but (1+ / 0-)
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    he goes too far in giving people like Conard a forum. He, Chris, has yet to learn that he will not convert such people, and by giving them a voice then he gives bad ideas some credibility. His naivete was proven when he shook Conard's hand (which he did not do for the other guests), he thanked him for being a good sport, and he remarked how much fun he had arguing with him.

    Earlier today I saw part of a corny movie that showed how the British and German fliers in WWI went from treating each other as good sports to strafing hospitals as they began to realize that the other guys were out to kill them.

    I know that I will be accused of being overly dramatic, but that is the way the world works. We have made societal progress and our battles are less physical than they once were, but on the other hand, by being good sports and well-behaved we let the comfortable delay giving comfort to the afflicted. So we have millions out of work and our representatives fight it out as if it is a sport or a debate.

    FDR, HST, IKE, and LBJ understood the difference. There is a time for talk and there is a time for action. Obama still hasn't learned that lesson, but perhaps he will someday see that rallying the common folks is the best thing he can do to bring about change. If he called for a million person march on Washington in support of the programs that move us forward then it would happen. Maybe he will see it. I hope so, because too many people have suffered for too long. Our representatives play life and death games of chicken with the lives of other people instead of risking their own lives. Something is wrong with this picture.

    Might and Right are always fighting, in our youth it seems exciting. Right is always nearly winning, Might can hardly keep from grinning. -- Clarence Day

    by hestal on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 10:47:46 AM PST

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