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  •  But they don't protest both (1+ / 0-)
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    Manning is a charismatic young white guy. Therefore what happens to poor and minority prisoners every day and worse shouldn't be happening to him.

    •  Really? "charismatic"...imho, he looks like a (0+ / 0-)

      little mouse.

      That said, we have a cognitive dissonance going on in this nation people only see what they want to see, point them to your facts and they will fight you, hate you and ignore you.

      I see this fomenting grassroots outrage being the "tipping point" into a public reexamination of our "judicial system".

      Many Americans bought into the idea that prison must be a place of punishment.  An idea pushed by Republicans because they wanted to give tax breaks to all their wealthy friends and redefine our progressive value that prison should be a place of rehabilitation and re-admittance into society as a productive member.

      Americans voted to stop us from actually helping each other.  Don't you remember them campaigning as being "tough on crime" and continually bashing us saying prisoners get cable tv, 3 square meals a day, free gym memberships, etc, etc?

      Americans bought into the bullshit and now, they refuse to recognize the rotting stench escaping from their own bankrupt morality.

      I have hope that the torturous acts Manning is experiencing will finally break through to them.

      But does this mean those of us here on DK don't see or know what you speak of?

      WE DO.

      -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

      by gerrilea on Sun Dec 02, 2012 at 08:56:25 PM PST

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