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  •  when (6+ / 0-)

    a Jew, a Muslim, atheist, etc.  could also sit at that table and share their lives without religion and politics or labels, then I think that be the kind of normal I would enjoy.

    •  My high-school friend Richard Rosenthal (0+ / 0-)

      described a version of that in his book Rookie Cop: Deep Under Cover in the Jewish Defense League. After his time in the JDL preventing assassinations and gathering evidence to put the most violent members in prison, he finally got to go to the Police Academy. He described not being able to talk with the new rookies, and instead regularly having lunch with the other undercover cops who had been in the Black Panthers and the American Nazis, who were the only others there who knew what it was about.

      Well, that isn't what you meant. Try this, instead.

      You Can't Say You Can't Play, by Vivian Gussin Paley

      America—We built that!

      by Mokurai on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:24:17 AM PST

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      •  I can understand (0+ / 0-)

        wanting to spend time with folks that share an experience, especially one that is stressful and fairly unique, to receive support and affirmation, and just celebrate survival.

        But in general, I think the second situation is the one we should strive for in our social interactions,  "you can't say you can't play".  For our political situation I would add the corollary "you can't say you have to pay to play"

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