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  •  I'm still scratching my head. (0+ / 0-)

    I understand 'sacrificing your life to defend your country'.  I don't understand simply throwing it away because the people in charge aren't going to bother to even try to make sure it was worth your dying.

    I guess from my cultural background, after that happened a couple of times, the people would be working to overthrow the king who didn't care if the peasants got slaughtered as long as he was safe inside his palace for one who actually cared about his people.

    •  I think its a matter of what's called dharma (0+ / 0-)

      if you win and you lose your dharma, the win has no meaning. Dharma is your set of principles. And its better to lose with those intact.

      •  The weird thing is (0+ / 0-)

        expressing such sentiments on DK is usually referred to as 'purity trolling' by the centrists, who believe we should always seek deals with the Republicans and 'take what we can get' rather than actually sticking to our principles and rejecting compromises we feel are detrimental to our principles.  Somehow I had mistakenly pegged you as one of the people who was advocating abandoning our principles to make centrist deals.  My apologies for conflating you with someone else.

        Personally, I think we should stick to what I think are sensible principles, because I think doing so gives us electoral advantages, making it even more likely we'll win more in future.  While abandoning them to make bad deals helps the Republicans to win back more seats, and hurt more people.

        •  yeah Im not saying you are wrong in your sentiment (0+ / 0-)

          just that even in loss, you should hold your head up high and be proud to be a liberal. Repubs cant do that. Even in our loss, we have strength that they don't have.

          No need to apologize as long as the confusion is cleared up. We are all on the same side you know? And we aren't fighting for ourselves, we are fighting for others. So egos have no meaning here.

          Good luck btw.

    •  im not saying its better than your morals (0+ / 0-)

      just rationalizing the meaning so its tangible for you.

    •  also the king always died too (0+ / 0-)

      so he didn't set the peasants to the wolves. It's like how Alexander fought along side his men and won their respect.

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