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  •  after seeing the Jews = Nazis comparison (3+ / 0-)
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    volleyboy1, Hey338Too, livosh1

    dozens--and probably hundreds of times on this site, no, I am honestly fatigued of providing an academic explanation.

    wait...are you saying you objected to the term 'token' rather than this perceived 'mockery' of a holocaust survivor?  Because that I wouldn't have guessed at all.

    •  i objected to both. the use of the word "token" (2+ / 0-)
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      alain2112, WattleBreakfast

      it is used to denigrate anyone.

      second point:  i just spent days crying watching the pbs documentaries on the camps and those who died and those who survived.

      and while i am not jewish, i am fully aware of the horrors of that time - from the history of wwII with full illustrations of the destruction of that war, the opening of the camps and the pictures of the dead and dying - a book left deliberately where a young child could look and see and cry and question how ANY human being could do those things to another.

      i have close friends who survived by being sent away as small children never to see their families again - i have friends whose parents had those tattoos... so don't lecture me on my reaction to the use of your word.

      oddly enough, we are on the same damned side, yet we fight each other over a poor choice of words?  and while we do that, what happens is that the inhumane ones laugh and slip past us to continue the destruction without check.

      it's time for us to think - ALL of us - to pick which battles are worth fighting and then how to effectively fight those battles.

      as you are fatigued of providing an "academic" explanation, one that i have not seen here because i am not HERE 24/7, i am fatigued at the anger we direct among ourselves - when we should be channeling that anger where it really belongs - at injustice and bigotry and hatred.

      now, i'm off to the barn, so i'm not ignoring any response you might make until later tonite...

      peace - shalom - namaste

      EdriesShop Is it kind? is it true? is it necessary?

      by edrie on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 03:31:59 PM PST

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