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  •  It shouldn't come as any surprise...... (0+ / 0-)

    It's rather common in socities to indoctrinate the young in greivances from the past -- no differant from the generation of Germans who grew up in the wake of WW1 ( 'stab in the back' theory, Versailles, etc ) or just ask a Serb about a battle that happened a thousand years ago -- that defeat is a national celebration every year and a rallying call in difficult times. There are no shortages of 'aggreived' societies who percieve long ago defeats as injustices of immeasurable proportion.

     I myself ran into it when serving overseas. Whether on a 'presence' patrol or amongst the populace I constantly observed this phenomanah: eg, an art gallery owner transisting from a discusion of certain artists, et al. to a viriolic rant about the intent and trustworthiness, of 'the other side' ( we were there to act as buffer between the two opposing sides so had access to both communities -- and lived amongst each at various times ). It certainly is an eye opener when one comes from a background that does not contain that animosity for another group or a residual of resentment over percieved injustices. It was, needless to say, an educating experience for myself and allowed myself, since then, to be able to be unsurprised when such indoctrinated behaviour manifests itself.  It has to be seen to be believed. I have seen it and believe it.

    it tastes like burning...

    by eastvan on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 04:48:13 PM PDT

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