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  •  Your efforts here are wasted. Reality has no (1+ / 0-)
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    to little sway in ideologically held opinions.

    •  I've just experienced that. Funny how you (0+ / 0-)

      missed it.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 01:21:22 PM PDT

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    •  The reality (0+ / 0-)

      is the events mentioned in this diary. Palestinian children being imprisoned by Israel. This is not an ideologically held opinion, it's a fact. Your reality and that of I love OCD whitewashes this fact with the 'it's complicated' bullshit. Others in the reality-based universe see it as a crime that is part of the on-going occupation and subjugation of Palestinians which must be ended.

      •  So you're going to say that they weren't... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... arrested for throwing rocks and Molotov Cocktails at other human beings, right?

        Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

        by Hey338Too on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 03:45:35 PM PDT

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      •  Black and white is always easier to paint within (1+ / 0-)
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        the lines of ideology.

        Grey or "bullshit" as you so nicely framed it, is not.

        You can preach to the choir with black and white and you will be well-received.  

        You can't expect the same from the wider world where people do not necessarily accept the ideological framework.

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