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  •  If anyone was offended puts onus on the victim (2+ / 0-)
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    gustynpip, raincrow

    It is a deliberate phrase to deflect attention and shift responsibility. It's fucking Shakespearian "If we shadows have offended, Think but this, and all is mended..." For starters, it makes the offense only hypothetical rather than actual by using the If. There is no "I" offended people with my remarks. That takes responsibility for it. What Carson is really saying is "you're an asshole for being offended."

    •  I guess the only bright side to these exercises (0+ / 0-)

      is that the offender learns s/he cannot QUITE say and do entirely as s/he pleases, that there are at least small consequences.

      YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

      by raincrow on Sat Apr 06, 2013 at 12:31:43 PM PDT

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