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  •  Well... (0+ / 0-)

    if you're trying to encourage people to reflect on themselves by saying this

    the generous hosts turned out to be hateful bigots little better than the ones left behind
    and this
    If Americans could feel the suffering of other people, and if they reacted the way that normal humans do when another suffers
    you're doing it wrong. It makes you sound like a stereotype, with the "America is eeevil" tone that the right loves to attribute to us. I do understand what you're saying, but your rather smug dismissal of heybuddy's criticism struck me the wrong way. He has a valid point.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 06:22:06 AM PDT

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    •  I am holding out my hand to you like a sibling and (0+ / 0-)

      I am no better or worse than anyone.  I don't hear anyone saying what I've said and I think that gives it value.  I'm taking the risk of preaching in a way and that's what it sounds like sometimes, no matter who does it.  Either it rings true, or false.  If people didn't listen to someone say "Judge not" 2000 years ago, they surely won't listen to the likes of me.  But I'm just that foolish to say it anyway.  
      You can think of me as a friend.  It's up to you.  

      There is no existence without doubt.

      by Mark Lippman on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 01:48:56 PM PDT

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