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  •  While I find the content offensive... (0+ / 0-)

    ....and anyone whose family members were MURDERED by the Stasi would probably agree, I don't exactly understand the logic of the police investigating the artist...

    We need to get him over here to work his magic on the walls of the Texas or Wisconsin capitol buildings....

    while he's at it, all you Obama-haters could give him a supplemental contract to illuminate the Washington Monument or some other landmark in DC, to help defray his travel costs...

    "Ronald Reagan is DEAD! His policies live on but we're doing something about THAT!"

    by leftykook on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:27:58 AM PDT

    •  We are not Obama haters (8+ / 0-)

      We just don't want Obama to continue so many Bush policies.

      And that goes to all the Dem fellow travelers, too.

      And God said, "Let there be light"; and with a Big Bang, there was light. And God said "Ow! Ow My eyes!" and in a flash God separated light from darkness. "Whew! Now that's better. Now where was I. Oh yea . . ."

      by Pale Jenova on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 09:20:41 AM PDT

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    •  As someone whose family was murdered (3+ / 0-)
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      By the soviets, the Stasi's big brother, and enslaved by the nazis, I am inclined to agree with the artist and I find Americans generally stupid and naive for failing to recognize just how these expanse powers could (and will) be used to suppress dissent and opposition.  It seems Americans have been too isolated and too coddled for too long to have any real idea of what they are dealing with.  The Stasi and especially the Nazis (given how they came to power and the held it) are a good object lesson to answer the questions of "what could possibly go wrong?" And the comment that "no one could have foreseen" what could happen.  In fact people can foresee it because it has happened before.  

      If you really believe that things should happen "never again," you have to understand what did happen and be very vigilant when similar things start to recur. Note that says start to recur, because after the fact it wil be too hard

      But that is just me.  Don't assume what survivors will thing, since everyone seems to react and respond to tragedy differently

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 12:11:25 PM PDT

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