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  •  Oh no! We'll lose the white racist vote! (12+ / 0-)

    I think we did long ago.

    Join us on the Black Kos front porch to review news and views written from a black pov—everyone is welcome.

    by TomP on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 11:57:53 AM PDT

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    •  Amen (2+ / 0-)
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      TomP, oortdust

      They've built the Fort Knox of denial and projection and I don't think the GOP, especially TPers are ready to listen to more moderate language.

      On the other hand, I REALLY believe it is time for a few who call themselves Democrats and those who think they are independents to ask themselves what is really going on here.  And they need to make a stand.  And they need to call out the hate.

      It is Anno Domini 2013.  Long overdue.

      I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

      by Satya1 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 12:14:23 PM PDT

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      •  call out hate? (1+ / 0-)
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        red moon dog

        let those who need to fuel themselves on hate stay where they are. we won't change them. we won't stop them. but we can walk away from them. we have to be the alternative...

        What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.

        Each of us is born with a series of built-in confusions that are probably somehow Darwinian.  These are: (1) we’re central to the universe (that is, our personal story is the main and most interesting story, the only story, really); (2) we’re separate from the universe (there’s US and then, out there, all that other junk – dogs and swing-sets, and the State of Nebraska and low-hanging clouds and, you know, other people), and (3) we’re permanent (death is real, o.k., sure – for you, but not for me).

        Now, we don’t really believe these things – intellectually we know better – but we believe them viscerally, and live by them, and they cause us to prioritize our own needs over the needs of others, even though what we really want, in our hearts, is to be less selfish, more aware of what’s actually happening in the present moment, more open, and more loving.

        George Saunders

        i love that... what he regrets most are his failures of kindness.

        as i've been saying of late, consider the sig line:

        “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

        by pfiore8 on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 12:56:12 PM PDT

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    •  :) (1+ / 0-)
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      TomP

      top comment, really.

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

      by Mindful Nature on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 12:29:12 PM PDT

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