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    I must respectfully ask, since you put so much work and thought into this piece and it would seem that you'd be knowledgeable enough to know, just exactly when is it that terms used in political rhetoric or press reporting of it (like tyranny, hostage-taking, extortion, putsches, coups) make the official jump from being evocative rhetorical terms to the actual descriptors of history they imply? What makes then realities instead of characterizations of reality that someone believe is other than what it appears?

    When does reality become reality and demand that other people still operating by the norms of an older reality have to alter both their perceptions and their strategies?

    With sincere respect, I have spent enormous amounts of personal time over the last year (I'm 58) trying in various ways--petitions, editorials, Tweets advising followers (one of which is a Democratic Senator) where my latest attempt at making the argument is that real reality has changed and demands specific response because the nature of these realities is such that opportunists can and have taken advantage so close to actual crime that to no try to understand this and take steps to close new "loopholes" leaves the administration and the people who voted for it, which includes myself, with about as much advantage as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. I have been delicate and respectful and careful and it has gotten me no where. Turning more to using colloquial expressions simply brought out the nit-picker society made as a swarm of pissed-on bees for daring not to say what I said, but the way I said it.

    While I have gotten a few virtual pats on the back for all the volunteer work, I was savaged unmercifully on this forum the other day--called "stupid" among other things and urged to erase my work before anyone else sees it for saying in my own way (meant to be provocative) that the administration is not adjusting its tactics to meet the actual reality it is facing and continues to defer to a picture of American democracy unchanged by monumental events of the last two decades, even though I explained pain-stakingly what those events were and who the opportunists are who are most responsible or these man-made economic crises. If you have a tip, please by all means message me. I will be eternally grateful. Even though I said I loved the president, respected and admired him, my "common" way of trying to urge his allies here on this forum to "push" harder to end this scenario was effectively me pissing into a stiff gale.

    Lessons are not being learned. Seems a lot of people want to bury their heads in the sand and hope that when the sand blows away, it will be 1993 and all that has changed since the first Republican revolution and the beginning of Fox News has not.

    "Education Is Not the Filling of a Pail, But the Lighting of a Fire" W.B. Yeats

    by RareBird0 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 07:55:42 PM PDT

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