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  •  I don't have any answers GM, in fact I have some (10+ / 0-)

    of those same doubts myself, although I'm not courageous enough to bare my soul as you so often do. I do know this much though. You always speak honestly about subjects that too rarely see that kind of truth. Voices like yours are needed to help expose and counteract the lies and hypocrisy coming from the dark side.  I know that I would miss your voice if you chose to stop posting here. But what matters of course is that you do what's right for you. Best wishes.

    Just give me some truth. John Lennon

    by burnt out on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 07:53:06 AM PDT

    •  I guess I was groping in the dark to see (9+ / 0-)

      if others felt this way. Maybe some don't worry about it at all.

      I used to not worry about it much. Better out than in--sort of mentality.

      If we yank all the teeth and claws out of our social dialogue (regardless of politics or content) then we are depriving ourselves of the opportunity to really work through some difficult stuff.

      But if we insist as a culture on reveling in what I would often call, Disproportionate Responses to faux paxs  then we encourage people to censor themselves in favor of not being hounded. That means important discussions never happen. Discussions that might not be pretty, but that could bring new insight into very troubled topics.

      That means social evolution is slowed down in very important and often controversial subjects.

      And for people like me, who don't do Pollyanna well, it means living in a closet to some degree. Silencing one's self out of fear.

      Maybe I have been asking the wrong questions about this. I might be a bit stuck. What questions would you ask?

      Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

      by GreenMother on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 08:03:55 AM PDT

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