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  •  If you're replying to me, Expatgirl, my answer (0+ / 0-)

    would be a request for clarification in what way my comment equates with "the argument that Amerika gets a free pass".  Also what's meant by free pass in the context of this discussion.  You seem to have specific interpretations, assumptions, and responses in mind, but --lacking clear statement, and the fact that I've only seen a few of your comments here'n'there--  I wouldn't want to speculate about your meaning on so slim an acquaintance.

    I would suggest, meanwhile (adapting the words of another American who said it in considerably more hazardous circumstances) that for any person to cut their conscience to suit what might seem this site's fashion ("Here, on DKos") would be ridiculously cowardly, considering how extremely little is at stake. My livelihood, personal safety, etc, are not endangered, and if I'm participating in DK, I kind of owe it to the venue to speak truth as I understand it.  What else is worth our saying here, after all, if we hope to create productive results out there in the real world from what we learn from each other here.

    So I have every confidence that thoughtful kogs don't allow their thinking to be unduly influenced by what's popular or unpopular to say or think.  Kos somewhat reflected on this in a diary Friday in the first 4 paragraphs, interestingly.

    Of course if your reply was to someone else's comment (the indenting is not fully clear on old computer equipment I use), none of the above may be applicable.  Or it might.

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