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    high uintas

    funny/sad side-effects is the potential for civil rights infringement in the future is far more important for many than actual civil rights violations occurring in the here and now...

    Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

    by awesumtenor on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 07:41:15 AM PST

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      In the here and now the attack on voting rights is the single most dangerous and damaging thing going on. I trumps all other, IMO.

      I'm not saying that one can't hold both in contempt at the same time, but when it comes to immediate threats it's the biggie from which all others will flow.

      Just my opinion.

      And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

      by high uintas on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 08:03:48 AM PST

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      •  While you are entitled to believe that (0+ / 0-)

        for me, as a black man, the fact that republican politicians can openly mention the repeal of the 14th amendment and making citizenship a privilege rather than a right and the fact that someone could kill me in parts of this nation for no reason whatsoever and then argue at trial that I was deserving of death and be believed or the fact that the Susan Smiths and Charles Stuarts of the world can do heinous things and say some fictitious black guy did it and they will be believed ... those things tell me and other persons of color in this society that if the greatest thing we had to  fear is electoral disenfranchisement we'd take that...without hesitation.

        The biggie for us is the clear and present danger to life and limb for us, our children and our grandchildren...from gung ho self-appointed vigilantes emboldened by SYG statutes to law enforcement and it will continue to be hazardous for us as we navigate our way through a society that in many respects and from many groups and institutions is openly hostile to us as long as those who are supposed to be on our side continue to disregard those threats to liberty that they dont have to deal with because they are not persons of color.

        Fear doesn't just breed incomprehension. It also breeds a spiteful, resentful hate of anyone and everyone who is in any way different from you.

        by awesumtenor on Fri Feb 21, 2014 at 08:39:57 PM PST

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