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  •  Their newfound love of Putin... (5+ / 0-)

    ...and their outright cheerleading of European invasion really makes my blood boil.

    "I know you cannot force people to care. Ukraine is far away for many, all have own problems. But even if cynical, realize problem will grow. It isn't only people like me, raised in a dictatorship, who don't want it to happen to others"-Gary Kasparov

    by LordMike on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 02:18:01 PM PDT

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    •  Better to not "go there" (4+ / 0-)
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      Skaje, SaoMagnifico, James Allen, gabjoh

      It's not a cut and dry issue as you characterize it and it's obvious from your comment that I fall into your "cheerleading/Putin lover" category, which is entirely false and a terrible mischaracterization as I've stated numerous times.  Leave it for the appropriate threads.

      •  Rec'd (1+ / 0-)
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        Skaje

        Despite the fact we don't see eye-to-eye on this particular issue -- or seemingly many issues beyond our mutual support of Democratic candidates -- it's important to maintain a bright line between DKE and unrelated policy discussions.

        Pragmatic progressive. Oregonian, Cascadian, and American. Keeper of the DKE glossary.

        by SaoMagnifico on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 03:17:40 PM PDT

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      •  No, I don't put you in that category... (4+ / 0-)
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        Despite our heated discussions in other diaries, I respect and completely understand your desire not to get involved. I apologize for getting emotional on the issue.  Despite Ukraine being far away, It hits close to home for me.  It would be crazy not to understand and value progressives who have a strong isolationist sentiment, especially after the country's disastrous campaigns in the Middle East.  Believe it or not, I struggle with this dilemma myself. There are many others on the site, though, who are actively cheering Russia on--something I simply cannot understand, considering the Russian government's repression of values that progressives hold dear.

        "I know you cannot force people to care. Ukraine is far away for many, all have own problems. But even if cynical, realize problem will grow. It isn't only people like me, raised in a dictatorship, who don't want it to happen to others"-Gary Kasparov

        by LordMike on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 04:11:54 PM PDT

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        •  The answer is very clear (1+ / 0-)
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          PassionateJus

          They don't live in Russia. Most of them would run out of there in one week if that happened. It's very convenient to be an isolationist, Putin's follower or whatever if you know for sure that nothing threatens your comfortable life.

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