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  •  Well, good luck then (1+ / 0-)
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    Anne Elk

    Sorry, but I guess I have a hard time imagining being so terrified of my neighbors that I think that there's a realistic chance that they're going to shoot me for my political views sometime between now and November, 2016.

    •  If you haven't lived down here, you probably (0+ / 0-)

      really cannot comprehend just how mindless and rabid some of these people are.  Racism is not a joke and I promise you that it's still very much with us, just gone underground.  Those who are racists, for the most part, have learned to conceal their sickness until they believe they're in "safe" company and then they'll let fly with the most irrational, hateful, and bizarre arguments for why "we" should all fear and hate those "others."  For some, that will mean only those of African origins.  For others, it will be anyone whose face and skin color are different from their own pale, pasty skin.  

      I'd love to find out that I'm completely wrong about what I believe racists/right-wingers are capable of, I really hope I am.

      Please also understand, I don't live in terror.  I'm just mindful of what I say to whom.  Because I don't want my tires slashed, I don't put Democratic bumper stickers on my vehicle, and because I don't want my house damaged, I don't put Democratic signs in my front yard.  Those things do happen.  

      I think it may also be that because I lived away, in California, Colorado, and New Mexico for twenty formative years; coming, back I was more acutely aware of the undercurrents of racism, religious fanaticism, homophobia, and misogyny, much more acutely that before I moved away.  

      Hope that 'splains my position a bit more clearly.

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