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  •  Hm (none)
    Somehow, I don't think it's a case of "carrying unhappiness" when Texas just passed a law that's specifically designed to slaughter people.  I think any sane person should get upset.

    Considering human lives are at stake, I'm seeing a healthy amount of outrage, and yes, I sincerely believe the state of Texas thoroughly deserves what it's getting here.  We can work to change it (we're on the same side, here), but don't tell me it's not justified when the state is fighting viciously against EVERY SINGLE progressive movement in the country.

    In college, I had a reputation for being a jerk.  Well, I WAS a jerk.  If you hated me, I deserved it (not that I'm much better these days).  Similarly, Texas has a reputation for being scummy.  Guess what:  It didn't happen in a fucking vacuum.  It actually fought pretty damn hard to deserve it.

    Kossacks may yet grow to like Texas (overall).  But you know, the state's gotta earn it, first.

    My taxes support the troops, not a yellow sticker.

    by Dragonchild on Mon Sep 12, 2005 at 08:34:53 AM PDT

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    •  I wasn't talking about hating Texas (none)
      specifically, I was talking about hating where you are at any given time.  I do not find hatred a useful emotion.  That's all.

      I also do not find it useful to characterize an entire population as "scummy" however badly their government behaves.  It is a habit of thought that can lead to dark places.  

      When one gets to the point of thinking and expressing thoughts like, "Texans (or Russians or Germans or Jews or Arabs or Americans etc) should be wiped from the face of the earth" or "I wouldn't care if the whole scummy place sinks into the ocean," then one stands in a very dark place indeed.

      Have a care.

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