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  •  You have nothing to fear (1+ / 0-)
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    if you live in a blue state.

    I'm just not sure folks who aren't in daily contact with a bunch of mouth-breathing Java men remember what it's like to fear, actually be afraid, of speaking your mind when it comes to issues like civil rights and whatnot.  You can do it, but it seems like insanity to risk death threats and tire-slashings if you're not going to the mat to prove some point...if you're just hanging around on Daily Kos to compare baseball scores and whatnot.  You're still guilty by association for hanging around with these wild-eyed leftist radicals in the eyes of many.

    30-odd years ago, they were putting lunch counter sitters in jail in my town, as well as prosecuting those who served blacks in violation of Jim Crow.  Much as I'd like to pretend things have changed dramatically, 30 miles outside my city's limits they are much the same.

    You can call me a conspiracy theorist if you will.  But I suspect I have a bunch of friends in red states all over the South, mountain West and Midwest who know exactly what I mean.

    THESE are the times that try men's souls...It would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Tom Paine, 12/23/1776

    by Eleanor A on Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 01:59:02 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, you do have something to fear (0+ / 0-)

      It's not just technology and one person discovering your identity -  it's a matter of having personal information published, multiple times in multiple places, as a means of intimidation.

      Ask anyone at Eschaton about Jeff Goldstein and the commentors at his site.  Google Patrick Bell and 'leftist of the week'.  There are people out there who believe that using your personal information in print is an acceptable tactic of debate, i.e., 'shut them up and win the debate, by default'.

      Online Integrity was a nice idea but the rightwingers aren't sticking to their pledges.  Fancy that...

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