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      The most chilling part of the story, to me, is not the apathetic and hostile reaction of the system -- after all, it was the system that was on trial, so that's only to be expected.  Rather, I am shocked by the hostility of the public.  I wonder how that would play out today.  It seems that there are always some people who will side with the strong against the weak, will kick the dead when they're down, add insult to the families of the injured, and think that the oppressed are fit targets to be oppressed.  

       How such people think I still don't understand.  I can only imagine that they have no internalized sense of justice, that they do not look for balance, but are entirely concerned with "winning" -- which means being on the side of the strongest and abusing the weak.

    •  I fear the reaction now would be even worse (1+ / 0-)
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      I hope the public would prove me wrong but I really doubt it. I suspect the press would play it as somehow inevitable and paint the victims as terrorists and we'd get another "Mission Accomplished" moment from our "leaders."

      Let's hope we don't find out.

      We need not stride resolutely towards catastrophe, merely because those are the marching orders. -- Noam Chomsky

      by kainah on Thu Jun 29, 2006 at 12:36:25 PM PDT

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