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  •  art! art! now there's the goodness innit all (0+ / 0-)

    art. joy. even in the darkest of days. ha. you hit on a center i hadn't known you were aware of. so much for myyyyy assumptions about you.

    none of my asertions are absolute -- i mean, after all, if i were to take an absolutist position we couldn't hava discussion, we'd just stand there, arms folded, chin up, glaring and trying to appear taller... or smarter ... or artsier. how dull.

    many of us have HUGE discussions about what to do with people-who-needa-be-kept-offa-the-streets. working from the assumption that there aren't REALLY that many of us who ever NEEDA be incarcerated, we examined crime, decided that the only real crimes were cruelty & greed. we all agreed that the people with no kindness in em should be exiled. simple. we got bogged down, notso much with who judged -- but with the problem of the "border guards" and how awful that job would be.

    eh. my points, which i will attempt to refine if i remain welcome to participate in your diaries, are that the existing system is truly broken, the ramifications of this broken system reverberate through our whole society, and until people can look with open eyes at how america treats those people who step over boundaries -- rightly stepping, or foully stepping -- everyone everyone everyone is in jeopardy.

    again-- abu ghraib and the halliburton camps cannot be separated from the domestic prison system.

    •  Too bad you haven't given up your (1+ / 0-)
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      old wobbly

      email address, I'd like to correspond with you. Please, make yourself welcome in the discussions. Participate away. You might be surprised to find I agree with you on many issues. You might not. But I'm interested in your point of view, since, as you say, I can't really know it without having been there.


      by JohnMac on Mon Apr 09, 2007 at 05:40:06 PM PDT

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