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  •  Taking a stand matters (13+ / 0-)

    Well said, Valtin. Isn't it sad that ethics is not foremost in the minds of these educated people in a position to do good but also to do harm.

    "The lesson of that history is that you must not despair, that if you are right, and you persist, things will change" -Howard Zinn

    And as Glenn Greenwald wrote on taking a stand on a related matter:

    ...

    But what incidents such as this one conclusively demonstrate is that it is always possible, if enough citizen intensity is mustered and the right strategy is formulated, for citizens to disrupt and defeat the best-laid plans of our corrupt political establishment. There's a comfort and temptation in denying that truth. Those who insist that defeat is inevitable and All is Lost are relieved of the burdensome task of trying. But defeat occurs because the right strategy isn't found, not because it is inevitable. ...

    http://www.salon.com/...

    The Republican Party: Our Bridge to the 11th Century

    by skywriter on Sun Jan 27, 2008 at 10:03:15 PM PST

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