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  •  It's a good question (0+ / 0-)

    Today we have so much more information so we are probably need to be held to a higher standard.

    I met a former Nazi when I got lost in Germany.  An old man who was a teenager during WWII captured by the Americans.  Just a teen.  He was so thankful and thought the Americans treated him so kindly, he was so glad he didn't end up with the Russians.  What did he know at the time.  

    And my uncle who fought for Hirohito in WWII.  See my post above.  I don't think my uncle had a choice.  And Japan.  There is a family picture of them sitting all in in perfect rows in front of a Japanese flag with Japanese writing all over.    They were like all one.  It was a family.  It is complex.  It shows a different world, time, place.

    My mother was such a pretty girl in that picture.  Her face never changed from then.

    Today we learn from our parents.  I just think we know more and can strive to do better today.  I think with Bush we're all pretty much ready to do what we have to do, if you know what I mean.

    (Going off to bed, have a good night everyone, thanks for letting me ramble as I go...).

    •  True, but it's more than information. (0+ / 0-)

      If a law said that posting a comment on daily kos was punishable by death, and a secret police had access to all the records of the site, how many users would there be? The standards don't even compare.

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