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  •  It is clear they felt they had total impunity (2+ / 0-)
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    Chacounne, elwior

    . . . to commit these sickening, monstrous, inhuman acts of terror and torture.
    We can not stand by and prove them right.

    Heather, thank you once again,  for calling us to have the courage to look this right in face.  If we don't call for accountability, how can we look in mirror?
    What is the face of humanity?

    •  (((((((((((((((((((SOUL SISTER))))))))))))))))))) (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, peacevehicle

      AMEN !!!!!!!!!!!!

      You inspire me every single day, and make it possible for me to do what I do. Thank you will never be enough.

      Writing these diaries I've been thinking a lot about humanity, and how someone's soul can become so damaged that they can do these things to another human being, that they don't see anything wrong with doing these things to another human being, that they can brag about doing these things to another human being. I don't have any answers, but I can see a clear line going from George W. Bush blowing up frogs when he was a child, to his inflicting pain on his fraternity's pledges, to his authorizing torture as the law, policy and practice of the United States, and bragging about it. One can only imagine what is in the background of the others.

      We must look honestly at what has been in our names and demand that those responsible are held accountable. How else will we look in the face of those precious babies of yours, and all of the other children. They WILL ask us, "What did you do to stop it. What did you do to make sure it never happens again?"

             With many, many hugs, and MUCH love,
                        Heather

             

      Planning the March for Accountability. Email me if you'd like to brainstorm.

      by Chacounne on Sun Apr 19, 2009 at 07:02:13 PM PDT

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