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  •  ok first serious comment I'm going to make in (1+ / 0-)
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    m00finsan

    this thread...

    Do you think of Freeperville and Bugstate as possibly...the internet's equivalent of a ghetto?

    Or is it perhaps more like Waco or Jonestown?

    Maybe somewhere in between?

    I'm kind of stalling for time here...They told me what to say. George W Bush, 03-21-2006 10:00 EST Press Conference

    by Tamifah on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 08:42:22 PM PDT

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    •  i vote (3+ / 0-)
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      realalaskan, Tamifah, kaolin

      Waco, Jonestown and Ruby Ridge. Guess that would be "all the above plus one".

    •  There's love and compassion in the ghetto (3+ / 0-)
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      Tamifah, frankzappatista, kaolin

      Same is probably somehow true for Waco or Jonestown. Not true for FP or RS.

      I'd say those sites are more like (Godwin's law violation, I know) Nazi Germany. If there is love and compassion, nobody would dare express it lest they suffer the consequences.

      "institutions have an effect on individuals...you are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution you've committed to" - David Simon

      by Alfonso Nevarez on Sun Jul 12, 2009 at 09:01:43 PM PDT

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      •  Actually, there's something akin to (1+ / 0-)
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        love and compassion there too.  At least I assume they would call it thus.

        It looks like:

        a) what passes for humor, or

        b) strong in-group identification paired with strong vilification of out-groups

        The "compassion" would be for themselves and each other, not for anyone on the outside, of course.    

        We over here define both of those things differently, needless to say.

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