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  •  Unfortunately, it is going to happen. (1+ / 0-)
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    The way these people are being riled up by the O'Reilly's, Palin's and Beck's virtually assures it. I have a family member who will no longer talk to me because I told him that he was indirectly responsible for such acts, because they were disseminating the very talking points which led to them. The good news is, he will think of what I said every time something like this happens and maybe will lower his rhetoric a little as a result...I hope.

    I think the social compact in this country is on life support.

    A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

    by nippersdad on Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 09:15:50 AM PST

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    •  depends on which "it" you're talking about. (1+ / 0-)
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      "It is going to happen."

      Not an assassination of Obama or Biden, because right now they have a whole football team of strong smart guys with keen eyes around them every minute they're in public.  

      But other terrorist acts?   Yeah probably, and the truly maddening thing is not being in the right place/time to prevent or interdict each & every one.  

      Thing is, someone is always in the right position to put a stop to it.  Someone overhears something or sees something, someone hears a family member bragging about a plan, someone sees a shipment of something go out or come in somewhere... any of those someones could pick up a phone and save some lives.

      What we have got to to is encourage enough civic responsibility that not just one of those someones, but all of them, will pick up the phone and make the call.  

      I'm sorry to hear about your family situation.  Hopefully that person will eventually come to their senses.  

      And yes, the social compact is on life support.  I was just thinking earlier today, the social contract has had its terms rewritten while we weren't looking.  And now it's all sharks all the time.  

      The worst part about it is, a truly insidious ideology of theocratic fascism has managed to sneak in by wrapping itself in religion.  This degree of extremism has come up across the world at about the same time, in both Christianity and Islam.  And it's so perversely paradoxical that religions that were founded upon the premises of love and peace, are being used to such evil ends on such a wide scale.  

      We can't give up, and we'd better not give up.  These are fights that can be won.  Humans have faced more and worse in our collective history and somehow we have come through and our cultures have continued to evolve.  That inexorable upward movement against entropy is such a powerful force of nature that we can count on it coming through for us again.  But we have to do our part and there is not a moment to spare.  

      •  "When fascism comes to America (1+ / 0-)
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        it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Truer words...

        A Republican is someone who can't enjoy his privileged position unless he is certain that somewhere, someone is in excruciating agony. I Love OCD

        by nippersdad on Wed Dec 16, 2009 at 11:04:21 AM PST

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