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  •  Being relentless in denouncing (1+ / 0-)
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    those whose bigotry harms all those it touches is nowhere akin to the bigotry we expose.  Thre is no similarity save for perhaps the level of determination.  Showing no tokerance of evil should not be thought to be "no different" than the evil itself.  

    They seek to harm the vulnerable. We seek to defend all

    Too far left to be part of the base anymore.

    by Guinho on Thu Dec 23, 2010 at 11:26:40 PM PST

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    •  "No quarter and no mercy" (0+ / 0-)

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      A victor gives no quarter when the victor shows no clemency or mercy and refuses to spare the life in return for the surrender at discretion (unconditional surrender) of a vanquished opponent

      The term originates from an order by the commander of a victorious army that they "will not quarter (house)" captured enemy soldiers. Therefore, none can be taken prisoner and all enemy combatants must be killed

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      can refer both to compassionate behaviour on the part of those in power

      Mercy is a word used to describe compassion shown by one person to another, or a request from one person to another to be shown such leniency or unwarranted compassion for a crime or wrongdoing.

      Its true. She loves you. And I told her you loved her, too.

      by indycam on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 08:49:53 AM PST

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      •  boy (0+ / 0-)

        folks here need to study a little literature to be introduced to metaphor.  We are not discussing techniques of 19th century piracy here.

        Too far left to be part of the base anymore.

        by Guinho on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 09:48:10 AM PST

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        •  What literature would you have me study ? (0+ / 0-)

          "No quarter and no mercy" is a metaphor for what ?

          Its true. She loves you. And I told her you loved her, too.

          by indycam on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 10:08:40 AM PST

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          •  <chagrinned> (1+ / 0-)
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            Sorry for the insinuation

            I find people get worked up about metaphorical uses of language. Here I read it as an expression of uncompromisingness in the face of bigotry.  Hard to say that's unreasonable

            However I think the spirit of your comment is that by using violent language we fail to train ourselves to be gentle and compassionate in our dealings. Upon reflection I think you are utterly right

            Too far left to be part of the base anymore.

            by Guinho on Fri Dec 24, 2010 at 04:08:12 PM PST

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