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  •  Those words were not written in that exact order (1+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy

    But the very concept that we have to cool down is directly implies that we have done something wrong, just like teabaggers have - hence it amounts to "all of us are wrong" bullshit.

    And just like the metaphorical beaten wife, it's asinine. We haven't done anything wrong. We don't use eliminationist rhetoric. Our behavior does not need to change. Theirs does (or the metaphorical husband's).

    I'm gonna go eat a steak. And fuck my wife. And pray to GOD - hatemailapalooza, 052210

    by punditician on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:02:06 PM PST

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    •  Well, where does it say we have to cool things (0+ / 0-)

      down?

      As I read it, it said cooling things down. That can mean others find the front page feature hate-inspiring or hate-reinforcing, and not necessarily refer to 'we,' at least not exclusively. What 'we' do you think it means? If all Kossacks agreed with the feature, this diary would have found no resonance at all. It found some with me, but not because I think we all do it, and not because I think it means 'we' should cool down.

      Do you think the 'beaten wife' metaphor is helpful here? The diarist didn't write anything to defend wife-beating. I'm pretty sure of that.

      "The opposite of war isn't peace, it's CREATION." _ Jonathan Larson, RENT

      by BeninSC on Sun Jan 09, 2011 at 12:14:12 PM PST

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    •   I deny any of the things you say this diary (1+ / 0-)
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      sydneyluv

      claims.  I don't think WE need to cool down.  I think we need to stop giving them our forum to publicize it.

    •  you're really wilfully misinterpreting the diary. (3+ / 0-)
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      Bubbatoby, sydneyluv, greengemini

      Diarist is saying don't play the game.

      We have work to do.

      the right wing WANTS US TO POST THIS STUFF.  Don't you get that?  

      Our posting their craziness benefits them, not us.

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