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  •  bronte (1+ / 0-)
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    my heart breaks for your every point - it really does. My empathy lies with this man ( while my cut and dry clinical assessment may indicate otherwise) but he is responsible because of all the above stated reasons.

    It was not a healthy decision for his own emotional well being to attend that meeting when he was under such secondary psychological stressors from that devastating crises. He had the right to go there but it was the wrong choice and ended in disaster for him.

    I need to re-read this because it was my understanding that he said "You're dead" which is a death threat.

    I'm sorry that it happened and can see that you care very much in your defense. However,  There is a difference in being held accountable and hanging someone out to dry.

    When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

    by IndyRobin on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 09:32:58 AM PST

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    •  Robin, my perspective sees this man (4+ / 0-)

      using passive-aggressive behavior in an attempt to "help" face down the chutzpah of the rightwingers. Democratic pacifism that stares down the hateful rhetoric of the rightwing and looks them in the eye when they ramp it up.    

      He was charged with misdemeanors. Intimidation is basically what the "You're dead" will come down to... when coupled with the camera... if you take the entire incident into account.

      His "whores" outburst was directed at the Republicans. It was no secret that he had a dislike for their agenda. And it's freedom of speech to say it.

      Unfortunately for him, it occurred at a "healing" event and was televised, so it wasn't appreciated and he was swept up very quickly and removed.

      Anyway, the teabaggers and libertarian militia types have been in-your-face with with hate and anger and manipulative violent rhetoric for years now. Their words are blood and tears and tyrants and "gun remedies" for perceived injustices (yet they were silent during the bush years). They use Founding Fathers and revolutionary fervor as a crutch, yet we are 200+ years past that and into the rule of law that our founding fathers worked so hard to establish.

      Finally, I haven't meant to put you on the spot with this thread. And your concern for his welfare and well-being is spot on and commendable. But, times arise when taking care of yourself cannot be the first answer to rising problems. He obviously stepped up to be the answer to the loud rude teabaggers and it isn't appreciated by many on the left.

      That's fine. Just don't use the rightwing meme and convict the man before he has a chance to defend himself.

      <div style="color: #a00000;"> Our... constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds. Thurgood Marshal

      by bronte17 on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 11:45:32 AM PST

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      •  Hey (3+ / 0-)
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        I fight every single day of my life to not hate their right wing fucking guts so I hear you... lol

        Thanks so much for such a interesting and thoughtful discussion.

        When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? Eleanor Roosevelt

        by IndyRobin on Sun Jan 16, 2011 at 12:13:13 PM PST

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