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  •  Yeah (3+ / 0-)
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    some measure of relief.  

    I have a hard time reading about these things, and I also have a hard time not wishing the same fate on the people who ordered it and how carried it out.  It's a dilemma.

    •  This is one of the greatest impediments (7+ / 0-)

      It is hard to think about these things.  I believe it provides a form of cover.  Only recently did I come to understand the important role of the women in Chile who still comb the desert for the bones of their loved ones who were disappeared in the 70's.  They constitute a form of memory, or conscience, for a society that still has not managed to come to terms with its behavior.  These violations echo down through history a long, long time.

      I heard one of the women say, "We are an inconvenience."

      Once at a moment of great pain in my life, someone advised me to "Walk through life with an open, broken heart."  This is part of the price of being fully human, and it's worth it.

      Don't believe everything you think.

      by geomoo on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 12:04:33 AM PST

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      •  OMG Egypt has given me hope! (2+ / 0-)
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        But it is for we, Americans, to bring to light the atrocities that are committed daily for profit.

        Those poor tea-baggers are us; just in a less informed, less articulated form.

        When we, the American people, can finally learn to unite despite all those dollars spent to keep us divided; we might find a path to redemption.

        Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth - Abraham Lincoln

        by Gustogirl on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 01:26:57 AM PST

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      •   "We are an inconvenience." (4+ / 0-)
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        All of us need to be an inconvenience.

        We need to remain an inconvenience.

        The non-pursuit of the war criminals who served in the previous administration-I choke on it.

         I choke every day.

        Prosecution needs to be forced.

         We need to not stop until we accomplish this.

         We need to do more than insist.

        We need to demand.

         I am horrified that there is not a nationwide cry of outrage and a demand-a demand for justice.

        When those in power-in the highest offices in our land break the law-and walk away without consequence-they are in the poorest position imagineable to enforce the law-or to expect any one of us to recognize and obey the law.

         I'm wondering..................rather than torture-might we accomplish this by emphasizing that point-instead?

        I will never accept that there is nothing we can do.

        I refuse to go to my grave a bitter woman.

        I refuse to.

        "A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future." ~Leonard Bernstein

        by lyvwyr101 on Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 06:28:19 AM PST

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