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View Diary: The Tea Party's Neoconfederacy Fights the Civil War (Again) (81 comments)

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  •  Light bulb (0+ / 0-)

    People reach conclusions and decisions when the light bulb goes on.  What is important is that the light bulb went off and they recognized their past mistakes.

    Blaming all members of a nation for the actions of their political or ecoomic leadership is no better than blaming every American for the invasion of Iraq.

    •  There's a difference. Nazi Germany was (0+ / 0-)

      pathological at heart, so it is appropriate to blame anybody who didn't distance themselve from it.   The same is true of the antebellum South.  It was a pathological culture based on the brutal exploitation of millions of slaves, to promote a weird ideology of Southern aristocracy.   Those that accepted that pathology shouldn't be excused.

      An imbalance between the rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics - Plutarch

      by Leftwing Noise Machine on Wed Apr 20, 2011 at 09:58:21 AM PDT

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