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  •  decades of (2+ / 0-)
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    LunarEclipse, thanatokephaloides

    movies and tv teaching children that violence is the only correct way to resolve conflict, decades of distant war against a series of dark enemies, decades of  race hatred, decades and more of commodification of women...

    I don't think it can be undone now.

    W will never have a "Peace Candidate" for any national public office. America is a crazy violent place. Build a house on murder and slavery, and then you have to live with the ghosts in the walls.

    I am sorry for your hurt and rage.

    I buy and sell well trained riding mules and American Mammoth Jack Stock.

    by old mule on Sun May 25, 2014 at 11:53:50 AM PDT

  •  and (3+ / 0-)

    sometimes it is not a huge crime like another mass murder that sets me off, but some little part of our daily round of shit.
    A while ago I got an ad for a house mortgage on my yahoo page...guess what? a girl in a bikini presenting "lowest interest rates available".
    So...this country is full of people who would make a important 30 year financial decision on the basis of big breasts?
    It says a lot about our culture and to me, it seems hopeless.

    I buy and sell well trained riding mules and American Mammoth Jack Stock.

    by old mule on Sun May 25, 2014 at 12:10:34 PM PDT

    •  And yet a whole lot of people WILL ... (0+ / 0-)

      make bad decisions for stupid reasons, which is why advertisers use such methods.  If it didn't work (and it does, many studies have shown, I'm sure), they'd be trying other things.

      "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the universe." -- Albert Einstein

      by Neuroptimalian on Sun May 25, 2014 at 07:37:55 PM PDT

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  •  I'm going to stretch a point here (3+ / 0-)

    because "satire by exaggeration" is a thing.

    I blame The King James Bible for a lot of misogyny.

    The King James in question was a notorious misogynist and certainly felt entitled to a LOT of stuff under the "It's Good To Be The King" rule. Thus, the fellows who wrote this version of the bible put in a few (or more than a few) mistranslations to appeal to James.

    Many of those mistranslations were about women. The one I think of most often is changing the Hebrew word for "poisoner" into "witch" in the quote "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live". (Witch hysteria was a giant misogyny back in the day. doncha know.)

    So... just something I wanted to say.

    Thank you for a place to say it, KHB.

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