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  •  It IS an awful thing (4+ / 0-)
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    Smoh, Cedwyn, I love OCD, blueoasis

    and if you've ever experienced it first hand, there's no sugar coating you can apply to it, no polite way to put it. Might as well call it what it is, just as ugly as it is.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:45:13 AM PST

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    •  Based on my internal responses (3+ / 0-)
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      CwV, Wee Mama, SanFernandoValleyMom

      when I read old books that use those words and phrases, I think it's important to not whitewash what was real.  It's like a little electrical shock when I read "Are you in the hands of the Jews?", meaning: were you stupid, did you borrow money?  

      And these aren't archaic books, this was an attitude carried well into the 20th Century.  It took a Holocaust to change those casual attitudes, and even that wasn't enough for some.  In 1981 I attended High Holy Day services with the family of my future husband, and asked why all the cop cars for traffic control before the service.  Gently, sweetly my S-I-L to be told me they were doing bomb checks and providing security during the service.  (Which the Synagogue paid for, this wasn't a public service thing.)  

      They weren't worried about Muslim terrorism, this was about American terrorism.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:46:50 AM PST

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