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    Our compassion that calls us to do the political work also calls us to name our losses and our deeper cares (such as love for animals). We can't bifurcate these concerns without doing violence to one or the other; if we falsely divide them, then we either ignore the profound sources of our compassion that tell us what a "better dem" really is, or we ignore the world around us to keep focus on the close and safe, and thereby risk dangers from the larger community (i.e., any GOP proposal out there today).

    I would add that the GOS didn't become a major political blog because they sought to limit what its diarists found important (or how to classify it), but because they let it all in (spam and trolls too!) and allow members to decide what they think is most important for this community.

    If those members can get over their sense of embarassment for rec'ing up this sort of diary, then perhaps your embarassment can be overcome by the knowledge that their (our?) compassion is one that includes rather than excludes, and that inclusivity and compassion are values we must extole rather than fear.

    "I am far from being a wack job..." = words sure to be seen as admission of wack-jobberry

    by SilentBrook on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 12:37:37 PM PST

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