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  •  You imply it is only for lack of progressive (3+ / 0-)
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    happymisanthropy, JDsg, BvueDem

    principles and not of any justification for banning to which you object.  I'm seeing a pattern here of looking at issues through a distorted prism of misplaced victimhood.  

    You might also want to look up the No True Scotsman fallacy ... and apply the concept to your belief in progressive purity.

    •  The bannings occurred and I was not happy... (1+ / 0-)
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      ... they happened.  Do I understand the why's and how's they occurred, yes.  The bright, young people that left of their own accord is a sad testament to what happened here.

      But we digress, are you offering a rationalization for the actions outlined in the diary?

      Looking through the bent backed tulips, To see how the other half lives, Looking through a glass onion - John Lennon and Paul McCartney

      by Hey338Too on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 05:06:47 PM PDT

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    •  "No True Scotsman" -- thanks for that (1+ / 0-)
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      somehow I'd missed that phrase (and the logic behind it).

      Oddly, in this context, the group which it is used for the most in my experience (by orders of magnitude) is Muslims. "No true Muslim would kill innocent civilians." "No true Muslim would blow up a [Shiite] mosque containing Qurans." "Those terrorists, they're not real Muslims." Etc.  The 'un-American' label used to be more common, in the 1950s-60s, but seems less-common now.

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