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  •  What's your point? (2+ / 0-)
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    JoanMar, Grizzard

    That Gulag imprisonment was somehow superior to other political disappearances?

    I answered the question you asked. But apparently you had a different question in mind than the one you asked. It might just be me but your line of inquiry here is coming across as passive/aggressive BS.

    If you have a story you want to tell, tell it. If you have an ax to grind, grind it on someone else's head.

    Good day.

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 10:15:40 PM PDT

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    •  Already told it elsewhere (0+ / 0-)

      I will tell you I resent the repeated statements that people who oppose the NSA and related programs are stupid naifs (or now, racists of one form or another or hypocritically privileged to boot).  Believe me, when your uncles and grandfather and father have been the victims of such activities by totalitarian regimes, you are being neither because as they say, you understand this shit is real.  This is not subject to some strained false equivalency to some other period of history or events that bears only a passing similarity only drawn for rhetorical purposes.  Frankly, I'm getting to the point where the next person to level such charges of privilege or cluelessness is going to be getting called to the mat for their bullshit by me for being stupid, insensitive, and frankly pretty damned privileged themselves.

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 10:21:14 PM PDT

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    •  to be clear (0+ / 0-)

      the damage caused by totalitarian regimes is different, and has a different relationship here to whatever else you sound like you are referring to

      Touch all that arises with a spirit of compassion. An activist seeks to change opinion.

      by Mindful Nature on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 10:22:28 PM PDT

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