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  •  As someone whose family was murdered (3+ / 0-)
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    mrkvica, Ironic Chef, milkbone

    By the soviets, the Stasi's big brother, and enslaved by the nazis, I am inclined to agree with the artist and I find Americans generally stupid and naive for failing to recognize just how these expanse powers could (and will) be used to suppress dissent and opposition.  It seems Americans have been too isolated and too coddled for too long to have any real idea of what they are dealing with.  The Stasi and especially the Nazis (given how they came to power and the held it) are a good object lesson to answer the questions of "what could possibly go wrong?" And the comment that "no one could have foreseen" what could happen.  In fact people can foresee it because it has happened before.  

    If you really believe that things should happen "never again," you have to understand what did happen and be very vigilant when similar things start to recur. Note that says start to recur, because after the fact it wil be too hard

    But that is just me.  Don't assume what survivors will thing, since everyone seems to react and respond to tragedy differently

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

    by Mindful Nature on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 12:11:25 PM PDT

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