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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:24 PM

There is right and there is wrong

It boggles my mind that people don't see what side of history they are on, but I honestly don't think some of them do. In this picture - I think these people 50 years ago thought they were standing up for good old fashioned family values. I don't think it is as simple as people are just stupid, I think it is cognitive dissonance or something.

But people make me sad sometimes.

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Reply There is right and there is wrong (Original post)
d_r Aug 2012 OP
Booster Aug 2012 #1
rug Aug 2012 #2
malthaussen Aug 2012 #3
freshwest Aug 2012 #4
doohnibor Aug 2012 #5
bluerum Aug 2012 #6
rurallib Aug 2012 #7
Brickbat Aug 2012 #8

Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. I remember those days very well. This picture makes me very sad.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. Hatred is an acquired behavior.



It's not natural.

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:38 PM

3. But it is acquired at a very early age...

I think it may be one of our first socially-learned behaviors. I knew some really rotten 5-6 year olds back in the Day, and that's no joke.

-- Mal

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:41 PM

4. +1

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:50 PM

5. Don't short the effects of stupidity

 

Especially when the stupid turns nasty.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:52 PM

6. Cognition has very little to do with it.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:24 PM

7. last night our local PBS ran the show about songs of the civil rights movement

I sat there and cried. I was @10 to 15 those years. I was always so incredibly taken by their courage.
Here we are 50 years later - same shit happening.
Not sure if I was crying in honor of their courage or that we as a nation are headed backwards so fast.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:46 PM

8. That photo is ripe for a revisiting. It would be interesting to find some of those people standing

and see what they're doing now. Kind of like how the media revisited Hazel Massery 40 years on.

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