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Response to freshwest (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 28, 2012, 12:20 PM

33. BTW, one of the men murdered in Mississippi had protected Robert Reich as a child from bullies.

He hasn't talked about it much, but let it slip in a lecture a while back that I saw uploaded by someone on youtube.

Reich was young and targeted for being small and the older boy stood in the way and kept his tormentors away while he was in school and they became friends. His friend's passion for justice influenced Reich and when he was murdered, it set him on the road to never give into bullies.

This is why I don't go for lumping all Democrats in the same mold as the GOP, or calling my representatives people weak. I have known personally some who have gone through opposition from the forces of regression and intolerance, to the point of being terrorized, and it tries their soul. I tire of 'they're all crooks' meme by people who have not been through the fire.

Many have served for the common good in small ways, have had their own personal struggles that millions will never hear about and that drive them to be active. Each are individuals with their own story that we never hear.

We need to avoid disrespecting those who are putting themselves on the line for us. Reich said that he was no hero; that man was his hero and role model growing up. Just adding that, as these events made us stronger and to know our purposes.

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