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Fri May 25, 2012, 11:36 PM

29. I feel for you

I have made a decision to not put up with such talk - I am surrounded by ultra-wingers.

I decided that my own life experiences are as valid as any one of those losers. I am not Jewish but did grow up in what was considered a Jewish neighborhood - 3 synagogues within walking distance. At a very early age (5) I learned about the holocaust. I knew grandmothers who lived with their kids' families who had numbers tattooed on their arms from the concentration camps. One friends mother was a gorgeous local model who also had a number on her arm from childhood. She never tried to cover it up, even for fashion shows.

When people try to give me their hate rants I tell them that as humans we must be careful throwing hate around in casual conversation. As we have learned from the holocaust, humans are capable of horrible things and dehumanizing people is the beginning of the slippery slope. We must always guard against that.

I know you are in a difficult situation but those people are treating you like a garbage can. Maybe you could put a poster in the exam room that makes a profound statement about the consequences of hate, or something along those lines. Maybe that would shut them up before they get started?



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