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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-05-08 11:27 AM
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191. And you seem to be missing mine.
That was no jab.

It was, in fact, an effort at a bit of peacemaking, but you're free to make of it what you will.

I was pointing out that MANY here are upset merely because they are being challenged on their cherished beliefs, as we do with the conservatives.

However, we laugh at them when they reject our challenges, but kick and cry when our own are challenged.

Sometimes it helps to recognize ourselves in the "other".

The whole point of protest, as Martin Luther King kept trying to point out, is to CONVERT the other side, not to beat them into submission. We continually want to beat down the conservatives, when the truth is that we share many traits with them.

I lose patience with them, also, but I see right in this thread the commonalities, and it's time to recognize those commonalities, if we ever want to actually convert them, rather than to bury them and declare victory.

Take from that what you will.

Peace.
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