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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-18-07 01:17 PM
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29. This dynamic is like that of a dysfunctional family
Edited on Sat Aug-18-07 01:17 PM by bleever

(I think of the 1950's "nuclear family") where above all else, everyone must pretend that everything is fine, and that denial is the key to maintaining the posture of happiness and normalcy.

Meanwhile, underneath, the conflicts bubble and fester, and true happiness and health are made impossible by the desperate need to block out anything that doesn't fit into the picture that everyone clings to.

Maybe it's the fear of chaos that underlies that despair. But in truth, the chaos is already there and wreaking its damage.

Thank you for this thoughtful look at how American history is refracted through different prisms.

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