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dmallind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-08-11 09:40 AM
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9. response is under your post, but directed more at the pervasive attitude
Edited on Wed Jun-08-11 09:40 AM by dmallind
you'll notice I used none of your specific examples to portray DU attitudes. That's not because I didn't read them; it's because the larger mindset that spews out these caricatures is the real problem. It's no different thinking, even for fun, that all right wingers are X than it is thinking all Texans are Y or all Muslims are Z. The only thing that X Y and Z can possibly be in any rational discussion are things that are inherent in the words themselves - maybe "anti-communists", "Southerners" and "non-Christians" respectively. I have no scruples at all about offending or insulting right wingers - that's not the problem; I just don't want NON-right wingers to portray us as jingoistic and unreasonable.
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