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Lisa

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  • Can the Boston Bombings increase our Sympathy for Iraq and Syria, for all such Victims?
    • Dear Juan,

      You are a compassionate human, and observe that we should feel sympathy and perhaps solidarity after such heinous acts as the Boston bombings. But your final statement belies the sad impossibility of the cessation of such acts, for the innocent victims are not "objects of compassion" for those who commit them -- indeed, they are the targets.

      The War on Terror is certainly not able to prevent such crimes stateside, and may in fact be responsible for stoking the ire of those who already hate Westerners and the U.S. in particular. The act show shows how pitifully unprepared we are to protect ourselves from the thing we have been "fighting against" for over a decade.

      Neither the 3rd Armored Division nor Seal Team 6 can protect us from terrorism, an act which has always been criminal and not military in nature.

  • Omar Khayyam (80)
  • Basic Facts on Clothing and Murder for American Bigots
    • Sorry super390 -- I don't understand your comment.

    • When you say Martin was, "Not a man. Certainly not a troublemaker", you have made assumptions.

      Did you know him? Then how can you state he was no troublemaker? He was 6' 3" and man enough to throw Zimmerman down and pummel him.

      By virtue of Martin's size, he is considered an adult and not a boy.

    • "Bloomers" sound very lovely, like something with frilly lace, but that's not what we're talking about. If your son avoided get into a tussle with a neighborhood watch person, that would be because he has learned to comport himself, especially in a tense environment.

      It is not Martin's blackness, per se, but I'm sure we will discover it was his confrontational and antagonist attitude -- his outright aggression -- which caused this sorry result.

    • I have to say, this wouldn't have merited a sidebar notice had the salacious possibility of a Jew (not) Zimmerman shooting a black youth not been the stuff of explosive news. And yes, that, too, is a tremendous bigotry in our society.

      It had already gone national by the time it was revealed that the shooter was, in fact, a Catholic Hispanic. Some of the zing was gone, but the liberals didn't want egg on their face so they're going to press thi,s certain that it is a hate crimes, sans the facts. Just enough facts for some radical Black panthers to call for a lynch mob, though.

      Jason is correct: The unjust exercise of violence hails from top down when he refers to "Mr Obama, similarly meting out ‘justice’ when compiling his latest kill list of US-citizens ..."

      Per Zandru: The hoodie may be analogized to any hood, I suppose, but this 17-yr-old expelled from his school for possession of drugs is no icon.

      Juan's lovely images failed to show the bottom half, where we might have seen Trayvon's Sean John boxers revealing his rump hanging over the belt of his pants. Not that that's an executable offense, mind, but it's all part of the possible picture which helps reveal the rupture in our society.

    • Dear Juan,

      I have nothing but the most profound respect for you, but the issue here is far deeper than the hoodie, ISTM. That has become a quick meme, but I wonder that the US has the ability or inclination to discuss the true issues here.

      I will explore it @ RangerAgainstWar, today and tomorrow.

      Kind regards,

      Lisa

  • Omar Khayyam (71)

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