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Thread #134829   Message #3073471
Posted By: Donuel
12-Jan-11 - 10:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: Gabby opened her eyes
If she can open her eyes, well then perhaps we all can.
At the end of these 5 sad days I believe I have opened my eyes. Certainly there was no one more partisan than I for saying within minutes of the shooting that the Repbulican shock and hate campaigns were the direct cause of this slaughter.

I was wrong. My cries came from having a 10 year old psychic wound ripped open. All the collected insults to sensibility of contentious words and even worse from a hateful silence, the kind of silence that came from Sarah Palin when people at her rallies said "Hang Obama" or "KILL'EM"...and she stood silent. The pain of having to to defend against a tide of people who wanted to elevate torture as a collective good. All of the real and imagined assaults on sense and sensibility all came flooding down and blamed BEck and talk radio for the rampage. It was not the reason. My partisanship and personal pain blinded me for a time.

Wile I can not go as far as Gov. Brewer and claim the reason why will be an eternal mystery, at least I can let go of a laser thin focus of blaming a roomgul of propoganda preachers.

Though my physical eyes are fading I need to see with better eyes and see through the walls, divisions, lies and partitions in my community, nation and the world to do what can be done for greater understanding and fellowship.