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The tragedy is that if Obama and Boxer and several hundred others were to step up to the microphones and explain with persistent and excellent timbre that this is wrong, it would be sealing an invitation for the right wing machine to roll over them in the coming elections.

So ultimately politicians/leaders can only go as far as their electorates will let them, and their electorates are often willing consumers of the Fox propaganda machines.  We can blame "corporate interests" but they can't sell were there is no market.

So why do people ultimately buy into the hate narratives and fund the murder machines?  Why are the so called Christian fundies the very worst at doing so when their message is supposed to be universal love and doing onto others what you would they should do to you?

So how can any so called Christian or democratic society do this shit regardless of provocation?

The reality is that this shit happens because the majority are prepared to let it happen in pursuit of their own self perceived interests.  And people buy into the hate narratives because it feeds into their conceit that they are somehow superior to others when the reverse is often the case.

You are defined by the worst you let happen on your watch. The US stands indicted.

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