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Part of me agrees with you, but part of me believes that we have not tried enough (see my signature).  Also, after posting that comment, I found quite a lot of radio, TV, and news items in France discussing and arguing the issue, from both points of view, so I was unfair in my statement.

By "here" I mean here on ET. There is no common ground at all on things like equality, human rights, even humanity itself,  the significance of citizenship, political rights, and all that. Things that for leftists should be a no-brainer, but are very controversial here. I have re-read this very unpleasant thread on that topic, and for me this was the thread that changed everything that before I had thought about ET.

So yes, there are debates and acitivities in many places, including some that give me immense hope. Think for instance of the broad refugees welcome movement, which is countering the demonisations of racists and Islamophobes at the root. The discussions are there all right, but not here. There is no common ground.

by Katrin on Sat Apr 9th, 2016 at 12:28:54 PM EST
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