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(6,907 posts)
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:24 PM Aug 2012

There is right and there is wrong

It boggles my mind that people don't see what side of history they are on, but I honestly don't think some of them do. In this picture - I think these people 50 years ago thought they were standing up for good old fashioned family values. I don't think it is as simple as people are just stupid, I think it is cognitive dissonance or something.

But people make me sad sometimes.

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(17,396 posts)
3. But it is acquired at a very early age...
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 08:38 PM
Aug 2012

I think it may be one of our first socially-learned behaviors. I knew some really rotten 5-6 year olds back in the Day, and that's no joke.

-- Mal


(62,667 posts)
7. last night our local PBS ran the show about songs of the civil rights movement
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:24 PM
Aug 2012

I sat there and cried. I was @10 to 15 those years. I was always so incredibly taken by their courage.
Here we are 50 years later - same shit happening.
Not sure if I was crying in honor of their courage or that we as a nation are headed backwards so fast.


(19,339 posts)
8. That photo is ripe for a revisiting. It would be interesting to find some of those people standing
Wed Aug 1, 2012, 10:46 PM
Aug 2012

and see what they're doing now. Kind of like how the media revisited Hazel Massery 40 years on.

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