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Mon May 23, 2022, 08:27 AM

There are some basic facts which most dare not mention, let alone discuss. We may not

want them to be truisms, but they sit there like vultures at the fringes of our consciousness.

When, for whatever reason, a group of people openly and repeatedly attempts to destroy you and your efforts to reason with them are rebuffed and laughed at, there are but two alternatives---both of them ugly: you can either respond in kind or perish.

We have often counselled each other to resist the impulse to "go low" when the opposition savages us. We have insisted that our side be "the adults in the room".

Adults acknowledge reality and deal with it.

They don't "reach out" to the barbarians at the gate.

They don't take butter knives to a gunfight and hope for the best.

Let's be adults.

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Reply There are some basic facts which most dare not mention, let alone discuss. We may not (Original post)
Atticus May 23 OP
Walleye May 23 #1
Atticus May 23 #2
Walleye May 23 #3
Firestorm49 May 23 #6
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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 08:29 AM

1. Unfortunately we are the adults. Not motivated by revenge, they are

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Mon May 23, 2022, 08:32 AM

2. I do not urge revenge. I urge defense and prevention of further attacks. nt

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Response to Atticus (Reply #2)

Mon May 23, 2022, 08:41 AM

3. I understand. But what we are up against is a vicious vendetta. how to beat that

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Response to Atticus (Reply #2)

Mon May 23, 2022, 09:42 AM

6. Sometimes it's a thin line between revenge and preservation.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #1)

Mon May 23, 2022, 09:39 AM

4. The best warriors aren't motivated by revenge.

They are motivated by a sense of justice and fair play. Their minds are clear and focused on the future goal not a past hurt.

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Response to Atticus (Original post)

Mon May 23, 2022, 09:41 AM

5. Right there with you, Atticus.

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