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    • #468307
      Ohio Barbarian
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      May be a meme of 6 people and text that says 'With all due respect, please read this, then read it again. Then teach it to your children and grandchildren. History IS not there tor you to like or dislıke. It is there for you to learn from. And if it offends you, even better, because you are less likely to repeat it. History is not yours to change or destroy.'

      Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

      The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #468316
      jbnw
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      Too many people will see it, if they recognize it, and think “well, good” rather than learning anything.

      On the 77th anniversary of the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz, let me suggest instead:

    • #468327
      Jan Boehmerman
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      Don’t know exactly what History lesson you’re trying to “teach” with the pic of the Romanov’s , OB.  Care to explain?

      Życie to nie bajka......

    • #468355
      soryang
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      In a 2004 article appearing in the New York Times Magazine, Suskind wrote:

      The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ […] ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do’.[2]

      International relations scholar Fred Halliday writes that the phrase reality-based community (in contrast to faith-based community) was used “for those who did not share [the Bush administration’s] international goals and aspirations”.[1] The source of the quotation was guessed to be Bush’s senior advisor Karl Rove,[3][4] although Rove has denied saying it.[5][better source needed]

      I don’t think there is any doubt Rove denied saying it. Who wants to go down in history making the infamous quote justifying how the US went to the “dark side?”

      Nothing much has changed since. “…we create our own reality…”

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      • #468397
        Ohio Barbarian
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        Figures that somebody isn’t in the USA.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #468422
      jbnw
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      unlike our oligarchs.  Alexander II was assassinated and the Church on Spilled Blood was built as a reminder.

      Ours cannot imagine such a thing.  Yes, I can see the point, but the oligarchy doesn’t understand indirect.  For most, the image below would make as much sense, even though it makes the same point and perhaps more directly.


      @ohiobarbarian
      @mrmickeysmom @janboehmermann @soryang

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