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A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green.
- Francis Bacon
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     That was a wise comment, Jenn, but also a not so veiled swipe; and if we're taking a shot at civility, we've really got to go both ways.  No Parthian shots, right?

     How's somebody to tell that sort of thing from a fresh provocation, after they've tried to disengage?  Green wounds, right?
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Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself. ... [I] hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There's a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: As government expands, liberty contracts. Ronald Reagan
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Every time that we try to lift a problem from our own shoulders, and shift that problem to the hands of the government, to the same extent we are sacrificing the liberties of our people. John F. Kennedy
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Instead of believing you’re accusing me, Bob, I’d much rather think you’re asking me what inspired me to post that quote, and will respond as best I can in a civil fashion. What inspired me was “current events”.

It seems to me those hurling insults and threats at members of Congress need to let go of the language of violence and revenge. Stuck in the anger/hate mode, their wounds - hurt, disappointment, frustration, sense of loss/ helplessness, hopelessness/powerlessness, etc, will never heal - they keep their own wounds green by seeking revenge..

I was recently a victim of bash and dash revenge. The person who hurled insults and then ran off had wounds from some event. Since I don’t remember the event and he does, the mocking words hurled at me last night didn’t open any old wounds for me, but I think for him they did - he greened his wounds by seeking revenge.

Those are the “current events” that inspired me to post the quote, Bob. As to your question, “How's somebody to tell that sort of thing from a fresh provocation, after they've tried to disengage?”
(1) Ask - What inspired the post?  
(2) Stop thinking the world is so small that everything  posted is about them.
(3) Some people see provocation in just about anything, if they’re looking for it. Maybe they should just stop looking.

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"None are so blind as he who will not see."
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In taking revenge, a man is but even with his enemy; but in passing it over, he is superior.
-Francis Bacon
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A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy
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One original thought is worth a thousand mindless quotings.

Diogenes of Sinope
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     That you, Jenn.  I Stand corrected.

     Quoting that quote, Mike, opens up depths of self irony that I had hitherto no suspected.  Thank you for that.
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Actually, Bob, I'm very glad you gave me a chance to explain the weird way my brain works. What some assume is obvious, often isn't.
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I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the
greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most
obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of
conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.'

— Leo Tolstoy
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"We strive to soothe our madness by intoning more and more vacuous cliches. And at such times, far from being as innocuous as they are absurd, empty slogans take on a dreadful power."
- Thomas Merton
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"One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine. It's very easy to disguise a medical program as a humanitarian project. ... Now, the American people, if you put it to them about socialized medicine and gave them a chance to choose, would unhesitatingly vote against it." --Ronald Reagan
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"The Care therefore of every man's Soul belongs unto himself, and is to be left unto himself. But what if he neglect the Care of his Soul? I answer, What if he neglects the Care of his Health, or of his Estate, which things are nearlier related to the Government of the Magistrate than the other? Will the magistrate provide by an express Law, That such an one shall not become poor or sick? Laws provide, as much as is possible, that the Goods and Health of Subjects be not injured by the Fraud and Violence of others; they do not guard them from the Negligence or Ill-husbandry of the Possessors themselves." --English philosopher and political theorist John Locke (1632-1704)
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“The greatest enemy of individual freedom is the individual himself.”
- Saul Alinsky

When asked during an interview whether he ever considered becoming a Communist party member, he replied:

"Not at any time. I've never joined any organization -- not even the ones I've organized myself. I prize my own independence too much. And philosophically, I could never accept any rigid dogma or ideology, whether it's Christianity or Marxism. One of the most important things in life is what Judge Learned Hand described as 'that ever-gnawing inner doubt as to whether you're right.' If you don't have that, if you think you've got an inside track to absolute truth, you become doctrinaire, humorless and intellectually constipated. The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by such religious and political and racial fanatics, from the persecutions of the Inquisition on down to Communist purges and Nazi genocide.”
- Saul Alinsky
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Is it wrong for me to love my own? Is it wicked for me because my skin is red? Because I am Sioux? Because I was born where my father lived? Because I would die for my people and my country?
- Sitting Bull
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Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.  - William Pitt
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Now that we are poor, we are free. No white man controls our footsteps.
- Sitting Bull
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The many wise decisions I make now arise from my vast experience, which I have gained by making many foolish decisions in the past.

I have no idea who said that (perhaps Oscar Wilde or Will Rogers) but it seems to apply especially well to me.
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Argument

If you convinced me,
And I convinced you,
Would there still not be,
Two points of view?

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The Argument from Intimidation is a confession of intellectual impotence.
-Ayn Rand
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"Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants" ~ William Penn
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"Don't whine - laugh."
- Roy Castle
 
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