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AG ...

I knew somebody was going to bring that up ... was just waiting for "who" it was gonna be! Big Grin

Of course I realize what you are saying, but that is why I specifically only mentioned gov't and the military in that specific instance.

Although the ongoing racially-motivated discrimination attacks that have always plagued us (whether by police, or KKK or slaveowners on back) still continue to do so today through the police and their tactics against us, it is still a different matter than having the government send it's military troops through a city, burning every building, shooting every man, raping most if not all the women and girls and kidnapping the boys to become military soldiers. And that is what happens in (way too many) countries in Africa today.

I intentionally did not say that we are not persecuted here in America - of course I know we are, and in everyway you just mentioned and then some!! Eek Bbut, I was just not speaking of that in this comment, and the persecution we face may be of the same mentality, but is not conducted in the same way as it is in Angola. Plus, over there, it is not just the gov't, and the military, but also any police, or any other group or tribe the gov't may decide to give arms to.

It's a different ballgame. And in Kisongo's case, I can understand her being anti-military in any form!! I am glad to be able to say that although I can't trust any police force in any city in the country (and although they are indeed government-sanctioned, it's more state gov't than federal), I can trust my federally-sponsored troops not to do me like that ... at least for now, anyway!
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