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The Wilding of Sarah Palin (From a recovering liberal 2009)
American Thinker ^ | Nov 24, 2009 | Robin of Berkley

Posted on 01/13/2011 7:51:06 PM PST by Islander7

When I was in college, I read a book that changed my life. It was Susan Brownmiller's tome, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, which explained rape as an act of power instead of just lust. What I found particularly chilling was the chapter on war -- how rape is used to terrorize a population and destroy the enemy's spirit.

While edifying, the book magnified the vulnerability I already felt as a female. Fear of rape became a constant dread, and I sought a solution that would help shield me from danger.

The answer: seek safe harbor within the Democratic Party. I even became an activist for feminist causes, including violence against women. Liberalism would protect me from the big, bad conservatives who wished me harm.

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What finally woke me up were the utterances of "bitch," "witch," and "monster" toward Hillary Clinton and her supporters early last year. I was shocked into reality: the trash-talk wasn't coming from conservatives, but from male and female liberals.

I finally beheld what my eyes had refused to see: that leftists are Mr. and Ms. Misogyny. Neither the males nor the females care a whit about women.

Women are continually sacrificed on the altar of political correctness. If under radical Islam women are enshrouded and stoned and beheaded, so be it.

My other epiphanies: those ponytailed guys were marching for abortion rights not because they cherished women's reproductive freedom, but to keep women available for free and easy sex.

1 posted on 01/13/2011 7:51:10 PM PST by Islander7
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To: Islander7
ineluctable

2 posted on 01/13/2011 7:54:05 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Islander7

You hit that nail square on the head FRiend.


3 posted on 01/13/2011 7:54:51 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: Islander7

Best article I’ve read in a while. I couldn’t figure out why the left hated Palin so much. This article makes it very clear.


4 posted on 01/13/2011 7:56:50 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Islander7
My other epiphanies: those ponytailed guys were marching for abortion rights not because they cherished women's reproductive freedom, but to keep women available for free and easy sex.

Spot on.

5 posted on 01/13/2011 7:57:27 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Islander7
You might find the Russian conduct in the taking of Berlin interesting. May I suggest the book ‘The Last Battle’ by Cornelius Ryan. His first two in the trilogy were the ‘Longest Day’ and a Bridge Too Far’.

You might find the conduct of the left’s Sainted Soviet Union disgusting.

6 posted on 01/13/2011 7:58:07 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Man, that’s good stuff. I personally believe that leftists are neurotics whose lust for power compensates for their otherwise miserable existence.


7 posted on 01/13/2011 8:00:49 PM PST by popdonnelly (Your political opponents want you to shut up.)
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To: Islander7

TAH DAH!!!! The last line is the clincher. Most liberal men espouse the liberal tripe because it is an aphrodisiac for shallow directionless, and lost women.


8 posted on 01/13/2011 8:02:28 PM PST by Walkingfeather
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To: onyx; Josh Painter

Ping!


9 posted on 01/13/2011 8:08:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: Islander7

Liberalism can’t stand on it’s own merit because it’s intellectually and morally bankrupt. Truth causes it’s foundations to crumble as we saw with the liberal Acorn organization. They depend on the left leaning media to spin facts into lies. When this fails they attack the problem with the race card and by inciting hate and violence.


10 posted on 01/13/2011 8:08:40 PM PST by clearwinner
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To: Our man in washington
These paragraphs stood out for me:

Because as a mother and a fertile woman, Palin is as close to the sacred as a person gets. She is not just politically pro-life. Her whole being emanates life, which is a stark contrast to the darkness of the Left, the life-despoilers.

These "progressives" are so alienated from the sacred that they perceive nothing as sacred. And they will destroy anyone whose goodness shines a mirror on their pathology. The spiritually barren must annihilate the vital and the fertile.


11 posted on 01/13/2011 8:09:49 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

The author’s being from one of the most suspect of the soft sciences shows throughout her article. However, given her admitted Liberal orientation and the lack of verifiable premises in her profession, she still writes an interesting article.

Arguably, her best talent is her mastery of aptly turned phrase. Her sentence, “If women work hard, leftist men don’t have to.” is an excellent example.


12 posted on 01/13/2011 8:14:30 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: Islander7

What a fantastic article! I know a number of women who had this same epiphany. They came from the PUMA ranks, liberals upset with the shabby way Hillary Clinton was treated by the left. Converted liberals make good conservatives. You have to have patience with some in their conservative growth, tho, same as you would with a new Christian.


13 posted on 01/13/2011 8:16:26 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Islander7
The wilding of any woman is reprehensible. But defiling a mother of five with a babe in her arms, and a grandmother to boot, is particularly obscene. It is, of course, Palin’s unapologetic motherhood that fuels the leftist fire.

Because as a mother and a fertile woman, Palin is as close to the sacred as a person gets. She is not just politically pro-life. Her whole being emanates life, which is a stark contrast to the darkness of the Left, the life-despoilers.”

Great article. I would have never guessed in a million years it was written by a psychotherapist in Beserkly. She's exactly right, they're attempting to psychologically rape Palin. Ain't gonna work, and it's really, really pi$$ing ‘em off.

14 posted on 01/13/2011 8:18:03 PM PST by bereanway (I'd rather have 40 Marco Rubios than 60 Arlen Specters)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As a woman, Sarah Palin’s life is what I want — a career, yes, but more important, a great spouse and family surrounding me,, supporting me through thick and thin.

To see her vs. many of the strung out liberal women I know, is a huge contrast. Most lib women I know are divorced, unhappy, still seeking men, usually unable to find them...and just in general nasty and angry as hell. A lot of them have kids who are really a mess and they are forever embroiled in problems w/ them also.

I know who I’d much rather emulate. I know who is happier and much more fulfilled. It shows in her face.

What a world it would be if all women strove to emulate Sarah Palin in all they did.


15 posted on 01/13/2011 8:19:13 PM PST by LibsRJerks
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To: Islander7

Well done. The author may still have a journey to make, but she now sees through her former liberal delusions.

I would have liked to add to her points the fact that NOW continued to support Bill Clinton when it became evident that he was a serial rapist, because they knew they could rely on him to support abortion.

The same kind of pattern she speaks about with her pony-tailed friends.


16 posted on 01/13/2011 8:20:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: clearwinner

(^Grammar Police Siren*)

it’s = contraction for “it is”
its = possessive adjective meaning “belonging to it”

Liberalism can’t stand on [it is] own merit because [it is] intellectually and morally bankrupt. Truth causes [it is] foundations to crumble as we saw with the liberal Acorn organization.

Should be:

Liberalism can’t stand on its own merit because it’s intellectually and morally bankrupt. Truth causes its foundations to crumble as we saw with the liberal Acorn organization.


17 posted on 01/13/2011 8:20:53 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Islander7

“abortion rights not because they cherished women’s reproductive freedom, but to keep women available for free and easy sex.”

BINGO.

It’s never about “rights” - it’s about easy sex.

Women have been BROUGHT DOWN to mens’ level, not up, by the “sexual revolution”.


18 posted on 01/13/2011 8:22:20 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Islander7

Sometimes it takes a good shock to wake you up to something you’d probably seen all along. Most of us have been there at some point in our lives. And some have been there over and over again, for different things of course(talkin bout myself) It’s how we grow, mature, become a little wiser. Glad to have you with us :)


19 posted on 01/13/2011 8:25:06 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Islander7
In these dark times, with spiritually bankrupt people at the helm, thank God we have bright lights like Sarah Palin to illuminate the darkness. 
20 posted on 01/13/2011 8:25:47 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: Islander7

Excellent article!!! Thanks for sharing. I put it up on my Facebook page for my liberal friends benefit!


21 posted on 01/13/2011 8:28:52 PM PST by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: LibsRJerks

Todd is a lucky man as well. Both Sarah and he compliment each other.

As for those unhappy women who divorce looking for greener pastures. Many of them take their unhappiness with them. They never find happiness because THEY are the problem.

Being divorced, I joke about now knowing what makes a woman happy. It’s the very next thing you are going to do for them because once that’s done, a new “thing” appears that will make them happy. And on and on and on it goes, a never ending cycle.


22 posted on 01/13/2011 8:29:15 PM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Our man in washington

If you haven’t read much of Robin Of Berkley before, I suggest going over to American Thinker and read her articles where she started her mea culpa of having once been a liberal. She finally saw the light and is embracing it for all it’s worth. She also has her own blog: “robinofberkley.com”.


23 posted on 01/13/2011 8:29:42 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: All

Please read the comments on this article at AT. For the most part amazing stuff that amplifies the article.


24 posted on 01/13/2011 8:31:02 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just restock [chg'd to comply w/ The Civility in Discourse Act of 2011])
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To: Islander7

Feminism was the best thing that ever happened to horny teenage boys like me in the 1970’s.


25 posted on 01/13/2011 8:34:20 PM PST by Ignatz (I'm telling you that I don't mind telling you...)
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To: Islander7

Thanks for posting this column. It is a masterpiece. I hope it goes viral-epidemic-pandemic.

I was going through a litany this morning as my wife and I were discussing how she provokes the left the way a porcupine provokes a pack of wild dogs. My litany went like this:

Sarah: “They MADE me the story about Tucson and smeared me with this bloodshed. That’s Blood Libel.”

the left: (shrieking)” OOh NOOOooooo! You can’t say that! That’s something only Jews can say! You’re both ignorant and disrespectful of Jews!”

Sarah: “OK. I got lynched in the press.”

the left: (shrieking) OOh NOOooooo! You can’t say that! That’s something only blacks can say! You are too dumb to know how disrespectful and painful that is to blacks!”

Sarah: “OK. I’m getting crucified here.”

the left: (shrieking) “OOh NOOOoooo! You can’t say that! You must have a messianic complex! Only The One is allowed to think that; and you’re not The One!”

Sarah: “OK. I’m being undressed and raped in the press almost every single day.”

the left: (shrieking shrilly) “OOH NOOOooo! YOu can’t say that. Only wymyn can say that. And that’s not what you are — you are a c__t!”

Sarah: “Gosh. I don’t think you lefties love me any more (wink)”.


26 posted on 01/13/2011 8:34:45 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Islander7
My other epiphanies: those ponytailed guys were marching for abortion rights not because they cherished women's reproductive freedom, but to keep women available for free and easy sex.

BINGO!

27 posted on 01/13/2011 8:36:06 PM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Grammar Police Siren

Gotta get me one of those (bad grammar, but you understand ;^)

Thank you for standing up for the language.

28 posted on 01/13/2011 8:40:38 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Islander7

Best article of the year.


29 posted on 01/13/2011 8:43:08 PM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Islander7
I finally beheld what my eyes had refused to see: that leftists are Mr. and Ms. Misogyny. Neither the males nor the females care a whit about women.

What the author needs to understand is that the Left is not just misogynistic - they hate everything and everyone who gets in the way of their desires, and one of their greatest desires is to be superior. That is why the Left attracts so many degenerates; the Left tells these degenerates that, not only is everything they do is OK, but that they are superior to others for doing so, in exchange for their complete loyalty and obedience. It is truly diabolical. The rank-and-file of the Left will engage in any level of heinousness, defiling men, women, children, cultures, countries, religions, etc. as they see fit, if any of those things try to assert, in the slightest, that the leftists are less than superior, or if those things get in the way of their endless search for meaningless base pleasures. The Left lacks the moral character to be good, so they want to delude themselves that evil is good and they will hate anything, with the heat of all the fires of hell, that threatens that delusion.
30 posted on 01/13/2011 8:55:57 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Islander7
Instead of a movement of hope and change, it is a cauldron of hate.

So true.

31 posted on 01/13/2011 8:58:07 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Mercat

Ping!


32 posted on 01/13/2011 9:01:49 PM PST by Huntress (Who the hell are you to tell me what's in my best interests?)
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To: Islander7

Bookmarking!


33 posted on 01/13/2011 9:02:10 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: Islander7

This is a brilliant article. What wonderfully astute observations. Very powerful.


34 posted on 01/13/2011 9:02:36 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Islander7
A great read.

With the left it's all about control and they are making an all out push for control over speech. They are losing the battle so they need to silence the opposition. Anyone who speaks out against their policies will be treated like Sarah. They are trying to make an example of her and she refuses to be raped into submission. We must not let the left tell us to shut up and take it.

35 posted on 01/13/2011 9:05:37 PM PST by eggman (NPR - Conformity is the new Diversity)
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To: Eldon Tyrell
The awakening of a liberal always presents me with a dilemma.

One one hand, I want to say, “Congratulations!”

On the other, I want to say, “Well, duh.”

36 posted on 01/13/2011 9:07:48 PM PST by DarrellZero
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To: Islander7

This is powerful. Thank you for posting it.


37 posted on 01/13/2011 9:08:08 PM PST by good old days (God bless Sarah Palin.)
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To: Islander7

Great article, thanks for posting. As a woman living in NorCal, I can relate to a lot of the author’s experience. Not the part about having been a liberal though...


38 posted on 01/13/2011 9:08:25 PM PST by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: GladesGuru

What the author has is the clarity of a mugged liberal. She knows the dark side well, and she knows its attraction for others, and she sees it clearly now, because she is ensconced in the truth.

Not a lot of need for hard science training to speak the truth out of your own experience.


39 posted on 01/13/2011 9:09:32 PM PST by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

LOL thank you. ;-)


40 posted on 01/13/2011 9:15:59 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Islander7

*Excellent* article. Nails it.


41 posted on 01/13/2011 9:18:38 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Islander7

All the author thinks or cares about is the “oppression of women”.

She brings her Feminist baggage with her as she switches sides to be with the “cool girls”.

The Republican Party already has enough RINOs.


42 posted on 01/13/2011 9:26:32 PM PST by donna (Political Correctness is cultural Marxism - Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms.)
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To: Islander7

This article is the EXACT reason the political left MUST destroy Sarah and do everything they can to keep her from running.

This is from a Berkeley feminist... Holy smokes... Nailed it


43 posted on 01/13/2011 9:30:06 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: fr_freak
"...they hate everything and everyone who gets in the way of their desires, and one of their greatest desires is to be superior. That is why the Left attracts so many degenerates; the Left tells these degenerates that, not only is everything they do is OK, but that they are superior to others for doing so, in exchange for their complete loyalty and obedience. It is truly diabolical. The rank-and-file of the Left will engage in any level of heinousness, defiling men, women, children, cultures, countries, religions, etc. as they see fit, if any of those things try to assert, in the slightest, that the leftists are less than superior, or if those things get in the way of their endless search for meaningless base pleasures. The Left lacks the moral character to be good, so they want to delude themselves that evil is good and they will hate anything, with the heat of all the fires of hell, that threatens that delusion..."

You described my over-educated, miss-educated, fully indoctrinated, 3 Masters and a PhD cousin to a tee.

44 posted on 01/13/2011 9:31:08 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Oh wow! That’s good, that’s really good!


45 posted on 01/13/2011 9:33:23 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Sarah Palin is attacked, the MSM and liberals will declare that she asked for it.


46 posted on 01/13/2011 9:34:16 PM PST by JRochelle (My predictions on 2/3/2010: It will be Thune/Rubio in '12.)
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To: Islander7
Palin is not the only intended victim. As Against Our Will described, the brutality is also aimed at men. By forcing men to witness Palin's violation, the Left tries to emasculate conservative men and render them powerless.
47 posted on 01/13/2011 9:37:43 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: donna

Yeah, women are not oppressed anywhere in the world. We all know that, right?

Perhaps you should re-read the article. She is recovering from all the lies the left has used to diminish marriage, motherhood, femininity, and family.

Recovery takes time; this article is a year and half old. Cut her some slack.


48 posted on 01/13/2011 9:41:20 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: fr_freak
What the author needs to understand is that the Left is not just misogynistic - they hate everything and everyone who gets in the way of their desires, and one of their greatest desires is to be superior.

She actually does address your points further down in the article:

These "progressives" are so alienated from the sacred that they perceive nothing as sacred. And they will destroy anyone whose goodness shines a mirror on their pathology. The spiritually barren must annihilate the vital and the fertile.

It has been almost two years since I woke up and broke up with liberalism. During these many months, I've discovered that everything I believed was wrong.

But the biggest shock of all has been realizing that the Democratic Party is hardly an oasis for women. Now that it has been infiltrated by the hard Left, it's a dangerous place for women, children, and other living things.

In the wilding of Sarah Palin, the Left shows its true colors. Rather than sheild the vulnerable, leftists will mow down any man, woman, or child who gets in their way. Instead of a movement of hope and change, it is a cauldron of hate.


49 posted on 01/13/2011 9:47:25 PM PST by jellybean (Bookmark http://altfreerepublic.freeforums.org/index.php for when FR is down)
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To: bboop

Womens’ Lib allowed a lot of guys to get out of a marriage they were tired of, and never would have escaped under the ‘’old’’ system. I new several guys whose wifes just cut out and said forget it Jack.


50 posted on 01/13/2011 9:52:28 PM PST by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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