Open letter to Stan Grant

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Dear Stan,

I am an Australian of migrant background and mixed ethnicity. I grew up in largely ethnic communities in Melbourne’s north and have lived in Darwin and Townsville as well. I have observed you in the media making various statements which I personally take issue with, in particular the divisive nature of your rhetoric and the monopoly on human suffering you seem to claim for ‘your people’. No one in this nation denies the horrors that the indigenous people suffered at the hands of European colonialists, nor does anyone expect you to not feel internally scarred by these events. The most important factor in a healing process is moving forward. Many of us in the migrant community understand things of this nature and I would like to share some of them with you.

I must first address your ‘them and us’ rhetoric. I have observed you link the current circumstances of indigenous people to past atrocities with statements such as: “For so many of my people, aboriginal people, (…) there is a deep, deep wound that comes from the time of dispossession”.

As if the tribalistic sentiments of this statement were not bad enough, you feel the need to foster guilt and resentment among people who cannot change the past, as if this will somehow change the present circumstances of indigenous Australians. Fuelling resentment does not lead to change; only positivity in the face of adversity can do this. This is a tried and true method for the healing process.

Australians from the former Yugoslavia know a good deal about where tribal behaviour and the fuelling of resentment can lead. Following the rise of Croatian nationalism, Serbs in the town of Knin began to re-adopt a ‘them and us’ mentality, with the wounds of World War Two still fresh in their minds, when the Nazi puppet state of Croatia slaughtered thousands of Serbs. Just outside Knin at the time of these tensions, a news crew interviewed some men at a roadblock. One of them stated: “We’re scared. We Serbs must protect ourselves. We’ve learnt from the past. We must stop history repeating itself.” Undoubtedly, I am using a most extreme example but your rhetoric runs along the same trajectory of ‘them vs us’ and the negative emphasis on old ‘wounds’.

Please Stan, I implore you. Desist in your use of this twisted rhetoric. Nothing good has ever come of it and whether you are aware of it or not, you are sowing seeds of discontent in a nation that does not need them to see them flourish. If you will not do this for white Australia, please do it for us of migrant backgrounds. We still hold true that we are all Australians regardless of our wounds.

Secondly, your statement at the national Press Club where you announced to a room full of non-indigenous Australians: “Someone’s suffering was the scaffolding on which you built your prosperity”. I’m not sure whether that was only meant for the white Australian audience but frankly, I’m not sure I care. Greeks, Italians, Chinese, Somalians and a plethora of others in the migrant community have built our prosperity on hard work in a nation that offered us safety and freedom. When you accuse non-indigenous people of building on someone else’s suffering, it totally undermines our efforts and our gratitude to the great nation we call home.

Many in the migrant community have also suffered. There are the Vietnamese who fled the persecution of the Communist north; the Lebanese who fled a hideous and brutal civil war, not to mention our Jewish community whose horrific past I’m sure I need not revisit here. My ex-girlfriend’s parents fled their home in Sarajevo after Serbian soldiers came around and brutally beat her father. They were given the ultimatum to leave the next day or die. The next day after they had fled, the soldiers burnt their home to the ground. When her grandfather arrived at the house and saw it burning he was understandably and visibly upset. Upon being asked if he knew who lived there he replied it was his son’s house, at which point the Serbian soldiers beat him to death.

For years growing up I believed that there were Tigers in Papua New Guinea. My mother explained the scar on her arm with this elaborate story to cover the fact that, when she was younger, a man had broken into the nursing quarters in which she lived, attempted to rape her and, before being chased away, decided it would be fitting to bite a chunk out of her arm.

Please do not lecture your fellow Australians on the manner in which they have built their prosperity or at very least, have the decency to leave other people’s suffering out of the conversation. There are many of us, white Australians included, who carry our own scars and do not demand special treatment. I take no pleasure in bringing up the past of my friends and myself but I must illustrate the point that none of us benefit from an emotional scars competition. The things we have built have not been for indigenous Australians but have equally not been built for white Australians. We are all free to build for ourselves and others and we must not expect others to build for ‘us’, whoever that may be.

Nothing can be done about our past Stan, and it is not appropriate to judge a nation by its past sins. Every civilization has committed crimes against humanity at some point in its history. A far more accurate way of judging a society is by which crimes and bad practices it has abandoned. Reform and progression are what makes a society great. I will not deny that racial prejudice exists in our fair nation but it has never stopped me from getting a job, getting an education, making friends or pursuing my passions. It has not stopped men like yourself, Adam Goodes or the legendary Reg Saunders, MBE from achieving greatness.

My sentiments are firmly aligned with those of Morgan Freeman who, when asked about how to stop racism, replied: “stop talking about it… I’m gonna (sic) stop calling you a white man and I’m gonna ask you to stop calling me a black man”. This in no way means you must forget your past or ignore the issues we still face. It just means that we all take responsibility for our actions and how they impact those around us regardless of their colour, creed, religion or any other characteristic of their background. If you ever hope to be in a position where you lead this great nation of ours, I must humbly request that you speak to, and for all of us, equally.

Yours sincerely,

A fellow Australian.

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Samuel Medici
Samuel studied International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies and is deeply interested in conflict and strategy. He first became interested in Geopolitics after listening to a rap group known as the Outlaws who's individual rappers are named after military dictators, a couple of whom have now been deposed. The ingenious, proportionate and moral application of aggression are a common theme in Samuel's writing, along with an eloquently sinister red pilling with the intent of decimating the Neo-Marxist status quo. One might say, a red pillaging. Samuel served in the Australian Army. He draws inspiration for his writing from the likes of Christopher Hitchens, Dinesh D'Souza, Steven Crowder, Eazy E, Tywin Lannister and Conan the Barbarian. His long term aspiration is to see leftist thought diagnosed as a character disorder and no longer serve as a political leaning. 
  • Deplorable!!!

    And please stop using boot polish on your stupid face to legitimise your pretend aboriginality.

    • Mattys Modern Life

      Oh man, it’s ridiculous.

      He’s got Australian features for fucks sake.

  • belt fed 7.62mm

    And please stop encouraging stupid people to vandalize historical monuments.

  • Captain Haddock

    Is it just me or is Tan Grant a shade or two darker that he was a couple of decades ago?

      • Tamaveirene

        Classic! Send to Stan asap!

        • Stan fell asleep in the tanning salon.

      • Mattys Modern Life

        Great! Thanks mate, this might be useful.

        • Karen Dwyer

          Off topic, but do you have a transcript to go with your latest article? 🙂

          • Mattys Modern Life

            Not sure which one you’re talking about so here the last two.

            Why I’m not an ethno-nationalist: https://www.minds.com/blog/view/797605723267989504

            Unions don’t understand economics: https://www.minds.com/blog/view/797604912345448448

            Hope that helps!

          • Karen Dwyer

            Yes, thanks. It was the Unions one, but I’m happy to have both links.

            I need to eke out the data usage for another week or so (pre-paid) & videos chew quickly through the data allowance.

            Mr Dwyer is a prince among men; nevertheless I think it’s a shabby trick to use up the data allowance on his phone instead of sticking within our means.

      • Doc Savage

        As I mentioned above – Al Jolson did it so much better!

    • Karen Dwyer

      Not just you. I can count the number of shades on my lily white fingers and toes.

  • Bikinis not Burkas
    • He might get into a street fight if he wanders off to the never never:
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p-dmIeu9aE0

      • SamSammy

        Lol at the silly bitch in the comments who says the video should be taken down because it makes aboriginals look bad! Lol also at the name of the uploader “CyberBoong”, and the video itself of course – no wonder Whitey took over!

        • Yeah, those videos are golden. Hours of entertainment.

          • SamSammy

            The best part is that you know that abos are entirely responsible for making them, because if they weren’t then ABC and Fairfax would be going absolutely apeshit over them!

          • Spot on. Nothing like some boong on boong action.

      • Pat Su Don

        FEEDEM MUNGO

  • Stan is a has-been grandstanding wanker carrying a giant chip on his shoulder, who has arrogantly appointed himself as flag bearer for the Aboriginal victimhood industry.
    A nobody, desperately trying to keep himself in the public eye.

  • SamSammy

    I heard that Tan Rant’s black armband is an Armani.

  • Craig

    Ahh Yes, I was preached to, through all my schooling the blank slate hypothesis and the protestant work ethic.

    Look at the low IQ prole plebs on the show goggle box, I admit sometimes they’re fun to watch, in small instances you see why the ethnic/racial diversity will always corrode the majority, even if you subscribe to blank slate. The Greeks and Muslim Lebanese on the show refer to Aussies, when directing positive or negative criticism to this particular group, as being of AngloSaxon descent. “The Aussies.”. is the euphemism, for WASP Australians or white Australians.

    I even felt the sting of “The Aussies” euphemism amoung my Step family who are Italian, I admit you do feel different always being the tallest and whitest in the room.

    So even the brain washing be it identity politics or blank slate hypothesis, is only an ideology birthed from the political left and right of liberalism. Liberalism an ideological religion that harms it’s adherents with cognitive dissonance, to promote an obvious untruth for a perceived benefit. Eventually those benefits become negligible returns, so one side will have to beat the other for material gain. A schism in the liberal religion.

    So the rise of the professional white Aboriginal, promoting identity politics was an inevitable, event horizon.

    By the time all those white JJJ kids realise there folly it will be late IMO.

    So I promote Bio-Nationalism instead. Race realism and regional evolution which makes understanding the world, and being able to use predicable logic to forecast events.

    Just makes so much more sense.

    You thought high brow White Nationalism was discombobulating, wait till we hit the system with bio-nationalism.

    Nationalism for me, but not for thee. With no political representation for our ethny and race, will no longer be tolerated.

    • Darren Irwin

      Wood work creaks out come the racist freaks

      • Craig

        nah implicit whiteness is much better with plausible deniability. Like white flight from all those non-English speaking refugee schools. lol.

      • Caitlin1488⚡️⚡️

        Get some new material, leftard freak.

        • Mimi

          This comment as a response is hilarious in its stupidity.

          Do enjoy your next neck tattoo.

      • Pat Su Don

        Darren The Incel Irwin must be at the library again.

  • cheray

    That is the weirdest colour Ive ever seen…..It does not suit his features which are predominanty white anyway. He must be keeping tanning salons in business with that fake ass tanned skin.

  • zenopod

    Fake Tan Stan, takes all the benefits of a multicultural society then dumps all over it – how gracious!

  • Bruno Cristovao

    Samuel Medicci, this is the biggest load of garbage I have read. Sovereignty never ceded Princess Medicci of the House of White Privilege. Which lawful method do you think justice can be served? Currently the occupation rules by the weight of military might!

    • Pat Su Don

      Nice try cuck, but you’re wrong.

      • Bruno Cristovao

        Explain your “white privilege” diarrhea.

  • entropy

    “No one in this nation denies the horrors that the indigenous people suffered at the hands of European colonialists”

    I do. Aboriginal tribes inflicted more ‘horrors’ on each other than did the Europeans who came in the First Fleet. They certainly inflicted more horrors on the earlier inhabitants of the continent, whom they eradicated. Honestly, if someone invaded Australia right now and doubled my life expectancy, I’d probably be okay with it.

    If you want to know about ‘horrors’, look at what the Japanese did throughout the South Pacific 150 years later during WWII.

    • Caitlin1488⚡️⚡️

      Japanese troops in the Pacific theatre of WW 2 actually ate some American POW’s whilst they were still alive, slicing off strips of flesh, bit by bit. Savages.

      • entropy

        The indigenous SE Asians were falling over themselves to help the Australians and Americans fight against the Japanese. Not because they love whitey, but because the Japanese were monsters.

        Who would the Aborigines have preferred to colonise this nation?

        • Bruno Cristovao

          I think Indigenous loving Aliens. This western civilisation is at its peak.

      • Pat Su Don

        My grandfather was in changi prison. You don’t even want to know what they did to white australians

        • Bruno Cristovao

          The citizens of Australia Inc. are supporting the same behaviour in West Papua. You must be a proud cuck.

          • Karen Dwyer

            The Australian Government supports Islam and not the citizens of Australia.
            West Papuans are Christians.

          • rosross

            No, the Australian Government supported the colonisation of West Papua as it supports the colonisation of Palestine. Both illegal and immoral.

        • Caitlin1488⚡️⚡️

          Japanese are insects, like the Chinese.
          No morality.

      • rosross

        And American troops did horrendous things to the Vietnamese. War is barbaric.

    • rosross

      Good post. Quite right.

  • Paul Thompson

    I’m sick and tired of the ingratitude. Stan should be thanking the English colonists who landed at Sydney Cove on 26th January, 1788. They afforded the Aboriginals the greatest material/cultural ‘leap-forward’ of any indigenous group in history – Stone-Age to Industrial Age, in one generation! The English colonists could have been like the aliens from “Independence Day”, and simply sidelined and exterminated the indigenous population. Instead, they shared all their advances with the indigines and worked to lift them up, into the modern world.

    • Pat Su Don

      THANK YOU PAUL – I literally have to explain this to every virtue signalling libtard cuck that crys “muh racism”

  • Darren Irwin

    Wood work creaks… Out come the racist freaks!

    • Caitlin1488⚡️⚡️

      Old bell tolls…out come the Trolls.

  • Veroniqua

    Fake tan makes you look like a black and white minstrel, fake!

  • Tamaveirene

    Stan Grant has become browner and browner over the 45 years during which I have lived in Australia. To me he now resembles a very dark walnut! On the other matters dealt with in this excellent letter, I do wish he would simply shut up!

  • Pat Su Don

    Stan Grant, the fucking biggest Self-Loathing Coconut I’ve ever seen.

  • Smelly

    The Jews were able to forgive. But one should not forget .

  • rosross

    Well said. Stan Grant is more Anglo-European than he is Aboriginal in ancestry so how does his bigotry work on himself.

  • rosross

    And in terms of citing Jewish suffering. You have followers of a religion who turned themselves into victims because of the suffering of some of their group and in the name of that suffering now do the same things to the Palestinians, the indigenous people whose land they have stolen in the name of their victimhood.

    • Karen Dwyer

      But what about these Palestinians we hear of today and for the last four decades. Jews always maintained a presence in Jerusalem; for 3,700 hundred years they have maintained a presence, especially in Judea and Samaria. And right after that comes Christians. So where do the Palestinians come in? The Palestinian people were originally Jordanians, Egyptians and Saudi’s.

      King Abdullah in 1948 said “Palestine and Jordan are one.” And then King Hussein in 1981 said, “The truth is that Jordan is Palestine and Palestine is Jordan.” Earlier, in 1970, Prince Hassan had said the same thing but went a step further, saying, “There is only one land, with one history and one and the same fate.” This was the Prince speaking of Jordan.

      Jordan also controls the Temple Mount. Why Israel agreed to that I will never know. They were called ONE people living in two states. In 1948 Jordan took control of the West bank (Judea and Samaria) where the holiest sites are and barred Jews from entering. They then tore down or completely destroyed 59 synagogues and desecrated Jewish graves. In 1950 Jordan annexed the West Bank.

      Why didn’t we hear of the “Palestinians” before the last few decades? Why is there no “Palestinian culture” or “Palestinian cuisine?” A Palestinian language? Archeological evidence of their ancestors? The Jewish people find ancient evidence of their ancestors daily. Nothing to prove “Palestinian” existence has ever been found.

      It wasn’t until 1967 that Arabs demanded an independent state of Palestine and we started to hear the first murmurings of the Palestinian people. This was after the Six-Day War in which they attacked Israel unprovoked. Only then did we suddenly hear of these Palestinian people. Yasser Arafat, the champion for the PLO and all things Palestinian, wasn’t even Palestinian. He was actually born in Egypt. Nobody really wanted or cared about Jerusalem until the Jews returned and made it bloom.

      Isaiah 27:6 “He shall cause them that come from Jacob to take root, Israel shall blossom and bud and fill the face of the world with fruit.”

      The Jews turned a barren wasteland into a thriving country. In 1867 Mark Twain visited the Holy Land and described it as “a desolate country…given over wholly to weeds – a silent mournful expanse.” Of the Jezreel Valley in Israel’s lower Galilee region, he said, “There is not a solitary village throughout its whole extent—not for 30 miles in either direction.”

      Mark Twain also said that Jerusalem was desolate and devoid of inhabitants. So where were these Palestinian’s with the long ancient history in Jerusalem? They were not there because they did not exist. They were still living in mostly Jordan. Jordan annexed the west bank, created these refugees and blamed Israel. Suddenly they were Israel’s problem. Suddenly the world felt sorry for these people, and the holocaust of the Jews faded. These newly invented people were suddenly the victims by the oppressive bully Israel.

      Israel has tried numerous times to have peace talks with the Palestinian leaders. They do NOT want peace. They do not want the Jews in Jerusalem or even Israel.

      • rosross

        You are kidding?

        You said: But what about these Palestinians we hear of today and for the last four decades.

        Where on earth do you get 40 years? The name of the country forcibly partitioned in 1947, that is 70 years ago, was Palestine and the people who lived there were???? Go on, guess. Yes, Palestinians.

        The people living in Palestine under British occupation from 1917, in the country called Palestine, were, yep, Palestinians. The people living there prior to 1917 under Ottoman or Turkish rule, from 1517, that’s 400 years, were Palestinians. The people living in Palestia, Palestine, mentioned by the Romans and ancient Egyptians were also Palestinians.

        You need to do some research.

        You said: Jews always maintained a presence in Jerusalem; for 3,700 hundred years they have maintained a presence, especially in Judea and Samaria.

        And the response is, so what? Just because a few Jews live somewhere alongside Muslims, Christians, Hindus etc., does not give them rights to the land. In fact, no religions get rights to land so why should Jews.

        You said: And right after that comes Christians. So where do the Palestinians come in? The Palestinian people were originally Jordanians, Egyptians and Saudi’s.

        Um, no they were not, they were Palestinians but if you want to take that line, the Israelis were originally British, European, American. And your point would be since Palestinians have been around for thousands of years and Israelis for seventy?

        You said: Why didn’t we hear of the “Palestinians” before the last few decades? Why is there no “Palestinian culture” or “Palestinian cuisine?” A Palestinian language? Archeological evidence of their ancestors? The Jewish people find ancient evidence of their ancestors daily. Nothing to prove “Palestinian” existence has ever been found.

        You did not hear because you are brainwashed by Zionist hasbara. I could direct you to many books on historical Palestine, culture, cuisine and, just because the language is Arabic does not make them any less Palestinian or we would say Americans were less American because they speak English.

        There is no Jewish people beyond religious metaphor. Having spent time in UN Mandated Israel I can assure you, the history of Jerusalem belongs to the world and Israelis are very busy destroying evidence of non-Jews. Which is actually most of the history of Palestine.

        Did you know there are thousands of photos of Palestine from the 19th century – orchards, farms, fields, vineyards, olive groves? Lush and cared for. The lie that European colonists did it is racism pure and simple.

        Let us be clear, no religion has rights to land and the forced partition of Palestine was certainly immoral and probably illegal.

        As the coloniser with all the power Israel is totally responsible for all of the violence and any outcomes.

        However, even if religions had rights to land Israel has no right to hold the indigenous people of the land it has colonised under military rule denying them justice, civil and human rights and freedom. Israel has no right to an apartheid State founded on religious bigotry and the belief that non-Jews are inferior and Palestinian non-Jews are sub-human. Shades of the Nazis hey that sub-human thing?

        But, since Israel has made two states impossible there is no need to worry because the only outcome now is one state shared equally by indigenous Palestinians and their European colonisers alike, whatever that state might be called. Justice at last.

      • rosross

        I would just point out to you, that every other nation founded through colonisation and the dispossession of others, DID NOT resolve anything with peace talks, but with actions to provide justice to the indigenous people. And not simply justice, but full and equal rights of the new nation.

        THIS IS NOT ABOUT PEACE THIS IS ABOUT JUSTICE AND FREEDOM FROM ZIONIST JEWISH BIGOTRY.

        Even the first Hebrews/Jews were colonists looking to dispossess the people who lived there.

        Quote: The standard Zionist position is that they showed up in Palestine in the late 19th century to reclaim their ancestral homeland. Jews bought land and started building up the Jewish community there. They were met with increasingly violent opposition from the Palestinian Arabs, presumably stemming from the Arabs’ inherent anti-Semitism. The Zionists were then forced to defend themselves and, in one form or another, this same situation continues up to today.

        The problem with this explanation is that it is simply not true, as the documentary evidence in this booklet will show. What really happened was that the Zionist movement, from the beginning, looked forward to a practically complete dispossession of the indigenous Arab population so that Israel could be a wholly Jewish state, or as much as was possible. Land bought by the Jewish National Fund was held in the name of the Jewish people and could never be sold or even leased back to Arabs (a situation which continues to the present).

        The Arab community, as it became increasingly aware of the Zionists’ intentions, strenuously opposed further Jewish immigration and land buying because it posed a real and imminent danger to the very existence of Arab society in Palestine. Because of this opposition, the entire Zionist project never could have been realized without the military backing of the British. The vast majority of the population of Palestine, by the way, had been Arabic since the seventh century A.D. (Over 1200 years)

        In short, Zionism was based on a faulty, colonialist world view that the rights of the indigenous inhabitants didn’t matter. The Arabs’ opposition to Zionism wasn’t based on anti-Semitism but rather on a totally reasonable fear of the dispossession of their people.

        One further point: being Jewish ourselves, the position we present here is critical of Zionism but is in no way anti-Semitic. We do not believe that the Jews acted worse than any other group might have acted in their situation. The Zionists (who were a distinct minority of the Jewish people until after WWII) had an understandable desire to establish a place where Jews could be masters of their own fate, given the bleak history of Jewish oppression. Especially as the danger to European Jewry crystalized in the late 1930’s and after, the actions of the Zionists were propelled by real desperation.

        But so were the actions of the Arabs. The mythic “land without people for a people without land” was already home to 700,000 Palestinians in 1919. This is the root of the problem, as we shall see.

        http://ifamericaknew.org/history/origin.html

  • John Lovakovic

    Unless you know the problems in regards to what happened in the former Yugoslavia don’t say anything as you’ve just made a fine spectacle of yourself . Get the facts straight before you comment as it makes everything you’ve written incorrect

  • John Honey

    I have noticed that Stan has started a new industry for himself. For many years ago he never mentioned his aboriginality and I must admit to not realising that he was an aboriginal. In recent years he has become quite strident and, unless he was cowered by his former media employers ( not likely), it is interesting to note his new outbursts.

  • y. Iamu

    We can all see Stan Grant to be the false and insincere person he is.
    While it is not disputed that some Aboriginal and some first settlers fought with each other it is not what Stan Grant is trying to make it out to be. Stan Grant has spent a little time working in the US. When he returned to Australia he brought back with him the racist attitude culture of the US and all the claims the American blacks use in their society. Australia doesn’t have the same race problems or history as the US has but Stan Grant wants to import them to use as devisive weapons. A weapon to advance his personal position. The problem is there are some who will be happy to believe Stan Grant blindly. This country was not built on slavey it was built on hard work by the people that have settled here. That hard work has given benefits to all that enjoy modern Australia. That hard work has made Australia a country that has been able to give billions of dollars of help and support over the years to the Aboriginal community. A community that is hamstrung by people like Stan Grant giving them reasons to feel they are hardly done by and can’t succeed because of the way they have been treated. Stan Grant does not say “our Aboriginal communities were taught to do Dot Art painting by Europeans to help us survive droughts in the desert. Nor does he say how much being taught to do Dot Art paintings has enriched the Aboriginal communities with pride. He doesn’t have anything positive to say his whole thought process is filled with negativity. Shame on your race hatred Stan Grant and shame on you for trying to instil a belief and a fictitious past that belongs to another country and another race of people. Shame on you for your many shades of lies. Shame on you for your obvious change of Color, something that proves you believe looking darker now makes a difference. If you want to do something constructive encourage people to work hard and strive for success not feed them the false narrative that they are badly done by and others owe them something. Shame on you Stan Grant You are a devisive racist.

  • entropy

    Matty, I have a YouTube account. If I want to watch youtube videos, I’ll go to youtube, not XYZ.

    This trend towards just linking videos is lazy, redundant and undermines XYZ as an outlet.

    If you must use XYZ to promote your youtube videos, provide a transcript or at least a detailed summary. Otherwise, it’s nothing but another advertisement.

  • Karen Dwyer

    No we can’t.

    [I had to laugh. I’m going to assume that was merely a helpful suggestion, and not that you think I’m a cretin :-)))))) ]

    Lack of broadband is just one of the side issues of living here on – oh, look a kitty…. 😉

  • Doc Savage

    What has happened to the “white gloves”? Remember Stan, Al Jolson did it so much better and he was loved by millions!

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