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- 10:27am Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1872
Robert you say:".for many, many years, the evidence of
anti-semitism in Europe was thin -- the support for it was thin.
Now, if it is stronger, there are reasons that ought to be
understood. Are they all unjustified?"
Answer: YES! You boob. You are allowed to "not like"(how's that
for PC) someone if they rape your wife, disfugure your daughter,
murder your son or step on your toe. You are not allowed to "not
like" someone because they're Jewish, Negroid, Asian Bovine, (that's
me) or whatever your particular prejudice is.
.It appears, to me, that all of mankind's ill behavior since
27,014 BC can be placed at the feet of prejudice.
lchic, as reported on the news it is Saddam's 65th birthday and
he owns 20 palaces. Who's starving the Iraqi children?
- 10:35am Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1873
4/29/02 10:27am . . . . nice rhetoric. And a PC appeal to a
world that we don't, as a matter of fact, live in.
Are people "allowed" to "not like" other people? But only allowed
on the basis of your criteria ?
All a person has to do, to be hated, and persecuted, and hurt
very seriously, under very many circumstances -- is to be a
That's surely unfortunate. But people as they are have to live
together - even when they don't like each other.
It is only a dream to ask everybody to like each other.
And in the hand of people like you, a malevolent dream.
I'm against prejudice, too. But people do categorize -- and if
they associate Jewishness with the behavior of Ariel Sharon --- for
many people, the categorizations will be anti-jewish -- even for
many people who thought themselves tolerant, or pro-jewish before.
- 10:57am Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1874
Robert, I guess, in honor of that great LA philosopher Rodney
King, "Can't we all just get along?" is the mythical dream of
"gettin' along".The 10th anniversary of the LA riots, (isn't it
amazing what we choose to celebrate maybe we can celebrate the Hutu
Tutsi massacres!) reminds me of a quote from the Dallas companion
riots. A young balck girl was observed beating the crap out of a
young white girl. when questioned she responded that .."no I don't
know that girl but just wanted to get my share". Black payback? You
betcha. Logical, caring or humanistic. por nada..
- 11:21am Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1875
mazza - "all of mankind's ill behavior since 27,014 BC can be
placed at the feet of prejudice."
The prejudice is just a tool in hands of a rulling elite
to inspire the mob to kill and die for its own purposes. The
prejudice is cultivated.
I wonder how the removal of Saddam can justify the war? In wich
many innocent people will die and economy of the nation destroyed?
- 11:31am Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1876
American navy 'helped Venezuelan coup' - http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,706802,00.html
"In the past year, the United States has channeled hundreds of
thousands of dollars in grants to US and Venezuelan groups opposed
to Mr Chavez, including the labour group whose protests sparked off
the coup. The funds were provided by the National Endowment for
Democracy, a nonprofit agency created and financed by the US
National Endowment for Democracy providing assistance to
overthrow Democratically elected government?
- 11:42am Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1877
EVERY FOURTH UKRAINIAN LIVES IN POVERTY - http://english.pravda.ru/main/2002/04/29/28116.html
The liberal capitalism is hitting pretty hard on some. In seven
- 02:28pm Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1878
Press and Team Bush - http://www.nytimes.com/2002/04/29/national/29LETT.html
"To reporters, this was a particularly astonishing example of
an already controlling White House run amok."
- 02:28pm Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1879
Hitler should have been stopped cold in the 1930s as soon as he
violated treaty terms and re-militarized the Rhineland.
And since you've brought up "the real world" then you might
extrapolate how totalitarian psychopaths tend to behave with the
weaponry at their disposal.
Saddam requires removal, not inspections.
- 02:45pm Apr 29, 2002 EST (#1880
Every once in a while Jew-bashing goes into remission but always
manages to pop up again.
Religious dogma, personal frustration, economic difficulties,
mental illness and the human tendencies to envy, hatred and
aggression are some contributing factors to anti-Semitism.
Ariel Sharon's all too successful style of waging war is merely
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