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Re^3: All I want for Christmas...

by Roy Johnson (Monsignor)
on Dec 12, 2005 at 20:15 UTC ( #516139=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: All I want for Solstice is ... Tolerance
in thread All I want for Christmas is:

To me, Muslims represent a foil used by the American government to scare its population into war.
Huh? Are you saying that our government engineered 9/11? Or that Iraq was attacked on the basis of its being Muslim? It seems to me that you're responding to one simplistic view (Muslims are evil!) with another (the government is evil!).

Now, what I'd like for Christmas is to hold a big rally for Iran: people carrying signs and chanting "Sense to Iran!" (The whole "death to..." thing has been way overdone, and it's better to improve than to destroy, anyway.)

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Re^4: All I want for Christmas...
by NamfFohyr (Scribe) on Dec 12, 2005 at 21:19 UTC
    That's definately not what I'm saying. I don't need BS 9/11 conspiracy theories to make my point. I'm saying the government's becoming fascist. Give a definition of fascism, and I'll show you that America is increasingly fitting the description.

    Actually Roy, it's funny you should bring up Iraq. Why DID the US invade Iraq? They are not an Islamic republic, nor have they threatened the US as Iran has. The answer: the population was motivated by fascist rhetoric.

    But I totally agree with your battle cry!

    Sense to the infidels! Sense to the neoconservatives!

    (Let the Iranians work on Iran, at least until we've separated oil-motives from improve-the-world-with-our-concept-of-democracy-motives).

    update: corrected "oil-motives from improve-the-world-with-our-concept-of-demoncracy-motives" to "oil-motives from improve-the-world-with-our-concept-of-democracy-motives"

    "I'm not afraid of Al Quaeda. I'm afraid of Al Cracker." -Chris Rock
      Give a definition of fascism, and I'll show you that America is increasingly fitting the description.
      But it will have nothing to do with your claim that the government is using the Muslims as a foil to get us into war. BTW, "fascism" is another overused, emotionally-charged buzzword that impedes meaningful discussion.

      Sense to the infidels!
      Yeah, you sound like a real level-headed guy. Thanks for your insight.

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