one man's conspiracy is another man's business plan
Saturday, September 25, 2004 | Reply to the Replies: A Little More Personal Than Usual Generally, most comments on my blog posts come in email. The previous post, With Props to Juan Cole, What if America, however set a new record. An overwhelming majority of those who felt moved to comment on the piece preferred not to do so publicly.
Thanks to all who took the time to read it, here or elsewhere, and to comment on it however you chose to do so.
Although I had some conflicted feelings about it; on the one hand, I felt a sense of urgency to do so before October, but at the same time I am not sure whether attempting to "make people think" who are not already doing so is an act of kindness or an act of cruelty, given the facts on the ground as events unfold.
I went ahead and posted it, though, not only here, but in several places. It disturbed and offended quite a lot of people, who for whatever reason, preferred to express their concerns privately.
I would like to address some of those concerns now:
Malaysia was used as an example only, I needed the name of a country, and in no way did I intend to infer that the people of Malaysia would support, fund, or tolerate the atrocities and crimes against humanity referenced in the article.
Many of the responses, and where they came from, were humbling. I thought I knew something about the vastness of the disconnect between even the "fringes" of mainstream American culture and the view of the rest of the world, especially with regard to the question of others as human beings. I was wrong.
Iraqis are not alone in their unshakable conviction that they are human, and that neither they, their land, their natural resources or their daughters are the property of the United States, a view so diametrically opposed to the mainstream American view as to be irreconcilable.
To those who have asked "What can I do?" I would suggest that your own conscience is your best guide, and I am sure you understand that prudence precludes any more comments from me regarding that question.
To my fellow "insurgents," who express regret that it is "too late," let me ask you to remember that the United States is only one country on a planet of over 200 countries, including some for which it may not be too late.
Actions like Sep 11 do not happen in a vaccuum.
Long before those hijackers ever stepped foot on the planes the damage
had been done. They were brainwashed with the same type of garbage
propaganda that is spewed from Fatwa's weblog.
Middle Eastern countries are so much more barbaric today and preAmercia than America can ever hope to be...America has only been around 230 years...who did you blame for everything before that Ductape? I am calling a Fatwa on your bullshit!
IMO - terrorist plain and simple. He is an Al queda operative who
should be put in a cage on gitmo Skinner
My favorite..."In Defense of Holocaust Deniers"
I always thought that "The Enemy Within" was just a metaphore for liberalism, that is, until I encountered Ductape Fatwa. He should be in an orange jumpsuit for sure.
peopleforchange.netductape is either a commie, al queda, or a deep cover mole
Tells you something about this asshole doesn't it. He's really serious.
I believe that DF is nothing but a Republican plant...
Ductape is a commie, a terrorist, and he drinks blood too. He drinks
Capitalist blood. He eats unborn babies too
Give me your address and I'll send you $20 and a thank-you note for taking your hatred elsewhere.
A terrorist with a sense of humor!
He ain't nuthin' but shit
inadequate, halfway house bullshit
You are a dumbass. Fuck you and your condescension about us "benighted sheeple." hamletta
Untruthful, damaging bullshit
no better than the neocons and no different than Timothy McVeigh
dailykos.coma turd in the punchbowl...if DF were Joe Hill he probably would have killed himself rather than get put to death.
A compost pile of fecundity
dailykos.comdespicable and literally mentally ill