[thechat] US Elections

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Nov 7 16:51:00 CST 2002

On Thu, 7 Nov 2002, aardvark wrote:

> a 'freedom fighter', IMO, shouldn't be blowing up noncombatants
> (women, children, etc.), simply as a method to impart terror on the
> general populace...


On an unrelated note, remind me why the US is insisting that its soldiers
are unique in the world by having immunity from the War Crimes Tribunal?

a 'freedom fighter' should be fighting for freedom
> *from* something, not a goal of inserting his/her own
> worldview/beliefs/etc. onto others who are happy the way they
> are...

"I am fighting against a lack of my of worldview which is of course
entirely correct. By killing these people, I am saving them"

> that fight *from* oppression is tricky, though... i don't think
> we're busy oppressing certain fundamental religions, but then, they
> think we are...

Yep. And in self-defining themselves, their view is the only one which
counts as they're the ones who have to have the faith that they're freedom

"Names, once they are in common use, quickly
 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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