Friday, September 08, 2006

Stuck in Cyberspace

Just thought I'd post a couple of things other people have said recently - things that make you go, "Hmmm
."From YATGB: Why am I supposed to care, let alone base my votes upon, what some vegetable hauler in Slovenia thinks about why Muslems kill people? Worse yet, why should I care about the opinions of murdering Islamofascists who blame their hatred and the misery they cause on "Jews" or "Israel" or "America". When's the last time some murdering Islamofascist in Thailand set eyes on a Jew or, for that matter, and American - or even their favorite excuse, a Palestinian? What are the chances that more than 5% of the murdering fascists in Thailand, of Sri Lanka, or Waziristan, or anywhere they bleat out their vile dogma, could find Palestine, or Israel, or the Unites States on a world map? How many of them have ever seen a world map or given a few minutes thought to anything about the world, other than the infidels available for killing, outside their own little slice of hell?
Via Neo-neocon, a golden oldie from leftie-hero, FDR:
...the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory...In such a spirit on my part and on yours we face our common difficulties [he follows with a long list of the problems the nation faced at the time]...Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment.

Context, it seems, makes all the difference.


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