It is unfortunate that "proportional" has been [deliberately] misunderstood.Comment Posted By Richard Aubrey On 30.12.2008 @ 13:41
It means you do what is necessary to remove the threat and no more. That's the GC/ICC definition. Paraphrased.
IOW, you kill and destroy until the other guy quits. Then you stop.
HAMAS hasn't quit.
The accusation of racism, or the threat of the accusation, is designed to cause the speaker to stop making an argument not manageable by other means. The speaker is expected to apologize, to stop making the irrefutable argument, and to shut up.
The reason for that is the presumption that the putative audience believes the accusation. If the audience did not believe the accusation, could see it as a manipulative scam which wore out years ago, the tactic would have no power.
Well, folks. The audience isn't believing it. It's useless, except where the speaker hasn't caught on to the fact that the audience, whatever it is, is ahead of him.
This horse is dead.
Let the lefties howl "Racism!!", or any other label they use when you make a point they can't counter. Nobody believes it any more than the accuser believes it. It's all a scam and everybody knows it.Comment Posted By Richard Aubrey On 4.08.2008 @ 14:07
One commenter on BQ's board begged to differ on the benign and probably even euphoric feelings caused by starvation and dehydration. BQ threatened to ban him for his nasty religious views.Comment Posted By Richard Aubrey On 29.03.2005 @ 12:25
Over the top, for sure.
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