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THE MIND BLOGGLING CONSEQUENCES OF BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME

When the people retreats into a fantasy world, the days of democracy are numbered.

Comment Posted By Snowpea On 24.05.2006 @ 17:14

IN THE END, IT'S ABOUT EMPATHY

"Yes we have the freedom to mock religion and satirize other people's belief systems" (Rick). Yes, in the United States--even if the major newspapers are afraid of making use of that freedom, where Islam is the target. Elsewhere it is not so clear. The whole point of the Danish newspaper's initiative was to see if they still had that freedom. This could not be done without being a little bit offensive. Preserving freedom of speech is a great deal more important than offending some hypersensitive Muslims.

In view of the extraordinary reaction from Muslim countries, any cessation of mildly offensive anti-Muslim speech in the West will now be regarded as sheer cowardice, weakness and lack of belief in our own proclaimed values. So such offensive statements should CONTINUE to be made.--Unless the West is prepared to do something more substantial to indicate that it is not totally spineless, like shutting down further Muslim immigration. In that case we might again be able to afford to take account of Muslim sensibilities.

Comment Posted By snowpea On 5.02.2006 @ 17:39


 


 


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