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Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-02-2010, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

So says the IDF. Would you want to relocate there?



Dude, causing indiscriminate suffering in the civilian population because of the actions of their government = a form of collective...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 11:29 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

Three things. #1: I didn't compare interned Japanese-Americans to Hamas, or even to Palestinians more broadly. I cited interned Japanese-Americans as an example in an abstract argument against the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 02:11 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

Maybe there's a distinction to be drawn between a moral double standard, which is indefensible, and a practical double standard, which might be hard to avoid. I don't see what condemnation from the...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

Oh, so even though I have a problem with the actions you're discussing(except for shooting the pirates), because I'm an American citizen I can't criticize other countries for doing similarly bad...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Where's MLK?

This paragraph was more confrontational than it should have been. Sorry for the excessively heated tone.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

Double Standard? How many on the left have any love for Hamas, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or the House of Saud? We care about Israeli actions because the United States gives them money, military hardware,...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 01:31 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Where's MLK?

By "talking about the specifics" I meant "re-litigating the morality of every major action taken by every participant in the conflict over the past 60 years or more," which is the usual way that any...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 06-01-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

More than zero, that's for sure. But I think you're missing my point. Let's return to Jon's post:



As I see it, the logic of non-violent resistance is that you perceive a state to be engaged in...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 05-31-2010, 08:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,427
Posted By Don Zeko
Re: Mission Accomplished

I wonder how many people said the same about dead civil rights activists in Mississippi.
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