Re:virus: The Middle-East \"crisis\", A Plausable Solution

Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 22:26:38 MDT

On 2 Aug 2002 at 22:01, rhinoceros wrote:

> [Joe Dees 1]
> Allowing only one side to kill people means less problems, ayy? Maybe
> for the one side doing the killing (in the name of their god). Maybe
> for those on this list who would prefer to see the side they are
> killing be completely killed off.
> [Hermit]
> I don't think he said that Joe. This is your strawman - and one with
> which we are all too familiar. Why not give it a holiday.
> [Joe Dees 2]
> You don't give any of yours any time off.
> [rhinoceros]
> Do I really see a pattern here, or is it just my surplus dopamine?
> What I mean is
> -- We should kill them because we should not allow only one side to
> kill people.
> -- I may use a strawman because we should not allow only one side to
> use a strawman.
The pattern is: if one fights fire with water, the other side sees it as
weak because returning fire was not employed. The taoist way of
submission-victory may have worked for Lao-Tse and for sexual
masochists, but not on this list and not on the bloody suicide bombing
killing grounds - or for those masses who would die of nuclear
annihilation were we to permit a bright but certifiablly sociopathic
madman to obtain the atomic matches.
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