Jul. 19th, 2006

chickenfeet: (death)
I guess I should have expected it. IBARW is generating far more heat than light. The only good news is that I haven't yet read a post or comment mentioning Nazis.

I should have listened more carefully to the wise words of [livejournal.com profile] misia

I am fundamentally leery of "Verb against Noun $thingy" sorts of schemes. All too often an excuse to give lip service to Noun for a little while so that when one feels guilty later one can assuage said guilt by pointing to it and say "Oh, but you see, I participated in Verb Aginst Noun $Thingy, so I'm one of the Good Guys," as well as an object illustration of preaching to the choir.


To which I might add that nothing is more likely to provoke really acrimonious disagreement than minor divergences of opinion among people who fundamentally agree with each other. In the immortal words of Cleese. Palin et al

BRIAN:
Brothers! Brothers! We should be struggling together!
FRANCIS:
We are! Ohh.
BRIAN:
We mustn't fight each other! Surely we should be united against the common enemy!
EVERYONE:
The Judean People's Front?!

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