Re: Tolerance was Re: Hello !?

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Sun 16 Feb 2003 - 22:58:05 GMT

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    At 12:54 PM 16/02/03 -0600, joedees wrote:


    >Should we have been tolerant of Nazism, of Stalinism, of Pol Pot's
    >Khmer Rouge? NO. I am not discussing race, I am discussing
    >memeplexes here; violent and virulent and cannibalistic and controlling
    >religious ideologies. There is no such thing as the oxymoronic
    >'absolute relativism' that could possibly equate such mind-slavery with a
    >freedom, choice and democracy stance.


    >The most radical among them are not interested in learning anything
    >from us but how to use our technology to produce weapons with which
    >they may kill us. They are trapped in a medieval mindset, which is
    >much more dangerous than the Christian Dark Ages because it is
    >coupled with the abilities to both produce weapons of mass destruction
    >and to easily and anonymously travel the globe to wherever they desire
    >to use them.

    I would call it a cult mindset, but that's a quibble.

    Keith Henson

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