From: Keith Henson (email@example.com)
Date: Sun 16 Feb 2003 - 22:58:05 GMT
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.
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