Monday, February 06, 2006

Well Put.

Yes, this is old news, but I really like the way this article puts it. Here's what I want to know: Excluding some (allegedly small) subset of the Muslim world, is there anyone on earth who disagrees with the concept as framed here? It seems so simple to me; I'd love to hear a rational argument against it.

UPDATE (and intrusion by Major John): see also.


Blogger Major John said...

Are you just trying to push me into another screed?

3:09 PM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

MJ, who're gonna screed? I don't understand.

What I am facinated by is the use of violent protest of non-violence. Did anybody from Denmark or France hurt anybody physically with their cartoons? Why then is it acceptable to resort to violent protest?

I can see how violence COULD be justified in the case of physical repression (peoples who rise up against tyrants) or even overwhelming, systematic, generational oppression.

The closest analogy I could see would be either the US flag (which I salute, don't allow to touch the ground and burn with honor when it is exhausted) or the Holy Eucharist (which I also treat with reverance, do not allow to touch the ground and before which I, as a Roman Catholic, kneel). If someone mistreated either I would not, nor would I countanance anyone else, commit violent acts.

PS my word verification right now is drwsn which I saw out of the corner of my eye as Darwinism (making me think of social or cultural darwinism). Funny, huh?

8:22 PM  

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