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December 31, 2008

When men were men


Once upon a time, a minor argument could become a duel to the death. That was England. That was the first of the Anglosphere.

Here is a thought: If you see someone carrying a badly spelled injunction to kill Jews and the police are doing nothing to stop him, take his sign and smash it. Sticks and stones, remember, really do break bones but it's the name calling that leads to murder. We let this happen before and we said we would never let it happen again.

Never forget, they said: I gather someone thinks it is "fascistic" of me to object when someone carries a sign advocating genocide. I would be appalled at how backwards this is - it is so backwards it's not even wrong - but then I remind myself of George Orwelll's warning: When fascism returns it will label itself as anti-fascist.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 31, 2008 06:44 AM


My temptation would be to laugh at people that ignorant, but I do see your point. (I also hadn't figured out what the sign referred to until now.)

Posted by: cm [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 31, 2008 12:34 PM

I think you may be underestimating how bad things already are. If anyone punched that slime, the puncher would be charged with a hate crime. Irony has no meaning in the justice system.

Posted by: FUtoo [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 1, 2009 10:11 AM