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Mon Aug 9, 2021, 07:27 AM

38. Unfortunately I guess, or inevitably?, a lot of Afghanis

prefer the Afghani Taliban to "the entire civilized world" coming in and imposing western culture on them and quashing their own, including their religion.

You know, a lot of what's going on on our own right includes beliefs that they have a right and duty to impose what they believe on the entire nation. And to do what is required to force it on those who resist. They're not all just driven by partisan malice, many really do care about right and wrong and want to fix what's wrong.

Your post reminds me of the righteous right, of the righteous Taliban, and of my own righteous beliefs in equality and individual freedom. My conviction is unshaken and this development in Afghanistan to my mind an ongoing tragedy, but we need to look at that "make sure" thing and be far more respectful of what others believe and want and far more humble in our assumptions about what we should force on others.

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