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gorfle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-24-08 04:54 PM
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125. How noble of you.
Edited on Thu Apr-24-08 05:24 PM by gorfle
People like me -- that would be people with brown eyes? People with flat feet?

Surely not people who refuse to acknowledge that sometimes the best way to stand up to oppression is by fighting back -- because to say that I was a person like that would be an out and out false statement. If you know it to be false and said it anyway, it would get bumped down a step on the scale of acceptable conduct in civilized society.

So I guess you're talking about people with brown eyes and flat feet who say things that I don't say, and that you know perfectly well that I don't say.

You do a miserable job of playing dumb, Iverglas. Because everything about you I've ever read screams, "Let the people suffer with no means to defend themselves". You can wiggle and squirm and play stupid and pretend that I'm talking about people with brown eyes and flat feet all you want. You and I and everyone else here knows what you are really all about, and it ain't flat feet or brown eyes.

Yeah, me who spent 15 years of my life advocating for victims of thugs with guns who were in power around the world, and organizing solidarity and lobbying on behalf of said victims. If all the volunteer hours I put in at that kind of work had been paid at the average industrial wage, I could have retired by now.

That's all well and good, Iverglas. And as long as you fight to keep people like this at the mercy of people like you, you'll never have a shortage of work to keep yourself occupied. Heaven forbid these people actually have the means to defend themselves.

Yeah, me who pays lots of taxes so that Canadian troops can flit around the world on peacekeeping missions.

Yeah, that's all well and good that you can help send in other people with guns. Too bad the people who need the help have to wait on other people's charity to be able to resist oppression. Heaven forbid these people actually have the means to defend themselves. No no, so sorry, you must wait for the peacekeepers to arrive. And so 9.2 million people flee their homes while they wait for the world to give enough of a shit to help them.

You know what they say: Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

Similarly, Give a man a peacekeeper and he stays safe for a day. Give him the means to defend himself and he stays safe forever.

At least until someone else with guns finally shows up to put a stop to it.

What are you talking about here?

I'm talking about peacekeeping troops from other nations who finally show up (with guns) after enough people decide to give a shit to stop the murdering going on in their part of the world. Usually the guys with the blue helmets.

It is sickeningly vile how you advocate keeping other people reliant on your charity for their security and safety and then congratulate yourself for the great work you are doing helping them out. It's like some twisted kind of Munchausen by proxy or something.
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