Billy Brown wrote:
> Stirling Westrup wrote:
> > 3) An enemy is someone you don't understand. Once you know an "enemy's"
> > motivations, their loves, their hates, their demons and their hopes,
> > they are an ally. You may not like them, and they may be trying to harm
> > you, but once you understand them, you can turn their ill will to your
> > own benefit. You may even discover that you can help them, and turn an
> > enemy into a friend.
> If I'm a Jew in Nazi Germany, the Nazis are my enemies. No amount of
> tolerance or understanding on my part will change the fact that they want
> to kill me, and nothing I do is going to magically turn their genocide into
> a good thing.
You deserve a carefully thought out answer to your question, but I'm
afraid that I am not in any emotional state to debate it at the moment.
I'll simply point out that waiting until the 10 km asteroid is entering
the atmosphere has left it a bit late to worry about deflecting it. By the
same token, trying to make friends with the gun-toting man on your
doorstep is unlikely to work. The trick is to have moved to disarm the
situation before it ever got that far. Unfortunately, no one in Nazi
-- Stirling Westrup | Use of the Internet by this poster firstname.lastname@example.org | is not to be construed as a tacit | endorsement of Western Technological | Civilization or its appurtenances.
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