Re: Aid for Afghanistan

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 21:01:40 MST

"J. R. Molloy" wrote:

> From: "John Clark" <>
> > You seem to assume that only evil acts can generate hate, so if somebody
> >hates you then you must have done something wrong. It ain't necessarily so,
> > unfortunately hate does not need such specific conditions to be produced.
> They hate us because we are successful and prosperous, and it therefore makes
> no sense at all to try to persuade them to stop hating us, because the only
> way to make them like us is to become as poor and ignorant as they are.

Not *as* poor and ignorant, *more so*, far more, for then they would
look successful in comparison. They wont stop hating us for dropping
food on them either. That may stem the tide of mass starvation, but we
can be sure the militant muslims will be all the more eager to slash our
throats at the very first opportunity.

Another take on this: the African continent is watching all this
play out. They must be asking themselves: do we want to be like the
faithful wretches starving and cowering in caves? Or do we want to
be like the great satan up there in jets blasting away in complete safety
at their leisure? We'll take... satan for 500 please Alex.

The African masses will surely be drawn westward, which will
enrage the militant muslims ever more. If there is a way to resolve
this without appalling bloodshed, I sure havent thought of it. spike

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