Re: Terrorism and fear

From: Damien Sullivan (
Date: Wed Sep 12 2001 - 23:40:11 MDT

On Thu, Sep 13, 2001 at 01:27:07PM +1000, Russell Blackford wrote:

> >Bomb their entire countries dust.
> a companion to my reply to Miriam's, so read both before you reply to
> me (if you can be bothered replying at all).
> I absolutely understand your reaction. I find myself having similar
> fantasies... and I'm not even American. I feel that it was an attack on all

> the Middle East celebrating (no matter how much I try to understand it),

You can understand Americans saying "bomb their countries to dust", but not
Palestinians (a few; many others express horror and give blood) celebrating?
It's the same thing! We see them as responsible, and call for blasting them
into glass craters; they see _us_ as responsible for _their_ misery, and
rejoice that someone managed to make us feel pain.

The fantasies you're having are the fantasies they've just had fulfilled.

-xx- Damien X-)

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