Re: Terrorism and fear

From: Damien Sullivan (
Date: Thu Sep 13 2001 - 00:27:23 MDT

By the way, let's look at a definition of terrorism:

 From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

  Terrorism \Ter"ror*ism\, n. [Cf. F. terrorisme.]
     The act of terrorizing, or state of being terrorized; a mode
     of government by terror or intimidation. --Jefferson.

 From WordNet (r) 1.6 [wn]:

       n : the systematic use of violence as a means to intimidate or
           coerce societies or governments

"Punish those responsible" is fine. But the more bloodthirsty calls for
turning Third World countries into glass-paved parking lots -- I'm not
exaggerating, at least in other fora -- are the same mindset (sans suicide)
which struck yesterday: rule by violence and fear.

I suppose that's not entirely true; some people seem happy calling for
outright genocide.

-xx- Damien X-)

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