Re: Mass-killings

Arjen Kamphuis (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 17:07:41 +0200

At 18:37 15-09-97 Anton Sherwood wrote:
>Arjen Kamphuis lists some famous slaughters, and then says (in part)
>: If we do not fundamentally care for all our fellow humans nothing will
>: change. Technology does not help here. We must actively care or accept
>: large scale murder on a regular basis.
>I'd like to add one item to the list
>(thanks to James Donald for telling me about it):
>Peru -- President Fujimori issues rifles to the peasants.
>The murderous Maoist movement known as Shining Path disappears.

Anton, I hope you're not still upset about my 'gun-control' post of several
weeks ago. I do not think we're going to agree on this soon, but I respect
your position.

The reason I didn't mention Shining Path scum was that I did not have
accurate data on them. In this particular case I agree with you that
allowing the peasants to defend themselves could help to some extend.
Personally I would have prefered the Peruvian Army hunting them down but
that seemed non-feasable.

Maoists are among the worst political fanatics the world has ever known,
right up there with another one whose-name-I-won't-mention. Their leader
said on various occasions that killing 90% of the Peruvian population would
be acceptable if that's what it would take to gain power. They finally
caught him a few years back. One down, many to go...

Arjen Kamphuis | - But why do you want to climb so high? | Surely you see that mother-nature never
| meant for you to go above 20,000 Ft?
| - That's why.