Re: Ad hominem? I think not.

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Nov 21 2001 - 22:09:12 MST

Harvey Newstrom wrote:

> While some people have manic/depressive moodswings, I have
> optimistic/pessimistic mood swings. Sometimes I think my pessimism is
> winning...

I have something like that too, but its only part of the time. When Im
pessimistic I think my pessimism is winning but when Im optimistic
my optimism is winning.

Right now my optimism is winning big time.

Stop and look at what has happened, friends. Look at what we were
saying about a year ago regarding the Taliban. We went on at length
about what bastards they are, and how we need to overthrow them
with whatever means are at our disposal, even if we need to soil our
hands in order to do it. Read in the archives where we speculated
there must be millions of Afghan intellectuals, gays, rebels, atheists,
extropians, and plain old guys who will dance in the streets when
the Taliban is crushed.

We were right! We were right all along. The suffering of
the people under the Taliban has been unimaginable. We may never
find out how bad it was, for those who suffered the most have no
voice, and indeed are most likely now dead, slain by the oppressors.

History will record this regime as being worse than the Nazis,
and we will again castigate ourselves for not acting sooner and
more decisively. But still we have cause for optimism. The
Taliban are shooting each other now, each suspecting the other
of wanting to surrender. Tho wounded, the good guys win
this round. spike

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