Re: If we do get Afghanistan, what shall we do with it?

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 08:04:42 MST

Samantha Atkins wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> >
> > If I were attempting to overthrow that government or even merely trying
> > to engage in a propaganda war to destroy the hypothetical high trust
> > society of that hypothetical european country, I would expect such
> > measures as a matter of course. My revolutionary cabal's plans may even
> > *require* that such measures be enacted, on the theory that they would
> > engender mistrust and resentment enough to engender further support from
> > the "useful idiots" in that part of the local intelligentsia who engage
> > in arguments of moral equivilancy in order to shround their lack of
> > responsibility as citizens.
> Frankly, this is worse than calling names. You are directly
> impugning my honor and intelligence and that of anyone and
> everyone who disagrees with your fundamental positions. Does
> this not strike you as a pretty lame and inflammatory argument
> technique?

I quoted the term "useful idiots" specifically as a reference to the
famous quote of a Soviet revolutionary who was describing communists in
the west who actually believed the propaganda the soviet machine was
spewing out. If you regard yourself as one of those or not, that is not
my problem. I was not specifically calling you that.

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