Re: Response up to Tony
>It took me awhile to come up with anything to say to
>that illiterate moron Tony on azpeace but I did post
>some sort of remark.
>I find it interesting that two and possibly three (I
>couldn't figure out what one of them meant) could
>write that "Palestinians are barbarians." Yet I'm
>fairly certain that if somebody wrote "Jews are
>barbarians" that remark would elicit a strong response
>from the moderator, and probably the charge of
>"anti-semitism" would be levelled. If someone wrote
>"Blacks are barbarians," there would probably be a
>response (justified) that this was incitement of race
>hatred. Yet people don't have a problem with reading
>"Palestinians are barbarians." It's an interesting
>I could have responded by calling Jews barbarians, but
>I don't usually argue that way - name calling was
>beneath me in the sixth grade. And anyhow defining
>"barbarian" is just too stupid an endeavor to get
>engaged in - particularly with that half-wit Tony.
>But it is remarkable that nobody has written back to
>denounce that kind of "racist" stereotyping that
>saying "Palestinians are barbarians" amounts to. Yet
>that is what the liberal reaction should be.
>In any case, I won't be engaged in that for a few
>days. My wife wants to take a short trip; she has a
>new job - or so it seems - and wants to get away
>driving for a few days before she starts it and can't
>get away for a year. So I expect to disappear from
>here maybe in about eight hours until probably Sunday.
I think Friedrich Engles defined barbarians as people
is a state of development that included making pottery
and domestication of livestock but not written language
or cities. Palestinians passed through that stage
millenia before Ashkhanazim.
I will miss your translations and commentaries, but you
do need a vacation at least as much as your wife does.