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To Harry: more hypocrisy

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Submitted by a Filipino liberal (Philippines), Dec 13, 2005 at 04:50

To Harry: Funny that you should have the nerve to talk about propaganda, when in fact it is the US that's the master of propaganda. To be honest, you really have no right to talk about "propaganda".

I read Blase's post, and I was pleasantly surprised. He's a Muslim, he probably knows some of the things that people here are saying about Muslims, but his post was not angry or violent at all. He knows about the problems in Pakistan and the problems of radical Islam, and he actually says to not be so hasty to judge Muslims, be patient, and offer a helping hand in helping them clean up their society. All in all, he was extremely polite. He cited lack of democracy as a cause for the problems. He actually admitted there was something wrong with Muslim societies! That's a lot more than you could expect from a lot of other people, including me. And yet Harry still had the gall to label Blase's comment as "propaganda"!

As to T. A.'s aggressive and dangerous suggestion that the US should attack all countries and groups that harbor radical Islam (whatever his definition of radical is), I note that it's similar to conservative firebrand Ann Coulter's statement after 9/11 that the US should invade the Arab states, kill the leaders, and convert everyone to Christianity. Considering the severity of the statement, she must have said that out of passion. But T.A. isn't. He's serious. His remark is typical of the American arrogance which the rest of the world has so come to know and hate. What if I say that we should invade the US for their many crimes against the rest of the world? What if I say that Asian, African, and Latin American nations should invade the West because of what they did during the age of colonialism?

I also like your last statement, that "justice shall prevail". Ah, the time I once believed the West was fighting for justice! I was so naive back then. I think that T.A.'s idea of justice is not even close to our definition of justice. Maybe for him, for the West to dominate the world once more, for Christianity and Western culture to replace all others, for Western multinationals to rule supreme, that would be justice. Then maybe you'll have the last laugh. But what about everyone else?
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