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Selective Piggybacking

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Submitted by Jay (United States), Aug 29, 2006 at 21:39

Pibbybacking has a lot to do with what you say. But it also has to do with the timing of when you say it. Sometimes the "now is not the time" of raising issues is the duty of loyal societies within societies.There is always the day after or the next election.

Countrymen should always be guided by that balance of consistency, grace and national spirit. But then there is the confused argument of inferring the cause and suggesting the blame at the time of the incident. That gets into politics and often self gain,and when its done for a "particular gain" at the time of strife, no such grace or national spirit can be found. Rather, grace and national spirit can be found when self gain is nowhere present at both the substance and timing of the parties related.

For instance if the Muslim community often spoke out loudly and wrote letters against the calls of Bin Laden vs the US, the wiping of Israel off the map by Iran, the behavior of Hezbollah, the burning of British subways and buses in London, its flags in Palestine Gaza, Spanish trains in Madrid, and Christians in Sudan, selective piggybacking would not be the name of this comment. And Piggybacking on terror in Britain perhaps need not be the the name of Dr. Pipes article.

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