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in response to reader comment: We got it, Ianus. Now what?

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 2, 2012 at 02:25

Hello sara :

>I just wanted to sum up your repeated points and stances, in my interpretation. You are pro-Stalin (and understandably so since your family benefited from his reform), you are anti-US (continually belaboring all the errors made by US administrations), and anti-Capitalist (frequently lamenting the elite vs the poor and how they are bloodsucking so and so's).<

Well, if I were to sum up my points , then I'd say

a/ I am pro-truth (truth being correspondence between words and reality)

b/ I am against simplistic explanations

c/ I am for rational doubt

d/ In case a general theory is contradicted by a single fact I am for rejecting the theory as false.

What bearing have these points got on what interests you most ?

Stalin - making a monster of him is

a/not true because he has done good things too, even if propaganda never admits anything good when it targets someone;

b/ is too simplistic because it omits lots of things that are relevant to understand him ;

c/ must be doubted because it reflects both Nazi and Western propaganda whereby it is worth remembering that the Western propaganda has borrowed so much from the Nazi propaganda;

d/ there is more than a single instance where Stalin did things which no monster would have done. E.g. war time laws foresaw execution for collaboration. The Chechen, Tatar and Baltic collaborationists were not executed but exiled or imprisoned.

The US government has perpetrated crimes against kafirs on a par with its darling Islam. I don't know any instance (Israel being hardly an exception on closer examination) where it openly sided with kafirs against Islam. It is heavily controlled by Islamic money and influences. I doubt any statement in defense of this government from a kafir's point of view. When one deals with such a consistent negative record as the US has got against kafirs, then any belief that it will change overnight is not serious. Criminals don't change overnight especially when one considers how many nights and opportunities this particular government had to change its mind and ways and yet it hasn't done anything !

Capitalism ? Well just a look at mass poverty and destruction of the middle class I can see around me ! Isn't it the best indictment of this system irrespective of how many profiteers and fellow-travelelrs of finace capitalism and corporatocracy can feel offended ?

> Have I got that right? <

If you bear in mind my four points, then yes, you have.

> If so, the only issue we actually agree on is Islamism.<

Not Islamism, Islam ! Islamism is such an unnatural technical word, a neologism with a rather perfidious double meaning. Islam is what we simply mean, don't we?

> But you are perpetually attacking the only countries who will ever be able to do anything to impact them (at least in theory).<

I can't imagine the US in its present form as waging anti-jihad. Sorry, the country that fires, jails, silences and persecutes its most ardent and sincere patriots like Sibel Edmonds or Lt. Col. Mathew Dooley and others who dare tell the truth and instead promotes all possible mediocrities , opportunists and quislings like Obama and which in all its history hasn't done a smallest thing to really fight jihad is the most unlikely candidate to do anything about Islam as other countries which the US tries to undermine , have done in their glorious past .

> I think that about sums it up, don't you?<

Yes, if you prefer a shortened version.


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