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Transfer Of Power

Reader comment on item: The Clash to End All Clashes?

Submitted by Darwin Barrett (United States), Feb 7, 2006 at 19:30

The Cartoon Caper is definitely a "Clash of Civilizations". The "Intolerant Religious Totalitarians" are challenging the "Tolerant Secular Democrats" for the limelight. The IRT will most likely win because the TSD has a history of backing down. The IRT will push the envelope and the TSD will kowtow to their vociferousness, which will provide an effective transfer of power from the TSD to the IRT. Events like this will occur with increasing frequency, and at the slightest provocation, until the TSD has been reduced to a minor influence on the world's affairs. If we stand up for our principles (Freedom of the press in this case) we may change the course of world history. If we cave in, we will soon find that we cannot criticize the IRT for anything, and therefore their customs will become our customs. They will make sure of that.

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