To: J. Neil Schulman
"Those of you willing to abandon that for the momentary rush of seeing a nasty man burned at the stake are not celebrating American principles. You're celebrating Soviet, Nazi, and Taliban-style "justice." "
Are you serious? This last statement exposes you as an intellectual fraud. This last sentence has become the de riguer last stand of the left. "If you don't agree with me, you are a racist/homophobe/Nazi (pick one)." Soviets and Nazis executed people based on political, religious or philosophical grounds. Lumping this POS in with the millions of brave souls who stood against these regimes is an insult to their memories. As for the Taliban; what Peterson did is their idea of justice. He killed his 'inconvenient' wife! They did that all the time.
Don't make impassioned statements about 'inflamed prejudice' and then call those that disagree with you Nazis!
posted on 11/30/2004 1:18:33 PM PST
( Congratulations President Bush!..Thank you God. Four More Years!)
Slow down, Danno. Someone previously mentioned witch hunting/trials. Salem's version was, I believe, uniquely American, but certainly not what he meant either. Why not charge him with that too?
He didn't label you as any of those things. He suggested that settling for less than true justice suggested a willingness to settle for those types of justice. His hyperbole might have been too much, but hey, an objective read should bear me out.
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