Re .. [Homestead] Moderate Muslims exist, lik ely to disappear in
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Sep 8 13:30:17 EDT 2004
>For the past few weeks I've been watching this forum with some kind of ...
>well ... laughter, I suppose, at the quaint postings from the American
>press, who obviously have some kind of "hang-up" with Moslems. . . .
>"Naturally, the common people don't want war; But, after all, it is the
>leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple
>matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist
>dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship, But, voice or no
>voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. All
>you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the
>pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It
>works the same way in any country."
Eric, if your daily amusement includes reading about the current US
presidential circus, then I am sure you know that many Americans agree with
the viewpoint you have expressed.
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