Re .. [Homestead] Moderate Muslims exist, lik ely to disappear in

Gene GeRue genegerue at
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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