Posted by sdb on January 25, 2009, at 5:42:58
In reply to Re: it is obama now, posted by sdb on January 24, 2009, at 13:07:20
> > > > The attack that was launched by G.W. Bush has similarities of A. Hitler's attack on Poland (the incidences at the border)
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> > > Please don't post anything that could lead others, such as supporters of Bush or those who were in favor of military action, to feel accused or put down.
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> > > If you or others have questions about this or about posting policies in general, or are interested in alternative ways of expressing yourself, please see the FAQ:
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> > > http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#civil
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> > > Follow-ups regarding these issues should be redirected to Psycho-Babble Administration. They, as well as replies to the above posts, should of course themselves be civil.
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> > > Dr. Bob is always free to override deputy decisions. His email is on the bottom of each page. Please feel free to email him if you believe this decision was made in error.
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> > > Dinah, acting as deputy to Dr. Bob
> > i accept your advice Dinah but I think the same that world war II survivors told me. And this is that there are similarities.
> > I remember when families of soldiers in the US demonstrated actively for the war, they could not wait before the attack was launched. It's too bad that I have a good memory sometimes.
> > Some politicians then look for a pretext. Maybe to live the agression, to steal diamonds, oil or land.
> > Where are these weapons of mass destruction?
> at the same time I make an excuse to Bush supporters when they may feel sad and hurt about my statement but I make an excuse to children also who lost one of their extremities in Iraq and Afghanistan. I make an excuse because I am a human being.
Applying these rules I now should say to the nazi who was attacked by a punk: "I am sorry that you can't smell anymore because you felt on your occipital bone, but because you said that they're bastards I have to punish you somehow". This clearly is ridiculous and absurd. It is not an all day, hospital, sport, hobby or another situation but here it is an online forum situation. What this shows is that there are clear limitations in such a forum or/and it is difficult to manage ethical issues in an online forum. What is shows is then that it can also be very questionable to punish somebody.
Not being allowed to explain similarities and real facts in history means to disavow something categorical. This behavior can be uncivil towards other individuals. When I say by applying the policies here: "this government accepted torture and violated Geneva laws" I must make an excuse to Bush supporters for that statement at the same time which is alarming and uncivil.