Oh! The people of all over the world!

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Wed Jan 7 07:25:07 CET 2009

On Jan 6, 7:51�pm, "Obaid R." <yhda... at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2:53�am, Mensanator <mensana... at aol.com> wrote:
> > But the OP isn't trying to get sympathy for the Isrealis, he's
> > trying to get sympathy for his own cause.
> > Which is hard to do given the provocation that's resulting
> > in Isreal's retalliation.
> > If the civilians are suffering, why isn't this appeal being
> > made to the Hamas leadership?
> > > --
> > > Steven
> So an illegal occupation is NOT a provocation

Jesus taught that you don't react to provocation,
so you won't make any headway with that argument.

> but fighting the
> occupation IS? By which scales do you judge?

I don't judge, I ignore. Your real task is to
break the apathy.

> I would argue that a person following such backwards logic and who
> sees these pictures[1]

The problem is that no one sees the pictures.

Which came first, the rockets or the cluster bombs?
Because the rockets were first, no one cares to
peruse the pictures because they have already
decided that the victims are just getting what
they deserve. You may have a keen sense of logic
but obviously are clueless about human nature.

> and STILL claims that showing sympathy is

Doesn't this campaign of yours make you a heretic
to the true believers who advocate martyrdom?

> difficult has a serious problem. After all the logic is simple: for
> every action (read occupation) there is a reaction (read resistance)
> equal to it in force and opposite to it in direction.
> You can of course argue that the reaction is the cause of the action,
> but that is clearly illogical and proves your iniquity in this matter
> and your bias against the victim. It might take a humanitarian
> catastrophe of sizable proportions and a biased person would still not
> feel any sympathy. Not that there is no catastrophe, but rather
> because bias is by nature practiced in spite of good reason and
> available evidence, not because of it.
> [1] Pictures
> -------------http://www.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2009/1/6/1_883542_1_34.jpghttp://www.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2009/1/5/1_883331_1_34.jpghttp://www.aljazeera.net/mritems/images/2009/1/2/1_882580_1_23.jpghttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45348000/jpg/_45348570_2.jpghttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45348000/jpg/_45348571_3.jpghttp://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45350000/jpg/_45350743_boygrab2...http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45346000/jpg/_45346309_ambulanc...http://www.alquds.co.uk/latest/data/2009-01-06-14-21-12.jpghttp://www.alquds.co.uk/today/06z49.jpghttp://www.alrai.com/img/208500/208725.jpg

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