23 Mar 2003
(updated 28 Mar 2003 at 21:35 UTC) »
The Iraq campaign somehow made a lot of people much worse and disgusting than they were, to what Advogato recentlog is a bright evidence. A member wrote: "George Bush and his loathesome band of war criminals [...] lawlessly ravage Iraq, causing death and destruction in their wake." The guy knows about interogation with acid baths, dissidents in wood shredders, and refugees set on fire, but thinks it's all right. Putting an end to all that is "loathsome" and "criminal" to him.
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Immediately, raph replied with the following.
Zaitcev: passions are running high, on all sides. I ask you (and all Advogato posters) to be respectful of other people's opinions. There is no question that Bush is responsible for death and destruction on a large scale. Whether it's legal according to international law is one question. Whether it improves the situation for the Iraqi people is another (I honestly hope it does). Reasonable people can, and do, differ on these questions.
This is unbelievable. He is completely captured by the leftist propaganda and lies, but still pretends to "be nice".
I think it was a great shame that he was arrested for a non-violent protest. Apparently it did nothing to help his political and citizen's thinking. Remember the old saying that a liberal is a conservative who was arrested and a conservative is a liberal who was mugged?
Currently, Raph started to try to squeeze or off-load topics unrelated to free software manually, as his message above suggests. He also attempts to set an example with "the other blog", which is commendabe, but fails to mask the failure of his own creation, the trust web and metric, to deal with unwanted posters. At least the failure so far. One is to hope that he is thinking about a solution.
I decided to take his hint and leave, but let's see what he is going to do about rabid ravings of mglazer (obviously, rabid ravings of leftists are of no concern to him, even though he pretends to hand the niceness evenly left and right).