22 Mar 2003
(updated 22 Mar 2003 at 09:28 UTC) »
I've been quite stressed out by things. I have some doubts about the war, and don't like how Bush has handled things. The rhetoric on both sounds, for and against, is disconcerting, because I think as people, the only thing that keeps us going forward is thinking about things rationally.
Is Saddam's Iraq like Hitler's Germany? Certainly not, even though Hussein himself is certainly a horrid person. Is Bush like Hitler? Please, be serious. If you really believe that, you should be calling for your government to strike against the US militarily before Bush goes on with his world conquest, and before he starts sending millions of americans off to gas chambers. By making assertions like this, you turn moderate people off to your point of view, and paint yourself as a deluded extremist. Why go to those lengths to color your opposition as 'evil'? On the face of the evidence, there are plenty of logical reasons to avoid going to war this hastily, no need to go to such extremes to vilify those who don't agree with you.
I have had trouble concentrating on work, this whole situation has been extremely distracting, and makes it very hard to get 'in the zone' so conducive to programming.