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FW: OPINION - The war we're in and the GAG point of view

Discussion in 'Land Use' started by mudfanatic, Jun 15, 2000.

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    FW: OPINION - The war we\'re in and the GAG point of view

    This was forwarded. The author is responding to a pro-green article. You
    might find it interesting.


    -----Original Message-----

    OK, le'see here, OHV recreationists are being stereotyped (again) as
    stupid, illiterate, and criminally inclined. Somehow, he forgot
    alcoholic and genetically defective!

    If this kind of stereotyping were directed against anyone on the basis
    of their race, age, sexual preference, sex, religion (or lack thereof),
    or national or extraterrestrial origin, then any self-respecting
    neo-liberal would not hesitate to classify it as "hate speech." Of
    course, since we have all been tried, convicted, and sentenced, in
    absentia, as eco-criminals by the goddess Gaia herself, we probably
    deserve nothing better than to be placed in a small cage and fed
    organically grown hemlock. We certainly have no right to expect not to
    be targets of hate speech.

    Of course, this kind of hate speech is essential to the GAG effort.
    Despite what you may have learned in school, warfare is NOT a natural
    human condition, so ANYONE who has studied history knows that
    DE-humanizing the enemy is necessary to make "your side" want to go out
    and exterminate the " Huns", "Japs", "Wops", "Reds", "Dagos", "Kikes",
    "Cowboys", "Loggers", "Miners" or "Motorheads".

    Since the GAGs are embarked on a major long-term campaign to bring
    about the occupational cleansing and depopulation of the rural American
    West, they have had to resort to this kind of DE-humanizing
    characterization many times in the past and will doubtless continue to
    do so for a long time to come. A few of the more thoughtful in the GAG
    community may find the constant drumbeat of hatred enervating, but they
    seem to be distinctly in the minority. The more candid among them
    would probably claim that the ends justify the means, a point of view
    philosophers know as "moral relativism", in which truth is DE-valued
    relative to some other goal.

    "Motorheads" to moral relativism. Enough for one day.

    Rich

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up
    because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't
    speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade
    unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
    Then they came for the Catholics and I didn't speak up because I wasn't
    a Catholic. Then they came for me -- and by that time there was nobody
    left to speak up."
    -Martin Niemoller



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