Wow, you've got me at a disadvantage, JTT. I came prepared to post a humorous response to your response, but you stopped me cold with your post. I don't know what to say. I expected you to call me names and thumb down my post, but you didn't.
I appreciate honesty, WM.
What can I say in David's defense? Well, on the one hand, he's a friendly guy; and some of his posts are funny. At least I think so.
He can be funny, no doubt. I can understand how difficult it is to say something in Dave's defense.
I can't really see how defending someone who thrills to the deaths of millions is what anyone would want to do.
For some reason I'm not able to come up with any compelling argument to not be rude to David except to say that he is an old man who doesn't have any power to determine government policy and neither do the rest of us who post in this beloved forum.
Old men, simply by virtue of being old men, haven't gained a right to be ignorant nor amoral. Dave, as I have mentioned, is positively enthusiastic about innocent people being slaughtered.
A2K doesn't affect government policy. So, what does it matter? We're not going to influence anyone.
I disagree. A lot more people are aware of the ongoing policies of various US governments. Even those who had some idea really never knew how widespread it was/is, how so deeply evil those actions have been.
They've always been hidden under this thin sheen of very believable lies - the US is helping the oppressed, saving people for democracy, ... .
People, many people, still believe this propaganda. That's why there are such visceral reactions to these revelations - how could all we've been told be such a huge lie?
You owe no apology to those who whine about off topic comments. That's just another ploy to avoid uncomfortable topics.