Tuesday, 15 June 2004

I think my ideological/political allegiances are pretty clear, so its no surprise that this sort of rubbish gets to me a bit. The very idea that a war on terror can be "won" is, frankly, just absurd. This is to say nothing for the relative merits of fighting against terrorism, but you surely can't expect to defeat it. That, to me, would suggest that you extinguish any strong resentment of existing institutions, religions, ways of life, etc, which is at once laughably improbable and undesirable in the extreme. So long as there is freedom of speech and opinion, there will be those who choose to express themselves in inappropriate manners. Perhaps it's sad, but that's just the way it is.

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