1997-06-08 - Re: [CONTROVERSIAL]: A Defense of Terrorism

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From: Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
To: carlier@iguana.be
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From: Paul Bradley <paul@fatmans.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 8 Jun 1997 18:49:08 +0800
To: carlier@iguana.be
Subject: Re: [CONTROVERSIAL]: A Defense of Terrorism
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> How much must you hate someone to wish him/her dead ? Have you ever been
> 'contronted' with dead, Paul ? Someone of your friends, relatives, ... who
> died, perhaps ? How can you wish some other human being the same ? 
> What if the IRA would blow up the queen ? I guess Charles is the next to
> step on then ? What a progress !!

Indeed I have, as I have said in other posts I have no particular 
sympathies with the IRA, they are thugs who kill indiscriminately. 
Wishing someone dead is not that great a step from accepting that
they commit crime against you. I don`t wish the queen dead because
of her clear opposition to terrorist violence, there are other reasons
for this. Maybe wishing her dead is a little too strong in this 
particular case.

> Havalook at Kongo: Mobutu has gone. Much better now ! After several
> thousands were killed, the new president gives his first orders: "women
> should not wear tight shirts anymore (I thought they were supposed to take
> them off, but...) nor should they act in a sensual way.
> Right, violence is at least A solution. But for what ?
> BTW, I'd be very interested if you would care telling something more about
> Northern Ireland. That's where you live I guess ? Are you "Catholic" or
> "Protestant" ?

I live in mainland England. NI, although still violent, is now not the 
only place bombed by the IRA, until a few years ago they mainly attacked 
targets in NI, they now bomb all over the country.
I do not claim that violence is a global solution, merely that in some 
cases it works. And I don`t believe labelling retaliation "violence" is 
really correct, the word violence is derived from violate, ie. to violate 
someones rights in a material and tangiable manner, I don`t believe 
retaliation or defence is a violation of rights, merely a response to 
agression. I personally see other ways than violence out of most 
disagreements, but I believe the only way to remove the power of the 
state is through selective violence as part of an overall strategy 
including strong cryptography and associated technologies. 

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