Gonzo Karate Apocalypse
- Oct 30, 2003
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I don't think a simple belief one way or the other about the authenticity of this al-Qaeda tape makes somebody a "wacko".... in fact, you highlight a major problem in our society and on this forum. We can't reasonably differ anymore with each other - now, if you disagree with anyone they say you are insane, illiterate or a traitor.
grydth, this sort of thing doesn't go both ways when it comes to this subject. The words "conspiracy theory" are loaded so that they have become a jerjorative for all of that. The end result is that it stifles opinion. I've been turning it around, so to speak, in this thread, because if one side can misapply logic and psychology on other people for asking questions, the same sort of twisted approach can land those very labels back on their source by their very definition.
It would be much nicer to discuss these questions on their merits without the mean spirited perjorative applied to anyone, whether in public or private formats.
I respect your opinon and I like your delivery and I hope that in my replies to you, I've been able to convey a sense of my misgivings regarding these tapes.
For others, I think they need a good lesson in rhetoric and civility. It's a miracle this thread hasn't turned into a train wreck and its only because I'm not going to escalate it any further.