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Alina - 2003-04-15 12:48:39
USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA I LOVE YOU. I was born in Russia and I moved 7 years ago. People take so much shit for granted here.
Aaron - 2003-04-15 13:07:06
It's amazing how the same people who claim that you can't support the troops while protesting the war are somehow able to believe that bombing Iraq is an attack on Saddam and NOT the Iraqi people. The major difference being that if the American military gets the wrong idea and thinks we're protesting THEM, rather than the chimp who commands them, their feelings are hurt...when a bomb misses a military target and wipes out a neighborhood, people die. Lots of people.
laura - 2003-04-15 13:11:54
i love your diary. i think it's a wonderful source information that can, at times, take quite a lot of effort to get to. about the ridiculous idea that anti-war is anti-supporting our troops. i always want to just have a moment with people and tell them to think about what would be really great for all the soldiers deployed to iraq and elsewhere. yeah, what would be wonderful would have been NOT having been sent to war! as for 'liberating' iraqis? wouldn't it have been simpler, easier, safer and infinitely more helpful to just go ahead and get rid of the un sanctions that were hurting the iraqi people terribly?
Pandionna - 2003-04-15 14:38:40
Terrific insight on the linear thinking of the Great Unenlightened. Simple thinking for simple minds, as it were. The troglodytes who came to that woman's door should be tried and incarcerated for hate crimes. What they did can be construed as a threat, and they should be tried and jailed for that as well. As for anyone who thinks that dissent is somehow unAmerican, go piss up a tree. People like me are going to stay right here in the U Fucking S just to piss you off and teach you chest-beating jacknapes the meaning of "freedom of speech."
Windy - 2003-04-15 16:58:49
What it is, is pathetic.
scythespoken - 2003-04-16 11:15:18
You gurs are on point, i especially agree with Pandionna. As far as the mob incident, unfortunately, there are idiots like that everywhere who want to kick and scream at any and everyone who disagrees with their "ideals". Its refreshing to see there are those who have the balls to question our government and its, anti-ignorance.
hi - 2003-04-16 16:13:33
if we are to believe in freedom of speech then we must believe it in the extreme this includes protecting the speech of those who would not think before they speak. yes its scary that people would wish ill on others but this is a thing we must live with if we are going to believe in freedom. no one ever said freedom came with absolute safety. all we can hope for is that people think more before they speak.
Dia - 2003-04-16 17:52:28
And people wonder why I never leave the house? I often find myself in the position of at once trying to defend my freedom of speech, while trying to shut the other person up. It's not fair, and I know this. That had no point, other than to thank you for making me think hard about "stuff". Glad to know I'm not the only one in this region of the world that's trying very hard to weigh all sides before jumping on a wagon of some sort.
BossyBoy - 2003-04-16 19:12:07
So? the exact same thing happens if you go to a chat room hosted by anti-war chatters. they call anyone who disagrees with them names and "idiots" and wont even consider discussing things in a civil manner.
Nicole - 2003-04-16 21:32:00
I'll say it again..your comments section makes for wonderful entertainment you know I don't have any opinions on this war as I could care less either way. But your posters with not even enough balls to at least put an email address are typical of flamers that love to hide behind their names and make fun of and place stupid comments...Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing...but we as Americans abuse the fuck out of our rights and twist them to our own purposes.......
Windy - 2003-04-17 00:30:53
You said it, Nicole!
EqualTime - 2003-04-17 07:09:09
It is kind of scary to think that what you say means something. I mean, I think I should be able to criticize the war and the gov't without being held responsible, right? It make sense saying, "The US is killing babies in Iraq" but then also say, "but I support our troops", right? We need to understand that the freedom of speech is not the right to be heard. Nor is it the right to be safe from getting ones butt kicked for saying inflammatory things. The 1st Amendment cuts both ways, don't forget.
Pigpen - 2003-04-17 16:11:27
Hoo, that entry about free speech and the war got me riled something fierce. These hawks are an infuriating lot, and hating them is so very tempting. But it's like the dark side of the force, you know? To despise them is to become them. Gaze ye not into the abyss, battle ye not with monsters, that whole thing. We've got as much in common with them as we do with the Iraqi people, that is, everything important. They're humans which must be taught, not animals that must be destroyed, no matter how they act. At any rate, it's becoming difficult to locate anyone who retains the courage to oppose this war and this hegemonious administration. I salute you for doing so in such a public forum and have bookmarked your page. The hawks are now saying that those who oppose the war were "wrong" because it's over, so we ought to shut up already. I don't need to point out that this is crap, since Baby Bush is lining up Syria for the next flattening.

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