4 comments on “Mission Only Too Possible

  1. It’s hard to escape the feeling that those who preach so vehemently against homosexuality are really hiding something that they should fess up to…

  2. Aren’t you doing exactly the same – expressing intolerance -except that you attack intolerance itself.
    We are usually intolerant because we cannot tolerate something which we perceive as a threat: like the female American aid worker in Kabul that was gunned down in the street. She was on her way to work in a school for Afghan women. The woman was a Christian – but was not involved in spreading Christianity in Afghanistan. He real crime was that she was working to help emancipate Afghan women through education – something totally unacceptable to the fascist elements that control public opinion in that country.
    Yes – fascist – though they wear the long beards and the headdress of the Taliban, which gives them a self-proclaimed right to pass sentence of death on their fellow Afghans for crimes that have no place in any civilized system of jurisprudence.
    These same bandits break into houses and confiscate forbidden radios and hi-fi gear, selling them on the black market and pocketing the proceeds!
    Any young woman, of any race or religion, who is not able to claim the protection of an approved Afghan man is married off to a Taliban activist, where she will spend the rest of her short life as a sex slave, under lock and key.
    All this is very unfortunate and a sad indictment of man’s inhumanity – but it does throw up an eternal question, which is: how do we, the enlightened ones, deal with it?
    “Do not send to find for who the bell tolls – it tolls for thee.”

    • I’m not going to disagree with anything you’ve said. I’m very happy to attack intolerance. I think that, as a civilized society, we should always attack the intolerance that causes pain, death and destruction. If hate and fear are the foundation of your intolerance, then you need to stop what you’re doing and ask why you hate and fear so much. Afghanistan is a perfect example of hate and fear – but it’s not always directed at the causes, just at those who are unable to defend themselves, such as women.

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