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Re: [OT] God knows what [was Re: Bug#283578: ITP: hot-babe -- erotic graphical system activity monitor]

Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> writes:

> You could.  However there is no sign of a repeat of that now so it's less of 
> an issue.  The actions of the crusaders bear many similarities to what is 
> happening in the middle east at the moment so it remains topical.

I'm no fan of the Bush Administration's adventures, but there aren't
all that many similarities.  The current adventure is about oil, about
Bush's fantasies that he's promoting democracy, and about domestic
American politics, especially Bush's perceived need to look tough.  By
contrast, the Crusades were motivated much more directly by religion,
and most importantly, by a desire to capture specific religios
locations.  The domestic politics in the middle ages were about
finding an outlet for an overabundance of noble younger sons who
needed a job, something that is worlds away from the Bush's
administration's domestic concerns.

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