Re: A newbie's confusion about GPL
On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 10:38:52AM +0100, Clive Menzies wrote:
> On (19/10/03 01:07), Tom wrote:
> The war on terrorism has nothing to do with Iraq - it has provoked and
> will continue to provoke more terrorism:
Anyplace where there is a large group of young males who express a
desire to kill Americans AND is unchecked by their government is a
legitimate target. It's the "unchecked by their government" which is
the key. Yes, we are inconsistent about who we went after first -- that
is political reality.
> The route to reducing terrorism is addressing the issues that provide
> fertile recruitment to terrorist organisations - when people have
> nothing to lose they will resort to desperate measures.
I hear nothing actionable suggested. In practice, this means ignoring
the problem, or appeasement.
> To be rational, one needs to understand the facts rather than relying on
> what government backed media wants us to believe.
I agree: I believe the fundamental human urge is Will-To-Power; and most
of the arguments offered serve primarily to put a different political
party in power, *NOT* out of human charity and goodwill.
Okay, that's MY side. Let me close by saying I believe you are sincere
and I wish I could agree with you.