Saturday, February 18, 2006

Actor Richard Drefus: The New "Mr. Smith"

Impeach Bush Says Actor

For a great piece of illogic, another "Mr. Smith," Richard Drefus, from Hollowwood shares his enlightened viewpoint. Note in his diatribe the role of electronic media as fomenting a "reflexive" response of hate towards our attackers. Isn't this rich? In times past, news didn't travel as fast as nowadays. One could use the slow-moving hate filled response, which lasted longer, to organize and implement the war machine. A slower media means a longer duration of hate. Now, with such lightening speed media, it is difficult to maintain the hate.

So Drefus' main premise is our war on terror is inspired by hate. Is this a true premise? Is there a roll for hatred? Analyze this and tell me what you think.

10 Comments:

At 11:21 PM, Blogger the Innocent Bystander said...

I would have to say that in one sense it IS inspired by hate... but we're not the ones doing the hating. This can only be said of those terrorists who hate the West in every way. They started this charade, so the blame falls on them. Dreyfus is a dufus if he thinks that we're the ones to blame for all the "hating".

As to a role for hatred, it depends on what the context is. We should hate injustice, wickedness, cruelty, etc., but, of course, we should never hate fellow human beings themselves but only what they do.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

I agree with your point. Hatred of evil and its effects is surprisingly, the flipside of love.

However, it takes an enormous amount of moral courage and strength not to hate your enemies per se, especially when they are committed to your destruction. What safeguards should we have so that we don't become like our enemies and hate them?

Anyone?

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Hi Underground Logician,
This is Sadie, remember me? um. I feel weird asking you this because I'm pretty sure it wasn't you but someone posting as you, however--I MUST know, did you leave a comment on my blog lately?
Specifically one that was extremely meanspirited towards a family that is suffering from a horrible setback: They just found out their child has Thyroid Cancer.
Someone with your blog name said:
"It's God's will that this child die because either the child is gay or the father is."
Did you write that?
If not, someone is posting as you.
If you did, might I ask why you would say such a thing?
~Sadie

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Thank you for dropping by, Sadie, and of course! I remember you. No, I made no such comment, and such a comment is absolutely deplorable. I feel sad that someone could say something as hurtful as that. That certainly sounds either hyper-fundamentalistic, or someone is trying to hurt me in the process.

I'm sad for this family and will most certainly remember them in my prayers that God strengthen them in this terrible ordeal.

 
At 1:49 PM, Blogger Sadie Lou said...

Thank you so much for responding. I figured out that the person was posting anonymously but using your user name. I don't know who would want to do that. Probably some jerk that you had an effect on.
I want you to know that I will continue to post on your blog--I decided to give it a rest because a certain frequenter of your blog was extremely hard for me to handle (in a Christian manner).
Thank you for your prayers.

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Sadie:

*LOL*

That's why I take breaks too!!!
Don't worry. Sometimes anger is a sign of something...a passion for the truth and what is right. That's a good sign. Also, when we encounter people who will not listen to reason, we need to let it go.

As Peter Kreeft states very clearly, one can win the battle and lose the war. Better to concede the fight for now, and allow the seeds we sow do their work. Who knows, people can come around. About 12 years ago, I did!

Good to have you back!

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

Sadie, UL would never say anything like that.

UL, Dreyfus is a weenie. All that being said, he doesn't say on what grounds he'd impeach him. I'd like to know what he's thinking?

 
At 2:17 PM, Blogger Underground Logician said...

Saur:

I'm with you. And yet, would it be surprising to us all that he's simply trying to appease the envy of the Islamists? Envy-appeasement is the modus of cowards. These Islamists really hate us with a deep passion, and that kind of hate scares people. Remember the day of 9/11 how many Arabic peoples were celebrating? Palestine, Syria, et al?

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

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At 9:34 AM, Blogger Saur♥Kraut said...

UL, I am in the middle of reading The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam and the Crusades right now. You really need to get this. I highly recommend it.

It's very factual (there's no racism or anything) but just gives you quotes and the historical record to go by. It's fascinating (though sickening, at times) reading.

 

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