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No, McSpotlight, Lark is right

Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on December 08, 1999 at 17:51:22:

In Reply to: See your having differences with the neo-nazi's too Gee. posted by Lark on December 08, 1999 at 17:25:15:

: : : What are the choices besides corporations? You make wild claims about corporations hijacking governments,

: : Do I? Where was that?

: : : If the choice is between powerful corporations with the mitigating forces of laws, courts, competition, consumer action and government control, well I'll give you three guess which choic I'll take, and the first two guesses don't count.

: : I think you may have been adressing someone else Frenchy! At least it didnt seem clear to me whom you were adressing!

: Maybe the Facist is rounding on the free-marketeers and capitalists now aswell, after all Hitler was capitalist in that he liked monopoly business men to invite round for tea and holocaust chats.

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: McSpotlight: Lark, please drop it. You've made any point you were trying to many times over.

No, Mc Spotlight, let Lark continue to make his point. He's got 1) the right and 2) the evidence. After all, we're talking about a guy who

1) said that India was better off being under imperial subjugation,
2) endorsed 'pistol-whipping' a guy who suggested to peasants a philosophy he didn't like (so much for free speech and diversity of opinion)
3) cares so little for the truth that he still has not recognized any of teh numerous examples of socialist / communist democracy and capitalists tyranny that were provided for him,
4) quoted a Nazi approvingly and said that he had some good points.

Given all that I think that such a guy is eminently worthy of Lark's criticism.
McSpotlight: Nikhil, this is not a physical place. The very worst you can do to someone is to make them so annoyed they leave or blow their arguments apart in public. To resort to flaming a guy five times in one day on one particular part is akin to trying to win an argument by force.

Do you believe in censorship? We don't. Here at McSpotlight; we exist to fight censorship of any sort. I may personally find Nazism to be a repellent philosophy, but silencing it as it would silence me does not make me any better than it is.

If you really want to win a debate you do it by proving someone wrong, not drowning them out. No matter how repellant you find their philosophy. Are you saying that you cannot win an argument with a fascist? I don't think so.

Satyagraha, Nikhil. It's not beating an opponent down by volume; it's beating an opponent by not doing so.

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