I have been criticised for linking to Dan’s historical irony. Apparently the post is ‘Anti-American’.
Just to say to begin with, a link to a post on this site doesnt mean I necessarily agree with the post just that I find it interesting. To me the whole point of blogging is to interact with those who hold different views. It is vital that we all understand each other. For me, I am not at all anti-American.
But what about say Mandella and his ANC? He was called a terrorist in his time. He rejected the non-violence of Ghandi and Luther-King. His reasoning? Sometimes when the oppressor hasnt got a conscience, force can only be met by force.
Clearly few would disagree with the right of a state to use force against a violent enemy. But what about the population? Why do we speak of people as heroes and freedom fighters who during their own time would have been considered violent terrorists?