Uh, this was a response to Kev. Thanks, Ron White -----Original Message----- From: thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thechat-admin at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Andrew Forsberg Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2001 5:59 PM To: thechat at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thechat] No lies about the dead! (was: What about theeconomy?) >Comparing the Holocaust to protests of free trade treaties is abhorrent and >I can't believe anyone of sound mind would make such a comparison. > >Thanks, >Ron White I don't think Martin was comparing them like that. It read to me like he was defending peoples' right to protest. I don't know enough about the rationale behind these protests, but the right to protest is usually present in democratic countries. Stating that 'anyone who protests when it looks a little dangerous is insane' flies in the face of all the movements Martin listed, and then some. One that pops to mind is the end of the Roman emperors, the beginning of the republic, whatever one might think of either. Andrew At 7:11 PM +0100 19/8/01, Martin wrote: >The Berlin Wall coming down >Apartheid ending >Nazi Germany being defeated >Women's sufferage in most countries >The end of the Raj in India (perhaps the seminal non-violent protest) >The Polish Solidarity movement >The ending of the slave trade from Africa across the Atlantic -- Andrew Forsberg --- the pander - http://thepander.co.nz/ uberNET - http://uber.net.nz/ _______________________________________________ thechat mailing list thechat at lists.evolt.org http://lists.evolt.org/mailman/listinfo/thechat http://lists.evolt.org/thechatarchive/ ________________ "It's Friday. Yeah! - only two more working days til Monday - Woooo!"