[quote]Originally posted by groverat:
<strong>So your two problems are that I:
1) Associated an environmental activist and animal rights activist that killed a far-right politician
and leftist philosophy. He's a lefty, sorry if that hurts you in some way, but unless there's a new trend of killing your own representatives that you share beliefs with you haven't thought this through properly.</strong><hr></blockquote>
No sorry. You are wrong. Thats the thing everybody is puzzled about at the moment. He had no connection to the left whatsoever. It is speculated that he may have reacted on some very specific statements by Fortuyn about legalizing hunt, mink farming or something. His only political interest was the enviroment according to the press. Caring fanaticly about the enviroment doesn´t make you left winged. Left winged has something to do with socialism, at least here in europe, and all you have to do is to look at how the east european countries treated the enviroment before 89´ to see that there is no logical connection.
[quote]<strong>2) My use of pluralization.
(Of course, when this happens on the other side it's "wacko Christians" not "random freak") again:
I NEVER put people under one hat and label everybody for what individuals do. I dare to find any comment from me where I do that. Look through endless posts about Israel/Palestine and you will find nothing but me putting blame on specific people or limited group. I have more than one time said that most Israelis aren´t as black and white as Mika. And you will never see me arguing that because of the higher rates of shootings in US "all americans are gunslinging idiots". Thats also the reason why I haven´t posted in the "USA Isolationism?" thread.
Go read Norbert Elias "The Established and the Outsiders" why this is so importent in a argument.