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Tue, 3 Jul 2007

Advice to conservatives

There is a humourous website called Conservapedia, which, much like Uncyclopedia is a parody of Wikipedia. Or at least, Conservapedia appears to be a parody, but it isn't. Plenty of far-right nut-jobs, mostly Americans (well duh, that's where most of the far-right nut-jobs live), seem to take it terribly seriously. At the time of writing, Conservapedia's front page includes this. I've highlighted Conservapedia's editor's comment in bold text:

Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, has a message for Muslim extremists: "It's not just your methods that are wrong, your ideas are absurd. Nobody is oppressing you. Your sense of grievance isn't justified." But who said terrorists are grieving?

Note the confusion of grief and grievance. So, my advice for conservatives is to learn to speak English.

And incidentally, while I approve of the tone of the Dear Ex-Leader's supposed comments, he is wrong. Lots of Moslems are oppressed. They're oppressed by governments throughout the middle east and north Africa.

Posted at 21:04 by David Cantrell
keywords: politics | silly
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I might feel inclined to argue that Muslims are also oppressed in the West, by society if not by law, not least as a result of the terrorism indulged in by so-called Muslims who don't appear to have read their own book.

But I'm not actually disagreeing with you here, more just kind of expanding.

Posted by Jenny on Wed, 4 Jul 2007 at 00:32:56


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