Saturday, August 27, 2005

"There Are Different Truths"

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That absurd statement came from an official at Diablo Valley College in northern California in response to a challenge from investigative reporter, Lee Kaplan. Mr. Kaplan had taken a course on Middle East politics, taught by a muslim imam who spouted the usual lies and plo propaganda throughout the entire course.

The true absurdity of these "academics" is in their own ignorance. Consider this- after being told by the official that having the imam teach the class "offered a broader education" to students, Mr. Kaplan, no doubt with a herculean effort to keep his eyes in their sockets, continued on:

[[ I found this line of argument unpersuasive. “Araim,” I noted, “taught students in the class that Jews and Christians are not persecuted in the Arab countries of the Middle East. He also told the class that women are not stoned in Iran.” I asked Vice President Murillo whether she was aware that this was a common practice in Islamic countries. She replied she had not heard about such things.

I was taken aback by that response. After all, she was responsible for the course content. “These things are reported about constantly in the newspapers,” I said. “I don’t mean to be offensive, but I’m appalled that as an academic responsible for choosing what is taught about the Middle East, and who is responsible over the faculty to teach that, that you are unaware of such things.” Murillo was unmoved. “There are lots of things in the newspaper,” she replied
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See? Mr. Kaplan was "taken aback" by her response. That is how many of us normal people react to these people... we have to learn to get over our surprise at their outlandish worldviews- that is the first step to squashing those views once and for all.

The whole thing is similarly mind numbing.

(LINK to absurdity - which is a word that came up three times in this one, little post... imagine that!)

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

"And Pilate said, 'What is truth?'"


Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

27/8/05 10:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth is not nearly as important as feelings.

27/8/05 10:40  
Blogger kmg said...

So true! The "smaller" truths must suffer so that the greater truth- that America and Israel are evil- can be spread. In fact, the "smaller" truths are merely details, anyway... right?

27/8/05 10:56  
Blogger saj said...

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.

- Sir Winston Churchill

27/8/05 13:45  
Blogger saj said...

That's the liberal doctrine... there is no absolute truth, no absolute morals, no absolute anything.

27/8/05 14:23  
Anonymous Tsar Lazar said...

I remeber a cartoon in the "New Yorker" some years back. It had Satan greeting some new arrivals in Hades saying, "There's no right or wrong here, it's just what works for you."

Post-modernism in a nutshell.

Pomoze Bog.
Tsar Lazar

27/8/05 14:31  
Anonymous Mike said...

Lies, truth, who cares? Just kill the babies and have more sex! Except for Bush's lies though. Those ones are important!

27/8/05 15:12  

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