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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, June 15, 2009

Picture of the Day


(An Israeli settler stands next to a poster, hung by an extremist right wing group, depicting President Barack Obama wearing a traditional Arab headdress, near the settlement of Karmel, Sunday, June 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov))


  • Extremism and hate are not the exclusive qualities of any particular religion, or race. They are the qualities of human beings with weak arguments but stronger wills.

    By Blogger -epm, at 9:21 AM  

  • I think the Israeli settlers feel they have the strongest argument of all.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:00 AM  

  • Doesn't every extremist believe they have the strongest argument? After all, most (but not all) extremists believe they are acting on the will of god... and that's about the strongest legitimizer there is.

    By Blogger -epm, at 10:22 AM  

  • I suppose so. For some reason I've come to see the Jews as a special case. I know, I know...they aren't all extremists.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:43 AM  

  • To me, it was more the equivalent taking someone who is not that far off your position and calling him a Nazi for the slight diversion.

    It's anyone who doesn't agree with me absolutely is Hitler/Satan/Bin Laden.

    It's the ridiculous extremism of the picture that hit me.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:50 AM  

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