Monday, February 5, 2007

Kosovo in a Nutshell: A Response

Normally, I don't comment in my blog about someone who posted on my blog, but I felt this one deserved a more public response.

My piece "Kosovo in a Nutshell" elicited the following response from an anonymous poster.

It is really a shame that nowdays everybody can write whatever he likes in the internet. If you personaly have a problem with muslimanism or your country, please find a right way to express it and not by explaining who the kosovars are. You don't have the slicest idea of the kosovar people so please do not ashame yourself anymore with this kind of articles. Find a new hobby.

Let's take this piece by piece...

It is really a shame that nowdays everybody can write whatever he likes in the internet.

Is it just me, or does this send up a huge red flag? Immediately taking issue with freedom of speech is a sign that this poster may not be a friend to America. And something tells me that he or she wouldn't have a problem if I had defended the Albanians over the Serbs.

If you personaly have a problem with muslimanism or your country, please find a right way to express it and not by explaining who the kosovars are.

Funny, but "Kosovo in a Nutshell" really didn't go after Muslims that hard. What I did was to recap the Kosovo debacle and explain how it applies to the current war on terrorism. Not only that, but I pointed out the failures of the Clinton Administration to address what was known. Trust me, if I can find half the stuff I posted, anybody can.

Including the most powerful man in the world.

For the record, I don't have a problem with Muslims. But I do have a problem with lies and liars, and there were quite a few lies being told about Kosovo at the time and even today. What the line directly above tells me is that the poster is trying to paint any opposition to Muslims into hatred. Methinks the poster doth protesteth too much...

You don't have the slicest idea of the kosovar people so please do not ashame yourself anymore with this kind of articles. Find a new hobby.

Another tactic of the faux left and the radical Muslims is to claim intellectual superiority over their critics and, thus, try to silence them by virtue of the "you don't know anything" card. And as you might guess, I don't exactly follow that advice.

I don't claim to have all the answers, but I have done my homework. If Mr./Ms. Anonymous wants to put up some facts to counter what I've posted, he or she is more than welcome. But simply saying that I don't know what I'm talking about doesn't work. Back it up, or shut it up.

And I'm betting Mr./Ms. Anonymous will be opting for the latter.

2 comments:

UICRepsJosh said...

Shame on you asshole. Get the fuck out of my party you racist piece of shit.

TLindaman said...

Thank you for your comments. But I do have some constructive criticism for you.

1) What party do you belong to exactly? I'm registered as a Republican, but I don't associate with them that much anymore. I'm what you might call an independent now. So, unless you're an independent (and if there's an Independent Party), I'm most likely not in your party, thus making it tough to leave "your party." Strike 1.

2) There was only one race mentioned in my columns, and that was "white." As I neither denegrated nor championed the white race, I can't be racist, by definition. Strike 2.

3) Muslim isn't a race; it's a religion. And my guess is you'd be hard-pressed to find a racial element in a commentary about a religion. Strike 3.

And you're out.