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May 20, 2004

Odd Synchronicity

Bravo Romeo Delta

Roger L. Simon writes this post about polarization today. Among other things, the comments section is, by and large, full of some really insightful commentary. The other parts of the commentary are also interest, less for what they say, but what they say about the worldviews of the commenters. Worth a read. Most of my take on a few of the issues they touch on is here.

The odd bit, is that on one of my other regular reads, Michael Totten, there resides a virtual spambot of a commenter who just can't seem to live with the notion of the Sarin shell found in Iraq. In the comments, I actually post some stuff about chemical weapons and background.

The interesting bit to me about the whole thing, is that it is seldom that one runs into a person so adamant in their beliefs and so confident in their abilities that they don't dissolve into a haze of ad hominem attacks. In so doing, this guy provides some real insight into the mindset of a 'true believer' of the anti-war crowd.

Now, if I were really insightful, I would use this guy as a test case to test the veracity of some of the claims made in Roger Simon's comment section. But I'm all tuckered out from responding to the guy in Totten's blog, that I am going to let the opportunity slide. But, if y'all do that and find anything interesting, let me know, and I'd be happy to post it.

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at May 20, 2004 12:48 AM

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