Wednesday, January 05, 2005

creepy politicking

Russell Brown accurately sums up some conservative responses to the tsunami aid issue as creepy politicking but can't resist doing much the same himself.

Apparently there are some weirdo Christian groups in the US with strange ideas about God's justice. Who would have guessed. Well, the US must be evil. And why pass up the opportunity to have a crack at Bush?

Russell's comment
The angry right's squalling about an alleged catastrophic failure by the UN appears to be based (surprise!) on ideology,
Could just as easily read
The angry left's squalling about an alleged catastrophic failure by the US appears to be based (surprise!) on ideology,
Check out the Fascist Left, via the Creepy Left.

It's fair enough to point out that some on the Right have not come out of this too well. But this is also true of the Left. And aren't the Left supposed to be the good guys?

Maybe some conservative Christian web sites have not featured the tsunami as much as others think they should, but maybe having one's heart in the right place does not necessarily mean having it on one's sleeve.

By Russell's logic both The Alliance and Green parties are guilty of the same crime since at the time of writing this blog their web sites had nothing on the tsunami.

Sick reactions to the tsunami haven't been restricted to the lunatic Christian fringe -
These great tragedies and collective punishments that are wiping out villages, towns, cities, and even entire countries, are Allah's punishments of the people of these countries, even if they are Muslims.
from sheik Fawzan Al-Fawzan.

I think most reasonable people would refrain from making harsh judgments about Mulsims in general.

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