Professor Froward's Slough of Despond

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Friday, August 12, 2005

Progressive victory in Thailand

"They just shot my relative this morning while he was on his way to collect rubber just a short distance from here," he said.

Peaceful Islamic activists in southern Thailand have been doing a lot of random killing lately. Then they ordered everybody, Muslim or otherwise, not to work on Fridays. People complied. The Islamists promptly ordered everybody not to work on Thursdays either.

So the progressive view is that we should give terrorists whatever they demand, right? Because then they'll stop demanding. Right. Got it.


UPDATE 8/12/05: Added rivetingly dramatic blockquote and clarified which part of Thailand it is.

UPDATE 8/12/05 #2: Corrected spelling of "UPDAGE" in previous update.