Saturday, October 19, 2002
Why Not Anti-Islamofacist
It's telling that Eric Raymond's manifesto is titled "An Anti-Idiotarian Manifesto", as opposed to something like "A Call to Arms to Defend Freedom" or "An Anti-Islamofacist Manifesto".
Here's what I posted in comments on Eric's blog:
The manifesto should concern what we should do to defeat our enemies, not inside-politics inside-baseball who-shoves-whom-around-the-blogosphere nonsense. I don't have any problem with identifying stupid positions and policies and calling them what they are, but this whole "idiotarian" thing is a ridiculous playground-level waste of time. It's codification of an ad hominem approach to discourse.