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Re: OT: Mormons (was Re: Survey)

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, March 21, 2003, 11:50
Quoting Joe Fatula <fatula3@...>:
> > The former leader of Sweden's Left Party > > said not too long ago that the difference between the repression of > women > in > > Afghanistan under the Taliban and in Sweden was merely one of degree; > I'm > sure > > she'd deny that there is any difference in kind in what goes on in > America. > > Difference of degree is a substantial difference. I don't think we > should > allow businesses to do whatever they want, or else we're back to the > robber > barons of the oil and railroad companies. But it's only a difference > of > degree leading to complete state control of all business and > production. > Quite a substantial difference. (As I'm sure you'd agree.)
Of course a difference in degree can be substantial, and a difference in kind can be more-or-less unimportant. But I'm nonetheless going to insist that there was a difference in kind in how women were discriminated against in Taliban Afghanistan and in Sweden, or the USA for that matter. [snip]
> > BTW, I'm sure both Nazis and the Taliban would take insult at the > suggestion > > that the later continued the former's work. > > I'll bet they would. So if you happen to meet any, please tell them I > said > it.
I will. Andreas