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From Aaron Bannert <aa...@clove.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sun, 30 Nov 2003 19:27:35 GMT
On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 05:04:52PM +0100, Jochen Wiedmann wrote:
> 
> Rich Bowen wrote:
> 
> >The fact of the matter is that, in the USA, any mention of any minority
> >(aka non-white) historical figure or group of people, by persons not in
> >that group, is guaranteed to cause someone to be offended.
> 
> I must admit that it is totally beyond my understanding how one can waste 
> so much thoughts on the *possibility* of offending someone with something, 
> that almost anyone would consider an honour, while at the same time 
>  accepting a *military attack* on foreign countries.
> 
> Not that I feel that *you* are thinking this. Talking about the majority of 
> people in the US. Just to express how puzzled I am on this discussion, being
> an "old" european.

I don't think anyone said these opinions were held by the majority
of US Americans, not for the topic of political-correctness nor for
preemptive military attacks on foreign nations.

-aaron

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