Wednesday, December 07, 2005
The evidence was overwhelming. There were even videos presented to the jury showing one of the defendants asking for money to murder Jews. This should have been a slam dunk case for the prosecution. We have yet to hear from the individual members of the jury pool explaining their bizarre decision. However, I think I know the reason. Our society is being severely damaged by postmodernism. There is supposedly no such thing as objective truth. One man’s terrorist is someone else’s freedom fighter. Calling for the destruction of Jews is merely a way for a Palestinian allegedly victimized by Israeli imperialism to fight for truth and justice. Who are we to say that they are employing language in a literal manner? Perhaps these individuals are merely engaging in rhetorical exaggeration? After all, the language of the victims of colonialist oppression is not the same as that of their oppressors.
Posted by David Thomson at 5:59 AM