are you a terrorist?
July 10, 2000 7:05 PM   Subscribe

are you a terrorist?
posted by dominic (14 comments total)
Aparrantly I am 50% terrorist. I think we may be twisting the meaning of terrorism here, folks. Just maybe a little bit...
posted by deckard at 7:13 PM on July 10, 2000

I'm no terrorist... just an International Arms Trafficker.
posted by chiXy at 7:24 PM on July 10, 2000

I'm 25% terrorist and I didn't even understand the questions. Just because I sympathized with Neslon Mandela? Hell, who wouldn't have been concerned for his plight?
posted by ZachsMind at 7:25 PM on July 10, 2000

Perhaps a little context would help us... The "bill" mentioned in passing in the quote at the top I presume is legislation before Parliament, designed to brand troublesome individuals as terrorists?
posted by m.polo at 8:14 PM on July 10, 2000

i'm 75%

posted by corpse at 9:09 PM on July 10, 2000


posted by thirteen at 9:09 PM on July 10, 2000

posted by holgate at 9:16 PM on July 10, 2000

Woohoo 100% Damn underachievers, all of ya!
posted by john at 9:19 PM on July 10, 2000

zach, that's precisely the point-- if you've found no other alternative but violence to rectify a situation you think is unjust (eg mandela) then you are a terrorist.
posted by chaz at 9:20 PM on July 10, 2000

i'm 100%
posted by dominic at 10:01 PM on July 10, 2000

"I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."
posted by dhartung at 10:42 PM on July 10, 2000

Huh? Chaz, the dude was put in jail for years. That's the plight I was sympathetic over, because his oppressors were just as violent, unjust and cruel. I disagree with violence, but I also am sympathetic to the plight of unfair punishment. I don't believe violence solves anything. I can't help that others do. "Civil Disobedience" could mean Gandhi's Satyagraha or it could mean less peaceful demonstrations. Mandela believed in inciting violence to bring attention to their cause. Imprisonment only turned him into a living martyr. I'm a terrorist because I don't like bullies? The definition of this word is being dangerously warped for purposes of this thread's link.
posted by ZachsMind at 10:26 AM on July 11, 2000

the definition of the word terrorist is already dangerously warped. for some insight and analysis, check out,"23:09.5" (requires realaudio),
posted by sudama at 12:40 PM on July 11, 2000

Hmmm. I'm 87% terrorist.

Somehow, I think most people who know me figured that out a long time ago... sketching new, improved ballistic missile designs on table napkins probably tipped 'em off if nothing else did.

posted by Mars Saxman at 12:54 PM on July 11, 2000

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