Re: [Socrates-Cafe-Louisville] Socrates Cafe Cancelled Tonight

From: Jeff
Sent on: Monday, February 15, 2010 8:33 PM
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, too.  this seems to be a branch on the
"what is terrorism" question.

On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 3:19 PM, jetroy <[address removed]> wrote:
> Jeff
>
> "It's a little disturbing to think about how groups with political agendas
> (e.g., political parties, the press, and activist groups) use the public's
> poor understanding of these terms to further their respective causes."
>
> Perhaps we could talk about some specific examples of this and how the
> public has been duped.? Next week?
>
> Jim
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jeff
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> Sent: Monday, February 15,[masked]:30 PM
> Subject: [Socrates-Cafe-Louis­ville] Socrates Cafe Cancelled Tonight
> Hi folks.
>
> I hate to do this but the snow is going to keep enough of us home (me
> included) that it just makes sense to call off tonight's meeting.
>
> Tonight's topic was "what is terrorism?" We'll continue with this topic next
> week. The idea was to consider some definitions (like those Jolly Roger
> provided) and to ask whether there are times when acts of terrorism is
> justified, by the United States or by our enemies.
>
> The word itself is very emotionally charged and is used for political gains-
> Jim's postings show that. In fact, it's a lot like the word "torture".
> Despite the fact that "terrorism" and "torture" cause an emotional spike,
> despite the fact that these concepts have resulted in significant impacts to
> our lives, most people on the street would not be able to offer up a good
> definition for them. It's a little disturbing to think about how groups with
> political agendas (e.g., political parties, the press, and activist groups)
> use the public's poor understanding of these terms to further their
> respective causes.
>
>
>
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