In a message dated 13/11/2004 16:53:10 GMT Standard Time, Con writes (well,
quotes in her signature line):
>Liberals: people who don't approve of something: so they don't do it.
Conservatives: people who don't approve of something: so they don't want
anyone to do it.<
Mmm. A bit provocative? And also one of those witty remarks which
disintegrates when examined. I'd have said that neither Liberals and
like other people to do what they disapprove of - I mean, I hadn't noticed
that the anti-hunting brigade (to avoid flames, I'd better stress that I
dislike hunting and won't mind when it's banned) are happy to let other people
on doing it. And if I said: "Well, I greatly disapprove of the Iraq war, but
if Bush and Blair want to send troops, who am I to protest?" you'd think I was
Surely the person who disapproves and doesn't want anyone to do it is simply
human? The person who doesn't approve and doesn't do it, but lets other
people do it is either very tolerant (TRULY tolerant, which means putting up
with things you hate, not just shrugging your shoulders), or lax, depending on
what the thing is.
Yep - off-topic, but I'm clearly Conservative, and don't want anyone to
produce tendentious quotations. Sorry, Con!
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