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Thursday, December 29, 2005
Morons everywhere: Last week over at OpinionJournal.com's "Best of the Web Today," James Taranto took note of an unfortunate choice of words on the Carl Zeiss Web site.


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"The final solution will be revealed on 01/18/06."--Carl Zeiss AG Web site


On a photography message board I frequent, there was a post referencing the upcoming Zeiss announcement, and I was a little surprised to discover that the word "final" had been removed.

I made note of that in a follow-up post and repeated a paraphrase about Taranto's quip.

That brought about this bit of moral-equivalence idiocy from one of California's own.


I am curious to know what the americans said when they dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, just to be sure nobody else uses that phrase.

Cheers


The author of that bit of idiocy was apparently this guy.

I never intended for the comment to set off any political foolishness -- it was a funny-ha-ha post. But dummy's Hiroshima comment ticked off somebody else, and I'm not even going to follow up.

Why? It's pointless. There is no possible way to explain the difference between the systematic genocide of more than 6 million Jews, mentally disabled, gypsies, homosexuals and other unwanteds and America dropping the bomb on valid military targets in an effort to quickly end a brutal war -- a war the Japanese started.

There are people out there with a messed-up moral compass -- don't ever fool yourself that there aren't.

3:03 AM

Comments:
You make quite a few excellent points. But I guess you just can’t reason with some people.

I wrote a post about Japan and the bomb back in the summer when all the commemorations were being televised. The title says it all: Don't Cry For Japan.

Take it easy.
 
"I am curious to know what the americans said when they dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, just to be sure nobody else uses that phrase."

I think he said: "This will end a monstrous fascist dictatorship and ensure the start of democracy."

Dom
 
"I am curious to know what the americans said when they dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, just to be sure nobody else uses that phrase."

I think it was something on the order of "You want:
(A) to surrender now, or
(B) some more of that?!"

Unfortunately, the first time, they selected option B.
 
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