Thursday, November 3, 2005

Torpor Indy mentioned on Slate.com

Oh, so what if the author was condescending? Any news is good news.

Liberals are livid. "The big question is why are they denying all access to the prisoners, even access by United Nations human rights investigators? ... I know that we have to go to extremes to fight the war on terror to protect our citizens, but does this mean hiding people, completely from view and imprisoning them indefiniatey without any trial to do it?" asks Those Bastards' King Bastard. "We have no moral high ground," bemoans Torpor Indy's Publius X, who reverts to quoting Nietzsche: "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster."

Slate

On edit: A friend of mine pointed out that the writer probably meant to say "resorts" instead of "reverts". I don't know.

8 Comments:

Blogger indygirl said...

You've gotta play the Nietzsche card, don't you?

Ha!

Awesome shoutout, condescending or not.

November 03, 2005  
Blogger Doug said...

First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.

Is it kosher to quote Gandhi in response to condescension over a Nietzsche quote?

November 03, 2005  
Anonymous lawgeekgurl said...

When I was in college, a guy in the male section of the dorm was uber-religious, or at least perceived to be. Someone intending to be cruel and taunting as teenage boys will be, wrote "GOD IS DEAD - NIETZCHE" on his door dry-eraase board. A few days later, I walked by his room and I noticed he had written underneath it "NIETZCHE IS DEAD - GOD."

Perhaps uber religious, yet funny. He also rode a Harley. I wonder what ever happened to him.

Oh, and congrats for the shoutout! (Yes, I do realize it isn't always all about me. Just mostly.)

November 03, 2005  
Blogger Peaky said...

an eye for eye makes us all blind

November 04, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

The quotable gandhi:

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

November 04, 2005  
Blogger Peaky said...

I got mine of a billboard the other day on the way to work

November 04, 2005  
Blogger Peaky said...

and I know its ghandi

November 04, 2005  
Blogger torporific said...

Oh, yeah, that quote is attributed to him. I think MLK used it later.

November 04, 2005  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

|
Banner eXTReMe Tracker