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Subject:  Re: We have a winner! Date:  10/27/2002  7:53 AM
Author:  N56629 Number:  201049 of 2321679

""Fair" has absolutely nothing to do with it. Nothing at all. The situation, in a more general sense, is a situation where a minority population has within it a sub-population that is dangerous. Those members of that minority who wish to live peacefully have no alternative but to repudiate their sub-population and expel it, over and over and over and over. There is no alternative, because the majority population feels threatened by them, and they need to make sure the fear is properly focused and does not become all-inclusive."

Yes, it's to bad that they are a "minority population." If they were a mjority population as the Christians were during WWII, they could turn a blind eye to the extermination of millions and suffer no repercussions from the minority.

Of course that doesn't answer the original question of why this "minority population" should do anything that a majority population would not be expected to do. The only reason to fear the majority is, because the majority, in this case, is bigoted. Yes, you are right, that is reality, but it takes courage and a good sense of self-worth not to bow down to this reality.
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