I love Metafilter (really

I love Metafilter (really I do), but the current discussions centering on the Middle East have enough racist posts in them that I don’t even want to read them, much less contribute. It’s not even that the comments themselves (I’ve certainly seen worse), but that there are so many people who believe them. You would think that at the beginning of the twenty-first century, we’d finally have some of these issues dealt with.

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In my opinion, all the potential holiness goes out of a place the minute you start killing people to control it.

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