31 Dec 2002 Uche   » (Master)

I finally got around to putting up a literary Web site. Right now Cara Musis is mostly twelve of my own poems and some links. For those of you who remarked kindly on So Who is Afraid of Oriana Fallaci?, which I'd posted earlier, now there is more like it.

mglazer: yes, Arabs are behind the most blatant current practices of slavery. Furthermore, the Arab slave trade was responsible for far more human displacement than that driven by Europeans. Even furthermore, black Africans were as complicit in the slave trade as either Arabs or European (although to be sure, the Europeans were the ones who perfected the art of turning coastal regions into economies driven by slave raids into the hinterland).

But none of these facts are sufficient for any rational person to condemn all Arab peoples, as you seem wont to do (the issue of modern slavery being just one of your recent pretexts). But I tend to think you're probably rational enough when you want to be, and have just decided that the baiting game is a fun pastime on Advogato.

On a usage note, I'm not sure how you intend anyone to make sense of calling Jimmy Carter a "harbinger of radical islam". Have you invented a denotation all unto yourself?

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