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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

No Apologies Forthcoming

As I expected, Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian prime minister who made serious, but quite wacky, anti semetic comments last week, has not backpedaled, but instead used the uproar as a proof that we run the world. That's right, if we don't protest he gets away with it, but if we do protest that proves he was right? It's ridiculous. I actually heard some interesting side information about him over Yom Tov (Jewish holidays) but it will have to remain private. If we really ran the world, you'd think we'd allow people like him into power? Or, as I like to express it sometimes, "If we run the banks, where's my cut?" This gets me thinking about another incident that happened here in Canada not too long ago. A well known figure in the native peoples community, David Ahenakew, made some very surprising anti semetic comments out of the blue. As with Mahathir, there was a demand for an apology. He eventually gave an apology, though, if I recall correctly, not right away. But why the demand for an apology? He has already exposed what he really thinks. Do you think the apology means he is now reformed?


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