Wednesday, January 26, 2005

2 for 1

Someone bought her markers and posterboard! In addition to her standard "You are killing..." poster, she had a nice new blue one, though the info was a bit dated.

Stop the genocide in Iraq

An etymology lesson and a history lesson:
Genocide: from Greek genos race, kind and Latin cidere to kill is the killing of a racial or ethnic group (presumably on the basis of their race or ethnicity). Interestingly, the term has only been around for about 60 years (and is not the etymologically correct genticide), though the action it describes goes back thousands. Which leads us to our history lesson, boys and girls:
Who was responsible for killing thousands and thousands of Shia (not technically a race/ethnicity) and Kurds? If you said "Former President Bush", you probably teach at Berkley. And you are wrong.

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