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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

RMPJC responds with "Dangerous language demonizes activists"

The organization that brought the StopTheWall tour to Boulder has responded to the press coverage in which they were called "ideological enablers of terrorism" and "supporters of terrorism."

Leveling a charge of terrorism against RMPJC, our mission and our members has no basis. For more than 20 years, we have promoted social change through unconditional nonviolence. Our vision includes respect for democratic values and we abhor the use of violence against any community or individual. . . .

"Terrorism" is defined as "the use of threats or force to intimidate." The word has been devalued by overuse and misuse. For Danish and Dobro to have used this word to describe our peace organization was irresponsible. Organizations that foster critical thinking and strengthen democracy need to be supported, not assaulted, by local leaders.

To those who disagree with our stance on political issues, we welcome peaceful dialogue, difference of opinion and a free exchange of ideas.

How peaceful they sound.

Here's one of their critically-thinking democracy-strengthening supporters from that day when we were all experiencing a "difference of opinion" and the "free exchange of ideas."

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If you'd like to read all of their disingenuous, supercilious, self-righteous, punitive-liberal absolute horse sh*t . . . . It's in today's Colorado Daily.

See also Why the Left Hates Israel.